The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, receiving about 4.9 million visitors a year from all over the world. The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratford's Royal Shakespeare Theatre, one of Britain's most important cultural venues.
There are many restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon as well as many in the surrounding countryside. Almost every taste from across the world is reflected in the many restaurants, inns and bistros. Most offer lunchtime and evening meals and quite a few are open all day, some serving pre theatre and post theatre meals.
These restaurants , provide a wide selection of cuisines, international and local. There is also a wide range of prices to suit your pocket.
There are simply loads of pubs in Stratford town centre, From the well known pub chains to the privately owned establishments.
Why not visit the Dirty Duck in Waterside and mingle with the actors and actresses from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, or if they are on stage take a look at the many autographed photos while enjoying a drink or a meal there.
If you fancy a meal or drink in a quiet country inn there are many in the surrounding villages. Sit and relax depending on the season, either be cosy in front of an open fire in winter, or sit outside enjoy the beautiful Warwickshire or Cotswold countryside around you in glorious summer.Pubs and country inns, now provide an excellent selection of meals, ranging from bar snacks at lunchtime or evening to full many-course dinners.