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The Birdcage

$$ - $$$, British,
4 Cornmarket, Thame OX9 3DX, England
+44 1844 217911
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“pies” (27 reviews)
“mash” (10 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
4 Cornmarket, Thame OX9 3DX, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My review is simply this: a good selection of beers, all served well but a little pricey for my liking.

Thank Bill_The_Butcher007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk down the High Street in Thame the Birdcage building leans into the street just enough to announce its presence. Built around 650 years ago and a pub since 1787, the interior of exposed old timber and the ‘wonky’ walls create a great...More

Thank SteveCairns
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Per my previous review, the pub was indeed closed, but reopened later by a new company and a different menu. Last week was my first visit with a friend for lunch. My friend ordered the Beef and Stilton pie which came served on a bed...More

1  Thank Tilly41
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were here on a Sunday and had a really nice beer and a pie. Although busy, there was still enough options left for everyone. Try the chorizo and butterbean one.

Thank Lloyd T
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We have had a great time as some the recent events put on by The Birdcage. The Rock and Roll Bingo evening last night was brilliant. The staff are friendly and helpful - supposedly haunted yet I've sadly not seen anything yet.

Thank Oxfordshiregirl1630
Reviewed 2 September 2017

It's very very old, I think it dates back to the 12th or 13th century. There's such a lovely warm welcoming atmosphere there, and a good range of ales and cider on tap. It is very much haunted throughout, but don't let that put you...More

Thank Aren2
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Nice pub in the centre of Thame, staff very friendly and welcoming. My G&T was fabulous . Pies were ok but I thought they were going to be homemade so was surprised to see the brand being sold in Waitrose! To be honest I was...More

Thank Trish M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had 2 different pies which we both delicious - one with chicken & one with beef. Fine ales available, can sit outside in lovely Thame High Street. Staff very helpful, would definitely recommend!

Thank kazjayne2204
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Popped in for a lunch time drink and once we saw the pie menu we had to try one. Good selection of home made pies. Pie was amazing, steak and Stilton was awesome. Need to go back to try other pies on the menu.

Thank Ellen I
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for lovers of pies (Wigan folk you must go) Excellent steak pie and mash gravy a bit too thick though Quirky toilets as you enter over a well (glass floor) Good range of beers too Bar staff very helpful Give it a go

Thank Bezza1965
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Cornmarket, Thame OX9 3DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Thame
  • Phone Number: +44 1844 217911
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The Birdcage, serving award winning pies by Pieminister and premium Craft & Speciality beer is located in Thame's town centre. Built around 1300 it has fortunately retained its structural character and many of the elm beams, once covered in ancient plaster, have been exposed creating the historical atmosphere inside and out. During the Napoleonic wars, the Birdcage housed French prisoners who incidentally founded the local Masons. In fact, for many years it was used as a holding house for petty thieves and criminals, even lepers on the upper floors! Of course stories handed down from generation to generation have only enhanced its eerie reputation of being haunted by some of these troubled souls!
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