The Thatch

4.6
827 reviews
£26 to £40
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
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 827 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlistairM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service with happy staff. Food was great as usual. Well planned and COVID safe. No worries about going there again.

The Thatch
Responded on 26 December 2020

Glad you enjoyed Alistair. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. Hope to see you again in the new year.

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Teej
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Definitely would recommend this restaurant

The Thatch
Responded on 23 December 2020

Thanks for this Teej. Hope we can welcome you back again.

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AntonW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, 1st visit here we will be back for sure.

The Thatch
Responded on 23 December 2020

We are so pleased you enjoyed your first visit Anton and shall look forward to welcoming you back again. Do sign up to our mailing list, to hear all the news first.

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Ashley
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food very good quality ingredients beautifully cooked. Very good service, quick and polite.

The Thatch
Responded on 23 December 2020

Great to hear you enjoyed Ashley and hope we can welcome you back again

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vipPhilw79
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal again

The Thatch
Responded on 14 December 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars and for your loyalty! We hope you signed up to our mailing list to hear about all our exciting plans for 2021!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great outdoor setting with effective heater, Christmas hats and blankets v nice touch
Food all delicious, service v friendly and efficient
Only downside is cost - quite pricey for veggie food

The Thatch
Responded on 14 December 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars, and the great feedback. We hope to see you again soon

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Bacchus
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An enjoyable meal with my husband.
Good service and choice on the menu.

The Thatch
Responded on 14 December 2020

Thank you for your review- its good to be able to look after couples on date nights again! We hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and experience was outstanding. Throughout the both of extremely difficult post lockdown periods, the staff have gone above and beyond to ensure that diners feel safe, but not at the expense of being able to enjoy a great atmosphere and fantastic food.

The Thatch
Responded on 7 December 2020

Thank you for such lovely feedback, we really appreciate it, particularly during these challenging times. Thank you for your continued support - it's great to be back open and welcoming our guests - we have missed you all. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MarleneG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit but we will be back. Overall a lovely evening.

The Thatch
Responded on 6 December 2020

It's great to hear you enjoyed your first visit and would choose to dine with us again. We shall look forward to welcoming you.

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MartinD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas dinner - good portion size and perfect roast potatoes.

The Thatch
Responded on 6 December 2020

Glad you enjoyed Christmas Dinner with us and hope we can welcome you back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we couldn’t have been treated better. Fantastic service and food in a completely Covid safe environment. Can’t wait to go back.
Thanks to all involved.

The Thatch
Responded on 5 December 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback, we really appreciate it. We are so pleased that you enjoyed and felt safe with us in these challenging times. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again.

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vipSteveD
Bedfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten here twice now and both times were very good. Friendly efficient service, good menu choice and excellent food. I had spiced Thai fish cakes, which were great and a very good burger and my wife had the special haddock dish, equally as good if not better. We’ve just moved to the area and would become a regular if not for this crazy lockdown. See you again when we are allowed.

The Thatch
Responded on 6 November 2020

Welcome to the area and thanks for visiting, it's great to hear you enjoyed. We shall look forward to welcoming you again after lockdown. Don't forget to visit our website to join our mailing list and be the first to hear of upcoming news and events.

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vipBarryC
Buckinghamshire
35 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. Thanks.

The Thatch
Responded on 4 November 2020

Glad you enjoyed Barry

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sarahe
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely lunch with 2 friends at The Thatch. It felt Covid safe, it was warm and inviting on a cold October day. Service with a smile, nicely decorated interior and importantly well cooked and presented food from a varied menu. I'd recommend it for lunch, I've not been for dinner.

The Thatch
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks for the recommendation, we are so pleased to hear you all enjoyed and hope we can welcome you back again.

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Clara
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning on an invitation after a very disappointing end of September meal, The Thatch came up trumps with everything last Saturday for our Halloween lunch meal. The sanitory and spacing measures, the amazing food with great variety of tentalising dishes, the indoor big restaurant room sunny atmosphere, the very attentive service really made our Celebration Meal a very happy memorable occasion. Thank you so much.

The Thatch
Responded on 4 November 2020

This is great news Clara, we are so pleased that your return visit was enjoyed. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to show you what we are really all about. We do hope we can welcome you back again after lockdown.

