Moss Cottage

61 Evesham Rd. , Stratford Upon Avon, CV379BA England (Show map)


With Free off street parking and free Wi-Fi, this charming Bed & Brekfast has an old fashioned English feel but with modern amenities. Located within easy walking distance of Shakespeare's Birthplace and the theatres, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford racecourse and Stratford's excellent restaurants. We hope to make your stay as peaceful and comfortable as possible, with tasty breakfasts and light and airy rooms.

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Innkeepers: William Bruce



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Warm welcome

4.6 on November 10, 2012

Welcomed warmly with a pot of tea, homemade shortbread and tourist information. Breakfast was a delight with fresh and home made products. Bill is ever so nice and helpfull, even dropped me off at the busstop at the day of departure! Well recomended!

return visit

4.8 on May 30, 2011

I've recently had a return weekend visit to Moss Cottage. It was as outstanding as ever- a warm, friendly welcome from Bill, with a cup of tea and cake very much appreciated after the journey, and the excellent breakfasts which I remembered from last time. Bill uses good quality, locally sourced produce and so the bacon, sausage and eggs are of a really high standard. Make sure you give yourself time to enjoy Moss Cottage preserves often made from local fruit with delicious toast.Plenty of up to date information about what is going on in and around Stratford is helpfully displayed. Having a front door key to enable you to come and go during the day is really helpful. There is a regular bus service to town- although not on Sundays and Public Holidays- but it is only 15 minutes to walk into the centre of Stratford. If you like racing and go when Stratford races are on, it's about 10 minutes to walk to the racecourse. Last time I was pleased with the bedroom and en suite bathroom. This time, I was even more delighted. There was a new and extremely comfortable mattress and a new TV, well-positioned in the bedroom. The bathroom is spotless and Bill keeps the tea, coffee and biscuits generously topped up throughout the visit. Another really excellent experience.

Innkeeper Response
I cannot thank you enough for returning to Moss Cottage, It really is like greeting old friends when guests return. You said when you left you would review me again but I didn't expect another such all encompassing piece, thank you so much.

- Bill Bruce (innkeeper)


5 on April 26, 2010

This was 2nd visit to Moss Cottage,this time as a birthday treat,which was also Easter weekend. Bill was as welcoming as always and his banana homemade cake,was to die for. My room had a new tv in,from last time and i was in my element. :o) Being abit of a fussy eater,nothing was too much trouble for Bill to prepare,long live his breakfast triffle. :o)

Innkeeper Response
It is so nice to have a guest return again, very flattering and makes all the work a pleasure.

- Bill Bruce (innkeeper)

Spring Break in Stratford (all the way from Ohio, USA)

5 on March 26, 2010

My mother, my aunt and I came to Stratford, the birthplace of Shakespeare, to get away from the city. We had an incredible time here, the town was absolutely charming. We stayed in the Moss Cottage Bed and Breakfast. My aunt got a tip from her friend. The place was incredibly clean. The best thing about Moss Cottage was the innkeeper Bill! He was very helpful and went out of his way to make us feel welcome not only in the cottage but also in the town. I would definitely reccomend staying here if you want a relaxing get away and a wonderful breakfast!

Innkeeper Response
It is so nice to meet people from so far away and give you the old fashioned hospitality that you deserve. Thank you so much.

- Bill Bruce (innkeeper)

best value in stratford

4.8 on March 08, 2010

my wife and i stopped here on sat march 06, Bill the owner could not have been more accomadating, breakfast was made with a special touch(try Bills breakfast triffle). the rooms are very clean and nice if the double bed was a little uncumphy. At £50 for the night for both of us complete with breakfast, i call that remarkable value for money, Bill even de frosted our car for us, we will be back.

Innkeeper Response
I am truely flattered by the comments my guests have given, I have met such charming people since taking over Moss Cottage.. I fully agree with the comment on this bed after readig this review and so it was quickly replaced with a much firmer mattress.

- Bill Bruce (innkeeper)

B and B with TLC

4.2 on December 14, 2009

We had a lovely weekend break. The rooms are very comfortable; however, the service and attention is what makes this place special. The breakfast with locally sourced produce was wonderful.

Innkeeper Response
I am so pleased you had a nice stay, when starting a Bed and Breakfast I had no idea ALL my guests would be such fun and interesting people.

- Bill Bruce (innkeeper)

Home From Home.......

4.2 on November 04, 2009

I had a lovely mini break,exploring the sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon. There was a welcoming cup of tea and some homemade cake,after a long and tiring journey. Host made us feel very welcome,our room was clean,warm and very comfortable. Took away with me,the recipe for the breakfast trifle,which was the busniess.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much, so glad you like my cake.

- Bill Bruce (innkeeper)

Excellent weekend in Stratford upon Avon

4.8 on November 02, 2009

First impressions are excellent with a warm and friendly welcome, and with lots of information readily available about what is going on in the area. The rooms are light, airy and spacious. You have comfortable beds, very pleasant en suite facilities, a TV, tea and coffee regularly topped up- and nice biscuits. Interesting reading material is provided- I had an interesting early Peter Ackroyd novel amongst a range of choices. Breakfast is outstanding. Choose what you want from an extensive menu the night before and indicate when you will be eating (between 8.00 a.m. and 9.00 a.m.). You will come down to the sound and smells of your breakfast being prepared- lovely local bacon, sausages and eggs and marvellous home made bread for the toast! Prior to your choice of the cooked breakfast, don't forget Bill's homemade 'breakfast trifle'. It is fantastic. Moss Cottage is a 15/20 minute walk from Ann Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford Race Course and rather less than that to the Town Centre. Bill will tell you the short cut- also about 15 minutes- if you want to aim first for Holy Trinity Church and the river. The 28 bus runs from just outside Moss Cottage and there is a service every half hour from Mondays to Saturdays (no service on Sundays). Immaculately kept, genuinely friendly and welcoming, comfortable and with an excellent breakfast, Moss Cottage is a lovely place to stay and extremely convenient for the centre of Stratford as well as the immediate surroundings.

Innkeeper Response
Wow! What can I say, when you write a review you certainly cover everything. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you took in so much of the local information and sights! I obviously want all my guests to enjoy their stay, but I also want them to make the most of all that Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer.

- Bill Bruce (innkeeper)

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Location Type

Just on the edge of town.


Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 30 miles

Directions to property:

Located on the B439 to the south west of Stratford upon Avon. Follow signs for racecourse. We are just after Halford Road. If coming from the west, drive on the A422, turn right into Church Road, round the Bell pub in Shottery, then onto Hathaway Lane, left onto the B439 and we are 200 yards on the right. Please note that the house numbering on Evesham Road is sequential (rather than odd numbers one side and even the other).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Hourse Racing at Stratford races within 10 minutes, Races at Warwick races just 20 minutes drive., Royal Shakespeare Company., Shakespeares Birthplace, Trinity Church, Close to theatres, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

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On-site amenities


Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Fishing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 15.00
  • Check Out:: 11.00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 20% of total stay or £20.
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  • Time Served: 7.00 till 9.00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Moss Cottage Breakfast trifle.
Home made greek yogurt layered with granola, then topped with sliced dried apricots and drizzled honey. A deliciuos start to your breakfast before tucking into your Full English.

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