Eat and Drink

 Welcome to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust cafes.


Whether you're looking for a refreshing drink, a tasty lunch or an afternoon bite, our cafes have something for everyone.

All our cafes adopt the same philosophy, so whatever you choose from the menu you can be assured you will be served fresh local ingredients, sustainably sourced in Britain.  

Call into Shakespeare's Birthplace and enjoy a coffee and pastries overlooking the garden, or wander down to Hall's Croft for a delicious lunch prepared with seasonal produce. Try a sumptuous afternoon tea against the backdrop of Anne Hathaway's Cottage and don't forget to visit Mary Arden's Farm to discover a range of Tudor inspired dishes.

We are also delighted to offer a specially tailored menu for group visits. Please contact our groups team to find out more.


Shakespeare's Birthplace

Downloads: Birthplace cafe menu and Christmas menu.

  • Open 10am - 4pm
  • Overlooking the garden at Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • A selection of hot and cold drinks
  • Delicious pastries and cakes


Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Downloads: Anne Hathaway's cafe menuchildren's menu and Christmas menu available from 30th November until 4th January.

  • Open 10am - 4pm
  • Benches and outside seating are available in the beautiful grounds of Anne Hathaway's Cottage
  • Now open all year round


Hall's Croft

Downloads: Hall's Croft cafe menuchildren's menu and Chirstmas menu available from 30th November until 4th January.

  • Open 10am - 4pm
  • Locally sourced, freshly made light meals and snacks
  • Sandwiches with artisan breads and fresh mixed salad
  • Delicious afternoon teas, a selection of pastries, cakes and desserts 
  • A full selection of hot & cold drinks including wines, beers and ales


Mary Arden's Farm

Now closed for winter and will reopen on 12 March 2016

Downloads: full Mary Arden's Farm cafe menu and Mary Arden's Farm cafe children's menu.

Spring/Summer 2016

  • Opening times: 12-18 Mar: 10am - 4pm, 19 Mar - Nov: 10am - 5pm
  • hot and cold food
  • Tudor-inspired specials



> Download our cafes brochure to find out more.