The Old Thatched Cottage

4.5
335 Reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
As a proudly independent, family-run restaurant, we bring together over 50 years of expertise and the very freshest ingredients around to create a first-rate, affordable dining experience in Weston-super-Mare.

Our menus are refreshingly honest, simple and uncomplicated; we serve brilliant steaks and top-notch seafood and our daily specials are second-to-none. We’ve got a great selection of wines and our bar is stocked with locally-sourced ales, continental beers and small batch spirits. There's a great cocktail list too!

The restaurant itself offers the perfect mix of old and new… original features, period charm and the only remaining thatched roof in Weston-super-Mare, combined with a laid-back atmosphere and a really-very-cool, beach-facing terrace area complete with glowing fire pits.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 335 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnB
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a lovely place good service, friendly staff, food was nice, only down side was the chicken was dry but everything else was lovely, we will be returning

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RachelC
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location excellent quality food and wine would definitely recommend

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cathh
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

fish & chips was very good, sadly i had set my heart on seabass which was not available (nor was pork chop), calamari starters also enjoyed by all.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable venue for a get together

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debbieh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We sat outside by the fire pit which was nice after being greeted we confirmed our reservation and were seated. About 10 mins later another lady asked if we’d booked rather abruptly, we said yes she went away checked and then brought us menus.
We ordered drinks and after they arrived we ordered food 2 chicken souvlaki for approx £14 each
The chicken was very dry and 2 small skewers of meat, with an undressed salad with a tiny sprinkle of feta cheese . The tzatiki helped but was lacking in Greek yoghurt and mint flavour. The pittas were very dry and easy to open and stuff overall very disappointing for the price being charged. No one asked if our meal was ok and my partner provided feedback when paying the bill.

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GlenC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unreal, service was friendly and i formative, drinks came promptly, staff were really happy and accomodating.

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Anonymous
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and great service. Would definitely recommend and will come back if I am ever in the area again!

JM
JanetM
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

had Sunday lunch here with friends, good helping of meat and reasonable selection of vegetables.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Janet, we are pleased you enjoyed your roast and we hope to see you again soon

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Soph
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for a great Sunday lunch. Lovely food and great service. Recommended!

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Soph, really pleased you enjoyed the roast dinner and that the service was great. We really appreciate the recommendation and hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious freshly cooked food service was amazing definitely be going again next time we are in weston

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Weston

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DeeP
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant evening good food great friendly service. Wine a bit on the pricey side. Would definitely go back

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Dee, really pleased you enjoyed the food and that the service was friendly. We do select more premium wine, so it does cost a little more, hopefully you could tell from the quality of the drink. We shall of course continue to work hard to make sure we deliver the best value we possibly can. Great to read that you would come back and we look forward to seeing soon

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WendyA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was lovely, staff was great, but they had a problem with the cooler so our drinks came just as we were finishing our meal so, it was a little disappointing. Food was amazing though.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Wendy, really pleased that the food and the team were great. You are correct, we had a problem with the cooler this week which the brewer struggled to repair quickly. Apologies this delayed the drinks getting to you. The good news is that this has now been replaced, so you will not have that issue when you next visit. We will definitely get the drinks out quicker next time. Thank you for your understanding

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ClaireF
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful place, food and service as usual. Always come here when visiting Weston

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Claire, thank you for the great review and lovely to hear that you always come to our restaurant when in Weston. We look forward to seeing you again next time

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vipLizhadji
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service Victor was amazing. Nice atmosphere. Great evening all round.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Liz, thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that the food was excellent and that Victor did a good job of looking after you, he is a little superstar. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to see you again soon

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MaddiP123
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service outstanding, i would highly recommend

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review and we are delighted the food and service were outstanding. We ae a family run business, so the recommendation really does mean a great deal. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon

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GraceG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, location and service. Will definitely be back!

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Grace, so pleased the food was amazing and the team looked after you. We would be delighted to welcome you back and hopefully soon. Very Best Wishes

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Jojo
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, fast and friendly service, beautiful view we will definitely return with friends 😄

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JasonM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very lovely food, special occasion prices… no need to have the music turned up so loud though, struggled to hear my wife talk at times and the waiting staff also.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jason, thank you for the review and pleased you enjoyed the food. Apologies the music was a little loud, next time please do ask the team and they will always turn it down for you. There are times when I wish I could go places where I could not hear my wife LOL - Thank you again for the review and we hope to see you again soon.

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StephL
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food cooked fresh. Service brilliant and clearly well trained and customer focused.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review Steph. We are so pleased you enjoyed the food and as you say, everything is cooked fresh. Our team will be delighted to read that the service was brilliant. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and really enjoyed our food and drinks here, such a fantastic view of the sea where we sat in the shaded area, it felt like we was abroad with the amazing views of the WSM coastline.

