The Thatch Inn

141 Bristol Road

01452 720687

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This is a very old Inn, originally built in the 14th Century and one of those classic black and white buildings.  I had selected it as the best place to stay at the end of the 4th day of the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride my son and I undertook at the end of May 2019.

I have to say that initially I was a little disappointed.  This is because I had imagined the property in a different setting.  I hadn’t imagined it on a busy main road.  This was compounded by having difficulty finding somewhere secure to store our tandem overnight.

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However, the stay then turned around for the good.  Our room was clean and comfortable with room to spread out kit out for re-organisation.  There was a plentiful supply of hot water coming out of the shower to refresh us after a long days slog.  The restaurant had a good selection for food that was well cooked and delicious (it was the first cooked evening meal we had on the trip and was a birthday treat for my son on his 15th Birthday). The beds were comfortable and the room was much quieter than I had at first thought it might be. And if I was holding on to any lingering disappointment it was dispelled when the staff presented my son with a box of chocolates for his birthday. (Although nothing to do with the review I would like it on record that he proceeded to eat them over the next three evenings without ever offering me a single one.  But I suppose they were his. Just saying.)

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Breakfast was excellent with a range of cereals and continental style options in addition to a good selection of cooked dishes.  The picture shows our ‘starters’ before the cooked food arrived.  Ignore my son’s expression, it really was good, he was already getting tired after 4 days of cycling and was just contemplating the 5th.

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