A magnificent Georgian mansion, set in three acres of grounds, YHA Stratford-upon-Avon is ideal…
The Baraset Barn
“200-year-old history with contemporary refinements”
The original flagstones reflect the Barn’s 200 years of history, but now it’s a light and modern gastro-pub, the dramatic interior styled in granite, pewter and oak. Stone steps lead from the bar to the main dining area, while the open mezzanine level offers a good view of the glass-fronted kitchen. A sample of starters includes smoked haddock, leek and wholegrain mustard fishcake and spinach velouté and roast pumpkin and goats’ cheese tart, roast figs and, onion jam. Follow with roast breast of duck, plum and cherry purée, heritage carrots, confit duck rosti; or Moroccan spiced lamb rump, cauliflower couscous, smoked aubergine hummus and pomegranate.
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About the area
The sparkle of sunlight on a gentle river as it meanders through beautiful countryside; the reflections of sailing boats on a lake; relaxing with a pint in the garden of an old English pub in a picturesque village; brightly coloured narrow boats making their way through a flight of lock gates; the imposing silhouette of an historic castle. These are the scenes that make Warwickshire a delight.
There may be few seriously high hills in this fertile plain, but it is an area full of attractive walking in rolling countryside, blessed with a fascinating history and wonderful places and buildings to visit. This is Shakespeare’s county, and the footprint of the famous Bard appears almost everywhere. He was born and brought up around the beautiful Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and many of his plays draw upon his own experiences in the area.
Warwickshire has a history that embraces the Civil War, castles and large country houses are scattered over the county. Warwick Castle is the home of the Earl of Warwick, Kenilworth Castle was a stronghold for lords and kings of England in the 11th and 12th centuries, and so the list goes on.
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