I learned about this pub from a friend. I had no idea we have a 500+ years old pub at an hour drive so we had to visit it. Although we don’t go often to pubs, we enjoy a lot the old ones. We have a very nice one in the Wirral, from the 17th century , I’ll have to take some pictures next time we go there.
The Thatch was built around 1450 by the Tollemache Family. The pub was damaged by the fire of Nantwich and it was rebuild with donations made by HM Queen Elisabeth I, in 1584. The queen aided the people of Nantwich also, I’ve seen on town plaques on different buildings.
We’ve visited again Nantwich, a small town at less than 1 hour drive from us. We’ve discovered this old SPA-town last year. Before having a stroll in the town, we’ve been to the man-made lake to feed the swans, pictures here.
I like this town a lot and I do think it’s charming even when the streets are empty.
Near the coffee shop it’s Crown Hotel. I’ve seen on their website that this hotel was damaged in a the fire mentioned earlier and it was rebuilt in 1584 with founds given by HM Queen Elisabeth I, like the pub.
We’ve stopped for an early dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, Casa Brasserie, and I was impressed with the quality of the food and service. I didn’t have high expectations as the prices are less than I would have expected considering it’s in the middle of the town and it’s situated in a Grade II listed building with lots of character.
I had Conchiglie, a vegetarian dish with pan fried veggies. I was happy that the dish wasn’t too oily, the pasta was cooked beautifully, al dente. Hubby had lasagne and was very happy with his dish too.
We skipped the dessert as we rarely eat more than 1 dish/meal. It’s something we got used to in the recent years. I’m sure the desserts would have been lovely.