The Swan’s Nest Hotel offers the best of both worlds: a comfortable haven located far enough from the hustle and bustle to offer peaceful relaxation while being a very short, level walk across the river from the historic heart of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Guests can meander from its 72 rooms at be at the door of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a matter of minutes!

Dating back to the late 17th Century, the Swan’s Nest was originally ‘The Bear’, a name retained by the atmospheric freehouse – with a blazing central fireplace – which is part of the hotel. Two of the earliest brick houses in Stratford provided the foundations for today’s Swan’s Nest, which has 72 bedrooms, from comfortable Club Doubles to spacious, sumptuous suites.

The Bear and Le Bistrot Pierre, with riverside views, provide on-site dining options, and the Swan’s Nest is also dog-friendly, making it the perfect base from which to explore the many wonderful walks available on the Cotswolds – without having to leave your pets at home.



Swan’s Nest Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Shakespeare Country.

  • Easy access from London and M40
  • Just 27 miles from Birmingham International Airport
  • Shakespeare’s Stratford on your doorstep
  • Perfect base to explore the Cotswolds
  • Parking available at £8 per day
  • A Dog Friendly Hotel