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WARWICK’S OWN GLOBE DISHES UP A TASTE OF SHAKESPEARE FOR 400 CELEBRATIONS

One of the oldest pubs in Warwick, The Globe in Theatre Street, is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as the “Official Restaurant & Rooms Partner” for Warwick’s Shakespeare 400 celebrations.

With a vast range of celebrations across Warwickshire, its county town will be playing a major part in ensuring that everyone has a thoroughly entertaining time.

These celebrations include a notable exhibition, ‘Shakespeare 400: History, Heritage & Faith’ curated by Shakespeare Scholar, Alycia Smith-Howard at The Collegiate Church of St Mary which will provide visitors the rare opportunity of seeing the Shakespeare First Folio (1623) courtesy of the V&A Museum and a first edition of the King James’ Bible (1611) courtesy of Cambridge University.

This important three month exhibition will be opened at an ‘Evening in Conversation’ with one of England’s greatest actors, Dame Judi Dench, on 21st April and in tandem with the exhibition will be keynote events featuring theatre and music performances, film screenings with noted celebrities and scholars in conversation.

A TASTE OF SHAKESPEARE AT THE GLOBE

To mark their partnership with Warwick’s Shakespeare 400 season, The Globe is hosting a series of “A Taste of Shakespeare” culinary events to coincide with the keynote events during the exhibition at St Mary’s, the first of which will coincide with the official opening and continue over the weekend.

Eager for visitors and locals to experience Shakespeare from a fresh, foodie perspective, Ryan Smith, The Globe’s General Manager, his Head Chef Phill Allott and Bar Manager, Chris Hawkes, have been collaborating with leading chef and food historian, Alan Deegan, the co-author with Shakespeare scholar Alycia Smith-Howard, of ‘The Food of Love: A Taste of Shakespeare in Four Seasons’.

Ryan said: “Phill and Chris have selected 16th century dishesand ‘tipples’ from their book which have been adapted for the 21st Century palate. As well as pre- and post- event dining, we’ll be serving freshly prepared Shakespearean dishes and drinks everyday with Brunch from 8:00 am and Daily Specials from midday until late to mark the Bard’s 400th anniversary.”

Alan Deegan added: “It’s always exciting for both the chefs and their guests to discover the rich tapestry of the menus of the Bard. For Britons of that time, food was literally a voyage of discovery as more and more food products were arriving from the New World such as tomatoes, turkey, kidney beans and potatoes. The Globe’s guests will also be able to enjoy their fondness for desserts saved for those special gourmet occasions.”

Meanwhile ‘Upstairs at The Globe’, the attractively refurbished Private Function Room, will be the venue for a number of Shakespearian events.

THE GLOBE’S HISTORY

The Globe first provided lodgings, with food and drink in 1788 for both locals and those taking one of the many coaches that came through Warwick at the time. That hospitable tradition continues today and The Globe’s 16 en suite bedrooms have won many plaudits following their recent redecoration utilising British handcrafts and materials.

Situated on the approach to Warwick’s historic Market Place, The Globe opens early for those looking for a business breakfast, brunch or simply a coffee with chums after the school run and stays open until late serving a range of delightful dishes from its Mediterranean-inspired menu – served appropriately from its open theatre style kitchen.

Hannah Milton