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The Thatch

4.6
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787 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Welcome to The Thatch. This bar and restaurant is tucked cosily inside a beautiful 16th century half-timbered thatched cottage amid a row of charming historic houses right in the heart of Thame. Inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams, a cosy atmosphere and a warm welcome all await you. The Thatch offers Modern British-influenced, wholesome country food made with the freshest seasonal
ingredients. There are interesting wines from small vineyards and a choice of traditional ales always on tap. Perfect for relaxed lunches and special occasions. Private dining also available.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 787 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PhilipB
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building, lovely inside and with a very nice garden.
Food always top notch, service friendly, informal and efficient.
Music always non offensive, easy listening - no thud thud thud noises as in some places.
We always enjoy this pub and try to go 4/5 times per month.

The Thatch
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much Philip, were so pleased you enjoy visiting us and can't wait to see you again soon!

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GrahamW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Mains were very good but lemon posset could have been consumed through a straw!

The Thatch
Responded on 4 August 2020

We are sorry we didn't get everything right on this occasion and that there was a problem with the dessert, it's a shame you didn't let our team know on the day and they could have rectified it. I do hope this wouldn't deter you from visiting again though and that we get the opportunity to show you we can get it right.

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CarolineR
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to find lobster Thermidor on the menu - delicious as was the rest of the food. Good Covid 19 precautions in place, lots of space between tables and care taken over hand sanitisation etc, felt very safe

The Thatch
Responded on 4 August 2020

So glad you loved our Lobster, it's always a popular choice! It's available every Thursday,Friday and Saturday throughout August, should you fancy it again!We are so pleased that you not only enjoyed your food but that you felt safe with us too. We do hope we will see you again.

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MartinD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster was superb and service excellent.

The Thatch
Responded on 4 August 2020

So pleased you enjoyed the lobster, everyone loves it when we have it on our menu. We do hope we will see you again soon.

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Review
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great social distancing, still had good atmosphere. Felt safe and enjoyed ourselves.

The Thatch
Responded on 4 August 2020

So pleased that you felt safe and enjoyed the atmosphere, we do hope we can welcome you back again.

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JoannaB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It's OK, service should be a lot better, waitress spilled my drink on me and there wasn't much help in terms of wiping the table, she just gave me the blue roll and off I went!

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StephenH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

A lack of warmth from some staff but not all. Layout is good but our roast potatoes were hard.

The sister pub down the road is much better for service and value.

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vipBarryC
Buckinghamshire
32 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not often than we have 3 courses. The starter scotch egg was fantastic, the rib-eye steak was just perfect. And the bread and butter pudding well .... If you have not tried this place get down there now

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless evening from start to finish. Friendly and super efficient staff made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable in the new norm.

Food was superb as always and they went above and beyond to ensure it was a suitably special evening.

Couldn’t recommend highly enough!

The Thatch
Responded on 4 August 2020

We are so pleased that you felt safe and comfortable and enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the great feedback-it means a lot! We do hope we can welcome you back again soon.

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Marty
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our alfresco meal cost £50 per head but it was a birthday and we didn't hold back. Pleasant ambience in my favourite town. Spaced out and nicely positioned table which we much appreciated. Overall experience good.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal at The Thatch. We sat in the garden and really enjoyed the whole experience. Everyone was catered for and we felt very safe with their Covid procedures.

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JaneJ
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great reintroduction to dining out. Everyone worked hard to make our experience enjoyable.

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vipSimonB
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Used to go to the Thatch a lot as easy to walk into Thame and food and service were excellent. When restaurants reopened, the Thatch was our first choice to visit. Taking into account this was their first night opening, the excellent standard of service and food we'd previously experienced was lacking. I'd made a point of stating it was a birthday celebration and requested fizz to be ready as a surprise for my partner. This was missed, whereas it had happened before. New till process put in place meant waiting to be served Food was very expensive for what it was. Apart from the space between tables, no obvious special measures taken post Covid - no sanitiser, no masks, no gloves. Cramped toilets, even with a limit of 3 in the gents, it was more than crowded. Although we have loved the Thatch a lot, there are other restaurants in Thame we will now explore.

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vipSimonB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, lovely place, lovely service. Thank you!

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Daisy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wasn't over exited by the menu on this occasion. However its a favourite restaurant of mine and the food is always hot and tasty, served by friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great foodie place, great buzz & vibe but not a huge amount of space to move around in.
Tasty seasonal food. Friendly staff. Will definitely be going back.

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vipRozD
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience. Delicious food and lovely gastropub. Great service too. Highly recommend!

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vipBarryC
Buckinghamshire
32 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took some old friends from Canada who were both allergic to garlic and onions. Thanks Jon they were delighted with what you managed to produce, and your patience allowing them to change their order, whist they were eating their starter!!

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pub, lovely decor . Staff very friendly and spot on, food is amazing. I would highly recommend the the Thatch for any occasion . X

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GeoffA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not been before so was very pleasantly surprised. Pie was full and gravy was excellent. All guests had a lovely time.

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Mitch
Angus
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, excellent service in a wonderful atmosphere.

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vipSimonB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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Tigerruss
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

For Xmas Turkey dinner it was quite poor. Turkey dry, minute stuffing, little gravy etc etc. Meal was fine but not the usual level I have come to expect from the Thatch

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kenb
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my wife for a special birthday lunch last Wednesday 4th December and the whole experience was wonderful even said to the waitress I want to come back tomorrow. The salmon was lovely and the liver absolutely superb. One of the best meals I have had in the thatch which never lets us down having been a customer for special occasions since it opened .

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. Fair price.

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vipSimonB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food, friendly !

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LynneE
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Excellent staff, service and food. Very well worth a visit!

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vipBarryC
Buckinghamshire
32 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef Wellington was fantastic. Thanks

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vipBarryC
Buckinghamshire
32 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal here. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The restaurant was far too noisy. I asked for music to be turned down but did not happen. Would have preferred the front dining room but not given an option.

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davidm
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Lets not get carried away, its just food! Meals were O K but expensive. The only annoying thing was someone conducting what we took to be staff reviews on the next table. Next time do it somewhere else- we don't want to eat in your office.

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SamBr
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with outstanding service. Will be returning very soon.

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vipBarryC
Buckinghamshire
32 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks another fantastic meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, service and atmosphere. Could not recommend highly enough.

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vipBarryC
Buckinghamshire
32 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not been for a while due to illness. Same warning welcome. Food excellent. Thanks to Evelyn and all your team.

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Fmulla
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and lovely food! We would definitely visit again

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CarolineR
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal, a real treat to have Lobster Thermidor

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LJ123
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was nice and we had a table outside. Serve was ok, could have been a bit quicker. Nice location but a bit expensive for what it was.

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ChristineW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was at its normal excellence! We all had the halibut which was cooked to perfection. Will be back soon.

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CarolineR
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A long leisurely lunch with friends. All the people who served us were lovely, very friendly with excellent service

FAQs

The Thatch offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01844 214340.

The Thatch is rated 4.6 stars by 787 OpenTable diners.

The Thatch does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://peach-pubs.vouchercart.com/category/the-thatch-2719.

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