Skip to main content

The Thatched House (Bar, Restaurant)

Picture of The Thatched House in Hammersmith, London

115 Dalling Road, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, London, W6 0ET
Cuisine: British
Tel: 020 8748 6174 | Email to The Thatched House | Transport: Ravenscourt Park | Write review

The Thatched House Review

Best for: local gin; wholesome pub grub; fairytale endings.

Great: if you want to get lost in west London.

Once upon a time there were two hungry kids called Hansel and Gretel. One evening, Gretel, who was also a food writer, was sent to a review a restaurant near Ravenscourt Park tube. Because Gretel didn’t know the area at all and had a very bad sense of direction she thought she and her friend Hansel would get lost. "Don't worry!” Hansel said. “We'll find our way with our iPhones”.

But both Hansel and Gretel forgot to charge their iPhones the night before and the battery juice had run out. They kept walking until suddenly they came across a curious thatched house smack bang in the middle of a residential street. The walls of the house looked like they could have been made of chocolate and icing. So hungry were the children that they started nibbling away.

"Woah, there! This isn’t that kind of story?" said a very kind voice behind Hansel and Gretel.

“Thank goodness!” sighed Gretel, “That door frame didn’t taste like a Flake bar at all!”

“And this menu is not made of sugar coated paper,” spluttered Hansel, as paper letters came flying out of his mouth.

The kind voice belonged to a young gentleman who emerged from behind the well stocked bar full of gleaming bottles of Sipsmith spirits. His name was Mike.

“Welcome to The Thatched House,” he said. He really was a jolly nice man with not a hint of the wicked witch about him.

“The Thatched House! That’s where we’re meant to eat tonight,” squealed Gretel with glee.

“I know,” said Mike with a knowing twinkle in his eye. “We’ve been expecting you.”

Hansel and Gretel could tell they had reached a rather wonderful place, even though the furniture was not edible.??Because it was such a glorious day, Mike placed the kids on a table and said that he would make sure they were fattened up with lots of food from the menu. He recommended a couple of gin cordials to start with. "The gin cordials are rather refreshing. We make them with Sipsmith gin because it’s the best and it’s from the local distillery, just around the corner from us.” He whisked up two gin cordials; the cool cucumber and mint and the herby Earl Grey and coriander infusions. ??Throughout the evening a delicious array of dishes were presented; the gorgeously gooey Scotch egg; a prawn cocktail on a bed of lettuce leaves; and an incredibly flaky and flavoursome salmon and cod fishcake. Because Hansel was still a growing boy at 28 years old, he gobbled a 250g rib eye steak. For sweets, they gorged on sticky toffee pudding with hot toffee sauce and pancakes with ice cream.

So sated with food were Hansel and Gretel that if a hungry cannibalistic wicked witch was to feel their fingers she would have fired up the oven, and declared a spread of tasty grilled girl and delicious baked boy. When the last sip was slurped up and the feast was finally over, Hansel and Gretel, somewhat dizzily, fumbled around for their belongings, got up from the table and were given a fond farewell by Mike and his the staff.

They made their way out into the heat of the summer night. Having found their way to The Thatched House, they promised to return soon and make it their regular gin home away from home. They reached their homes safely and without much problem on the tube. Hansel and Gretel had found some great treasures in The Thatched House; the Sipsmith Summer Cup being one of them. With that discovery coupled with a cross-your-heart promise to return to The Thatched House, they were destined to live happily forever.
...read more

Customer Reviews for The Thatched House

Average (based on 3 votes): 3 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

The following customer reviews are not endorsed by Fluid London and are simply those of users who wish to publish their independent experiences of The Thatched House.

“I wish this was my local! I always go for the Earl Grey gin cordial but now it's summer I think I'll try the Summer Cup. I'm a bit obsesed with their Salt Beef dishes (especially the sandwiches) and always go for the Cherry Jam Roly Poly (because I'm a retro gal!)I love the atmosphere, particularly in the summer when everyone heads to the garden. My friends and I try to squeze into the little hut lit up by fairy lights - it's like our own boozy Wendy House!”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
Marie, London (6 years 2 months 21 days ago)

“My only complaint about this pub is that it's not in Clapham! I want it to be my local. Food is great and the service is always with a smile - you have to try the Scotch Egg - must be one of the best in London. A fab place with real charm and live music too!”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
Laura, London (6 years 3 months 2 days ago)

“Great local with delicious food and friendly staff! I fell in love with the scotch eggs, they are divine!!”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
AXW, London (6 years 3 months 3 days ago)

Leave Your Review of The Thatched House

Your name:
Email address:      
Home Town:
Atmosphere:
Value for Money rating:
Quality rating:
Your review:

Characters remaining: 2600

Subscribe to the Fluid e-newsletter: Get the hottest special offers, bar info and restaurant news first. You can unsubscribe at any time. We take your privacy very seriously and will never share your details with third parties witout your consent.
Complete

Your review has been submitted. Once you have verified your e-mail address, it will be displayed on the site.

Food

The Thatched House serves a wide variety of English dishes as well as an extensive array of vegetarian meals, all changing monthly

Updated 30/08/2011

Additional Information

  • Cuisine Type: British
  • Dress Code: Not Specified
  • Group: Youngs

The Thatched House Hire Details

The Thatched House is the perfect place to relax with a drink, enjoy a hearty dinner, or have your own party or function here (catering for private parties for 1 to over 150).

Updated 05/09/2008

Email The Thatched House

Name *
Email *      
Phone
3 + 2
Please prove you're not a machine by adding this simple sum.
Subject
Message
I agree to the Terms & Conditions
If this is your first message through the Fluid London, before your enquiry is sent to the venue, you will recieve a message asking you to confirm your email address. This is to prevent fraudulent enquiries and bookings.

Sending...

Mail sent!

Your review has been submitted. Once you have verified your e-mail address, it will be displayed on the site.

Please note that Fluid London has no affiliation with any venues listed on our websites

Send a link of The Thatched House to a friend

Your Name *
Your Email *  
Send to email  
  Confirmation Code
Enter the number shown above:
Message
I agree to the Terms & Conditions
If this is your first message through the Fluid London, before your enquiry is sent to the venue, you will recieve a message asking you to confirm your email address. This is to prevent fraudulent enquiries and bookings.

Mail Sent!

A link to The Thatched House on Fluid London has been sent.

Send another message

Please note that Fluid London has no affiliation with any venues listed on our websites

The Thatched House Map

Nearby Venues

Nearby Pubs & Bars

Nearby Restaurants

Venue ID: 2147

Venue Managers: update this page

Edit the information we hold on The Thatched House or learn about upgrading today.

 

Loved

Hated

Log in to Fluid London

Login with a Fluid username and password
Email:
Password:
Remember Me

Forgot your password?
Register as a new user?

Or login using FaceBook

Login with FaceBook
;