New Stratford restaurant opens near our guesthouse

The RSC is holding a costume jumble sale, set to take place on Saturday 23rd September from 9am at the RSC rehearsal rooms on the corner of Arden St. It is just £3 to enter and items start from £1 each.

If you are looking for a special memento or fancy something unique for your wardrobe I am sure it will be well worth a visit. I am afraid if you are looking for somewhere to stay that weekend we do not have any availability however please feel free to send us an email and we can recommend another B&B for you.

We are very proud to announce we have again been nominated in the Coventry & Warwickshire Tourism & Culture Awards for Best B&B or Inn. This is the award we were honoured to win in 2015. It will be a couple of months before they announce the finalists so we will keep our fingers crossed and keep you posted.

Last year was the inaugural “ Awards” and they were very successful. It was fantastic to see so many of our favourite local businesses win awards. They did not have a category that we could have been nominated for, however, the good news is this year they have added many more categories ranging from ‘Best Bed & Breakfast’ and ‘Best Restaurant’ to ‘Best Tour’ or “’Most Romantic Place’. We have done our nominations and our fingers are crossed for all our favourite businesses.

If you have visited Stratford just once or you are one of our many regulars why not nominate your favourite places. It won’t take long and you do not need to give a reason for each nomination, and do not have to nominate in every category. If you would like to nominate someone please search ‘ Awards’ as for some reason the link will not add properly to this newsletter.

Those of you who know us will know we like to eat out and we always recommend good local restaurants for our guests. We are already spoilt for choice for good restaurants in Stratford however we wanted to mention a new restaurant that opened a few months ago.  Chef Paul Foster  (you might have seen him on Saturday Kitchen recently) who used to work at Michelin Starred Mallory Court runs Salt on Church St. He has brought relaxed fine dining to Stratford and it is the perfect place to go if you have something to celebrate. I would not suggest trying to go for pre-theatre, as it is best enjoyed when you can relax and take your time.  It is a very special experience and we are looking forward to going there again for my Birthday in a few weeks!

Our new online booking system is working very well and the RSC winter season for 2017 is looking very busy so if you are considering a trip to Stratford this year – get in quick before the best seats go.  Twelfth Night (2 November 2017 – 24 February 2018) with Adrian Edmondson will play Malvolio, along with A Christmas Carol (27 November 2017 – 4 February 2018) David Edgar’s new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ much-loved classic story are both looking very popular and we are full for some dates in December already.

If you would like to check availability and see what else is on please see the RSC website.  Please be aware if you are looking for somewhere to stay Avonlea is closed during February as we are away ourselves.

We look forward to welcoming many of you to Avonlea again soon.

Kind regards



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