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The Encore, Stratford upon Avon - pub details

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Address: Bridge Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6AB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13279) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Stratford-upon-avon (0.5 miles), Wilmcote (3.3 miles), Bearley (4.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.7/10 (rated by 20 users)
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user reviews of the Encore, Stratford upon Avon

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Fairly close to the RSC theatre and uses this fact to rip off tourists. It had three real ales on when I visited last week. I opted for a pint of Purity UBU which at £3.60 is probably about par for the centre of Stratford, but I do expect to be served a FULL pint – not one a good half inch below the top of the glass. Equally I do not appreciate the hateful look of the barman when I asked politely if he would top it up, or having the glass slammed down on the bar afterwards. After all that, it certainly wasn't one of the best pints of UBU I have had.

The biggest rip-off is charging £4.55 for a pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord. Apart from greed, how can this be justified ???

steve2905 - 18 Mar 2015 05:39
Rip off joint - Landlord at £4.55 a pint, which is more than you would pay in the centre of London.
anotherpintplease - 14 Oct 2014 13:59
Pricey - most expensive round by far of the weekend, and that means most of pubs in central Stratford. Beer was OK, but pub as a whole does not justify its pricing, especially when compared with Red Lion across the road
Andylk - 13 Oct 2014 21:16
Pleasant décor, wine bar feel, ale in fair condition
alewhale - 23 Mar 2014 13:20
It's a nice venue with a smart interior. It's a little on the pricey side, but considering its location on Stratford's Waterside perhaps this isn't surprising.

The problem with smart establishments in the Shires is that they tend to take themselves a bit seriously. The Encore falls into this category and has a culture of cool rather than friendliness - as if it's some kind of privilege to be allowed through the doors. The organisational ethos appears to be based on the misapprehension that 'trendy' and 'friendly' are mutually exclusive domains.

We ate in a small group, and while the food was very good, the service from the youthful staff was rather aloof. For example, no endeavour was made to engage with my 9-year-old son. I recognise that the staff are not children's entertainers, but something in addition to perfunctory service would have been nice. For this reason I probably wouldn't go there again. But as I've mentioned it's a nice venue - I just prefer establishments that have a friendlier ambience.
Visount_Jones - 21 Oct 2013 22:43

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