We hear complaints from motorists of the lack of catering facilities along the highway, so it is a pleasure to be able to report the willing and excellent service given by the Welcombe Hotel at Stratford-on-Avon, even to the extent of serving afternoon tea to non-residents. It is also a splendid centre for tourists, placed as it is in the midst of the Shakespeare country, and although it caters for conferences, which might make it sound austere, the over-night guest or the guest of longer duration finds an almost homely atmosphere with comfortable furnishings and efficient service from the “old retainer” type of staff. The dining room provided a varied menu, superbly cooked and served. So the motorist need have no doubts about breaking his journey there, nor about parking his car. The charges are not low, but one gets what one pays for, especially at the Welcombe.