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Exhall is a small village located approximately 1.7 miles (2.7 km) south-south-east of the Roman town of Alcester, and approximately 6 miles (10 km) west of Stratford-upon-Avon in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. The parish of Exhall includes Little Britain and part of Ardens Grafton. Its two other neighbouring civil parishes are Alcester and Wixford.
Exhall is known as one of the Shakespeare villages. William Shakespeare is said to have joined a party of Stratford folk which set itself to outdrink a drinking club at Bidford-on-Avon, and as a result of his labours in that regard to have fallen asleep under the crab tree of which a descendant is still called Shakespeares tree. When morning dawned his friends wished to renew the encounter but he wisely said "No I have drunk with “Piping Pebworth, Dancing Marston, Haunted Hillboro’, Hungry Grafton, Dodging Exhall, Papist Wixford, Beggarly Broom and Drunken Bidford” and so, presumably, I will drink no more. The story is said to date from the 17th century but of its truth or of any connection of the story or the verse to Shakespeare there is no evidence.