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Sharing Shakespeare's Story

Falcon Inn Chair

A label on the back of this chair reads ‘chair from the Falcon Inn, Bidford where Shakespeare held his club meetings’.  The chair relates to the popular story that Shakespeare often went to the Falcon Inn.  He is said to have taken part in a drinking contest there and fallen asleep under a crab tree on the way home. Some even go as far as suggesting that it was one of these drinking contests that led to his death. 

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This is famous because it is believed that William Shakespeare may have sat in it to drink a glass of ale.

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