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Where to stay in Stratford-upon-Avon

The White Swan Hotel


Situated in the very heart of Shakespeare's birthplace, in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The historic White Swan Hotel closed its doors in November for a £3 million restoration project and is reopening in April 2012.

Our Grade II listed building will be completely renovated and modernised, whilst maintaining its unique heritage. The front of the hotel will remain as a cosy, traditional pub, serving delicious freshly cooked food and outstanding cask conditioned ales while the 41 bedroom hotel will be fully upgraded to a 4 star standard with a brand new grand reception lounge so that both the pub and hotel are enjoyable and welcoming for all guests.

The White Swan has been dated back to 1450 making the hotel oldest inn and one of the oldest buildings in the town. In one of the rooms at the front of the building there is a wall painting at was commissioned by William Perrott who owned the building in 1560 for his wife.  The wall painting depicts the story of Tobais and the angle such a subject would be doubly appropriate for a tavern of the day. The question is did Shakespeare sit and drink his mead while looking at this painting!

The Hotel is ideally based to visit all the attractions in the town whether it’s a night at the theatre, visiting one of Shakespeare’s 5 houses and his birthplace, a gentle river cruise, join a spooky ghost tour, simply enjoying the towns shopping or a fun packed day at the races. There’s so much to do in Stratford upon Avon.


Our 41 newly refurbished bedrooms  can not fail to impress with their luxurious and stylish feel whist still reflecting the character and uniqueness of the building.

No matter which one of our 3 different room types you choose, from our top end character rooms in the 1500c part of the building, a grand room which provides more space plus a bigger bathroom or a classic room we promise you will enjoy your stay.

Accessible rooms are available on the ground floor plus lift access to all floors.


Fresh, tasty, mouthwatering, traditional, delicious, finger-licking, scrumptious, divine!

Just a few words to describe our new menus prepared on site from scratch by our professional team of chefs. We offer a traditional bar menu plus a prefixed menu which changes daily to allow our chefs to show off their talents

Contact information and location

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The White Swan Hotel, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6NH

Tel: 01789 297022


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