Catch a Steam Train to Stratford. Visit some of their best pubs. Catch a Steam Train back.
We can be Steaming there and Steaming back!
This is now a FIVE Pub Crawl so do pace yourself.
10:10 Meet at Snow Hill by the ticket barrier
10:23 Train departs (Train A)
10:28 Catch it at Moor St if you want
10:38 Catch it at Tyseley if you want
11:34 Arrive at Stratford
11:55 Arrive at the New Bulls Head CV37 6DT
12:35 Leave for next Pub
12:40 Arrive at the Windmill CV37 6HB (Sunday Lunch?)
13:35 Leave for next Pub
13:40 Arrive at the Dirty Duck CV37 6BA
14:20 Leave for next Pub
14:30 Arrive at the Lamplighters CV37 6LP
15:10 Leave for next Pub
15:15 Arrive at the Old Thatch Tavern CV37 6LE
15:55 Leave for the Railway Station
16:13 On the Train Back (Train D)
16:14 Missed it!
17:14 Arrive Snow Hill
Train fare is £20 in advance, £25 on the day but you are strongly advised to book in advance. http://www.shakespeareexpress.com
You want Train A and Train D, Standard Tickets. If you're joining at Moor St or Tyseley, let us know and we'll try to save you a seat with the rest of us.
You don't have to stick to the above schedule - drop in and out as you want - lots to see and do in Stratford.
Alternatively travel by normal scheduled trains. Only £7.40 Return from Snow Hill or £7.20 from Moor St. Meet just outside the Main Entrance at Stratford Railway Station or at the first pub.
10:26 Depart Snow Hill (3 minutes before the Steam Train)
11:15 Arrive Stratford (19 minutes before Steam Train)
16:29 Leave Stratford (16 minutes after Steam Train)
17:17 Arrive Snow Hill (3 minutes after Steam Train)
The New Bulls Head is tucked away in the narrow back streets of Stratford Old Town. Great Beer Garden.
The Windmill has been an Inn since 1599 and is said to be the oldest pub in Stratford. Good value for Sunday Lunch.
The Dirty Duck is one of Stratfords most famous pubs. River view from the front terrace. Frequented by luvvies from the theatre apparently.
The Lamplighters has recently had a refurb and is getting good reviews.
The Old Thatch Tavern may be a bit touristy. Sells Fullers. Comfortingly close to the station (last year we caught the train with seconds to spare).
We ran this event last year and it was a hoot! Slightly different pubs this time and one more of them!
This event is shared with Birmingham IVC so you'll meet some people who are not from Meetup. Birmingham IVC is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation run by the members for the members. It exists to put on Activities for grown-ups (who aren't too grown up) in the West Midlands. Most IVC members are over 45 although anyone of any age (18+) is welcome. More here http://BirminghamIVC.org