The Old Thatched Cottage

4.5
249 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 249 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal quick service booked a table for 2 but was 1 no problem let me sit inside too. I had fish and chips really nice red wine crem brulle and a coffee all for £26. Brilliant. Thankyou Maria and the team love it here be back when I’m in Weston again.

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Willbur
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quaint pub with great food and a nice relaxed atmosphere. We had a fantastic meal and definitely will make another return in the future

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AntonyG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and service with a lovely atmosphere and fire pits only added to this. Brilliantly quiet even on a main road, could barely hear traffic at all

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Jkelley
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, lovely people, music a bit loud for a quiet chat but would definitely go again. I had fish which was delicious, everything was served well and the sea front is handy to walk some of the food off

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GeraldineA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Thatched Cottage offered inside and outside dining.
Outside there were tables that had fire pits in case of cool weather.

Both areas were socially distanced and attention was given to Diners comfort.

We opted for an inside table. Each table was screened by glass panels so offered covid safety and a cosy feel.

The food was delicious, beautifully cooked and served piping hot.

The service was good and the staff personable, friendly and efficient.

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StephA
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Just a bit disappointed as didn’t seem busy, yet took a long time to be served! Food was lovely but they informed us when we were seated that there was only one meat left on the menu and we could only order from the Sunday menu! They failed to let me know they had run out of certain veg - unfortunately this meant I was not able to have any vegetables they served due to dietary requirements. I asked if they had some alternatives and they said no! They also failed to inform us we could have picked from the main menu.. as the table next to us managed too! Absolutely gutted as I was only able to eat my meat and 2x potatoes.. still expected to pay full price!

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Kirst
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked weeks ahead for Father's Day. Arrived to chaos, ignored by staff and no highchairs available despite requesting on booking. Then told no beef or lamb roasts available.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early as the weather was poor and we were accommodated with no problem. We had to forego having a fire pit but we were still undercover so we were fine. Sunday roast was amazing. Very generous with meat and plenty of vegetables, all served hot and very tasty. Service was very efficient and friendly. We would definitely return.

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JadeA
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here as heard good things from others. The staff were friendly, the atmosphere was good, not too busy. The service was timely and the staff very polite, the food was excellent. More of a pricey meal out but well worth it for a treat.

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OliS
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food not up to scratch, standard dropped. Disappointed as this was once our favourite.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Oli, we are really surprised and disappointed to hear this. We would really like to hear more and see if we can put this right. Would you be available for a quick call?

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marko
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food , staff very patient with 6 of us great location and even when weather not the best so enjoyable.
Highly recommended

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Marko, we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit despite the weather and we appreciate the recommendation. We hope to see you again soon and fingers crossed that the sun will be shinning

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NikitaA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and lovely staff! Favourite place to eat in weston super mare.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Nikita, we are delighted that we are your favourite place to eat and that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food
Fab location
Great staff
Love the heaters outside such a lovely touch

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon

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JasF
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Booked this in advance of a trip to Weston-Super-Mare, after having a perfect meal last time we visited in 2019. Unfortunately we were really disappointed; my meal was good but 2 of our party said their meals were just okay, and my husband couldn't cut his steak. Maybe it was just an off night for them, but it has put me off booking there again.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jas, really sorry to hear the food was only OK as that is definitely not our usual standard. Can you let us know what 2 members of your party had and why they only thought it was OK. In terms of the steak, we are buying the best possible produce, so very disappointed to hear this. We are hoping you let the team know and they resolved the issue for you?

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NatashaP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I had the halloumi salad, it looked like a smaller portion to start with, but I had a side of chips and cider and left feeling very content. Not bloated and really full so it was perfect.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Natasha, thank you for the great review and we are pleased you enjoyed the salad. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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TnAMcCam
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Thoroughly underwhelming food for the price. Whilst staff were pleasant service was incredibly slow.

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GaryO
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommended, the staff are very nice and the restaurant is clean and tidy. They is lots of space and the outside area is very nice. Congrats to the Chef, your food is lovely, best steak I've had in a long time.

Will definitely book again, this time I would book a fire pit.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Gary, we really appreciate the feedback and the chef was delighted to read this. Great to hear the steak is one of the best you have had in a long time. We work very hard sourcing great local produce and the steaks are always a firm favourite. We very much look forward to welcoming you back and if you let us know, we shall make sure you have a firepit

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Dominic
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food & service was fine but Way to expensive for what we had.
Half a sea bass 3 prawns and a garden side salad for £20!! 2nd time I have been and both visits I have been disappointed.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Dominic, we are pleased the food and service were ok for you, but sorry you felt it was expensive. We do source a lot of product locally, which we know costs more money, but food miles and supporting local suppliers such as the fisherman who catch the seabass is really important to us. We will always try and do our best on value, but sorry we fell short of your expectations

