The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch
101 High Street, South Milford, LS25 5AQ
Located in the charming village of South Milford, The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch – known locally as The Thack – offers the best of both worlds: a classic country pub in a peaceful setting, less than half an hour’s drive from the city of Leeds. Popular with locals who enjoy the fantastic selection of ale, beer, wine and cocktails, this pub is also ideal for those looking for a great meal and a brief escape from city life. The staff are renowned for their hospitality and eagerly welcome guests of all ages, as well as their four-legged friends. Run by a chef and a gardener, The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch was founded on a dedication to fantastic, full flavours and quality ingredients. Indeed, some of the produce used in the kitchen has even been home-grown, while the beef comes from local family-owned butchers. The seasonal menus pay homage to their founders’ passions, with a collection of innovative plates on offer alongside more traditional dishes. By refreshing the food selection regularly, the chefs ensure that meals are always exciting and use the best seasonal ingredients possible. The homemade snacks are ideal for enjoying with a drink. However, if you’re stopping by for lunch or dinner, be sure not to skip the starters. These typically include a range of indulgent and light plates, from a crispy duck egg with treacle and Port dressing to Daiquiri-cured salmon. Next, the chef’s menu of pub classics incorporates a fantastic variety of meat, fish and vegetarian options. The butcher’s steak comes in a choice of two sizes to suit all appetites and the pheasant stuffed with chestnut and cranberry stuffing is a truly indulgent choice. Meanwhile, the fish and chips is a tasty, reliable British classic and the pollock with brown shrimps is perfectly delicate and flaky. For veggies, dishes such as the kidney bean and sweet potato burger and celeriac steak with onion bhaji make for an equally delicious meal, showcasing the chef’s culinary creativity. As the 2018 winner of the Observer Food Monthly award for the best Sunday lunch, the QOTT also boasts an exceptional roast offering at the weekend. Be sure to check The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch’s website for a list of upcoming events, including cocktail masterclasses and cheese and wine evenings.