The One Elm – Stratford Upon Avon
We are a friendly, neighbourhood pub just yards from Henley Street & Shakespeare’s birthplace. As well as a perennially busy bar, we have an eatery on two floors and a secret courtyard where those in the know while away a sunny afternoon or evening.
We are very proud to announce that in February 2016 we won the Customer Care Award for the Pride of Stratford Awards for the fourth year in a row! To read more about this please click here.
Proud to be members of Shakespeare’s England, the official destination management organisation for Warwickshire.
The Peach Family
Owned by award-winning independent pub group, Peach for ten years, we may look small, but there is more to the pub than meets the eye. Our aim is to make our pubs great places, full of character, great individual places to eat, drink and sleep; a place for local people, businesses, families and tourists to meet and call their own. Every pub is unique, individually designed to suit their town or village, and respecting each pub’s history.
Peach is not a chain, it’s a group of like-minded enthusiasts. If you like one of our places, you’re almost bound to like the others. Click here to find them!
We will never be the biggest pub company; we’re out for perfection on a small scale, fuelled by passion for good food and drink and a keen interest in protecting the environment.
We are open every day from 11am with food available all day. We take huge pride in serving the best ingredients we can find, from ethical producers, freshly prepared by our chefs. Whether you pop in for a pint, a business lunch or a special dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. All day long.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Mat & the team
Mat Faulkner, General Manager
Mat’s first calling was to be a PE teacher and at 14 he played for Greater Birmingham Rugby and did a trial for England. When injury knocked him off course, he quickly decided he’d rather be out there doing things with people than staring at a book so he took himself off to Starbucks to get a job. Two years later he was supervising their Solihull store. His next home was The Red House, a lively locals’ pub in Solihull, before he moved to Village Hotels. Working here under mentor Tony Elvin of Hotel Du Vin fame really helped him become the manager he is today. After three great years running the hotel’s Victory Bar he spent time in some great cocktail bars before getting a quick taste of ours here in Stratford. The chance to launch the fab new pentahotel in Birmingham was too good to miss and Mat jumped at it, becoming their resident mixologist, before realising his true home was here. Back at the Elm, Mat moved from assistant to deputy manager inside a year. Now he’s stepped up to run the pub, we’ll only go from strength to strength.
Ian Carter, Head Chef
Ian never set out to be a chef – it was just a happy accident. Pulling pints at The Sozzled Sausage in Leamington he ventured into the kitchen when the chef left, thinking how hard can it be. Thankfully it wasn’t and he was soon running the place. From here he moved to The Hollybush, a lovely pub in the pretty village of Priors Marston to learn all about classic British cuisine. This was the stepping stone to The Chavignol at The Old Mill in Shipston on Stour, where Ian became a pretty handy pastry chef in the Michelin starred kitchen. With all this great experience, he moved up to head chef at the nearby Ebrington Arms, a glorious country pub serving award-winning food and ales in equal measure. Eyeing up a change of scenery, he headed to Rock in Cornwall to the St Enodoc Hotel perched above the Camel estuary, spending five rewarding years as their head chef before hitting the bright lights of Birmingham at the rather livelier Jam House. This exciting journey sees him back on home turf here in Stratford, where he’s delighted to be.
David Cumberlidge, POD Director
David used to start his day serving breakfast at the small hotel his parents owned in Banbury, though a hotelier’s life certainly wasn’t for him. Leaving school at 17, he packed his bags for Barcelona and spent a year working at The Palace and McCarthy’s Irish bars in the city then headed for Ireland. Hotel Kilkenny was his next home for a year and David went back to school to earn his bartender stripes, before making for Newbury to help out a mate. Landing a job at The Yew Tree Inn at Highclere marked the start of an amazing journey with Marco Pierre White, and David worked shoulder to shoulder with the great man opening hotels and new pubs alike. As the empire grew, so did David’s talents and after five short years he was overseeing operations and running Marco’s Wheeler’s of St James’ group which included his gorgeous country pub collection. After eight years with Marco the decision was made to put all his talents to great use here in our pubs and the little Peach outpost he plans to create one day in Wiltshire.
The Peach Foundation
The Peach Foundation is a grant giving organisation, we work with Local Heroes promoting and supporting projects that make a real difference to the communities we live and work in. Each menu includes a chosen dish which supports the Peach Foundation, for each dish sold, 25p will be donated. This raises approximately £1000 per year. Our focus is to support local individuals who are passionately promoting and living our values in one or more of these areas:
Food Provenance – happy animals/tasty fruit and vegetables
Healthy Eating – promoting better health in the community
Sports Education – promoting and/or providing local sports facilitates for all
Planetary Hero – saving our planet one small step at a time
To find out more, click here.