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GlynisJ
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visits to the Thatched Cottage never disappoint and yesterday was no exception. After a very difficult year and a bit of Covid the staff were as amazingly helpful and upbeat as ever. We felt safe as entering with a warm welcome. The food was delicious. The waitress remembered us from last time we felt and said she was glad to be back as normal as normal we can be at present. Keep up the good work and we will be back hopefully soon

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Glynis, thank you for the amazing review. We are so pleased you were made to feel welcome and that the food was delicious. Our team really appreciated reading this review and we thank you for taking the time. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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SuSanB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Was really looking forward to eating at the venue, it was disappointing!
Googled seafood and this place came up but my sea bass and prawns was bland to say the least. My partners steak was also tasteless with the onion rings full of fat as was the chips. We wouldn’t be going back there to eat

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Susan, we ae really saddened to read your review. It's difficult to assess on line and always easier in the restaurant, but the sea bass and the steaks are two of our best selling items and everyone tells us how tasty the dishes are. Therefore very difficult to comment, especially if both were tasteless, it seems you were exceptionally unlucky. We are sorry you will not be visiting again, but we wish you well and sorry were not able to make you happy with your visit

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AmberW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food, the best Sunday lunch I’ve had in a long time. The outdoor fire pits are also lovely, especially if you get a view out in the beach. Couldn’t recommend this restaurant any more!

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Amber, we are so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and we really appreciate the recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon

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DebM
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fantastic, amazing roast dinner, staff attentive. Would definitely recommend and will be back again.
Thank you.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Deb, we are delighted you enjoyed your roast dinner and we really appreciate the recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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AlisonH
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat on a very hot day at the seaside. Table service outside on the terrace was swift and efficient, staff very pleasant, the roast Sunday lunches were perfect!

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Alison, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and that the Sunday roast was perfect. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we hope to welcome you back again soon

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LeeR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a nice venue will definitely be going again

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Lee, we are so pleased you enjoyed the food and the venue and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon

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SarahLou27
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since lockdown was recommended to go to The old Thatched cottage
🟢 We were show to our table straight away didn’t have to wait. the service was second to none very friendly help to us to our needs remember our drinks we had great touched.

🟢Oh it was outstanding food was delicious hot fresh worth paying.

🟢The starters simple very taste


🟢I had fillet steak melted In the mouth.
Didn’t try a pudding to full but looked yummy

🟢We finished our food was offered to go outside to enjoy the atmosphere of beautiful sunset evening . We were sat next to fire pit was amazing experience
We didn’t want to leave until our taxis came
🟢 Young lad waiter Adam I think his name very helpful all the staff were just fabulous made us felt very safe

🟢When going to toilet very clean impressed

🟢 Will definitely be coming back ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

🟢 Thank you so much see you soon

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Oh wow SarahLou, we absolutely loved reading your review, thank you so much. We are absolutely delighted you enjoyed every part of your visit and we really appreciate you sharing it with everyone. We very much look forward to seeing you again and we hope everything is 5 star next time too

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PaulA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty Greek style menu, good selection of drinks, a characterful setting and great service.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review Paul, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon

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SarahL
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
Arrived and someone was sat at our reserved table (they'd turned up late and overrun their timeslot).

Waiter was considerate and looked to find another suitable table (we'd booked one with a firepit over looking beach).
At first we were going to be sat at a different firepit one, but down the side, but one overlooking beach became available, so he quickly cleaned it for us!

Food and drinks arrived promptly.
Great service (again)

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Sarah, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and that the team were able to work around the previous customers being a little late. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to see you again soon.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely setting and food, we had the brunch. My friend got caught in traffic so was running a bit late and 4 times I had waitresses come up to me to order because of the time snd it made me feel so uncomfortable as I couldn’t help my friend being late, I was there on time snd yet I was made to feel very uneasy about it all. Was a shame as other than that we had a lovely time

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Laura, thank you for the review and we are pleased the food and setting were lovely. We are really sorry that our waiting team were a little push on the order. The last thing we would want to do is make you feel uncomfortable in any way. Please do pop back and give us another try. We shall make sure it does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback, we really appreciate it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, everything perfect.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Awesome thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and that everything was perfect. We hope to see you again soon

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VickiR
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Lovely staff. COVID restrictions adhered to well

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thank you Vicki, first and foremost we are pleased you felt safe. The team have worked really hard to make sure that we go over and beyond with the Covid measures. Great to read that enjoyed the food and the team were lovely. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to see you again soon.

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table was booked for me as a birthday present, my husband and I annoyed it that much we have booked again for the 26th of this month for my daughter and son-in-law's wedding anniversary .

