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The Thatch, Thame, Oxfordshire

The Thatch

4.7
4.7
733 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 10:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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

What 733 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for Brunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely - even though we had not booked an outdoor table and there was no space when I called ahead - John managed to magic one up for us and we had a lovely cool evening !

    The ThatchResponded todayWe are very pleased you had an enjoyable visit with, and we appreciate your positive feedback, please come back and see us soon.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Single gin & tonic £10 Main course nothing special but £22 We won’t be going there again

    The ThatchResponded todayWe are sorry if you found our menu to be on the pricey side. We are proud of our food; we do take extra care to ensure we are sourcing top quality ingredients which can come at a slightly higher price point. We use artisan producers, ethically sourced, free range and sustainable produce where possible. Unfortunately, many of our suppliers have had to put their prices up, and as a result so have we. We regularly check our competitors and believe we are in line with them

  3. MB

    MollieB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed and good food. One of the best in the area. Not rushed either.

    The ThatchResponded on August 1, 2022We are very pleased you had an enjoyable visit with, and we appreciate your positive feedback, please come back and see us soon.

  4. H

    Hound

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    really excellent meal at The Thatch. Very pleasant ambience in the back room onto the garden, attentive polites staff, very reasonable hamburger, excellent latte. I very much enjoyed the experience and will come again..
  5. MR

    MarkR

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Main course burger was very disappointing. Meat hard and overcooked. Staff apologetic and deducted meat from bill. It was my birthday so was especially disappointing.
  6. L

    Linda

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Lovely pub and friendly efficient staff. Food nice and well presented.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really nice evening with very good service. Let us stay longer than our 2 hour slot until next group arrived. Food is quite expensive but very nice. The lamb Pave special was delicious

    The ThatchResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you for your wonderful review, we are thrilled you had such a nice evening with us and that your service was very good. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  8. MB

    MattB

    London

    319 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    319 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service from the management and staff at the Thatch. A firm favourite. Especially the excellent juicy and perfectly cooked steaks.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thatch is a regular haunt for meeting up with a friend, and we especially enjoy meeting for Brunch. We are always very well looked after by the friendly staff.

    The ThatchResponded on June 22, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars and your lovely comments!

  10. EH

    ElizabethH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal on Father's Day. We sat outside under the stretch tent and it was lovely, it got a little chilly at one point so we had the heaters on and then had to turn them off...very effective!

    The ThatchResponded on June 21, 2022Thanks so much Elizabeth! We are thrilled you had such an enjoyed special occasion and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

  11. KP

    KateP

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had an amazing chateaubriand steak to share! No kids' menu but instead they adapted some of the dishes for our 3-year-old, which was much better than the same old fish fingers. Sat outside in lovely paved courtyard. Very friendly and efficient service.

    The ThatchResponded on June 21, 2022Thanks for your kind words Kate, we understand and will always try adapt when we can! We hope to see you all again soon.

  12. DH

    DianeH

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant lunch. Staff friendly and helpful. Food delicious.

    The ThatchResponded on June 16, 2022Thank you for your lovely review Diane, we are so glad you enjoyed your lunch. We hope to welcome you back soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food good, a bit pricey but yummy.

    The ThatchResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you for the great review, we hope to welcome you back soon.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal. Great unusual choice of specials!

    The ThatchResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you so much, we hope to see you again soon!

  15. FL

    FionaL

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly helpful staff and good food made our birthday evening special.

    The ThatchResponded on May 15, 2022Thank 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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service, as always.

    The ThatchResponded on May 15, 2022Thank you for the wonderful review and kind comments, we hope to welcome you back soon.

  17. RB

    RichardB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 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 May 8, 2022Thank you so much Richard, we hope to see you basking in the sun again soon!

  18. k

    karend

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 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 May 1, 2022Thank you for choosing to join us Karen, we are thrilled you had an enjoyable visit!

  19. SW

    SeanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 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 April 26, 2022Thank you so much Sean we would love to welcome you back again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 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👍🏼
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another Fab Sunday Lunch 😻

    The ThatchResponded on April 30, 2022Thank you so much!

  22. BC

    BarryC

    Buckinghamshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 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 April 17, 2022Thank you so much Barry from all of us here at The Thatch, please come and see us again soon!

  23. IT

    IvanT

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 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 April 9, 2022Ivan 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

  24. l

    lindan

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 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 April 3, 2022Oh Lindan this is wonderful to read, we are so pleased that you had a wonderful visit! Please come and see us again soon.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 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 March 25, 2022This is a fab combination, we are so pleased you had such an enjoyable visit! See you again soon.

  26. H

    Holfiepops

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blown away by the delicious food at The Thatch. Friendly, charming service too. Will have to come back!

    The ThatchResponded on March 22, 2022We are so pleased you were blown away! ( in a good way ) We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 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 March 17, 2022Oh this is wonderful to hear, you and your friend are always welcome here! We would love to see you again soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food. Will definitely be dining there again.

    The ThatchResponded on March 13, 2022Thank you so much, we are looking forward to welcoming you back!

  29. MD

    MartinD

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 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 March 11, 2022What a great combination Martin! We are so pleased you had such a great visit.

  30. LT

    LiamT

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great and were accommodating / resolved error really well. Lovely.meal

    The ThatchResponded on March 10, 2022Thanks for your kind review Liam, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  31. BC

    BarryC

    Buckinghamshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 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 March 6, 2022Thanks for a great review!

  32. MB

    MattB

    London

    319 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    319 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 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 March 5, 2022Matt 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.

  33. MB

    MattB

    London

    319 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    319 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 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 March 2, 2022You are very welcome Matt, it is great to hear the family had such an enjoyable visit! We hope to see you all again soon.

  34. RB

    ReneeB

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and they have definitely upped their game of late. It is in fact my fav place to eat in Thame

    The ThatchResponded on June 22, 2022Thanks so much Renee, that is so kind! See you again soon.

  35. MD

    MartinD

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent specials menu, exquisite starter and great value main course. Great service and lovely ambiance.

    The ThatchResponded on February 25, 2022Thanks for such a positive review Martin! We are so pleased you had such an enjoyable visit!

  36. NT

    NigelT

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very welcoming, attentive with excellent food and drink

    The ThatchResponded on February 24, 2022Thanks for the 4 stars and great comments Nigel!

  37. MD

    MartinD

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 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 February 19, 2022Thank you for such a wonderful review Martin, we hope to see you again soon.

  38. D

    Daisy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, and good choice. Friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere.

    The ThatchResponded on February 19, 2022Thanks for such a great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the team and the food, we hope to see you again soon.

  39. DM

    DanMac

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 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 February 17, 2022WOW 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!

  40. BC

    BarryC

    Buckinghamshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 733 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Thatch

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Thame

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 10:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • 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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