About the Mary Arden Inn

Looking for the perfect place to dine or stay in the heart of Shakespeare county? Relax, you’ve just discovered it: The Mary Arden Inn.

Formerly a splendid private house, the Inn dates back to the 1700s. Situated opposite Mary Arden’s house – the home of William Shakespeare’s mother – it’s a peaceful retreat with comfortable rooms and superb dining.

The Inn is ideally located for exploring Stratford Upon Avon with all its heritage and history; a tranquil haven where you can kick off your shoes, eat well and enjoy all that nearby Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer and as a distinctive venue for your wedding reception or business conference, it truly is one of a kind.


In the Heart of Shakespeare Country

The Mary Arden Inn is situated in the picturesque village of Wilmcote at the very heart of Shakespeare’s Warwickshire. Directly opposite is Mary Arden’s house – the magnificent, thatched and timber-framed Tudor farmstead which was the childhood home of the playwright’s mother.

Three miles away, you’ll find Stratford-upon-Avon, with it’s world-famous heritage sites, such as Shakespeare’s birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and the newly rebuilt Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

The Mary Arden Inn makes an ideal base for exploring other places of interest, too – including historic Tudor properties such as Coughton Court and Baddersley Clinton, the magnificent castles at Warwick and Kenilworth and the mellow Cotswold villages.


Our Food and Drink

The Inn has an excellent menu complemented by an imaginative wine list and a selection of ales, served in the comfortable lounge bar with an open fireplace. The bar leads on to a charming terrace and beer garden. If you’d like more information about our dining facilities, click here to Read More…


Host your Function with Us!

We have an intimate dining area with reception room, which can be customized to suit your every requirement. Please take a look around to see what we can offer when you entertain your clients or guests.


Stay with Us!

Why not stay with us while visting the Stratford on Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare? We have 11 en-suite bedrooms, which have all recently been refurbished.

If you’d like more information about our rooms, click here to Read More…

For information on our sister hotel, The Great Barr Hotel, please click here to Read More…