A few weeks ago I was kindly invited for dinner at a local gastro pub; The Old Thatched Inn
at Adstock, near Buckingham. One of the girls I work with raves about this lovely countryside pub, so I was really looking forward to visiting and trying out their seasonal menu.
I went along one weekday evening with my parents after spending the whole day on food rations so that we were really hungry for our meal! Although The Old Thatched Inn is technically a ‘pub’, it’s certainly not your average local pub. It offers real good quality, fine dining whilst keeping a casual, comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
The Old Thatched Inn at Adstock Review
When we arrived we were welcomed and we had a short wait in their lounge where we ordered our drinks and had a little look at the menu. We were then seated in their large conservatory room which was light and airy and beautifully furnished. Their menu is quite small but varied, and includes something for all tastes, ranging from classic home cooked food to slightly more unusual options.
For starters we decided to order a couple of things to share; the Appetiser Plate and the Goats Cheese Mousseline. The Appetiser Plate is the perfect way to start off a nice relaxing meal, and it included all of my favourite picnicy things! There was marinated olives with sun blushed tomatoes, a delicious caramelised onion hummus alongside a selection of breads, buffalo mozzarella (my favourite!) and a few slices of parma ham. This all went down a treat, and is ideal for sharing.
We also took a bit of a risk as I really wanted to try the Goats Cheese Mousseline. I am so glad I did! This is not something I would usually try but I was intrigued, and it was so delicious I would visit this pub again just to eat more of this! The goats cheese was so creamy, almost like a cream cheese, and it tasted just beautiful with the roasted beetroots, candied walnuts and garlic croutons. A real winner for me!
For our main courses we tried the braised blade of beef, which was extremely tender delicious meat and a very generous size portion. It was served with buttery creamed potateos, spring greens, braised carrot and topped off with a very tasty wild mushroom jus. Both my Mum and Dad ordered this and both said it was delicious.. top marks all round!
For myself, I tried the 10oz aged rib-eye steak. Again, the portion size was very large and I wasn’t left hungry! The meat was served with a roasted tomato, garlic mushrooms, chunky chips an a peppercorn sauce. I asked for my steak to be cooked medium-rare and it was cooked to perfection; pink on the inside, which is just how I like it!
After our mains we were pretty full up by this point, but I always have room for dessert! Their dessert menu really impressed me and we were spoilt for choice. In the end we opted for a strawberry pavlova and a cookie dough dessert. The pavlova was nice and simply and not over-fussy, which I always admire! It was a nice crispy meringue topped with strawberries and plenty of cream.. yummy! It was very light and fresh; perfect to end a warm summers evening dinner with.
I was also very keen to try the cookie dough dessert which was served with honeycomb ice cream and a splash of chocolate sauce. I managed to successfully eat this all up, as the cookie was nice and warm and gooey and the crunch from the honeycomb was just perfect! I thoroughly enjoyed this and was reluctant to share.
Overall we had a fantastic evening at The Old Thatched Inn and I will definitely be returning! It would be a lovely venue for a special occasion or a romantic evening out. I really enjoyed myself; the staff were very attentive and the food was freshly made and delicious! My photos don’t do it any justice!