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The Thatch, Thame, Oxfordshire

The Thatch

4.7
4.7
724 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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Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 10:00–23:30 Sun 10:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01844 214340

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    James Durrant

  • Private party facilities

    The Red Room is our quaint Private Dining room, perfectly suited for up to 14 guests. Intimate dining at it's finest. Our open fire snug provides a warming space for your nearest and dearest or the ideal place to meet with your team.

  • Area

    Thame

  • Parking Details

    Rear car park. Parking available on main road in front of the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Bus to Oxford / Aylesbury from out side the Pub. Nearest railway station is Haddenham and Thame.

  • Entertainment

    Regular local acoustic acts in the Bar on Sunday Evenings

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 724 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Brunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Healthy

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Lunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Romance

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Special Occasions

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    British

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal. Great unusual choice of specials!

    The ThatchResponded on 19 May 2022

    Thank you so much, we hope to see you again soon!

  2. FL

    FionaL

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly helpful staff and good food made our birthday evening special.

    The ThatchResponded on 15 May 2022

    Thank you for the brilliant review. We are so glad we made your birthday extra special, thank you for choosing to spend it with us. We hope to welcome you back very soon.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and excellent service, as always.

    The ThatchResponded on 15 May 2022

    Thank you for the wonderful review and kind comments, we hope to welcome you back soon.

  4. RB

    RichardB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch in the garden. Great place to go when the sun is shining, just remember to book ahead. I heartily recommend the Orzo risotto BTW!

    The ThatchResponded on 8 May 2022

    Thank you so much Richard, we hope to see you basking in the sun again soon!

  5. k

    karend

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fabulous food! Recommend if you are in Thame ……. 2 glasses of sauv blanc,olives,bottle of Rioja,kidneys,cheese soufflé,pork chop and pork cheeks £102 and worth every penny 👍🏼

    The ThatchResponded on 1 May 2022

    Thank you for choosing to join us Karen, we are thrilled you had an enjoyable visit!

  6. SW

    SeanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The staff were friendly and attentive. The Chateaubriand was amazing! As was my starter. The wine list was fitting and not too expensive! Very enjoyable evening with a client.

    The ThatchResponded on 26 April 2022

    Thank you so much Sean we would love to welcome you back again soon!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time for brunch at The Thatch and it was fab. It was my friends first time there and she will definitely go back👍🏼

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another Fab Sunday Lunch 😻

    The ThatchResponded on 30 April 2022

    Thank you so much!

  9. BC

    BarryC

    Buckinghamshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice new menu. Food as usual to a very high standard. Great posh fish and chips. Thanks to all regarding allergies Good training of new staff We will be back

    The ThatchResponded on 17 April 2022

    Thank you so much Barry from all of us here at The Thatch, please come and see us again soon!

  10. IT

    IvanT

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Meeting up with friends - comfortable table and noise levels reasonable in area we were seated. Pleasant service but the food was very disappointing. Undercooked squid, minced crab overpowered by crumpet base for starters and then overcooked sea bream with overwhelmingly tangy tomatoes in vinegar. Dessert and cheese were ordinary. Coffee was OK. Price expensive for what we were served. Plus the lavatory in gents toilet did not flush. Not recommended

    The ThatchResponded on 9 April 2022

    Ivan thank you for your feedback. Its good to hear the team were great but we are sorry the meals were not quite right. Please contact reservations@peachpubs.co m with your review so we can chat further

  11. l

    lindan

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were given the option of choosing where to sit. Service was efficient but not rushed. Tables set do doesn’t feel overcrowded. Food was lovely.

    The ThatchResponded on 3 April 2022

    Oh Lindan this is wonderful to read, we are so pleased that you had a wonderful visit! Please come and see us again soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly lovey experience, as usual. We had the place practically to ourselves. The service was attentive but in no way over bearing. Food was exquisite - soufflé and ham hock terrine, beef short ribs and lemon sole and then Eton mess and lemon meringue pie to finish. Couldn’t recommend more highly.

    The ThatchResponded on 25 March 2022

    This is a fab combination, we are so pleased you had such an enjoyable visit! See you again soon.

  13. H

    Holfiepops

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Blown away by the delicious food at The Thatch. Friendly, charming service too. Will have to come back!

