Stratford-Upon-Avon
BBC Good Food UK|March 2019
Stratford-Upon-Avon

From a Michelin-starred restaurant to quirky cafés and quality local shops, this Warwickshire town – home to the Royal Shakespeare Company – has it all.

Clare Finney

33 The Scullery

Locality is key at 33 the Scullery, where superb dishes are made with ingredients from Warwickshire and surrounding counties – think Evesham tomato salad followed by duck breast with Stratford mulberry gin & crisp parsnips. This approach has won the team a loyal following of people who appreciate fresh, quality food, courtesy of a chef who grew up in Warwickshire and knows well what bounty this area offers. 33scy.co.uk CD, CE

The One Elm

Recently refurbished by pub group Peach, The One Elm is that rare beast: a gastropub in a tourist town that has managed to cling onto both its community and its character. Obvious favourites such as beer-battered fish and chips are given a delicious lift by virtue of their ingredients being ethically and locally sourced. This is still, however, a boozer at heart; the drinks list is short but well curated, with gin from the nearby Cotswolds and ales on tap from award-winning Purity Brewing Company and Church Farm Brewery. oneelmstratford.co.uk CD, KF

Vinology

This wine shop on Henley Street sources from small, independent family-run producers, and the quality and character of its wines are unlike anything you’ll find on supermarket shelves or even larger wine merchants. Outside of the wine world, Vinology also offers a fine selection of whiskies and a variety of spirits, including gin from the nearby Shakespeare Distillery. Wine and whisky tastings are offered throughout the year. vinology.co.uk S, SO

Salt

In 2011, Paul Foster – then head chef at Suffolk’s Tuddenham Mill – nurtured an ambition: to leave Suffolk, return to his home county of Warwickshire and establish his own place. The dream was something produce-lead, service driven and dancing to his tune. Salt is this restaurant.

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