Baraset Barn, Stratford-upon-Avon

Last week marked my 21st birthday, which coincided nicely with being around a week after all the pubs and restaurants started opening up again in England! Whilst I didn’t get to celebrate in the way that I wanted to exactly, I did jump at the opportunity to finally step foot in a restaurant again…

I decided that it was best to go somewhere local, wanting to avoid travelling long distances or having to go on any public transport. I thought that the Baraset Barn near Stratford-upon-Avon would be a good choice; we have visited before as a family and have always been delighted with the service, food and atmosphere!

Me and my main meal at the Baraset barn
My birthday meal at the Baraset Barn was delicious!

Having not been to a restaurant in almost four months, I was over the moon that I chose the Baraset Barn as the first place to visit post-lockdown. Coronavirus-wise, it was extremely safe, clean and prepared without feeling pressured or uncomfortable. We went on a Monday lunchtime so obviously not peak time, but the precautions were there and I can see how they would work well even if the restaurant was at top capacity.

The food was truly delicious, and I can’t wait to visit again soon to try some of the other things on the menu (I had major food envy of the lamb which was so tender!) For starter I had a crispy duck salad, for main I had pork belly with noodles in a spicy broth, and for dessert we shared a chocolate fondue. We were all too full for dessert really but as it was my birthday, it would’ve been rude not to!

Lovely location and great atmosphere too!

I would definitely recommend the Baraset Barn for something to eat if you find yourself in Stratford-upon-Avon and would like somewhere nice. We will definitely be returning again soon!

I’d love to hear anyone else’s experience with eating out post-lockdown, have you ventured out yet or waiting a bit longer? Let me know in the comments!

Bethan x

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