Situated 2 minutes from the A30 and 10 mins from the Historic city of Exeter and on the very boundary of Dartmoor National Park, The Old Thatch offers something for everyone. Whether you want to sit in our sun trap beer garden for a refreshing tipple on a warm summers’ day or in front of our stunning double sided log burner in winter, we’re always happy to see you. With award winning food and a wide selection of drinks to choose from,The Old Thatch Inn is the perfect place to relax.
Serving locally sourced and seasonal food wherever possible, at the Old Thatch we can provide you with a quick snack at lunch as your journey continues, or a four course meal to celebrate a special occasion.
Our Head chef, Matthew began to ply his trade after an initial education at the South Downs college in Portsmouth. His most prestigious engagement being at Buckingham Palace, including travel throughout the Royal estate as a private chef to the Royal Family. Matthew has subsequently been an Executive Chef at Portsmouth Football club and a variety of Boutique establishments in the south of England and France.
Your Landlady, Simone hails from Rhodesia and is strongly influenced by South African cuisine. You will detect such influences across the menu, you may also perceive a little of her insanity and leadership; Especially in her desserts.
Our ingredients are all fresh and the menu is prepared and cooked on the premises, so please don’t expect a fast food experience. Instead, take a little time to relax, maybe enjoy a sip or two from our vast range of drinks and, just this once, try not to think about where you need to be; Just enjoy where you are!
In peak season, we recommend you book a table to avoid disappointment, both for lunch and dinner.
Here at the Old Thatch we keep some of the finest local ales in tip top condition. Otter Brewery’s Bitter and Ale and Dartmoor Brewery’s 'Legend' are always available to tickle your taste buds. We further maintain a pump for our guest ale, which provide variation for avid real ale fans.
We don’t overlook our cider drinkers either. With a wide selection of Local ciders from Sandford's 'Devon Red' to their stronger offering: ‘The General’ as well as the ever popular Somerset favourite 'Thatcher’s Gold'.
If your palate desires something of the grape variety our cellar is stocked with a wide range of carefully selected wines by the bottle or glass to ensure that we are able to provide the perfect companion to your meal.
You will note a significant southern Hemisphere feel to our wine list as our Landlady imposes her will on the wine list.
If either a fine single malt, a crisp gin or a spiced rum is your preferred tipple, then we are sure you will find just what you’re looking for amongst our extensive range.