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“An abosolute must if you are in Stratford upon Avon”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Thatch Tavern

Old Thatch Tavern
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Thatched, low beamed and flag stone floor tavern. Dates from 1470 and has many original features. Log fires., Lovely leaded windows and a cosy atmosphere.
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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“An abosolute must if you are in Stratford upon Avon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We wanted to have lunch in a pub in Stratford that still retained some semblance of its character. After going into nearly 8 "chain" pubs in Stratford, all extremely old and beautiful but spoilt with huge TV screens, pinball machines and "scampi and chips" we finally found The Old Thatch Tavern just off the main centre of town but still only about 4 minute walk from Waterside. It is still independently owned and it has all the comfort and old world charm you want to experience. The staff were attentive and helpful, the music was there was only quiet background and the general feeling was just of "home".

We ordered the Ploughmans lunch and it was absolutely fantastic. The ham was local but cooked in the pub and the slices were thick and just melting off the fork. The cheese was chunky and absolutely delicious and the pork pies were to die for. In case you don't believe me I have added a picture! Pay the extra £1.40 and have the home made soup, it is worth it.

If you are in Stratford and crave a pub that is still independent and sympathetic to its history then go there; the superb food is just one huge added bonus. I shall not hesitate to go there again.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

From service to food all i can say is outstanding. Staff very hardworking and cant do enough for you and food amazing will definitely go again next time my husband and i are in stratford. Superb.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Fanastic food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Recommended by other TA members, True to their word. Stunning food, great service. In fact so good we went back following night. Very reasonable priced as well.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Would Go Again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Went with relatives who were visiting the area. Accommodating friendly staff in a real nice olde world type inn. I thought the choice of starters on the menu was vey limited but the main course offering was good. We all had varied main meals which on the whole were very good. The one comment I would make is that the beer battered haddock although OK looked a little shop bought / frozen type from a supermarket. I can't say it was but it didn't look home made. Fairly high prices for a pub I thought but I would go back.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Excellent Sunday Carvery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We arrived well into the afternoon and enquired if we could have Sunday dinner for 6. They were obviously finishing but we were asked if we would like to wait in the little courtyard until a table was free, we didn't wait long and the carvery, a choice of two meats and loads of veg was lovely. Too full to eat a pud but they looked lovely too! A good choice, and we'll go back if we visit Stratford again.

  • Visited August 2013
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