THE WINDMILL INN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
This plate is mounted on the wall of the Inn only a half-pint jar's throw away from Shakespeare's last home in Stratford, safe to assume that this would be the bard's local! From the pub website:
"Another well-kept secret is The Windmill Inn in Church Street, just around the corner from Nash's House. This traditional pub with its original oak beamed interior is a listed building, frequented by locals and as yet strangely undiscovered by the majority of tourists. The carved inscription on an oak beam reads: " This house was built in 1599 and became an Ale House a year later."
This friendly pub with its colorful flower boxes is almost certain to have been one of Shakespeare's haunts, situated as close as it is to his last residence at New Place. Good food, real ale, reasonable prices and the all pervading spirit of William Shakespeare, pondering over the lines of his latest Sonnet over a pint at the bar, make a visit to The Windmill a special event".