The One Elm – Stratford Upon Avon

Peach is a collection of really great pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. We serve good quality, fresh, honest food in relaxed, welcoming environments. Always with a kind word and a sense of fun.

Since then we have added pubs ancient and modern, neighbourhood locals and country destinations, simple bedrooms and a chic boutique hotel, cocktails, grand gins and ever-improving coffee. Today we have twenty pubs in lovely towns and villages – and an undimmed devotion to Making life Peachy. We always been passionate about giving back and as we’ve developed and grown over the years, our ability and motivation to make the world a little better, a little peachier, has grown with us. The Bigger Peach shows our efforts to improve communities, equality in the workplace and the future sustainability of our world.

The One Elm was the second pub in the Peach Pubs’ stable. It has long been a stalwart in the Stratford social scene. Our latest refurbishment has added cosy booths and a new log fire up in the Loft and re-paved the courtyard, so it’s the perfect spot to eat, drink and catch up with friends at any time of the year. 

Proud to be members of Shakespeare’s England, the official destination management organisation for Warwickshire.


We are open every day 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 dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. All day long.

The One Elm is a large cream coloured building at the junction of Guild Street and Birmingham Road, yards from Shakespeare’s Birth Place. From Evesham, Henley and Birmingham use the Birmingham Road following Stratford Town Centre. Past Tesco and over the traffic lights you will find us immediately after the mini roundabout on your left. For more info on finding us, click here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Ben & the team

Food and Drink

A menu of honest pub food, made with top-quality fresh ingredients is served all day. We serve the good stuff. Free-range chicken, eggs and sustainable fish. Find a spot to sit, order at the bar, have a drink while your food’s cooked, then sit back and enjoy. As well as great steaks, burgers and sizzlers, The One Elm also offers bar snacks, including scotch eggs, chicken buffalo wings and mac & cheese.

All our meat is British and of the highest quality, from Aubrey Allen; an eighty year-old Warwickshire butcher suppling many of Britain’s finest restaurants as well as holding The Queen’s Royal Warrant. Our steaks are from Britain’s finest (increasingly rare) beef herds, 28-day dry-aged for stupendous flavour. Our Cotswold White chickens are free-range, as are our eggs and pork.. Our lamb is Cornish. Our fish is native where possible, and we follow the ever-changing advice on sustainability.

We don’t have a children’s menu, because we think they should eat food that’s as good as yours. Our chefs are happy to make smaller portions or simplified versions of anything on our menu.

We love being a real pub as well as a great Gastropub. With Continental beers and lagers including Peroni and Estrella, and we are serious about our spirits too. Tanqueray Gin and Ketel One Vodka are our current favourites for pouring. Or try the range of premium gins, vodkas and aperitifs from our drinks list.

Our wine is chosen by Jo Eames, co-owner of Peach, from three multi award-winning suppliers, Tanners of Shrewsbury, Liberty Wines & Boutinot. Our list is short, but captures a great selection of classics. 


James Dawes, Head Chef

James got into catering at 15 and found the kitchen a creative and inspirational place to be. This led him to Stratford-upon-Avon collage as he soon realised a career in the kitchen was where he belonged. Since then, James has worked his way around a few independents, before settling into Peach 7 years ago. Since then he has continued to drive standards in our pubs, moving from The Star & Garter to The Almanack and The Rose & Crown before settling at The One Elm. This has shaped James’ career highlights, some of which include becoming Head Chef at the Almanack and Ultimate Head Chef for Peach. When asked what he loves about Peach, James will tell you he admires what Peach do and enjoys serving the good stuff. James says his promotions and training has allowed him to achieve what he has so far. And when not in his Chef whites, you’ll find James spending quality time with his wife, daughters and the family Springer Spaniel, Bella!

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.