    The ThatchResponded on 22 March 2022

    We are so pleased you were blown away! ( in a good way ) We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I regularly meet a friend at The Thatch, and we especially enjoy Brunch here. The atmosphere is perfect for chilling and chatting. The staff are attentive, but not intrusive; the perfect balance.

    The ThatchResponded on 17 March 2022

    Oh this is wonderful to hear, you and your friend are always welcome here! We would love to see you again soon.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, delicious food. Will definitely be dining there again.

    The ThatchResponded on 13 March 2022

    Thank you so much, we are looking forward to welcoming you back!

  16. MD

    MartinD

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent mussels for starter and superb chateaubriand main with a bottle of English sparkling. White chocolate cheesecake desert to finish. Superb service, great ambiance.

    The ThatchResponded on 11 March 2022

    What a great combination Martin! We are so pleased you had such a great visit.

  17. LT

    LiamT

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great and were accommodating / resolved error really well. Lovely.meal

    The ThatchResponded on 10 March 2022

    Thanks for your kind review Liam, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  18. BC

    BarryC

    Buckinghamshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They had chateaubriand on the menu for sharing which was excellent. Service was first class. Lemon Meringue was to die for Thank you Compliments to the chef.

    The ThatchResponded on 6 March 2022

    Thanks for a great review!

  19. MB

    MattB

    London

    316 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    316 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the Thatch meets your expectations in terms of excellent friendly and attentive service coupled with fantastic food and a lovely atmosphere. The posh fish & chips were excellent and the rump steak succulent and full of flavour.

    The ThatchResponded on 5 March 2022

    Matt thanks for taking the time to share your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and the team, atmosphere and food had all exceeded your expectations.

  20. MB

    MattB

    London

    316 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    316 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The welcome, food and service were as always warm and prefect. Great steaks and roasts. A personal welcome from the manager. A firm favourite with all the family.

    The ThatchResponded on 2 March 2022

    You are very welcome Matt, it is great to hear the family had such an enjoyable visit! We hope to see you all again soon.

  21. MD

    MartinD

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent specials menu, exquisite starter and great value main course. Great service and lovely ambiance.

    The ThatchResponded on 25 February 2022

    Thanks for such a positive review Martin! We are so pleased you had such an enjoyable visit!

  22. NT

    NigelT

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very welcoming, attentive with excellent food and drink

    The ThatchResponded on 24 February 2022

    Thanks for the 4 stars and great comments Nigel!

  23. MD

    MartinD

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A warm welcome and a cosy table for two. Fantastic new menu and a packed specials board. First class food and presentation. Lovely staff and great service.

    The ThatchResponded on 19 February 2022

    Thank you for such a wonderful review Martin, we hope to see you again soon.

  24. D

    Daisy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food, and good choice. Friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere.

    The ThatchResponded on 19 February 2022

    Thanks for such a great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the team and the food, we hope to see you again soon.

  25. DM

    DanMac

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was friendly, accommodating and all round excellent. They are the perfect mix of informal, creating a very comfortable environment, and professional. The food is also fantastic and great value for money. We are already looking forward to going again and introducing the pub to friends.

    The ThatchResponded on 17 February 2022

    WOW Dan! Thank you so much for this smashing review, we are so pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable visit! We cant wait to see you again soon!

  26. BC

    BarryC

    Buckinghamshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came with a friend from Canada who is allergic to garlic and onions. To say that the staff were excellent in adjusting dishes to suit was fantastic. All the staff were professional and gave us the time we needed This place is not to be missed. Nothing is too much trouble for them. We must have given the chefs a huge challenge that night. However, as normal they coped very well Thanks to all

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and lovely environment 10/10

    The ThatchResponded on 1 February 2022

    Thanks for the 5 stars anon!

  28. TR

    TraceyR

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    When we got there we were asked to wait as table not ready but instead of being shown into a warmer area we we left in the bar area where the garden door was being constant opener a owed so we're very cold.Not offered water for table..Scallop were lovely although for 13.00 only had 3 !!!!! Everything else was fine and will return

    The ThatchResponded on 24 January 2022

    We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit. We pride ourselves on our high standards of food and service so it saddens us to hear we didn't get it right on this occasion. We would really like to chat with you further about your visit, please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m, so that we can pick this up with you directly.

