All posts tagged: South Milford

Giddy Goose at the ‘Thack

The Queen o’ t’ owd Thatch, South Milford, is a place on my radar PURELY because it’s my local, does the best food on plates…puts drinks in hand and smiles on faces..and has become the hub of my social life in this delightful North Yorkshire village. I go as often as I can, not just because Annie runs the brilliant book club, but Kirsty the chef changes the menu monthly and Adam knows just how to brew a pot of green tea for me, and every Thursday all cocktails are 2 for 1. And how better to catch up with a dear friend on menu changing day and give Kirsty some eagerly awaited feedback. My choice for starter was potted seafood, with spiced butter and farmhouse toast – I hear that the winkles took some patient extracting from their tiny shells, but they were delicious when potted in butter! For mains I had duck breast and nugget, with butternut squash and damson sauce, a really clever and tasty combination. And I did have a sip …

The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch – best Sunday Lunch according to the Observer

The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch – an unusual name for a pub, but this is now my local in South Milford, and also meeting place for our book club. The ‘Thatch’, as known to the local villagers, was renovated and reopened just over a year ago by ‘a chef, a gardener and a bartender’ who showed a passion for excellent food and drink – and they do that and more! They have achieved so much in their first year by being Highly Commended as Dining Pub of the Year at the Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards 2014. And they are now runners up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014 for best Sunday lunch, so I just had to return on Sunday. I was welcomed warmly as usual by Adam, and although it was actually early evening it was filled with other hungry diners. Two courses for £16.50 – I could not resist my first pre-Christmas menu choice of local roast turkey, roast potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, large Yorkshire pudding, and the side dishes …