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.
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