Measure a roof’s worth by the quality of its thatch;
A friendship by the strength of its hands;
A love by the size of its heart;
And a family by the depth of its loyalty.
Thatch can be defined as any vegetation used to roof a structure. The vegetation is gathered, bundled and secured to the framework on top of a building. Thatch functions both as a shingle and an underlayment; very rarely is there anything beyond simple framework between the thatch and the inside of the structure.
European thatch dates back to before the Middle Ages, when the first small, permanent villages were established. Today, thatch is generally acknowledged for its visual appeal and as a way to add a historic or whimsical touch to a home. While it does impart a storybook quality to many structures, thatch also retains practical aspects of its past.
Designed with a traditional thatched roof reminiscent of old Irish homes, Thatcher McGhee’s first opened its doors in Pompton Lakes, NJ in 2006 and raised a new roof in Denville, NJ in 2012. An eclectic blend of new and old, Thatcher’s is a place for friends to catch up, families to share a meal and celebrations to be had. Whether you’re enjoying a Taste of Ireland in the comfort of the traditional thatched roof Irish cottage, or some American fare in the bar or dining room, Thatcher McGhee’s takes pride in the privilege to be part of your lives whether this is your first visit or you’re a regular part of the shenanigans, Thatchers invites you to create new memories while having a comforting meal or a refreshing pint!
The newest member of the Thatcher McGhee’s family at 31 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ opened in the summer of 2015. Fairfield will off the same great experience that people have enjoyed in the other two locations. In addition to what you’ve come to love at Thatcher’s, our Fairfield location has a 1,000 square foot private banquet space available for booking every day of the week.
Each of the Thatchers restaurants has it all when it comes to watching the big game; listening to music, whether on the jukebox or live; or just enjoying the beer list and never ending catalog of cocktails while chatting with friends.
If it’s food you’re after, there are many delicious treats. From authentic Irish Cuisine to our eclectic weekly specials you’ll enjoy everything Thatcher McGhee’s has to offer your palate.
Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you soon!
And remember, If you can’t come in…smile as you pass!