Hotel Du Vin Stratford Upon Avon
The social life at the hotel is centred around the bistro, which serves traditional French or contemporary British dishes in a modern, casual setting. Come at the end of the week for a traditional Sunday lunch. There’s also a comfortable bar-lounge, where you’ll find mixologist-fashioned cocktails and an impressive selection of wines (ask the sommelier for tips if you don’t know your nose from your legs).
Finally, if you’ve got a bug for the Bard, you’ll love the location, which is a seven-minute stroll from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or around minutes to his grave at Holy Trinity Church.