On Tuesday I headed to The Old Thatch (near Wimborne) with Emma and Rachael from The Bournemouth Bloggers. The pub is relatively local to me, but I had never been there before. On first impressions I thought is looked beautiful. A traditional thatched country pub in a lovely community. The pub has a black and white Tudor effect, and the most beautiful hanging baskets, in full bloom. If you were driving past, it would definitely visually pull you in.
We were welcomed by the manager, and given the menus to look over. As well as their regular menu we were given a specials menu, and their Black Rock Grill menu. Their main menu offered the traditional pub grub, such as Hunters Chicken, and Fish and Chips. The other menus had a good variety of food on offer.
We all ordered three courses. The starters came out quickly, all hot and beautifully presented. I had the pork bites, which were very nice. Unfortunately the venue was very busy, so we did end up waiting nearly an hour for our mains to arrive. I ordered the Piri Piri Chicken Burger, and sadly the chicken was cold. When the staff did their check back, we did let them know and they did replace it. The new one did however take about 20 minutes to arrive by which time the table had finished their main meals. Everyone else’s food looked very good, in particular my sisters, She had a steak on a stone, which looked amazing!
The staff were attentive throughout our meal, checking in on us, and offering us more drinks. They all looked very presentable in branded aprons.
For desert I went for the Apple Crumble with custard. Such comfort food! I couldn't believe the portion size, very generous and great value for money. I did notice there were blackberry's in the crumble, this wasn't a listed ingredient on the menu. It was nice, but not the traditional crumble I know.
Overall we had a lovely evening, and were taken great care off. Everyone enjoyed their food, and some struggled to move they were so full! Thank you very much for having us!
The Old Thatch
285 Wimborne Rd, Wimborne , BH21 7NW
Tel: 01202 406779
(This was a gifted experience via Bournemouth Bloggers, however all of the above opinions are my own. The images belong to and me)
Hi! I am Katie... a new mum trying to balance life, work and a beautiful baby girl! I love to take photos, travel, write, make art, and spend time with my family! xx