The Shakespeare

We are immensely proud to say that we are in the latter stages of the British Institute of Innkeepers National Licensee of the Year awards. To find out more and to follow our progress, please click on the following link - CLICK HERE

This is a fantastic achievement already but to progress further would be testament to the hard work and dedication of our team at The Shakespeare Inn. A massive well done to you all.

Welcome back...We’ve missed you….

Following the easing of restrictions and the implementation of phase 4 of the government’s road map to recovery on July 17th, we would like to provide the following update.

Due to the layout of our pub and the uneasiness of many of our customers, we have decided to keep table-service only.

The wearing of face coverings, whilst encouraged, is now personal preference. Scanning the NHS Track and Trace NHS QR code or leaving physical details is also personal choice. Our team will continue to wear a mask when in close contact with customers.

We have the one door to enter and one door to exit but customers are now free to move freely through the pub when visiting the lavatory. We have brought some of our furniture out of storage but are not yet up to full capacity.

Due to severe staff shortages, we are currently operating with reduced menus, both lunchtime and dinner and of course, in a bid to keep staff and customers as safe as possible, we will continue with our increased cleaning and sanitising regime.

We have been extremely grateful of your understanding, patience and co-operation previously and we are hopeful that you will still be mindful and assist our Team. To make your reservation, you can either use our Facebook page, email us at, or you can call us on 01539 724069.

We hope you are all safe and well and we look forward to your continued support.

From all the Team at The Shakespeare Inn. 


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    Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 23:00


    Mon - Sat : 12:00 - 14:45
    Mon - Sat : 17:30 - 20:45
    Sun12:00 - 18:45


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