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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