Restaurant in Stratford-Upon-Avon

A four-star hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon has created a limited-edition cocktail to celebrate the area's Shakespearean heritage.

The Poet's Tipple, inspired by the famous poet and playwright William Shakespeare, combines sweet Vermouth, dry sherry, orange bitters and orange peel as garnish to encapsulate Shakespeare's sonnet 'Shall I compare Thee to a Summer's Day?' in a glass.

Guests will be able to try the exclusive cocktail at Macdonald Alveston Manor as part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' 'Cocktail Culture' initiative, creating cocktails inspired by local icons.  

The hotel is set in the very heart of Shakespeare country and is home to the magnificent sweeping Cedar tree rumoured to have been the setting for the very first performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

With the stunning Cotswolds just minutes away, guests can sample the quirky addition to the hotel's menu whilst exploring the most historic parts of England.

Sam Aziz, General Manager, said: "Stratford-Upon-Avon is rich in fascinating history and guests like to visit the area for a unique and cultural experience. We are very proud not only to be part of such a successful hotel group, but also to be part of such a romantic place and we wanted to adapt our quality cocktail and bar menu to honour the greatest playwright of all time.

 "Unusual cocktails have grown in popularity in recent years, as cocktail connoisseurs across the world have been inspired by locality. We are immensely proud of our reputation in Stratford-Upon-Avon for not only offering an ideal escape for Shakespeare enthusiasts, but the very best accommodation, food and drink offering for our guests."