At The Thatch – a Classic Oxfordshire Gastropub
We serve the good stuff. All our meat is British and of the highest quality, from Aubrey Allen. This eighty year-old Warwickshire butcher supplies many of Britain’s finest restaurants as well as holding HM The Queen’s Royal Warrant. Our steaks are from Britain’s finest (increasingly rare) beef herds, 28-day dry-aged for stupendous flavour. Our Cotswold White chickens are free-range, as are our eggs, pork and ice-cream. Our lamb is Cornish. Our fish is native where possible, and we follow the ever-changing advice on sustainability.
Our head chef and his skilled brigade devise our seasonal menus and a range of tempting daily specials (check out our blackboards around the pub!). As well as celebrating our increasingly-vibrant British food culture, the focus on seasonal ingredients means we buy the best stuff when it’s at the best price. This way we keep prices sensible even though we’re buying top quality ingredients.
Fresh Food All Day
As well as serving quality Union coffee made by our barista-trained team, we also serve cakes and a range of sandwiches and light hot dishes whenever you need them.
We don’t have a children’s menu, because we think they should have the opportunity to eat food that’s as good as yours, but our chefs are happy to make smaller portions or simplified versions of anything on our menu.
We love being a real pub as well as a great gastro pub. With Continental beers and lagers including Peroni, and Estrella.
We are serious about our spirits too. Tanqueray Gin and Ketel One Vodka are our current favourites for pouring. Or try the range of premium gins, vodkas and aperitifs from our drinks list. Enjoy a large one served as a Grand Gin with plenty of ice, fruit, juniper berries and a choice of premium tonic waters. We also make a great selection of classic cocktails.
When it comes to wine we don’t believe pubs are the right place for leather-bound tomes, so our list is deliberately short but chosen with great care & enthusiasm & packs in as much quality and variety as possible. We were more than happy to see it described in the Michelin Guide 2008 as ‘small but well-chosen with a decent selection by the glass’.
Our wine is chosen by Jo Eames, co-owner of Peach, from three multi award-winning suppliers, Tanner’s of Shrewsbury, Liberty Wines & Boutinot. Each has its own specialities, allowing us to pack our list with a great range of top quality and interesting wines. Let us help you choose something delicious to match your mood or your food.
HOORAY FOR WINTER
Winter is a wonderful time to eat hearty and comforting food. Our beef is British, grass-fed and dry-aged for unmatched flavour. All our chicken, eggs and pork are free-range. Our lamb is Cornish and most of our native fish is landed from coastal day-boats. We always serve the good stuff – cooked from scratch by real chefs – because that’s what we want to eat ourselves. Thanks for joining us.