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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern country pub dishes overlooking the village green

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

History seeps from every stone of the Howard, a 400-year-old inn on a Warwickshire village green to the south of Stratford. A big old stone fireplace, weathered armchairs and unclothed tables make for a relaxing ambience, and the cooking is in the modern country-pub mould.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Gareth Rufus

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 4
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7.50
  • Main course from £15
  • Dessert from: £7.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £22
  • 3-course lunch from: £28
  • 2-course dinner from: £22
  • 3-course dinner from: £28
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M40 junction 15, A46 to Stratford-upon-Avon, A3400 to Oxford for 4 miles, then turn right signed Wimpstone and Ilmington.

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