Minstrel Reunion 2020

Welcome to the information and booking page for the Minstrel National Reunion 2020, which will take place over the weekend of 27th & 28th June 2020, in the wonderful town Stratford-upon-Avon. All details are contained below but please contact us here if you have any further questions.


The Reunion Lunch will take place from Midday on Sunday 28th June 2020, in the Seymour Room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR. Click here for a map.

Guests and their partners are welcome to join us for the lunch only, or stay over either the Sunday evening or the whole weekend. Those staying on the Saturday will be invited to dinner with other people on the reunion! Details on rooms and hotels are noted below.

The Venue

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is a 4 star hotel on the banks of the River Avon. With superb facilities including health club with pool, restaurant, bar and riverside terrace, it is a wonderful setting for our reunion. There is plenty of parking with no height restrictions and parking is free for anyone attending our function.

The Seymour Room is a fully-accessible self-contained room on the ground floor, with its own bar and space for chatting, dining and entertainment.

Stratford itself is a tourist mecca, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. There are numerous sights to see and places to visit including the Shakespeare museum, the RSC theatres, the river and a number of lovely independent shops.


Lunch will be a three-course, silver service meal for £33 per person. A cash bar will be available throughout the event. A sample menu is below, this will be updated to reflect the season next June. Options will be available for vegetarians, vegans or any dietary requirements, you will be able to submit your preferences in the questionnaire below.

Smoked Applewood & spring onion tartlet, fig chutney, herb oil (V)

Maize fed chicken supreme, Dauphinoise potato, roasted roots, fine beans, peppercorn sauce, or
Aubergine & smoked mozzarella ravioli, cherry tomatoes, Pomodoro sauce, basil & Grand Padana (V)

Irish cream crème brûlée, shortbread biscuit (GF) (V)

Where to Stay

We have considered all budgets. Rooms are available at the Crowne Plaza at a discounted rate of £170 for Saturday 27th  and £85 for Sunday 28th, including Breakfast. A £10 per night discount is available for single occupancy. Rooms come with tea & coffee facilities, TV, dressing gowns, slippers, safe, fridge and complimentary toiletries, snacks and water.

To book, please telephone the hotel direct on 01789 279988, quoting ‘Minstrel Reunion’ to receive the reduced rate with breakfast included. Our discount is available for bookings made before the end of November.

Alternative accommodation is available at the Premier Inn, a 3 minute walk from the Crowne Plaza. Current rates are around £150 for two nights including breakfast in a double room. Please visit their website to book here. Early booking is recommended due to the popular nature of the town with tourists.

How To Book For Lunch

The easiest way to book is by using the link below, where you can pay by Paypal or any credit or debit card.

Click here to pay for one person.

Click here to pay for two people.

Alternatively, please send a cheque for your payment, including the names of who you are booking for, to John Want, 19 Commercial Road, Staines, Surrey TW18 2QJ. Make your cheque payable to John Want.

And finally…

So that we know you’ve booked, any dietary requirements you have, and when and where you are staying, please book your lunch and your accommodation, then fill in this questionnaire. We promise that’s it!