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40 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EY, England
+44 1789 415572
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (54 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
40 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EY, England
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We were tired from all the Shakespeare stuff by the time we stopped into Benson's charming dining room around 4 pm. The decent crowd proved a good sign of the quality ... our two 'lunches'--mine corned beef hash and wife's salmon--proved both hearty and well...More

Thank JEP1066
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had a nice welcome in Bensons and could sit anywhere with our dog. We just wanted a light snack,my husband had a crayfish sandwich and I had a bowl of soup, both were excellant. We also had coffee. I noticed people who had tea,were...More

Thank ShrewsburyChefette
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Waited 50 mins for a bacon toasted sandwich . Toasted I add . However, the bread was white and soggy with no colour at all . Will not be paying another visit

1  Thank Siskin30
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We prebooked here to have afternoon tea after a previous successful visit. All in all the food is good with gluten free options provided. One downfall was that two of us order the 'luxury' afternoon tea which was more expensive than the full option, and...More

Thank 9hellis
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Sat outside on a lovely Saturday morning and had an excellent breakfast priced at only £5,including unlimited coffee.Food and coffee delicious.Will be back and would recommend.

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Arrived here as it was recommended by TA, lovely sunny Sunday morning. It wasn't busy, the tables outside were either empty or the diners were finishing there meals. We elected to go inside were we were seated in the half empty dining area and the...More

2  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had a table by the window overlooking Shakespeare's birthplace. Very friendly staff. A great meal, reasonably priced, and excellent coffee. It met our needs perfectly.

Thank 2mullion
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We stopped in at Benson's for drinks and could not fault anything,place very clean and the young female server on Sunday late afternoon is an asset she was so warm and friendly and made us feel so welcome,would definitely recommend it for drinks ,although we...More

Thank M1chellexx
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Popped in by chance and had a very tasty breakfast and for very little money. It was busy in there but the service was still very good and the food nice and hot.

Thank ERMilne
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We had excellent cooked breakfast here on a Sunday. For three of us it was only £16.50, so great value too. Very friendly staff and good service. Recommended.

Thank Sarah A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 415572
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Bensons is an independent, locally owned eatery that has been trading in the town for 25 years. It serves a £5 breakfast (including bottomless tea or coffee), home made lunches, afternoon tea and cakes. Locally made patisseries are served all day with loose leaf teas and freshly ground coffees. Bensons also offers a dedicated Gluten Free and Vegetarian Menu. The Independent newspaper rated Bensons as one of the Top 50 places in the UK to take Afternoon Tea,
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