...over a G&T perhaps?
Just a little information to let you get to know our pub better...
Your New Local...
...distance is only a number!
When you walk through our doors you will find antique fireplaces, flagstone floors and exposed beams, all of which create the perfect ambiance of a traditional and quintessential pub. You will always be welcomed with a smile and relaxed vibe, the ideal place for a pint, a coffee, and even sumptuous plates of locally sourced food.
We are serious about food at the Thatch and believe that good food comes from sourcing the best local and seasonal ingredients. Don’t take our word for it though! Come down and enjoy a gooey chocolate brownie with a creamy flat white, or a mezze board and a glass of amazing beer. Otherwise, a three course meal with some of our fine wines should do the trick! The choice is yours!
The layout of our eating areas will accommodate you throughout the day for coffee, light lunch, afternoon tea & cakes as well as evening meals. Over the coming months we plan to refurbish and develop the restaurant and bar to make them a space which adds to your experience and comfort.
The building's structure is historically prevalent due to it having a ‘cruck’ frame. A cruck or crook frame is a curved timber frame structure which depends on two or more A-frames which go from the top of the building down to the ground. The curve of the frame normally uses the natural shape of a tree. It is rare to see a cruck building, with only a few across the UK still in existence. You can clearly see it at the Thatch on its north end of the building.
In more recent times the Thatched Tavern could have been no more with two fires occurring in the early 1900’s. The second fire, in the 1930s, was of grave concern to the area, calling out the horse-drawn fire brigade of Evesham. Firemen not only had to contend with a thatched roof but also a five-hundred-gallon petrol tank which was housed underground at the carriageway entrance.
‘The’ Thatched Tavern, a thirteenth century building with supposed medieval roots sits at the heart of ‘old’ Honeybourne or to the locals, Cow Honeybourne. You will find it dominates this beautiful part of the village; close to cultural towns such as Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as being on the cusp of the Cotswolds, ‘the Thatch’ is in the perfect setting to relax by an open fire after a long day exploring this historic area.
A listed property, the first record of the Thatched Tavern dates back to the thirteenth century, but some historians believe that there has been a building on the land since early medieval times. The Thatched Tavern was originally a row of three dwellings, before being turned into a public house during the late 16th/early 17th century.
Our Food Road Map
On the 2nd of November we opened knowing we were closing on the 4th. Our chef, Lee, was launching a Mediterranean menu and so we were persuaded to buy a pizza oven to support a takeaway offer during lock down.
As a business one of our values is to reduce our carbon footprint. To do this we are committed to;
Using locally sourced meat, vegetables, fruit, and poultry
Locally sourced beer, ale, spirits, and wine
Locally ground coffee
As the weeks have passed the takeaway menu has grown and when we reopened on December 4th, we introduced light meals to allow you all to have a drink without a full meal and you began to experience our menu for the first time.
We are committed to offering a traditional Sunday lunch when the restaurant opens on the May 17th if the government`s Covid 19 road map stays on track. We cannot commit to a traditional Sunday lunch whilst you can only eat outside as there would be significant waste if poor weather stops us using the garden.
Our plan is to support our current coffee, tea and hot chocolate offer with a range of homemade cakes from the 17th of May.
Our plans and decisions have had to change as the National pandemic action plan evolved. We have delivered our values as a business and your support as returning customers has given us the confidence to make decisions that feel right.
Since reopening outside for the sale of alcohol;
We will provide our current food menu from 12 each day. The kitchen will close at 8.30 daily and 4pm on a Sunday.
Daily and weekly specials will be available.
We will continue to offer a takeaway menu.
From the 17th May we will open at 10am daily and 10.30am on a Sunday for coffee with a range of homemade cakes.
From the 17th May we will introduce a traditional Sunday lunch.
Lee, our chef enjoys meeting you and making sure you have a great experience when eating at the Thatched Tavern.
He aims to facilitate special requests and accommodate, if possible, your dietary requirements.
This journey with you all is only just beginning. Heineken are planning to refurbish the kitchen during 2021 which will allow Lee and his developing team to expand our menu .
Fay Mathias - Land lady Thatched Tavern Honeybourne