the Thatch in Thame
The Thatch is a classic English pub, serving top quality food, fine ales and carefully-chosen wine. The Sixteenth Century building is full of character, and usually filled with characters too. A social hub in this sociable town, we offer true hospitality to friends & strangers alike.
We are very proud to announce that have been runner up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards for 3 years in a row! To read more about this please click here.
the peach family
Our aim is to make our pubs great places, full of character, great individual places to eat, drink & sleep; a place for local people, businesses, families & tourists to meet and call their own. Every pub is unique, individually designed to suit their town or village, and respecting each pub’s history.
Peach is not a chain, it’s a group of like-minded enthusiasts. If you like one of our places, you’re almost bound to like the others. Click here to find them!
We will never be the biggest pub company; we’re out for perfection on a small scale, fuelled by passion for good food and drink and a keen interest in protecting the environment.
Our gastro pub in Oxfordshire is open every day from 10am for coffee and cake, with lunch served from noon & hot food available all day. We take huge pride in serving the best ingredients we can find, from ethical producers, freshly prepared by our chefs. Whether you pop in for a pint, a business lunch or a special dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. All day long.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Frazer & the team
Frazer Sutherland, Partner
Frazer always wanted to be in hospitality since ‘year dot’. Dabbling in domestic science at school only fuelled his passion and catering college sealed his fate. He loved working at The Summit in Sydney and cruising round the Caribbean. Back in London, he clubbed it at The Green Room, now Chinawhite, before moving to Harvey Nicks Fifth Floor. Heights must have suited Frazer because his next job was at The Oxo Tower, when the brasserie with the bird’s eye view of London was really flying. Since becoming a partner in Peach in 2008, Frazer has established the Thatch as Thame’s no. 1 food destination. He also runs The James Figg further up the High Street, voted Oxfordshire’s Best Traditional Pub in 2013.
Evelin Rae, General Manager
Evelin hails from Tallinn in Estonia, and only came to England during a summer off from university to find out a bit more about life. She’s certainly done that. After getting to know Warwick and starting out as a waitress, she worked her way up and landed the job of restaurant manager at The Dashwood, a boutique hotel a stone’s throw from Oxford. Her first job was at The Rose & Crown in Warwick. She has been working with Frazer at the Thatch since 2011 and was made General Manager in 2013.
Tom Upham, Head Chef
Tom reckons he stumbled into the world of cheffing and literally fell in love with food. Turns out it was a love affair that took him from being a kitchen porter in his local at the tender age of 14 to a pizza emporium Down Under by way of a vineyard. After working his way through catering college, he landed an apprenticeship as breakfast chef at the three rosette Arundell Arms on the edge of Dartmoor before heading off deeper into the lovely Devon countryside to the Hotel Endsleigh and the Dartmoor Inn in Lidford to broaden his experience. On his travels to Asia, Australia and the Americas he absorbed some fantastic culinary ideas which no doubt will be making an appearance here in Thame soon! He first arrived at the Thatch back in 2008 and, after a stint as Head Chef at our pub The Richard Onslow in Cranleigh, returned as head chef here in 2012.
The Peach Foundation
The Peach Foundation is a grant giving organisation, we work with Local Heroes promoting and supporting projects that make a real difference to the communities we live and work in. Each menu includes a chosen dish which supports the Peach Foundation, for each dish sold, 25p will be donated. This raises approximately £1000 per year. Our focus is to support local individuals who are passionately promoting and living our values in one or more of these areas:
Food Provenance – happy animals/tasty fruit and vegetables
Healthy Eating – promoting better health in the community
Sports Education – promoting and/or providing local sports facilitates for all
Planetary Hero – saving our planet one small step at a time
To find out more, click here.