The Who’d A Thought It is currently not open in keeping with instruction from the government through this crucial time in the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are offering a to-order service to help supply ESSENTIAL items such as fresh fruit and veg and dry goods.
You can call the pub on 01672861813 before 6PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays to place orders to be delivered to the pub for collection between 3PM – 6PM the following day. Out of hours collections can be made by appointment for emergency service, essential staff and priority workers. Payment to be made over the phone, and priority will be given to those who are self-isolating or unable to leave home to collect from the pub – please make sure this information is made clear when ordering. In those cases we will coordinate with the Parish Council to facilitate delivery within Lockeridge, Fyfield and West Overton.
We ARE NOT offering a staple take away food service at this time, but will do so on an ad-hoc basis. The take away menu can be found below on this page for those occasions.
We want to urge everyone to follow government guidance in practicing social distancing measures to help with NHS response to this pandemic.
During these times it’s crucial that we all and come together and look out for each other. Be safe, be well.
- Alex, Ian and Vard,
The Who’d A Thought It team.
In early September, the “Who'd A Thought It” started another chapter in its long history, as father and son (or rather son and father!) Alex and Ian took over the tenancy. The Who'd A is at heart a traditional village pub, dating back to the eighteenth century. The visitor will not take long to determine the theme of the decor, which is firmly rooted in meat and its journey from hoof to table.
Alex has been a chef for a decade, mostly in this area, so knows where to get the best local food and how to prepare it and this is at the heart of his menus. The approach is to provide the sort of fare that customers expect at a pub, and at a reasonable price as well as to offer the slightly more adventurous diner something from the specials board which may tempt the palate. A children's menu contains cut down versions of the same, but with some time-honoured children's favourites added.
The menus change regularly to provide variety to the frequent diner and to take advantage of seasonal ingredients. Lunch offerings include soup and sandwiches and may include reduced portions of the evening menu on request.
Ian's background is IT, but he has run bars in the past and this is the fulfilment of a long-held idea that a pub would be a good retirement. His experience of pubs, though far from continuous, dates back to the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
Rounding out the family takeover is Alex's brother, Christopher. He also has experience in the pub trade over several years, and being a petrolhead will be delighted to discuss with you the finer points of high compression versus turbocharging or the procedure of a V8 top end rebuild!