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The Townhouse, Stratford-upon-Avon

Muddy says: Refurbished boutique stay with relaxed restaurant and bar in the centre of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, close to the RSC and opposite Shakespeare’s Schoolroom with 12 comfortable, contemporary, en-suite bedrooms.

Following an extensive refurbishment of this restaurant with rooms, The Townhouse at Stratford-upon-Avon, formerly The Church Street Townhouse, re-opened on Thursday 9th March. Townhouse owners, Brakspear, has enhanced and updated the interior style of this ancient Grade II listed building, highlighting not only its many original features, but also giving a smart, pared-back revamp to its bright, airy bar and relaxed dining spaces.

Expect calming shades of sage green and white and collections of contemporary art and prints downstairs. Upstairs, the 12 comfortable, contemporary, en-suite bedrooms in bold, dark shades with funky, geometric wallpapers by Cole & Son, soft, velvet curtains, giant onion glass lamps, painted vintage furnishings, Feather & Black beds and high pressure rain showers or rolltop baths. Doubles from only £105 a night on a B&B basis.

The Townhouse lies in a quiet residential street right in the historic centre of Stratford, and opposite Stratford’s latest visitor attraction, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall. Stratford’s main shopping streets, The Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre and the River Avon are all within a five minute walk.

To celebrate the re-launch, Townhouse executive head chef, Antony Ely, has devised a delicious, new menu of seasonal, rustic and flavourful British dishes made using the best locally sourced produce available.

‘The Townhouse is already popular and well-established, and the refurbishment will only enhance what’s already here to create an even more enjoyable place to drink, dine and stay,’ says Townhouse manager, Neil Hanson.

If you’re interested in visiting The Townhouse for a restaurant/hotel review, or include perhaps as part of a weekend break feature or a piece on Stratford and surrounds, please get in touch.

The Townhouse is a 15-minute walk from Stratford station and the journey time from London Marylebone is two hours. By car, Stratford is two hours drive from central London. Oxford and Cheltenham are a 40-minute drive away.

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