11th Aug 2012 9:31am | By Editor
This newly opened, family-friendly Hammersmith pub puts an emphasis on comfort
The scene It’s full of sofas, long benches for groups to graze, the odd TV screen dotted around for those keen to keep one eye on the score, and has a beautifully decked-out terrace, too, ideal for lazy lunches and soaking up the summer sun.
The grub Traditional pub grub (cod and chips, ribeye steak) is given a ‘Thatched’ twist: ‘The Burger’ is meaty and belly-challenging, and the Sunday roasts, with their towering bombardment of veggies and accompaniments, are a celebrated weekend draw.
The snack platter is simply sublime: a glutinous pork pie, a salt- beef sandwich, cured salmon, and the Thatched’s famous scotch egg, a runny yolked signature snack that’s reason alone to visit. Pint and an egg, anyone?
Behind the bar There are beers, ales and lagers (Fosters,Kozel, Peroni), and a round-the-world wine selection to sate vino-heads. What really sets the Thatched apart, though, is its one-of-a-kind, only-get-it-here Sambrooks Thatched House Pale Ale.
Brewed up the road in Battersea (for this establishment alone), it is a fizzy ale that straddles the worlds of lager and ale, and is the perfect brew for summertime.
Bill please Roasts £13; starters from £4.50; mains from £10; desserts from £5. Beers from £3.60; wines from £3.85
verdict We can’t recommend this place highly enough. Try the Scotch egg!
115 Dalling Road, W6 0ET
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