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“Mind your head!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thatched Tavern

Thatched Tavern
Cheapside, Ascot SL5 7QG, England
01344 620874
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Ranked #7 of 40 Restaurants in Ascot
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $61
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Built around 1480, The Thatched Tavern was originally a farmhouse with a croft (a small farm). There was also a Blacksmiths forge at the back of the building where the kitchen hatch is now, and a wood store at the end of the bar.During the reign of Queen Anne (1701) Cheapside and the surrounding area became recognised as a fashionable place to be seen. The Royal Races on Ascot Heath (as it was then known) also began, although a bit sporadicallyThe Thatched Tavern only became a pub, or tap house as it was known then, in about 1760; it was one of the three most popular drinking establishments in the hamlet of Cheapside. In the early 1900’s it became the main drinking centre in Cheapside, known as ‘The Old Thatch’ The Landlord at this time used to sell local medicine used to cure most ills, consisting of 2 penn’orth of rum and 4 penn’orth of a secret mixture known as warmit! The Tavern has been owned and is loved by many. Some of our locals have been coming here for over 50 years!
Sliema, Malta
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“Mind your head!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A delightful pub/restaurant set off the beaten track. It is as pretty as a post card but do mind your head with all those low beams. An original setting, not spoilt in any way and very comfortable with a warm welcome. The menu is not over stretched and the quality of the food is excellent. The prices are fair and related to good value..

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Thatched Tavern Ascot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Took dad for his birthday, arrived 20 mins late staff could not have been more understanding. Very friendly and considerate. Excellent food, diverse choice, something for everyone. Dad was made to feel valued and respected. Will diffinaly return.

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a lovely old setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The best lamb I have ever tasted. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were very attentive to our group of 4. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The only negative I could see was very limited parking. However the Thatched Tavern is definitely worth a visit or two ... or three .... Most enjoyable evening and I am sure no future lamb dish will match the one that this restaurant serves. So tender it just melts in your mouth and the flavour is lovely. The rest of the dishes at the table were also of a very high standard. My compliments to the chef!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Second visit and slightly disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited the Thatched Tavern on a beautiful summers day last year and had a wonderful meal out in the garden, so when the sun finally decided to make an appearance this year we thought we would go back for lunch. As it was mid week it was quite quiet and there was only one other couple in the garden. We had to go in and collect the menus ourselves and waited a while to place our order. Our starters and drinks arrived promptly and the Kir Royal was delicious but the starter was quite average. We then had quite a long wait for our main course of mussels The triple cooked chips that had been advertised on the menu failed to appear and the accompanying roll was basic. The sauce was rather tasteless and the mussels were gritty. We had to go inside ourselves to re order drinks and had to chase for the bill. We wont be rushing back on the next sunny day.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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“A good first visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Yes the parking is a nightmare, but it's a small price to pay for fab food with great service. We went for lunch on Bank Holiday Monday the place was busy but still running well. Enjoyed watching the kitchen in action from where we sat, lovely to see a chef truly in charge whilst taking great care with the plating up. The wine was not rip off prices either, which is rare these days. The whole experience guaranteed that we will be back!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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