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vipstevep
London
17 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service

The Thatch
Responded on 4 November 2020

Glad you enjoyed Steve.

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AndyS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always get a great welcome at The Thatch.
Service and food were excellent.
We felt very safe in these challenging times.
We’ll be back soon.

The Thatch
Responded on 4 November 2020

Thanks for the great feedback Andy, we are so pleased you enjoy your visits. We shall look forward to seeing you again after lockdown.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food we ordered from the small plates and off the specials board and then finished with the Tarte Tartin (which was gorgeous.) and the cheeseboard. Excellent staff who really made our evening that extra bit special. Can’t wait to come back

The Thatch
Responded on 24 October 2020

Glad you enjoyed your evening - we shall look forward to welcoming you back

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely surroundings and ambience. Great service, friendly and informative. Food was delicious, only slight criticism would be that the leeks were slightly underdone & a bit difficult to eat. Other than that, all 3 courses were very tasty & nicely presented. Would definitely go back for more!

The Thatch
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thanks for your feedback. Apologies about the leeks, you should have mentioned this to the team, they would have been happy to replace them, but we are glad that overall you enjoyed lunch with us and will be back. We shall look forward to welcoming you again.

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NiamhW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service, parking a little difficult but would not stop a return

The Thatch
Responded on 10 October 2020

Great to hear you will be back, we shall look forward to welcoming you.

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ClaireG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Thatch is a charming traditional pub, with lovely staff and good food.

The Thatch
Responded on 9 October 2020

Thanks Claire- we love it too! Hope to see you again soon

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vipBarryC
Buckinghamshire
35 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience

Fantastic Beef Bourginon

Great Service

Thank you

The Thatch
Responded on 5 October 2020

So glad you enjoyed, great to see you and hope to see you again soon

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CarolineR
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Disappointed, not up to usual standards we usually experience at The Thatch. Food was not very warm, potatoes had been reheated (not very successfully). However they did immediately replace our food when we told them we weren’t happy with the temperature. Must have been an off day! The service was excellent and our server was lovely

The Thatch
Responded on 7 October 2020

We are sorry to hear everything wasn't up to our usual high standards that you have come to expect Caroline but good to hear the team helped put things right on the day. Please do forgive our off day and rest assured that we will continue to strive to the best. Do hope we can welcome you back again.

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vipMarionR
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, & atmosphere!

The Thatch
Responded on 3 October 2020

Glad you enjoyed Marion. Hope to see you again.

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AndyS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. We love The Thatch.

The Thatch
Responded on 29 September 2020

Glad you love us Andy, Thanks for your support, it means a lot. Hope to see you again soon

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vipVictoria
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful service and a good lunch in these challenging times. Well done team.

The Thatch
Responded on 25 September 2020

Thanks for this Victoria, we really appreciate it. It's great to hear you enjoyed and do hope we can welcome you back again soon

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CliveD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As per usual an amazing ambiance and lovely meal, even if one of our guests was not happy with her vegetables! The rest of us were really delighted with everything. Great service from Lauren and John and really enjoyed being with you again.
Hope we can see a resumption of the "Friends of the Thatch" card soon so I can afford to come and visit you more often!!
Best wishes,
Clive

The Thatch
Responded on 21 September 2020

Thanks for the great feedback Clive. It's great to hear you all enjoyed and that Lauren and John looked after you so well. Thanks for your continued support. Do keep an eye on our newsletters and social posts for news of upcoming offers and may be in the future a return or of our Friends of Thatch card.

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Clara
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I booked especially to sample their autumnal Beef Wellington only served from mid-September each year Fridays to Sundays and am pleased I did because it was delicious but I had to wait over 30 minutes for my main course despite the fact I didn't order any starter only a mocktail to wait for my dish. But I was brought the wrong drink which upon my insistence got finally changed to my Lime Cranberry Fizz as I was finishing eating. I also noticed none of he staff members were equipped with mask or else nor were any other measure of table distancing or other protection but a bottle of sanitizer at the entrance and at the bar were visible. After having sat at my outside table for 75minutes I gather I wouldn't be able to get a dessert in time within the 90mns of my booking therefore I asked for my bill, paid contactlessly and said my thanks. Since early August, I ate at 5 different restaurants but this was the one where I felt the less Covid-19 safe. The food quality was superb but the slow service and incorrect order taking have let this restaurant down on this occasion on top of my ill at ease.

