Welcome to Rohan Stratford-upon-Avon
Shop Address: 38 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6EE.
Shop Phone Number: 01789 205809
Shop Opening Times:
Wednesday 9:30 – 17:30
Thursday 9:30 – 17:30
Directions to shop – We moved into our new shop on Sheep Street on March 1st 2015, from Wood Street. The shop is centrally located within the town and is within a 5 minute walk from both the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Theatre and the high street- the main bus stop in town. We are a 10 minute walk from the train station, and for those of you driving, why not take advantage of the Park and Ride, with free all day parking!
Staff recommendations – Stratford Upon Avon is most famous for being the birthplace of the most influential playwright of all time, and rightly so! Just some of the Shakespearean attractions within the town include his Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the Holy Trinity Church (where he is allegedly buried) and the fantastic RSC Theatre, recently given a modern new look!
However, there is so much more to Stratford than Shakespeare. The canal system is great for exploring, and the River Avon has several short (around 20-30 minutes) walks where you can see the Church, Theatre and maybe even some local wildlife. In the town, the MAD Museum continues to enthral all with its mechanical and architectural exhibitions, whilst the Butterfly Farm (the largest butterfly enclosure in Europe) provides a tropical break from any dismal weather encountered!
We also have an abundance of restaurants and tea rooms within walking distance of the shop: from Marco Pierre White’s latest restaurant to a 1940s themed tea room; award-winning fish and chip shops to Paxton and Whitfields, a Royally Warranted cheesemongers.
Local knowledge – Stratford is a beautiful historic town with many well known attractions; however there are some lesser known, but no less good attractions. How about embarking on the town walk, a guided tour around the main sites in the town? And while you are on it, look out for the lamp posts– each one has been donated from a different city or country- the one from Israel with Bottom the Donkey from Midsummers Nights Dream sitting on top is a favourite! Or for those who are brave enough, wait until dark and you can take the Stratford Town Ghost Tour and see the haunted buildings of Stratford.
If you are in need of a nice relaxing meal then you could hop on a restaurant boat and have lunch whilst floating down the river? Or you could head over to the Dirty Duck/Black Swan, Britain’s only pub licensed under two names, and a crowd favourite with actors and punters alike after a show at the RSC.
Along the lovely gardens running along the river and behind the theatre there is a stone at the base of a tree that is dedicated to the star of “Gone With The Wind” and “A Streetcar Named Desire”, Vivien Leigh.