Tavern’s food serving takes a Thai twist

Maxine Maragh with jerk chicken with rice and peas, at The Rock Tavern, Elland, which will serve caribean food
Maxine Maragh with jerk chicken with rice and peas, at The Rock Tavern, Elland, which will serve caribean food

The culinary experience at The Rock Tavern, Upper Edge, Rastrick, has taken a twist.

After long-serving landlady Maxine Maragh cooked and served Caribbean food from her native roots, she has decided to take a new direction and has welcomed kitchen franchise Bang Thai Dee to the pub.

Thai food will now be served from Wednesday through to Sunday from 5pm to 10.30pm to eat in or takeaway with delivery offered within a five mile radius.

They are a small company that was founded in 2013 by a group of Thai ladies who after spending years cooking for other employers decided to start their own firm.

Their ethos is to only use the finest cuts of British meat purchased fresh from a selection of local butchers and transform it into the finest of Thai dishes.

Bang Thai Dee was previously located at The Wellington pub in Elland but the girls fell in love with The Rock Tavern because of its atmosphere and after striking up a great relationship with landlady Maxine.

They can be found on the popular website Just Eat and also have reviews on Trip Advisor.

Maxine said: “The venture is going from strength to strength and they have had a fabulous reception from the regulars.”

Summer has arrived at The Old Mill on Wakefield Road. The newly refurbished re-opened public house, which suffered at the fate of the Boxing Day floods, has a superb menu of food and drink available to celebrate summer.

Rachel Bray and her team at Jeremy’s have another weekend of live music lined up starting on Friday night from 9.30pm with Creme Brulee. On Saturday evening, again from 9.30pm, they have The Googles on stage. On Sunday from 4pm they have In Echoes Acoustic.

The Millers Bar have some top live music on at the end of July when they welcome The Void. The band will be on stage July 30, from 8pm and will bring you the likes of the Kings of Leon and many more.

Matt Parkinson from The George says they have a big weekend coming up with Friday night karaoke hosted by DJ Derek and Saturday Night with DJ Thom. There will be live entertainment on Sunday from 6pm.

There will be a band on from 9pm at the Junction Inn, Rastrick on Saturday night, and after last Saturday’s fabulous rock ‘n rollers Z-List, when the customers were dancing in any space available, stand by for another great gig and open mic on Sunday from 4pm.