Devon's Best Roast Dinners: The Thatched House

The good British roast dinner, is there anything better than sitting down to one on a Sunday? I have taken pride in my home cooked roasts for years, but sometimes it's nice to enjoy a roast that has been cooked by someone other than me!

Devon is full of wonderful restaurants offering carvery or plated roasts, with lots of fresh local produce. I have often had difficulty in finding where is best to go, so decided to start the hunt to find 'Devon's Best Roast Dinner'.

A little while ago I went on the search for 'Exeter's Best Breakfast', and crowned my very worthy winner, The Daisy Cafe. I scored each venue based on the food, service and atmosphere to crown my winner. I put a shutout on Social Media to hear some of my reader's recommendations, and set about the task of trying them all out- who said that blogging is hard work!

Devon's Best Roast Dinner: The Thatched House

What makes the 'perfect roast dinner' for me? 

Succulent meat, lots of fresh veggies, crispy roasted potatoes, thick meaty gravy and a perfect Yorkshire pudding/stuffing etc. It needs to have the correct balance between meat and vegetables, plenty of potatoes and enough gravy for every mouthful.

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Devon's Best Roast Dinner: The Thatched House

 Devon's Best Roast Dinner: The Thatched House

Devon's Best Roast Dinner: The Thatched House

The roast dinners that we have tested out so far have all been pre-plated. This was out first carvery to try out, so I was really excited.

I love being able to choose the things I want on my plate (which is usually everything!) The Thatched House is a really short walk away from where we live, so we were hopeful to find a new regular place to visit.

When we arrived we looked at the extensive gin and tonic menu, and got stuck straight in! I had a raspberry gin which was summary and refreshingly delicious.

When we went up for the carvery it was explained to us how all the meat is locally sourced, and some of the veg was grown in the local allotments! I love supporting local producers, and to hear just how local some of the produce was made it that much more enticing. 

Devon's Best Roast Dinner: The Thatched House

There was a great selection of vegetables, potatoes, stuffing, mini sausages gravy and sauces. 

Devon's Best Roast Dinner: The Thatched House

I chose to have turkey and beef for my meat, while my boyfriend went for lamb and turkey. The meat was truly so succulent that it almost melted in the mouth. I have always found that turkey can be hit and miss to eat out, but this was literal perfection.

Thanks to the fact we could choose our own items to put on the plate, I could have just as much gravy as I wanted. We we also told that we could go back up for any extra veggies or gravy we needed. 

Devon's Best Roast Dinner: The Thatched House

Devon's Best Roast Dinner: The Thatched House

The standard plate size was large, meaning I could pack loads onto my plate! Everything was to die for, with crispy roast potatoes,  perfectly cooked veg and a rich meaty gravy.

The Thatched House is definitely my new favourite carvery, and I am so happy we discovered how good it is.

Food ***** Atmosphere ***** Service *****

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