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The Encore

1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
+44 1789 269462
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice pub, very relaxing after shopping and sightseeing. Didn't eat here but the food that was being served looked really good. Close to the Royal Shakespeare Company and river. Worth a visit.

Thank Straw1971
Reviewed 4 days ago

We'd been to the Encore a few times and fancied a nut roast for Sunday lunch. Booked a table and mentioned we'd like a quiet spot which they were happy to honour (which was nice). Very tasty Sunday lunch with good proportions - sometimes they...More

Thank ASWh
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location opposite the River and near RSC. Really welcoming atmosphere and table service. Good for either food or drinks. Food very reasonably priced and of a good standard, Fixed course menu options available. Breakfast really good, lots of options to choose from, good value...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here late afternoon on Sunday. What a lovely place. We sat upstairs overlooking the river. Had starters and sunday lunch it was fantastic. The young girls who served us were absolutely lovely and very professional. Will definitely return next time we visit Stratford.

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in on a horribly cold Sunday evening and were not disappointed. Impressed with the menu, which had some interesting vegan options but both went for Sunday roast in the end. Both pork and chicken were tasty and well cooked. I would have preferred...More

Thank casabuff13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coped brilliantly popping a private (hen) group in private room. Food prompt and staff really well organised. Really nice bar/restaurant. Really impressed....if I lived locally I'd return.More

Thank simplyme4
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you simplyme4 for your 5* rating and excellent comments. It's great to read that you had a good time with us, especially for such a special occasion. Hopefully you will have reason to visit Stratford in the future and you can visit us again....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here expecting more as we had eaten here before. Off to a bad start when the barman couldn’t mix, or get, one of our drinks right (Southern Comfort with dry ginger). We ordered our food and it arrived after not too long a wait....More

Thank Ian G
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Ian G for taking the time to leave us a review, however I'm sorry that your most recent visit to us was so disappointing. I hope that as you have eaten with us before you will try us again in the future and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely the best pub in Stratford. Very stylish decor inside, great selection of beers etc, food looked amazing (although we didn't eat here). We were there for Friday night and it was live music night. Great atmosphere, definitely recommend it

Thank Tony M
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Tony M for your 5* rating and excellent comments. We're glad that you think so highly of us and really look forward to you joining us again in the future. Kind regards, Kyley

Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had a few drinks in this place but the staff were pleasant and a nice friendly atmosphere. It was quite busy so stood next to the big barrel near the bar. We didn't book so expected it.

Thank BaccPacker84
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you BaccPacker84 for your 4* rating and comments. We hope you will join us for a drink again soon. Kind regards, Kyley

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food and good service. Varied menu and food came out quickly and was very tasty, some different options to the usual pub menu too which was good.

Thank sharonbassett
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you sharonbassett for your 4* rating. I'm glad that you found our menu interesting with plenty to chose from. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Kyley

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Neil R
28 May 2017|
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Response from R_Billinge_ | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we always welcome or canine friends at The Encore. John Guest Care Manager
22 May 2017|
Response from R_Billinge_ | Property representative |
Hi, We do have room outside in our alfresco dining, but this would have to be on two tables. The alfresco dining is on a first come first serve basis. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact... More
21 May 2017|
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Response from R_Billinge_ | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delayed response. We are child friendly and we also provide high chairs. John Guest care manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$56
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 269462
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The Encore is situated next to the River Avon and RSC theatre in the historic town of Stratford Upon Avon. We are open every day whatever the occasion, whether popping in for a drink to dining in our beautiful upstairs restaurant.
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