Saisunee and Alan Pettitt first opened their family business, the Thai Barn Restaurant, in Bradford on Avon on 22nd April 1998. Originally, the restaurant was located in Bridge Street, in the building where the town’s blacksmith used to ply his trade.
This historic building was refurbished and redecorated so that the Thai Barn could develop its own unique character and ambiance. Expert staff was recruited and a carefully chosen menu planned. Within the first year the good word spread and The Thai Barn became very well known; it had many rave reviews in newspapers and astonishing support from regular customers both locally and from surrounding areas.
Eleven years later, in 2009, the increasingly popular Thai Barn moved to St Margaret’s Street, where it has a more central position in the town and is nearer to two large parking areas. In this prime location, the restaurant has an increased floor capacity to provide a much more spacious dining experience and also has a secluded outdoor patio eating area designed to look like an oriental secret garden.
The original premises, which is still under our management, has become a more casual restaurant – The Orient Express.
©2010 Thai Barn Restaurant
Royal Thai cuisine, Bradford on Avon, near Bath, Wiltshire