  29. DC

    DawnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The waiting staff and bar staff are always so friendly and work hard to make the dining experience a good one. I have eaten many times here in the last 6 months and it never dissapoints. The menu is interesting with many different well thought out choices. I love that the food arrives piping hot on lovely hot stoneware plates. (hate the cold and cold food) The menu changes often to keep up to date of food in season and is locally sourced. There is a more modern side and an older side to the restaurant depending on who you want to dine with. My favourite place to go. My menu choice as of today is the monkfish on spinach and spiced aubergine, the pheasant terrine is also amazing as is the triple cooked chip. So many other restaurants get the basics wrong that it spoils the experience before you even start. The thatch have got it right and no I don't work for them !!!! They also have a lovely courtyard dining area with a canopy and outdoor heater, great for a cold morsel like me.

    The ThatchResponded on 20 January 2022

    WOW! Thank you Dawn, we are over whelmed to read such kind words on your visit! We are so happy you enjoy our visions and only hope we can keep this up forever more.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Recognised & greeted by very friendly & efficient staff. Drink order taken and delivered very quickly. We love to have a break between course which the team are very happy to accommodate. We have a dog and it’s brilliant to have a nice place to eat with great food. When the weather is a little warmer, the outdoor space is wonderful. We shall be returning time and time again!

    The ThatchResponded on 17 January 2022

    What a fab review! Thank you so much, we can not wait to welcome you and the dog back again soon!

  31. A

    Ashley

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service very quick but not rushed. The food was delicious and excellent quality

    The ThatchResponded on 8 January 2022

    Thank you for a wonderful review Ashley, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed the team and food on your visit!

  32. DL

    DLaw

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely friendly staff Knowledgeable and responsive

    The ThatchResponded on 1 January 2022

    This is a very kind review and we are smiling ear to ear reading your wonderful words regarding the team and your experience with us

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, great service will definitely come again!

    The ThatchResponded on 24 December 2021

    Wonderful news, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  34. RP

    RabP

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as usual. Will be back soon.

    The ThatchResponded on 22 December 2021

    Thank you for such kind words and a wonderful review.

  35. MD

    MartinD

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’re loving the Christmas menu. Great service, beautifully presented food and fine wines.

    The ThatchResponded on 15 December 2021

    Thank you for such lovely words and kind review Martin.

  36. FL

    FionaL

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening. The food was great and the service excellent as usual!

    The ThatchResponded on 13 December 2021

    Thanks so much Fiona for such a wonderful review on the food and service! the team will be over the moon with such kind comments, Thank you!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant meal and drinks as always. One of my favourite places to eat and the staff are brilliant. Good job guys!

    The ThatchResponded on 10 December 2021

    Thank you so much for a wonderful review!

  38. R

    joanR

    Cumbria

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Thatch is always reliable to serve great good and wine with a smile. A good selection of small plates and nibbles to choose from.

    The ThatchResponded on 10 December 2021

    Thank you so much Joan! we are so glad you enjoy your visits and our small plates!

  39. MD

    MartinD

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wow - that Duck is something else! Looking forward to the new menu too.

    The ThatchResponded on 25 November 2021

    Martin thank you so much! we can not wait for you to try our new menu!

  40. PJ

    PennyJ

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and environment and really friendly staff. Love eating at The Thatch

    The ThatchResponded on 20 November 2021

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review Penny!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Thatch is rated 4.7 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 20 times today
Google Map for The Thatch

29-30 Lower High Street Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2AA

Additional information

  • Area

    Thame

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 10:00–23:30 Sun 10:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Rear car park. Parking available on main road in front of the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Bus to Oxford / Aylesbury from out side the Pub. Nearest railway station is Haddenham and Thame.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    James Durrant

  • Entertainment

    Regular local acoustic acts in the Bar on Sunday Evenings

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01844 214340

  • Private party facilities

    The Red Room is our quaint Private Dining room, perfectly suited for up to 14 guests. Intimate dining at it's finest. Our open fire snug provides a warming space for your nearest and dearest or the ideal place to meet with your team.

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