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“Slightly limited menu” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Thatched Inn

The Thatched Inn
Ranked #17 of 117 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Thatched Inn is a traditional English gastro pub dating back to the 17th Century. We offer a good selection of real ales, over 20 different bottles of wine and our food is freshly prepared to order using locally sourced produce wherever possible. Please note that during the month of January our chefs take a well deserved break and the kitchen is closed until 6pm on Friday 29th January2016.
London, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Slightly limited menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a nice, although slightly small pub. It was packed when we arrived on a Saturday night but we booked a table upstairs which was much quieter, and everyone who was there was packed into one half of it. I found the menu slightly limited and went for a burger which was nice. My friend had the vegetarian (butternut squash) item which was not big, did not look appetising and she said tasted quite bitter, but it cost as much as everything else on the menu. Still, that is her fault for making a bad choice! The landlord was friendly and the drinks were nice. I would visit again and would like to be able to sit in the garden next time.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank beeza1
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English first
Maldon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

We have eaten here many times in the past ( over a 10 year period) This is a lovely establishment and it would appear considerable investment has been made in to the premises in recent times. Based on previous visits the Menu is now limited and expensive compared with other similar establishments in the area.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank c p
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Paul W, Manager at The Thatched Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Hi C P,
Thank you for writing the review and I am sorry to read that you were disappointed with your last visit. Regarding the limited menu, we are looking at a new summer menu which will have a few more dishes plus a 'Specials Board' from June.
Hopefully we will see you again in future.
Paul
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ilfracombe
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

We live locally go here all the time for food or a quick drink after walking the dog always friendly atmosphere and staff

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank duncvick
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Paul W, Manager at The Thatched Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Hi Duncvick,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and just to let you that know we are introducing a summer menu in May and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Paul
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Night Out with Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Four of us (Local B&B owners) sampled the new Thatch menu last night. We were not disappointed, we were welcomed by Paul the owner and his Team, the service was excellent as was the food which was restaurant quality. Well done to Ryan the new chef. We will certainly be recommending the Thatch to our Guests, and dining there on a regular basis ourselves.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Karen S
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Paul W, Manager at The Thatched Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Hi Karen,
Thank you for writing the review, it's always nice to know that we are doing something right and that you enjoyed the food. Hopefully we will see you again soon!
Paul
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Whiteparish
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good food, but eat downstairs if possible.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Upstairs is OK, but a little lacking in atmosphere. If you can get a table downstairs in what is a small hostelry it adds to the experience. My son had fish 'n' chips and I had the beefburger. We were both pleased with our decision. The meals are a shade more expensive than the norm' for those type of dishes, but as I say, the food was well cooked and tasty.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank KeithWhiteparish
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Paul W, Manager at The Thatched Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Hi Keith,
Thank you for writing the review and I'm sorry you found upstairs lacking in atmosphere but I am pleased that you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
Paul
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