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“Highly recommended by locals & they're not wrong!”
Review of Old Thatch Tavern

Old Thatch Tavern
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
“Highly recommended by locals & they're not wrong!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

It is easy to come unstuck in a place like Stratford when searching for pub food with so many tourists sometimes bog-standard is the best one can hope for & many are just chains.
Not so the Old Tharch. A friend who lives locally highly recommended it & she was spot on.
Firstly it is a beautiful old place. Not right in the centre of tourist action which may be all to the good. It is stunning inside with a seperate dining area. We were greeted very warmly by a charming young man who would be a credit to any hospitality business, he made us feel very welcome & looked after us perfectly all the time we were there. Food is served throughout the day & we were there for a very early dinner.
There is also a pretty little courtyard garden to the rear which would be lovely for a drink in the sun.
This is one of the very best pub meals I have ever had & we eat in pubs a lot. Everything is genuinely *home made*. Husband had haddock, chips & mushy peas, he said it was all delicious. I went for the pie of the day, minced beef & onion. Sounds ordinary? Not so! A PROPER pie, oven baked the traditional way, not a bit of meat stuck in a small dish with a piece of pasty stuck on top. Served with the most delicous chunky chips (new pots an alternative), four fresh vegetables & REAL gravy served in a little jug to pour over. Good sized helpings. Merlot & Shiraz by the glass was very good.
So, whenever we are in Stratford (which we visit quite a lot) we will eat here. This is exactly what a pub meal should be but so rarely is these days. And the young man who looked after us really deserves a pat on the back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely Sunday!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

What a fantastic Sunday lunch here at the Old Thatch Tavern, cooked and served by the owners. Plenty of choice and lots on the plate - truly homemade, with Bonoffie pie to finish made by the young chef - Lovely staff! Already booked for the next family get togehter.

  • Visited June 2014
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Mapleton, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fish and Chips”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Loved the atmosphere, the haunted ghost story in the menu and the fact that it is old enough that Shakespeare himself probably ate here. We had the fish and chips and they were delicious.

Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great pub”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We like the atmosphere, we met two other couples and drank and talked the night away. Liked it so much we met back there the next night after dinner. Very old in a good way, interesting history. nice staff and good ales.

Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Everything I Could Want In A Pub”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed everything about Old Thatch during our vacation. We made a point of having at least a pint there every night we were in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

The atmosphere is great, the service friendly, and the food good.

Best chips we had for the 3 weeks we were in the UK.

If you're an adventurous eater, try the faggots and gravy (offal meatballs in gravy for the other yanks like me).

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