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Naomily - 27 Jan 2018 22:01
Now run by a retarded couple from the Black Country AKA Birmingham. Towing the Greene King company line is obviously one of their few achievements in life, a life which Greene King has rewarded them handsomely for their dedication.
They operate a peculiar business model which involves not tying up the company's money in holding stock. As a consequence food stops most nights at 8.00 pm as there's nothing left to sell.
Can't see them lasting much beyond Xmas with this strategy to be honest.

Naomily - 31 Aug 2016 00:30
This is a great pub, if you like to start early you can get a beer and cooked breakfast for about £3.50, nice little garden area and the friendliest staff in Stratford, Landlady (or I assume she was) happily let us sample a couple of the beers before we bought one. We go to Stratford every July and do every pub, we spent more time in this one than any other (July 14) and I suspect will do so again in July 15. Is this the best pub in town? Possibly
AnchormanMike - 15 Jan 2015 13:41
Great pub good value food, well kept GK ales
alewhale - 23 Mar 2014 13:28
Pleasant pub slightly away from the town centre, low beamed bar and outside drinking/eating area at the back. Good pint of Purity Gold.
ferend - 21 Jun 2013 20:44
Lovely. Busy Saturday afternoon 6 April. Successful entry with party of 3 plus wheelchair. Helpful staff. Good food. Good Purity Ubu. First time I've believed it in a while; the kindly young man who came over and asked if everything was ok. He sincerely meant it and waited to see if there was anything he could help with.
Michaelnow - 14 Apr 2013 10:40
Traditional pub serving a decent enough pint of Purity UBU. It was nicely busy last Friday with a good, friendly atmosphere but the pub is large enough for us to have found a vacant table (which had a metal plate on it saying it had been presented to Alfred Fowler Smith of Twyford in 1896). My partner thought it was her favourite pub of the evening despite no sparkling wine by the glass!
paul_d102 - 5 Dec 2012 18:43
Another nice pub in stratford. Very helpful staff with nice ale on tap.
yamyampublover - 29 Mar 2012 21:49
Easily the best pub we visited in Stratford during our stay. Quality beer, the Purity was in fine fettle! Busy through doing meals and a nice area outside. Pricey but a very good, friendly pub!
ng10 - 11 Aug 2011 09:43
Thank goodness I didn't have to drink the dreaded GK IPA as Purity UBU was on sale and very good it was too. Pleasant pub with plenty of room and busy and bustling.
addlened - 24 Mar 2011 10:01
A decent pub which served handpulled "Greene King IPA" (an awful pint) fairly well. Good atmosphere but rather pricy for a round.
dazzadurham - 15 Aug 2010 22:53
For us, quite simply this is the best pub in Stratford. There is a good mix of diners and drinkers with a roomy standing area around the bar, there is also a great patio area, which is very popular. The beer range isn't the greatest, but the Purity Gold was the best beer of the night. The girls behind the bar were great fun, although very busy they made you feel at home, sorry about the photo's girls. The food looks good, the ambiance is good, it does everything well.
imdownthepub - 14 Aug 2010 09:24
Nice interior and beer garden ? Green King IPA served very warm - Purity Gold very enjoyable - the blonde bar lady was excellent with her customer service
KeithP - 11 Jul 2010 18:55
The 'local' for the Shakespeare Institute across the road. I've known this pub for many years, through various changes of ownership, policy and brands. Still a first stop whenever I'm in Stratford. Friendly staff, prompt service, good food. Can get horribly crowded on weekend evenings; best earlier in the day, like lunchtime.
Dromio94 - 29 Dec 2009 11:44
The best pub in Stratford? Probably. It�s got a nicely kept white painted exterior with subdued lighting in the windows, which makes it look very welcoming at night. Once inside you�ll find that it is indeed welcoming. The room to the right as you enter is set up for dining, they serve food until 8 during the week contrary to the last post as we ordered food at 7.40 last week. Very good it was too, Suffolk sausage & mash and a Hunters Chicken for �10, great value and very efficient service. On the wall there is a plaque listing all the landlords of the pub since the mid 1700s. Very interesting, everyone in the right hand room commented on it at some point during the evening. The area to the left has comfy chairs and a sofa and an interesting chest instead of a table. The whole pub is quite spacious as they haven�t crammed in loads of tables and chairs, well done. There�s also a fireplace in each room and old pictures of Stratford all over the walls.

The bar is straight ahead and hits you with a double whammy of a step down and very low beams. Concentrate on one and you get caught by the other. Luckily the low beams are all padded. Three handpumps on the bar serving GK IPA and Flowers IPA plus the rather better quality Purity UBU (pronounced Ooo-Boo). I had several pints of the UBU over 2 days and they were all good. There�s also a good varied wine list so the other half was in her element. Low volume background music and unobtrusive Fruit and Quiz machines and a paved garden area to the rear. It�s got it all really.

ROBCamra - 5 Nov 2009 11:14
fab food and staff. Great idea that they only sell food til 7 weekdays and 5 weekends, as this is a proper pub.
loubeelou - 14 Sep 2009 11:39
Great choice of beer and a lovely beer garden. Purity Gold on offer which was superb!
Roberttherailway - 18 Jul 2009 14:49
As we were staying near here and walked past it every day we were looking forward to an evening meal in here, but were told that they did not serve evening meals. Come again? What about the menu outside? It looked a nice place but the beers - Flowers, Ruddles and IPA - weren't that exciting. Indeed, there weren't many great ales to be found anywhere in Stratford.
HornchurchJohn - 23 Oct 2008 20:43
Have drunk in here for years. Top place. Recommended.
thelonedrinker - 7 Jun 2008 19:08
A top pub. Best in Stratford
trains2064 - 9 Apr 2008 21:03
A pub for 400 years although the current building appears to be a combination of various neighbouring buildings knocked through and extended over the years as a resul it has a rather rambling feel to it. The dimly lit interior is divided into 3 separate drinking areas, all fairly cosy and comfortable as you would expect from a building of this era. To the right of the entrance is a quite spacious carpeted bar with the usual low beams and ye olde worlde feel. The main bar has bare floors and rugs, a lovely old fireplace, lots of pillars and very low beams (that are fortunately padded). A former passage runs down the centre of the pub but this has been roofed over and makes the pub interior look a lot larger than it would have done previously. The front area offers some nice views into the historic street. There is a fairly decent beers including Flowers, Ruddles and (the not so exciting) Green King IPA and a decent looking beer garden for the summer months. Low piped music, unobtrusive fruit machines, quiz nights. A very pleasant, attractive and historic pub and well worth a few hours sauntering away some idle time.
RogerB - 21 Dec 2006 15:27
Fairly bland and inoffensive. The beer (Ruddles County) was OK... only �2 a pint on a Wednesday night.

Oh, mind your head when you approach the bar!
therivierakid - 3 Nov 2006 16:49
Ahhh The Windy. What can anyone say about this pub? Great. Always has been. The only downside is that it can get too full and far too smokey. Food is average.
anonymous - 3 Oct 2006 16:34
This pub is fabulous day and night!
caligirl - 31 Jul 2006 17:41

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