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“Average food, good service, better places nearby to eat”
Review of The Thatch

The Thatch
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Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Thame
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$39
Cuisines: Pub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Transit: Bus to Oxford / Aylesbury from out side the Pub. Nearest railway station is Haddenham and Thame.
Description: The Thatch is run by the award-winning Peach Pub Company. Founder, Lee Cash, was one of Raymond Blanc's inspectors on the TV show and, with co-founder Hamish Stoddart, was recently named in the Observer's Future 500 survey as one of the UK's Top 50 Talents in food. Peach's other Oxfordshire pubs, The Fishes in North Hinksey & The Fleece in Witney both feature in the Michelin Guide 2008.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We ate here over Easter, unfortunately due to the busy weekend we had to have the lunch menu instead of the dinner menu but it was OK, they still had a good selection on the lunch menu.

The place was very quiet, not many people in at all so we got seated in the old part of the pub which was pretty cool.

My future mother in law really enjoyed the rioja the bar served, it's hard to find somewhere that sells rioja!

I ordered the sweet potato curry - it came out on a wooden board with a pot of curry and a pot of rice... not sure exactly how you're supposed to eat this on a board. I had to put the rice on my fork and dip it into the curry, so then rice fell into the curry and it was a bit of a disaster... please just used a bowl from now on!! My mother in law ordered the bavette steak medium rare, it came out cold in the centre and more rare than medium rare - she said it was also very chewy so she barely ate any of it. My fiance got the iron chicken dish and got scallops on the side, he said the chicken was lovely and the scallops were just OK, nothing special. My future step father in law enjoyed his burger though!!

Dessert wise we got the apple tart - WAY too much gin flavouring on top, nasty... Panacotta which was lovely, the orange sponge which was OK and the peanut butter cup which was OK too - both nothing special. Bring back the sticky toffee pudding please!!

Overall, it's very expensive for not great food. There's much better places to eat nearby so I'd opt for those rather than here.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Welcomed with a 1 year old and a dog, sat by the fire. Great ale and a sharing food board. Brilliant afternoon with friendly staff and great surroundings

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The staff were friendly and attentive, the food was really tasty, and the overall experience was excellent, only downside was that the burger was slightly dry, but that’s the only one very minor issue compared to all of the other excellent factors about this restaurant.

Thank TJB222
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Normally this is a very good place to dine with a large menu and often very popular. However the last two meals have been slightly disappointing and the last one pretty awful. May have to find a new venue. The duck leg on the classic menu was so overcooked and so not at all tasty. The crab cake starter also was very fishy and not the best choice.

Thank Winslow96B
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Six of us early on Friday evening. Three of us had the posh fish and chips from the specials board which was excellent - tasty fish cooked just right, crisp light ungreasy batter with excellent chips. Minor disappointment that the peas were a sauce rather than just mushy, but good flavour. Very good home-made tartare sauce

Nice vegetarian main if a little small portion for the price/cost of ingredients. Two pork dishes were well received.

Nice wine selection at prices ranging sensible to expensive.

Epic chocolate and peanut butter dessert which was heavenly rich and just the right amount. The rest of the desserts were well received, including an extra little pot of yummy custard.

And the staff could not have been nicer. Really friendly, chatty but not too much and efficient, apparently knowing instinctively when something was required and when to leave us to it.

Wonderful characterful building - we opted to sit in the old bit. Really impressed.

Thank Anton_Smith
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