Garrick Inn, 25 High Street, Stratford upon Avon

Description of this historic site

Historic inn situated on the west of the High street close to a cross roads with Ely street, Church street and Sheep street.

Notes about this historic site

1 2 Garrick inn, 25 High street, Stratford upon Avon
Historic inn recorded on F White & Co.’s, and Pigot’s databases. The latter shows it in existence in 1828.
Situated on the west side of High street, just north of the cross roads with Chapel, Ely and Sheep streets, in the medieval part of the town.
Listed building record (DWA3716) gives a date of 1596 as a public house and and inn from 1718.
Historical note attached to DWA3716 gives information that it is said to have been the place where the plague of 1564 started; name changed from the Greyhound to the Garrick in 1795, in honour of David Garrick, who did much for the town’s tourist trade by his encouragement of enthusiasm for Shakespeare.

3 A History of the County of Warwickshire states the building has been an inn since the early C18 and was originally called the Reindeer, while the name ‘The Garrick’ was first used in 1795.

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