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The Queen O’ T’ Owd Thatch

Almost three years ago a trio of passionate food and drink lovers transformed a traditional drinking pub into one that offers a wonderful dining experience.

The Queen O’ T’ Owd Thatch changes its menus monthly and sources fresh ingredients for imaginative and traditional dishes from the pub garden and local producers. All dishes are paired carefully with recommended drinks. At the time of writing, mains include locally sourced lamb loin, rosemary potato cake, asparagus paired with Mt. Hector Pinot Noir; and Swaledale blue cheese with marinated beef rump, dauphinoise potatoes, broccoli, and treacle vinegar dressing paired with Gran Hacienda Carménère Reserva. Expect desserts such as cherry parfait almond brittle with almond ice cream, or chocolate pot with salted caramel brownie.

You can eat in the restaurant or bar, where the decor – like the menus – combines traditional with modern. Dogs are welcome in defined areas.

Before ordering, why not enjoy a cocktail, designed to bring your taste buds to life before you eat? A favourite is the Yorkshire bellini, created from Yorkshire rhubarb and adapted from the Italian peach and prosecco favourite by taking a deliciously crisp English pink fizz, homemade Yorkshire rhubarb syrup, and fresh lemon juice.

The pub holds several special events each month including a regular wine club, informally tutored, with a six-course tasting menu with wines.

Since opening, The Queen O’ T’ Owd Thatch has won a number of accolades, including runner-up in the Yorkshire Evening Post’s 2015 Oliver Awards for Best Lunch, and runner-up in The Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014 & 2015 for Best Sunday Lunch.

By Ann Fugler, Yorkshire editor

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101 High Street, South Milford, Yorkshire, LS25 5AQ
01977 685096

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  1. Avatar Gren coy says:

    Hi just wanted to say how wonderful the Thatch is . We went for Mother’s Day lunch this Sunday,it was fantastic. The atmosphere is great the staff are great. The food is amazing,I don’t know how they do it ,it’s fabulous and very reasonably priced . We had a lovely meal and my Son and Daughter-in-law are so lucky to have you as a local pub. Thanks to all the Staff .
    A very happy Gren Coy & Family

  2. Avatar AnnF says:

    The menus change here monthly, but the Sunday lunch remains my fav choice here for the past three years. Always a choice of roasts plus individual pots of vegetables in season, cauliflower cheese being tasty. The Yorkshire puddings are HUGE, never with a soggy bottom. A little jug of gravy always served on the side.
    Worth a visit if in the very south of North Yorkshire or looking for a break just off the A1/M62 corridor.


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