The Old Thatch Tavern, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Old Thatch Tavern is a pub in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, located in the town centre on the corner of Rother Street and Greenhill Street.[1]

Old Thatch Tavern, Stratford-upon-Avon. The only thatched building left in Stratford town centre

Coordinates: 52°11′35″N 1°42′40″W / 52.192985°N 1.711191°W / 52.192985; -1.711191


The Old Thatch Tavern pub sign
Window boxes decorate the exterior in spring and summer

The Old Thatch Tavern became the brewery for Stratford-upon-Avon in 1470 when it was also a pub. It has been a licensed pub since 1623 and it is claimed that it is the oldest pub in Stratford.[1][a]

The thatched building in which the pub is located has a Grade II listing[2] and is the only thatched-roof property in Stratford's town centre.[3][1]

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  1. ^ The old Thatch Tavern has been an ale-house since 1470 and is possibly the oldest pub in Stratford within the same building. However, The Garrick Inn in Stratford has possibly had an inn on its site within different properties for longer. The claim to be the oldest pub in Stratford may also come from its licensing date of 1623, with other pubs in Stratford possibly not having an official license until later.


  1. ^ a b c Witts, Preston. "Old Thatch Tavern sold as 'jewel in the crown'". Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Old Thatch Tavern". Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Pubs and Restaurants". Retrieved 1 January 2016.