About us

Here at the Old Thatch Tavern, we are a small, local, close-knit team. Our focus is to provide you with a real British pub experience, serving great food and drink in a warm and welcoming environment.

Our central location in the heart of historic Stratford has seen our reputation grow as a community hub. The team has their finger on the pulse of local goings on and we love supporting local initiatives and events in the square.

So whether you are local or just visiting, we look forward to welcoming you to our historic, quirky and haunted thatched tavern.

Nearby attractions

As well as the birthplace of the Bard himself, the pub also offers a convenient base for exploring the RSC Theatre, the Canal basin with boats for hire, Shakespeare's Distillery, Anne Hathaway’s House, Mary Arden’s house, Holy Trinity Church (Shakespeare's final resting place), Stratford Armouries and the Butterfly Farm.


A murky tale of murder, on Christmas Day 1795, adds yet more to the rich tapestry of this historic pub. The spirit of victim Joseph Pinfield continues to haunt the place to this day…{hotelid}?check_in_date={check_in_date}&check_out_date={check_out_date}