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The Birdcage

€€ - €€€, British,
4 Cornmarket, Thame OX9 3DX, England
+44 1844 217911
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (25 reviews)
“mash” (10 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
4 Cornmarket, Thame OX9 3DX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 18 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
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a drink or two during a music festival. The pub has a few nooks and crannies giving it a cosy feel. Plenty of seating outside, which overlooks the high street. Staff were friendly and a good selection of drinks. We didn't order...More

Thank Antellaz
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Visited Thame and 4 of use decided to stop for lunch. We liked the look of this place and on a sunny day were able to sit outside by the street, did not see a garden. There are plenty of tables inside in a typical...More

Thank ChrisRugby
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Staying opposite we wandered over to this great looking pub. Sun was shining (occasional cloudy bits!). It's a nicely upgraded "old fashioned" style pub with good ales and what looks like a pretty reasonable pub grub menu. We relaxed on the terrace, invited another couple...More

Thank jrapeter
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

jrapeter, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Birdcage & made some new friends hopefully in our beer garden. We're looking forward to your next visit with us! Best Wishes, The Birdcage Team

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The birdcage is an all round great pub ! They have a great selection of drinks and brilliant pies. The gin selection in particular is quite impressive and is what attracts me. I 100% recommend the birdcage , they are a friendly bunch with a...More

Thank ENicholls09599
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

ENicholls09599, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Birdcage. We're looking forward to your next visit with us! Best Wishes, The Birdcage Team

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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
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
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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