The Thatch
Responded on 21 September 2020

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed following your recent visit. We are following all government guidelines and continue to learn and adjust as required. We would love to pick this up with your direct, please do contact us at reservations@peachpubscom with details of your visit. We value all feedback.

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vipRozD
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night

The Thatch
Responded on 18 September 2020

Glad you had a good night and hope to see you soon.

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MichaelH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat outside - it was a lovely day and the place was busy (but social distanced).
We ordered snacks followed by starters but they both came at the same time - that was the only blip.
Service was great, as was the food.
Always a nice place to visit

The Thatch
Responded on 13 September 2020

Thanks for visiting and your feedback, apologies for the error on food service, but glad you enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday Roast, excellent service, very friendly staff, great decor, thoroughly recommend 😀

The Thatch
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thanks for the great feedback, so glad you loved our Sunday Roast and you would recommend us to others - hope to see you again soon.

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Mallorca1
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved it. I'm moving to Thame shortly for a complete lifestyle change and The Thatch was recommend - it didn't disappoint. My party of six for lunch were warmly welcomed. The lunch menu offered something for everyone without being overwhelming, our waitress was able to answer all our questions about the menu (always a good sign). We all ate something different and the food was excellent. I look forward to returning as a 'local'.

The Thatch
Responded on 30 August 2020

Fantastic news- thank you for the lovely review and welcome to Thame! We do hope see you again.

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EricM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Dover Sole was excellent, perfectly cooked and easy to debone. The chips were also excellent. The Eton Mess (Peach Melba) gave me enough carbohydrates to last for some days!! It too, was excellent. I did not look at the wine list as I had my usual glass of Chardonnay!

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vipBarryC
Buckinghamshire
35 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Thanks

The Thatch
Responded on 28 August 2020

Thanks so much Barry!

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JemmaN
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a nice meal but not worth the money in my opinion.

The Thatch
Responded on 23 August 2020

On no Jemma, sorry to hear that. We have had to put our prices up as our suppliers are now charging more for free range, sustainable and ethical produce. We only serve the good stuff in our pubs. We will be having a lunch promotion on soon- so keep an eye out on our website to see if we can tempt you back

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LauraB1983
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We took advantage of the the EOTHO offer at The Thatch so enjoyed lunch with 50% off!

We were initially a bit worried about the service; the young waitress was clearly inexperienced, struggling to read the Specials board to us, but a more senior member of FOH staff supported her ably.
The August lunch menu had plenty of choice; we liked the inclusion of small plates as well as starters. We all enjoyed what we ate.
All in all, we would certainly go back - even at full price!

The Thatch
Responded on 23 August 2020

Thanks Laura for your feedback, we are so glad you had a good time. We find training on the job the best way for the team to learn- although we don't test our team out on the guests. Good to hear she had support. Sign up to our newsletter and you will hear of our offers and promotions , we do plan to have a lunch promotion on soon.

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Chip
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We were really disappointed, especially as it was a special 30th birthday dinner. The main courses were all fine but a bit average. But the 'fresh' bread was dry, the Gorgonzola starters didn't taste at all of Gorgonzola, the Peach melba had never seen a raspberry and the coffees were barely warm. We've always enjoyed going to the Thatch, but now are reluctant to return.

The Thatch
Responded on 18 August 2020

Oh no! This doesn't sound like us at all- I think we were having a bad day. Will you give us another chance? Perhaps email us at reservations@peachpubs.comso we can chat a bit further and entice you back?

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vipMattB
London
299 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outside seating area
Great service and food.

The Thatch
Responded on 29 September 2020

Thanks Matt

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PhilipB
Oxford
5 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 on 8 August 2020

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

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vipMattB
London
299 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outside seating area
Great service and food.

The Thatch
Responded on 29 September 2020

Glad you like dour outside dining area -it's a great spot. See you again soon.

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FAQs

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

The Thatch is rated 4.6 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.