Pen & Parchment, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Open Today: 7:00am - 11:00pm

about our hotel

Named in honour of the town's most famous resident, the Pen & Parchment, Stratford-Upon-Avon is a wisteria decorated 17th century country inn, perfectly situated for exploring Stratford on foot.


Top-notch amenities to make sure you have a great time. Here’s what you can expect when you visit The Pen & Parchment:

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Beer Garden
  • Easy Check-out
  • Family Friendly
Hotel breakfast

Useful Information

  • Check in from2pm
  • Check out by11am
  • Breakfast served8am — 11am Monday to Friday
  • Breakfast served8am — 12pm Saturday to Sunday
  • Evening meals served until9pm
  • Reception7am to 10pm

A period inn with modern rooms

*Please note this Hotel is currently closed until the 2nd July 2024 *

The Pen & Parchment has been a well-known landmark in Stratford-Upon-Avon since Shakespeare's days. Today, the hotel retains its period charm with plenty of characteristic features, from the red brick exterior and oak beams to the open fires and the wooden pillar taken from a ship captained by Admiral Nelson himself.

The hotel blends historic touches and decor with a contemporary service and amenities throughout. All of the rooms promise a great night's sleep in a comfy bed with a fluffy duvet, as well as a bright en-suite bathroom. You can also log on to the free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel to make sure you stay connected during your stay.

A stay at the Pen & Parchment puts you in the heart of Shakespeare country and is the ideal base from which to explore surrounding Warwickshire too. Stratford-upon-Avon is a characterful medieval market town full of interesting buildings, quaint shops and cafes, and cultural and historical sights. But most visitors come to the town to visit Shakespeare's birthplace and to find out more about Britain's most famous writer. You'll find plenty of Shakespearean sights to see, including Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, Ann Hathaway's Cottage and plays put on by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

There's plenty more to see and do in the local region too, including trips to Stratford Butterfly Farm, the National Trust's Charlecote Park, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, or nearby Cheltenham.

Unwind with a delicious meal in historic surroundings

The bar and restaurant continue the historical theme with exposed beams and polished wooden furniture. There's nowhere better to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing with a pint of real ale or a glass of fine wine.

You'll satisfy even the largest appetite with the generous portions of classic pub food, available at wallet-friendly prices. And you'll enjoy a hearty breakfast each morning too, with Full English and continental options to choose from, plus mugs of tea and coffee helping you to prepare for a full day ahead.

Book direct with us now and enjoy 20% off lunch and dinner at our hotel restaurant throughout your stay. T&Cs apply.

Please note we can only accept bookings for the same day until 9pm to ensure our teams have time to prepare for your arrival.


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