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BethanD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and friendly service, fairly priced

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JennyB
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, great setting & the staff were great even on a very hot day. Would definitely recommend

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JaneB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Initial service was a little slow. First drink took over half an hour. After this initial wait service was fantastic as was the food. All members of our party thoroughly enjoyed the food. We would definitely return if in the area.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always, staff very attentive, overall great night

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Soph
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly and helpful staff, great location and amazing fire pit tables

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DawnD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great location, very hot day more shade needed in the outside area, thankfully a table came up that was under cover and we were able to move.
Drink service was slow, 15 min before I got someone's attention to order.
No many vegan options although the waitress suggested a Greek salad without the cheese. Roast was beautiful, my daughter had scallops they were slightly undercooked, cold in middle.
Staff very friendly.

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LornaT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day out, love the restaurant in rain or shine

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AlisonH
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had an excellent Sunday lunch at the Old Thatched Cottage. On the hottest day of the year we were quickly provided with cold drinks while we chose our food. The cocktail was so delicious I had two (!) and the roasts were perfect. My husband couldn't finish all his roast beef as the portions are very generous, we asked if it would be possible to take the remaining beef away with us and this request was met promptly and professionally, with the beef put in a proper container and a paper carrier bag. The staff were very friendly and helpful and it was a lovely experience.

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MaxineS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious two course meal inside The Cottage, we were asked if we wanted to sit outside.....but it was too hot outside on the terrace. Excellent portions, attentive service and every dish was prepared fresh. I had massive plump tiger prawns cooked in white wine, garlic and butter with chilli flakes followed by chicken breast on skewers char grilled with a superb Greek salad with giant olives! I would highly recommend this eatery.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time our server was lovely. The food was great. Will be back. The only thing I will mention was the menu was dirty and the table was sticky . But apart from that it was fab .
Thank you very much

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Sat inside no air con the service a bit hit and miss with waiting staff concentrating on outside predominately

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going here for 17 years and it gets better each time I go - definitely highly recommend 😀

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Oh wow, thank you so much. Always amazing to hear from al customers, but especially our regulars. We will keep working hard to make sure that we never disappoint and we thank you so much for your continued support and custom over the years. We look forward to seeing you again next time

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE BLIND BOOKED THIS RESTAURANT AND OMG!
What a wonderful hot evening… great atmosphere, wonderful first class food, nothing is too much trouble for the lovely staff, complete with an amazing view of the beach and breathtaking sunset …..
A1 we will definitely return….
Booking is definitely recommended as this venue as is naturally fully booked days in advance x

THANK YOU

JB
JeffB
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

45 minutes before food order was taken and when food arrived it was distinctly average at top dollar prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked lunch for wife’s birthday, everything was spot on from the minute we arrived. Great service and lovely food.

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PhilipG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the ribeye, lovely and wife's salmon was perfect. Best non alcoholic beer I have ever tasted.

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roja
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was just about OK. We were greeted nicely and taken to our table. After quite a while a waitress appeared and took a drinks order from the next table where the customers had arrived after us. She eventually returned to take our order which took a very long time to arrive. A bottle of wine and 2 glasses should not take 15 or so minutes to arrive.

The food was OK except for the burnt toast with the starters but we let this pass.

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PaulP
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was not very good, long wait for a drink, then starter turned up with no cutlery, mains were an extremely long wait.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience1

The restaurant didn’t appear to be busy but we had to wait 25 minutes before being asked what drinks we wanted. We watched staff members walk by several times.

One of the staff members said she would light the fire pit but she didn’t even though we asked a second time. A lovely young lady then came over and we asked her to do it and she said “this one doesn’t work it’s broken, can I move you to another table”. This wasn’t a problem but why didn’t the first girl say it was broke.

The starters were quite small and my partner had a dish containing chorizo , but the chorizo contents were minimal - it was mainly tomatoe. Overall the food the was tasty and well cooked and I would return - some minor tweaks could make it awesome especially with being more generous with the meat content of the starter.

The service was lacking - nobody welcomed us, or explained how anything worked, just whisked off to the table and then walked off. Nobody checked if our food was okay, the plates and cutlery was almost thrown down before the staff hurrying off. The staff didn’t appear to be coping with the number of customers although as I said, it wasn’t busy.

There was no ambience - some light music would’ve been nice.

We would come back, but the staff need to up their gain - this was our wedding anniversary which I mentioned beforehand but no mention of it by staff or no efforts to make us feel special or that the staff enjoyed serving us. One of the staff members as I mentioned above was the exception; she smiled and was friendly.

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andrewf
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starters great. Sea bass and pork mains excellent. Service very good.

FAQs

The Old Thatched Cottage is rated 4.5 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.