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Falcon Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon

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user reviews of the Falcon Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon

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We sat in the front part by the door on Friday night because of the darts being shown on the two screens in the much larger bar. The Purity UBU was £3.90 which was the most expensive pint I drank in Stratford that night. No more than a dozen people drinking.
paul_d102 - 3 Dec 2012 13:17
Slightly posh bar in this hotel. Barman friendly, Mad Goose on tap tasting delightfully divine! One customer seemed to think members of the public shouldn't have been in there, but no signs indicating "Residents Only!" were visible and we were welcomed by other customers as well as the staff.
ng10 - 11 Aug 2011 09:31
Looked through the windows of a few likely places along this street for something to eat with the kids, after they went into the butterfly farm. This looked the most likely, due to the kids preferences on the food.

Impressive from outside and inside - we sat by an open fire just through the door. Popped around to the bar, where we served by a very helpful staff member who also warned of the £3.75 credit card surcharge.

Had a pint of hand pulled Pure Beer - excellent. Food was good, as was service.

Slice of history with my lunch!
anonymous - 21 Feb 2011 14:59
Looked through the windows of a few likely places along this street for something to eat with the kids, after they went into the butterfly farm. This looked the most likely, due to the kids preferences on the food.

Impressive from outside and inside - we sat by an open fire just through the door. Popped around to the bar, where we served by a very helpful staff member who also warned of the £3.75 credit card surcharge.

Had a pint of hand pulled Pure Beer - excellent. Food was good, as was service.

Slice of history with my lunch!
anonymous - 21 Feb 2011 14:59
This place has changed a little bit since Roger reviewed it nearly 3 years ago and probably for the better. No significant change to the decor but on the negative side there are now 2 plasma screens and the music being played in the bar was from the TMF channel on the TVs.

The good news is that they now have 2 handpumps selling Purity UBU and Mad Goose, the Mad Goose was very well kept. Whether itís because they have some decent beer on now I donít know, but it was pretty busy for a Tuesday lunchtime when we called and quite a few people were drinking the real stuff. It is a bit pricey, but itís also quite a pleasant place. Get rid of the plasmaís and itíll improve even more.

ROBCamra - 5 Nov 2009 15:25
A really historic pub that is going to waste. The Oak bar is drab, dark and empty and the beer is well below average. This is totally in contrast to the rest of the hotel which is excellent

With some work this pub could be a gold mine.
catador - 30 May 2008 12:41
This large 16th Century hotel in the heart of this historic town is very impressive from the outside with its timber frame and latticed windows. It has been an Ale House since 1640 but has obviously been extended over the years. The main bar (the Oak Bar to give it the correct title) is off to the right before you get to the reception and I have to say is really disappointing given the rest of the building. The bar is oak paneled (hence the name) with a wonderful large brick fireplace but this is ruined by a TV screen sitting beside it. There appears to have been a large amount of interior renovation Ė many of the beams / pillars etc appear to be a fairly modern addition albeit done in sympathy with the traditional framework. The carpet is a very modern style pub carpet where bare wood or an extension of the flag-stones that surround the bar area would have given the place a more authentic feel. The plasma screen is fairly prominent and is not in keeping with the building. Only one Real Ale, a rather uninteresting Bass although there was another hand pump that was redundant. Service was not great Ė they did not have enough change for a £20 note despite this being a sizeable and historic hotel. The bar itself was virtually dead when we were there. The piped music was on a par with elevator music and casio ringtones Ė enough to drive out the most loyal of customers. Despite its shortcomings, it is worth a visit, even if only to have a wander around the opulent reception area with its comfy lounge and servants bells. Such a shame as this could be so much more without too much effort.
RogerB - 8 Dec 2006 15:52
Used to be a cool place to go. Bar is tiny but the beer is ok. Now it's not the place for "the kool kids", you can get a seat and breathe as it isn't too smokey. Would be better if they opened the bigger bar at the back. Staff are so-so. There is a garden which, when open, is great.
anonymous - 3 Oct 2006 16:33

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