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi Angela, thank you for the great review. We are hoping you meant enjoyed rather than annoyed from the feel of the review : ) - We really appreciate the great feedback and that you have booked to visit us again, we very much look forward to welcoming you back

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GuyY
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, staff, service, value. That good I’m taking my national sales team there after our quarterly sales meeting in July

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi Guy, thank you for the great review and we are so pleased you enjoyed the experience. We are really grateful that you would come back and bring your team to eat with us, that means a lot. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you, along with your team in July. Many Thanks

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martin
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly and helpful, The service was very good.
The food was very nice but not value for money, Very disappointing i asked for an egg to go on my steak, Got told they ran out of eggs. Only had hard boiled ones to go with the salmon we ordered.
The sticky toffee pudding was gorgeous would definitely recommend this.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Martin, thank you for the review and we are pleased you enjoyed the meal and that the service was good. We are disappointed you did not feel as though the food delivered great value. We source as many products as we can locally as we are very conscious of food miles and supporting the local economy. We know this costs a little more, but we do try and keep our pricing fair. We very much value the feedback though and we shall keep a keen eye on this. Thank you again for your feedback

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LynnT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre booking really easy and reminders on point . Service fabulous , greeted at the entrance , checked in and given option to sit inside or out . All social distancing , one way system and cleanliness adhered to but in a friendly and welcoming way . Menu had plenty of choice and told up front what was not available or running low , only two dishes , shoes fresh ingredients used . Only observation would be more options for vegetarians/vegans would be an idea ,however this may have been available had we needed them .
My husband had T Bone and I had fillet steak . BEST STEAK EVER! Just melted in the mouth , disappointed didn’t have room for dessert as options looked fabulous! Keep up the great work and will definitely be back when we return to WSM. Taylor’s from Telford Shropshire

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi Lynn, thank you for the amazing and detailed review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the steaks and service was fabulous. You are absolutely right on the vegetarian/vegan options, we agree is there is more we can offer. We had to limit the menu a little whilst the team settled in, but that plan would be to expand the offering a little more in the next few weeks. We very much look forward to welcoming back when you next visit Weston and thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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SueF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food, lovely staff and great service. Thank you for a lovely evening.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi Sue, you are most welcome and thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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JosieM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were once again impressed with The old Thatched cottage, although this was the first time we took our 2 children aged 3 and 1. We had Sunday lunch and the service was incredible and my children were treated like a king and queen. It was so lovely to see the staff including the chef include my children and not ignore them. The chef even came out to talk to my eldest and said he was sorry for making her wait for her chips (which there wasn’t much wait at all) and said he now owes her an ice cream, however we already had asked if they do push up ice pops, as my daughter had said she wanted one of them after dinner, so I thought we would have to wait until we left and go to a shop on the seafront. Then the chef said he had her bought one, she was so happy and this meant we could continue eating in peace.
Family values were really obvious and the food was so delicious, customer service was perfect. Honestly the best restaurant I’ve visited in a long time. It was my parents first visit to this restaurant and they were so impressed, we all can’t wait to return.

One very pleased Mum here, who often worries about dining out with kids especially after lockdown, where children haven’t been in these situations for a long time.

Thank you so much for a pleasurable experience as always.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi Josie, thank you for the amazing review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with all the family. We remember your table, you were sat just in front of the bar and your children were wonderfully behaved and your daughter an absolute delight. We are so pleased you felt as comfortable as you did with the children, we are a family restaurant and they are always welcome. We can't wait to welcome you all back again soon.

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LITSAT
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday roast, very tasty and big portions. Would definitely recommend

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thank you for the recommendation. We are so pleased you enjoyed that Sunday roast. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to see you again soon

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LouiseS
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great food, lovely outside table and lots of room.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thank you for the great review Louise. We are so pleased you enjoyed the food and we hope to welcome you back again soon

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Lottie
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place! The food was delicious, service was fantastic and the members of staff were absolutely wonderful. The place is lovely and we couldn't fault our experience! They even catered for our little dog. Thank you!

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi Lottie, thank you for the great review and we are delighted the food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We love our four legged friends as much as our two legged friends, so your dog is always welcome too. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon.

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Kija
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good but the portions could be a bit bigger for the price.

Lovely ambience but expect noise as it is next to the main road....unavoidable if you want the sea view while eating.

We got a table outside which was a lovely surprise, the staff were very attentive and quick even though it was busy.

The Old Thatched Cottage
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thank you for the great review and we pleased you enjoyed the experience. You are absolutely correct that the main road can be a little noisy at times. The restaurant inside is quiet, but then you don't have the view, so a bit of a compromise. Please let us know what meal you had and we shall look at the portion size. We always want to deliver value, so keen to look at this for you. Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback, it really is appreciated.

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The Old Thatched Cottage is rated 4.5 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.

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