25 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6AU
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Monday to Saturday 11am - 11pm Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm
Monday to Saturday 12noon - 9.00pm
11 reviews of Garrick Inn in English
We have just returned from a visit to Stratford upon Avon and whilst there we spotted Garricks Inn ‘the oldest pub in Steatford’ and couldn’t resist going in! Inside is wonderfully ‘olde worlde’ and cosy as well as being immaculately clean. The original plan was just to have a quick drink but we decided to stay for lunch as we were that impressed with the overall feel of the pub.
I ordered lasagne and my husband ordered the steak and ale pie which were very tasty and appeared to be home made. A huge let down for us was the frozen chips, we tend to eat in places that aren’t part of a chain as we’re haters of frozen pub food, so this did let the meal down for us.
Had this been my only gripe with the Garrick’s I would have scored it 4*, however after paying and leaving the pub I noticed a board outside that said ‘two meals for £9.95’ and in small writing ‘please ask at bar’. We found it very disappointing that there was no mention of this anywhere on the menu or by any of the staff who seated us/took our order. The meals that we had tend to fall under these sorts of deals, so upon leaving felt that the pub was out to take a chance on tourists not noticing the offer and paying full whack (£8-£10 a meal)
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We visited the garrick on saturday 2 october 2010. the pub looked amazing from the outside, and i can honestly say, it look amazing from the inside. the bar was packed, it still only took a couple of minutes to get served, in bars with far more staff i find myself waiting a lot longer. the barman was friendly and cheery. we had a bury st edmunds, and could tell that this pub won the real ale pub of the year for a reason! it was beautiful! we then went through to get a table in the restaurant, there was a wait but the staff saved us a table in half an hours time, and we waited happily watching the merryment around. when it was time to go through to the restaurant the waiter came and found us, remembering our faces and asking us to come through, a nice personal touch. we ordered our food and the starters arrived after fifteen minutes, the scallops were cooked to perfection, our mains arrived ten minutes later, a perfect amount of time, and again were cooked brilliantly, better than we expected from a pub/restaurant. all in all this was one of the best meals and experiences we have eved had, the staff were all absolutely fantastic, and all of the tables around us were clearly enjoying themselves... the garrick is a 'must see' for any visitor to this magcical town
We visited The Garrick Inn on saturday night and I can honestly say it was awful. Our starter took one hour and twenty minutes to arrive, we chased this up with the waiter and he provided no apology. Our main course arrived immediately after the starter had been taken away and at the same time we ordered drinks, we then realised that our main courses had obviously been sitting for about an hour as it was totally dry and tasteless. The drinks we ordered never arrived and upon questioning this as they appeared on the bill with the waiter, he was rude and acted as if this was our fault?? My advise would be to never ever visit this pub
Having eaten here several times in the past few years I have never been disappointed. I usually have the beer battered fish which is very tasty, filling and extremely good value for money. A very friendly team of waitresses make the whole experience very enjoyable.
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A lovely authentic old public house in the centre of Stratford. We popped in to have lunch. The place gets really busy and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We had some of the speciality sandwiches which were great. Lots of various types of special beers and bitters to be had. A must for all visitors to the town.
This pub is a fabulous looking historic building in the centre of Stratford, with a black and white timbered frontage. There is a small cosy ‘snug’ bar at the front with a TV, which is where we sat when we drank here recently. There was also another bar behind which we guess was a lot larger from the ambient noise, but we did not investigate. We were pulled in from the street by the signs for mulled wine, as it was really cold outside and we were killing time before the restaurant opened. We were made to feel very welcome by the barman and would not hesitate in going back again.
Lovely pub one of the oldest in Stratford. I have only ever drank in there but the food always looks great. It is located in town, its easy to walk to but harder if your travelling in as you have to find a parking space.
The Garrick Inn looks so imposing from the road, it’s an old black and white timber framed building that just asks to be photographed. Its Stratford’s oldest pub so full of character both inside and out. We managed to get in for lunch here but it gets very popular. The menu had a good choice on it, and we didn’t have to wait too long for the food, we were sat tucked into a corner, it was so cosy we didn’t want to leave. We both ordered something different and the food was really tasty, not too expensive and really filling. It’s worth a visit if you’re in Stratford, we’d certainly go back.
This has always been a favourite of mine. My only complaint is that it is almost too popular which in this day and age for a pub is nothing short of a miracle. I used to drink here as a late teenager and it was always part of a well established rout. Howver, i am glad to see that it is now a more mature clientele and the locals I have met there are great. the staff are clearly busy but always seemt o make time for a smile and courteous and prompt service. try the pub grub and the sunday roast would be my top recommendation
Having printed off a walking tour of the town we stumbled across the Garrick Inn, half way through. We where pretty cold, starving hungry and it being Sunday and all really fancied a good roast dinner. It's a beautiful old black and white building which dates back to the 14th Century! It also claims to be one of the oldest in the town. Taking our chances we decided to pop in.
The place was heaving! We asked about a table and although we hadn't booked (although it really looked like you should) they managed to fit us in. The staff where excellent, especially as it was so busy. We both ordered a roast beef dinner, which came it pretty good time and was gorgeous.
Considering it's on the tourist route it really doesn't compromise on quality (unlike some others!). We were very very impressed.
Warm and full we continued on our walk.
Comment 2 comments on this review
aLii, 26 February 2008: 14th century?? You didn't happen to take any photos did you?
beckylee, 28 February 2008: Well...I thought I did, but on checking the images had more of Harvard House (next door) than it does the Garrick Inn, will add pic though, was meaning to anyway.
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