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The Dirty Duck (Black Swan), Stratford Central, Stratford-Upon-Avon

CV37 6BA
Phone: 01789297312
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Old English Inns (Greene King)

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Dirty Duck

Otherwise the Black Swan or the 'actors pub', this Greene King house is in a prime elevated position close to the RSC with a front terrace overlooking the Avon. The main bar area has limited seating but there is a dining area to the left, a conservatory to the rear and a separate (and quieter, as less obvious) bar to the right. The latter is adorned with a fine display of (mostly) b&w photographs of famous old thespians. IPA, Old Golden Hen and the 'house' Dirty Mallard available from a total of five handpumps divided between the counters.

On 17th September 2017 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Dirty Duck

Nice pub in a great location. Beer quality suspect - all from Greene King.

I stuck with the theme and went for a Dirty Mallard. I wish I hadn't.

Still, lovely place.

Photos at my walking blog -

On 28th May 2016 - rating: 6
[User has posted 691 recommendations about 685 pubs]

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Dirty Duck

You take a few steps up from the pavement, where you reach a small patio area and the entrance to the pub. The main area consists of small bar over on the right with the lounge enveloping this from the front to the rear. There was a small lounge on the right of the entrance. Three ales on handpump, Poets Ink being the GK special. The pub has lots of oak panelling and timber floors.

On 21st June 2014 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2976 recommendations about 2976 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Stratford-upon-Avon, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway, 2.07 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Wilmcote, 3.72 miles, 1 hr 11 min walk (show)
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22nd Jul 2018, 13:57
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22nd Jul 2018, 13:57
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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