Inn History - Stratford, ON Accommodations | Ambercroft B&B

History of 129 Brunswick Street

History of Ambercroft Bed and Breakfast in Stratford, Ontario Canada
Our home was originally built for John Way in 1880, the Way family owned & lived in the house from 1880 - 1926.

John Way was the owner of a boot shop at 15 Market Place, it was quite the business with 9 assistants.

The second long-term owner of the house was William J Madge, who purchased the house in 1931 and owned it until 1948. William immigrated to Canada in 1905, settling in Stratford. He worked for 17 years as a finisher for McLagan Furniture Company and then owned his own bake shop and confectionery store.

The house was then owned by a series of chiropractors from 1950-1985.

In 1985 the house was turned into a bed and breakfast and has been so ever since.

  • Hazen House B&B from 1985 - 1989
  • Baker House B&B from 1991 - 1994
  • Ambercroft B&B from 1995 - present

Ambercroft Bed & Breakfast
129 Brunswick Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L9

Welcome To Ambercroft Bed & Breakfast In Stratford, ONtario

In the heart of Stratford, Ontario and Shakespeare Country, our B&B is just one block away from the downtown shops, restaurants and services, as well as the Avon and Studio Theatres. With plenty of off-street parking, you can leave your car and enjoy an easy walk to the Festival and Tom Patterson Theatres.

Our guests will enjoy a delicious full breakfast served each morning. We encourage everyone to make themselves at home, relax and enjoy each other’s company in one of our 4 common areas. We have added a kitchenette where you will find hot & cold beverages and in the afternoon ~ Julie’s homemade cookies.

The house was built in 1880 in a Gothic Revival Architectural style by John Way, owner of John Way’s Boot Shop.  In 2007 the house received heritage designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.