Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Restaurants

The Black Swan/The Dirty Duck

  • Waterside Map It
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • British
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The only pub in Britain to be licensed under two names (the more informal one came courtesy of American GIs who were stationed here during World War II), this is one of Stratford's most celebrated pubs—it's attracted actors since the 18th-century thespian David Garrick's days. A little veranda overlooks the theaters and the river here. Along with your pint of bitter, you can choose from the extensive menu of baked potatoes, steaks, burgers, and grills; there are also good-value set menus. Few people come here for the food, though you will need to book ahead for dinner: the real attraction is the ambience and your fellow customers.

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Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BA, England

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Published 08/18/2015


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