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The Encore

1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
+44 1789 269462
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“pork belly” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (42 reviews)
“bread” (38 reviews)
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British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lunchtime in Stratford upon Avon can be really hectic, especially if you arrive a bit late. However, apart from being a very large establishment, it also has a really good menu. My grandson can be a choosy eater but he had no trouble at all...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for family Sunday lunch, young waitress keen and friendly but no idea , poorly trained and hopeless organisation. Long wait for drinks and food . Camembert starter good , roast beef dry, tasteless and overlooked. Veg nice and three roast dinner better.. Overall very...More

Thank eileen e
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Eileen, for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so sorry to read that you didn't have a great time with us and that the service and the food was found to be below our usually high standards. Your comments will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not processed food, but lovely food and enjoyed . Staff very helpful, wine good but the food was good and would recommend it and will return again

Thank Neville H
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Neville H for your 4* review. It's great to read that you would confidently recommend us to others. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Kyley

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the private dining area for our family after a theatre visit to celebrate my parents' 70ths. Krysten and Max could not have been more helpful. It was late for the children so they put a rush on their food whilst the adults took...More

General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you SSPSNX for your excellent 5* review. Kristen and Max will be delighted with the personal mention and the lovely comments regarding their service. Please recommend us to your friends and family, especially the Private dining room as this is perfect for those special...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close to where we were staying for the night, and the second eaterie we came across, decided menu was reasonable enough to give it a go. Just had olives and artisan breads with dipping oil to share for starters..... yummy! I had the pork belly...More

Thank Sam G
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sam G for your review and I'm very sorry that you found the price of the wine to be too expensive when unfortunately the prices charged are out of our control. We do however like to think that we offer a competitive price...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Debbie for your wonderful service. Food was excellent “best burger ever” from one of our teenagers.

Thank Ullebullehamn
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ullebullehamn for your 5* review, I'm sure that Debbie will be really pleased with her personal mention. Hopefully you will be able to visit us again the next time you are in Stratford. Many thanks, Kyley

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for drink with hubby, staff ignored us had to wait ages to be served! Sat down in bar area with table full.of plates lots of food not eaten , dont think would rush back and wouldnt eat here .More

1  Thank sonia b
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sonia B for your review although I'm very sorry to read that you had reason to find fault with us. We are aware that we have had a few staffing issues recently and we are doing all that we can to rectify them....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was highly recommended by our tour guide, so away we went four of us. It was Sunday Sept 24th at 6.30 pm. We walked in and there was nobody to welcome us or tell us where to sit. I have to say that the...More

4  Thank 61joreb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here at lunch time and the pub is stunning and its nice that the upstairs floor is used as a restaurant. The team were young and really nice but they seemed a bit disorganised and no one took ownership for the table; drinks...More

2  Thank HungryPanda27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been here before, but only for fish and chips. Booked a table in Riverside restaurant this time. Quite an extensive menu to choose from. I had the Wagyu burger with sweet potato fries, and my wife had the Buttermilk chicken. Service was very friendly...More

3  Thank Lierseboy
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Neil R
28 May 2017|
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Response from R_Billinge_ | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we always welcome or canine friends at The Encore. John Guest Care Manager
22 May 2017|
Response from R_Billinge_ | Property representative |
Hi, We do have room outside in our alfresco dining, but this would have to be on two tables. The alfresco dining is on a first come first serve basis. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact... More
21 May 2017|
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Response from R_Billinge_ | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delayed response. We are child friendly and we also provide high chairs. John Guest care manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 269462
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The Encore is situated next to the River Avon and RSC theatre in the historic town of Stratford Upon Avon. We are open every day whatever the occasion, whether popping in for a drink to dining in our beautiful upstairs restaurant.
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