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We are a family run pub and restaurant on the edge of the Cotswolds between Stratford on Avon and Evesham. The Thatch, as it is known locally in the village, has chocolate box appeal and is full of character & charm. We are simply a place where people can meet to grab award winning coffee, eat a light lunch or more substantial dinner from our extensive menu, or have a drink in good company. You will always be made welcome with a warm smile.


Our Food

Bursting with flavour, our freshly prepared meals are made from the finest produce. Headed up by the well-known Lee McDonald and his team. They are passionate about food and cooking and have developed a menu that offers an exciting range of dishes to tantalise your taste buds.

From scrumptious Sunday roasts to Mediterranean mezzes and everything in between, our food is increasingly being recognised for its’ excellence, and cooking style, in Honeybourne and beyond. We guarantee that your meal will be well-prepared and the service honest and caring. We always try to say ‘yes’ to special requests if we can.

The only question is, what will you choose from our extensive menu?



The History

The Thatched Tavern is a thirteenth century building with supposed medieval roots. It’s located at the heart of ‘old’ Honeybourne, or to the locals, Cow Honeybourne. You will find it dominates this beautiful part of the village, located on the outskirts of the Cotswolds near Broadway, Mickleton, Willersey, Bretforton and close to the cultural town of Stratford-upon-Avon. As well as being on the cusp of the Cotswolds, the Thatched Tavern is in the perfect setting to relax after a long day walking, cycling, or exploring this historic area.

A listed property, the first record of the Thatched Tavern dates back to the thirteenth century, but some historians believe that there has been a building on the land since early medieval times. The Thatched Tavern was originally a row of three dwellings, before being turned into a public house during the late 16th/early 17th century.

The building's structure is historically prevalent due to it having a ‘cruck’ frame. A cruck or crook frame is a curved timber frame structure which depends on two or more A-frames which go from the top of the building down to the ground. The curve of the frame normally uses the natural shape of a tree. It is rare to see a cruck building, with only a few across the UK still in existence. You can clearly see it at the Thatch on its north end of the building.

In more recent times the Thatched Tavern could have been no more, with two fires occurring in the early 1900’s. The second fire, in the 1930s, was of grave concern to the area, calling out the horse-drawn fire brigade of Evesham. Firemen not only had to contend with a thatched roof but also a five-hundred-gallon petrol tank which was housed underground at the carriageway entrance.

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