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.

Pride of Stratford Awards


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

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Mat Faulkner, General Manager

MatFaulknerWebsiteHeadshotMat’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.

Andy Lock, Head Chef

Andy always knew he wanted to be a chef. Growing up in a family that loved cooking, he loved it too.  Heading off at 15 to work in his local, The Newbold Brasserie in Leamington Spa, a two week placement picking salads and prepping veg turned into a two year stint which saw Andy become a competent cook. Keen to try cheffing on a bigger scale, he moved to The Angel Hotel nearby, putting good food on plates in both the bar and the banqueting suite. When the chance came to join Episode, a lovely town house hotel in the heart of Leamington, he rose to the challenge of the one Rosette kitchen. To get a taste of life on the other side of the pass, Andy spent some time actually serving guests rather than cooking for them, enjoying being a great host.  Missing the magic of the kitchen, he went back to a great one at The Moorings at Myton, a fabulous canal-side foodie pub. After two years in Warwick as number two in the kitchen at our gorgeous gastropub The Rose & Crown, he’s already made his mark here in Stratford in his own kitchen.

David Cumberlidge, POD Director

david-cumberlidgeDavid 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

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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.