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Oh No! Not another steep price rise?
£4 a pint for Abbot, up from £3.60?
£3.60 for Avocet (only 3.7% ABV)?
By anyone's standards, a price rise of 11% is a bit on the high side.
I can't help but wonder if they really want our business!
Trequites - 18 Feb 2016 14:52
Recently had a complete refurbishment and now has 8 handpumps, 7 real ales and 1 (sometimes 2) real ciders. 3 craft keg beers and 5 more lagers. ciders etc. including Pilsner Urquell. Plus a selection of bottles including the superb 'Double Hop Monster'.
The house beer is made for them by Greene King and the house lager by Belhaven.
Trequites - 5 Jul 2015 15:30
This is actually a really good pub.
It has everything you could ever want in a pub. Cosy interior, log fire, pool table, different areas for eating and locals, also a sun trap beer garden where you can watch the world go by.
montie49 - 1 Oct 2011 06:52
It's been over a year since we last visited the Thatch, and it's nice to be back, eating and drinking in pleasant surroundings. After a while, the shabbiness of the pubs over near St Davids station gets you down, even though the beer's cheaper on the other side of the river.
The Thatch has 3 well kept beers, all Cask Marque approved - IPA, Abbot and a changing guest (currently �3). The food is excellent, too. Well worth a visit.
Trequites - 6 May 2011 22:12
It seems that I'm the only person who can be bothered to write anything about the Thatch!
Haven't been in since they upped the price of Abbot to �3 a pint a few months ago, and I won't be in again until the price of similar strength beers in other local pubs rises to match it. It's only a short walk to the Great Western, which does the similar strength 'Jail Ale' at �2-80 and for those of us on low incomes, that's a big difference.
[They're doing a special deal on the IPA at �1-99 a pint at the moment - surely the rise in the price of Abbot isn't to subsidise the cheap IPA?]
Trequites - 9 Sep 2009 21:48
I really like The Thatch - the new licensees seem to be doing well. There are 3 beers on - Abbot, IPA and a guest of around 4% and they're all well kept. The food is excellent - the chef really knows his stuff and I find I'm eating there far more often than I should, considering my income.
If you're feeling hungry they advertise a 56 oz steak on the menu (but they need advance notice) and at least one person is known to have eaten one!
Trequites - 19 May 2009 20:36
The Thatch has re-opened and initial impressions are very good. Nice, friendly landlords and staff, the beer was good and the food menu looks interesting, generally using local ingredients.
It might take them a while to draw the old regulars back, but on first impressions they should succeed.
Trequites - 15 Jan 2009 21:19
Currently closed and available to let. Let's hope the new landlord (if anyone eventually takes it on) does a better job than the last. It'd be a shame if it closes for good.
Trequites - 2 Oct 2008 22:31
Rapidly going downhill and I wonder how much longer it can remain open, considering the lack of customers. The beer (when they have it) is fine, but more often than not there's none on. Likewise, the food is OK, but the landlord doesn't seem to care anymore.
We were in there on a Thursday evening at 8pm - only 4 people in - then the only beer on (Speckled Hen) ran out, no more beer 'til tomorrow - so we went home...
Trequites - 11 Sep 2008 22:18
The landlord has spent quite a bit on internal and external decoration and new thatch, so the pub now looks very nice - you'd expect it to be out in the country rather than in a city. Speckled Hen has gone and been replaced with Ruddles County, so there is a better spread of beer strengths.

The food has gone up a bit in price but it is a very popular place for meals (If you don't want to sit for a meal there is a good Chinese takaway about 100 yards away). There is a separate no smoking area which is good for some, too.

The darts board, darts team and football teams have gone, taking some of the locals with them, but it is still very much a local's pub. It is also dog friendly, which is handy for those that walk their dogs around the playing fields nearby.
Trequites - 27 Jan 2006 13:35
A Greene King pub serving IPA, Abbot & Speckled Hen. Real wood fires in the winter and good food at a reasonable price from the full-time chef. 5 distinct areas mean that there's somewhere to sit no matter what your age or likings so quite a varied clientele - pool table, darts, wide screen TV, and tables outside for when the weather's nice.
Brian - 12 Jul 2004 12:23

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