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Thatched Tavern

$$ - $$$, , British
Cheapside Road, Ascot SL5 7QG, England
+44 1344 620874
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (31 reviews)
“crab linguine” (5 reviews)
“truffle” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cheapside Road, Ascot SL5 7QG, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. one of the best meals I've had
"I had one of the best meals I’ve had in my life here!"
Izzy D
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2. Easily my ‘Go To’ Sunday lunch
" Charming old tavern with a fantastic menu and great outside eating"
Sara C
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3. Excellent meal and service
"Attentive and friendly staff. Great atmosphere in a cosy country pub"
julie s
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1 - 10 of 497 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven’t visited this quaint pub for a few years, my memories were of good food with warm service. I was saddened to experience sloppy service and food which was substandard. There was a long delay in being offered our wine order followed by the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrElk
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We went for a Saturday evening meal and the food was fabulous. All cooked fresh on site under the direction of a brilliant Chef. We tried the crab linguine, ham terrine, then Rump steak and shoulder of lamb. All of it was cooked perfectly and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Jools3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked a table for two, requesting a quiet one, to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were warmly greeted and shown a lovely table in the restaurant (unfortunately, there was a party of 6 people close by who were extremely loud with their laughter...totally...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rozza8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The bar man Dan was obviously drunk and over charged us and couldn’t even get the right drink plus we saw him pocket money from the tillMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hayleyHampshire
Natasha413, Owner at Thatched Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Hayley Hampshire, I am so sorry you had a bad experience based on one person. Dan as not worked here for some time so I am unable to follow up your "review". It does, however, seem that it is more or a personal attack...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Nicely located with a lot of Old World charm. Our choice of meal under the groupon deal was limited but the chosen meals were excellent as was the desserts.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here a few times over the past six months to eat and drink. The quality of the food is exceptional and all of the bar staff are friendly and efficient. It still surprises me though that the owner and some senior staff don’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mikewatsonhome
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely food and attentive but not overbearing staff. Good choice of starters and the lamb shoulder was gorgeous. Nice rustic decor. Drinks a little overpriced but worth it for the occasion.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank PipeTheStill
Laurence C, Owner at Thatched Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review! So happy you enjoyed our lamb shoulder, it never leaves our menu. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Despite being a country pub, the food served is just fantastic! Exquisite lunch and dinner is served, would recommend their Sunday Roasts. Its more expensive that your usual pub food but you certainly get what you pay for. I hear their beers on tap is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rhian J
Laurence C, Owner at Thatched Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

What wonderful feedback. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Came here with the wife for dinner and can’t fault the place! Nat the manger was knowledgeable about the menu and wine. I had the Scotch egg to start nice crisp outside runny yolk, perfect my wife and the goats cheese salad again looked and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kubus1818
Laurence C, Owner at Thatched Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

What a super review! Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 6 October 2018

A few weeks ago before we went on holiday my husband and I met up with four friends at the Thatched Tavern, we all have eaten here before and can't fault this lovely restaurant/pub. We sat outside and I must say the lunch was really...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dtapp2017
Laurence C, Owner at Thatched Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The fire is on so we are feeling really cosy indoors. We hope to see you again soon!

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Questions & Answers
16 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Natasha413 | Property representative |
hi, Please mention when booking and the chef will make some suggestions especially for you.
25 September 2015|
Response from Natasha413 | Property representative |
Hi 111Brenda, Sorry about the delay in my response I have only just received this question in my emails. We offer a set lunch menu on a Sunday for two or three courses. During the week we offer our lunch menu and our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cheapside Road, Ascot SL5 7QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Ascot
  • Phone Number: +44 1344 620874
  • E-mail
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!
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