Fodor's Expert Review The Black Swan/The Dirty Duck
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 and consistently rated pubs, attracting actors since the 18th-century days of thespian David Garrick. Along with your pint of bitter, you can choose from the extensive pub-grub menu of fish-and-chips, steaks, burgers, and grills; there are also good-value light bites. Now part of the well-established Greene King Inns family, the biggest draw here is the lovely veranda that overlooks the theaters and the river.
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BA, England
- Classic English pub atmosphere
- Reservations-only for dinner
- Veranda overlooking the river