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Opposite The Golden Bee is The Rose and Crown. Return to the river and continue along to the theatre. At the far end of the theatre is The Swan Theatre bar. Across the road is the Arden Hotel and further down the road is The Black Swan better known as the Dirty Duck.

After the Dirty Duck there is a 5-10 minute walk parallel to the water which goes left past the Holy Trinity church. At the church turn right along College Lane and keep walking as this becomes Sanctus Street, then Sanctus Road and a bridge over a main road. At the end of this there is The Salmon Tail. After this we return along Sanctus Road and Street turning up to the left at Bull St. (If you get back along College Lane you mised Bull St). On Bull St is The New Bull'S Head (formerly The West End). Pubs will return to being close together.

    Leaving here and walking up Bull St to return to the town you take a slight turn to the right but continue up Church St to Find The Windmill on the right and then The Town House on the left.The Falcon Hotel is  across the corner from here and is the first of three really old buildings to house pubs. On the opposite side of the road further up is The Shakespeare Hotel. Continue towards the town and at the next cross roads diagonally opposite, a few steps up the High Street brings The Garrick.

Leaving The Garrick  return to the cross roads and go along Ely Street, where half way along there are The Keys  and Kitchen (formerly The Cross Keys) and Queen's Head opposite each other . At the end of Ely St turn right and walk up to the Lamplighter. Crossing the road and going up to the corner brings you to the Old Thatch Tavern and you will recognise The Swan Hotel, where you started, opposite.

The station is now up to the left.


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The Windmill (Greene King) almost reaches the tourists. It is a large open lounge with plenty of standing around the bar. Claims to be the oldest bar having a continuous licensed  from 1600

Good Pub Guide 2013

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real ale    :Greene King IPA, Abbot, Doombar

bitter         :Bodingtons

lager         :Carling, Estrella, Becks, San Miguel

cider         :Stowford Press                                                    Guinness

Town House (Mr & Mrs Smith) is a hotel and restauarnt  but do not be put off.  The lounge is not merely for awaiting a place in restauarnt  It is a small intimate bar space with stools and some low and tall tables. Music is played on piano in early evening and acoustic showcase on a Sunday. Further comfortable Library bar through from front bar.

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real ale    :Windrush Ale (cotswalds), That (Teme)

bitter         :Tetleys

lager         :Carlsberg, staropraman

cider         : Old English                                                   Guinness

The West End  (formerly The New Bull's Head and formerly The West End) also isolated from the tourist route and as such acts as a community pub selling fruit and veg; cards and stamps, bread and cakes as well as beer and offering food.

seating and dining at front. bar curves around to open into large lounge which then leads to outdoor seating. Lounge is dominated by pool table.

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real ale    :Landlord, Millard's Musket (Uphampton), Golden Best (Timothy Taylor), Cooker Hoop, Doombar

bitter         :Worthingtons

lager         :Grolsch, Carlsberg, Becks

cider         : Strongbow                                                   Guinness

The Salmon Tail is a relatively modern pub build at a junction and far from the tourists. It is triangular in shape (fish tail!). A small beer garden at the apex unfortunately caught between two roads. The door from the garden leads to a small lounge and then through to more comfortable seating on the right. Further on is a long bar at the base.  

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real ale    :Tribute Cornish PA, Hoohy bitter

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lager         :Carling, Stella, Stella 4,

cider         :  Strongbow, Thatchers Heritage          Guinness

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The Dirty Duck  or as it was know, the Black swan, is a Greene King pub. It has a reputation as a haunt for actors from the theatres. A large square bar serves customers in three different locations. There is a bar through a door (hard to make out)  immediately to the right when  entering. The large lounge leads through to more seating and then out to garden. There is a pleasant balcony to the front and customers even make use of the seating on the pavement

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real ale     :Dirty mallard, Greene King IPA, Speckled hen

lager         :Esperella, Fosters, stella, carling,


The Arden Hotel has a large patio area outside. this leads to a dining area with bar and through to lounge.


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real ale    :Hooky bitter, Purity UBU

lager         :Leffe, Hoegarden, Becks, Lawenbrau


Swan Theatre bar is open to the public although only a blackboard outside indicates this. Therefore apart from showtimes it is empty.

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real ale    :Purity UBU

lager         :Stella

The Rose & Crown looks very traditional from outside but once  inside the first sign you see is one explaining how to order food. However, the second sign is the real ales on that day. It is perfect example of a place being built long to avoid the tax levied on size of front. Seating area followed by long bar followed by more tables and then entrance to beer garden .

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real ale    :Courage best bitter, Directors, Bombardier, EPA

bitter         :John Smiths

lager         :Stella, Carling,

cider                                                            Guinness