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The Birdcage

) #7 of 22 Restaurants in Thame ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
4 Cornmarket, Thame OX9 3DX, England
+44 1844 217911
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (19 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“mash” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
4 Cornmarket, Thame OX9 3DX, England
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1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only bad thing I can say about this place is that they forgot about my boyfriends coffee, other than that it was a completely faultless visit. My pie was amazing, steak and Stilton and my boyfriend enjoyed his too! Good selection of sides and...More

Thank TheExplorerZH
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very happy you had a good visit to The Birdcage. Sorry about the error with the coffee! We hope to see you again soon. The Birdcage Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to the birdcage for around 25 years now. It has always been a lovely comfortable pub but recently the atmosphere is very relaxing and the staff are always very welcoming. It is also kept a lot cleaner than previously. The music...More

Thank Tracey R
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Tracey R, 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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the Birdcage on many occasions although recently have found that it has exceeded expectation. Hats off to the new manager. Guinness isn't half bad either

Thank Ashley J
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ashley J, 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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped into Birdcage the other day after hearing about the Massive Gin Selection. I have to say the bar staff knew how to serve the Gins and recommended a great tonic! This is perfect for any G&T lover

Thank Tom2455
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Tom2455, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Birdcage. We're looking forward to your next visit with us! Our Gin range has expanded so pop in and see our new list! Best Wishes, The Birdcage Team

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I enjoyed an excellent meal at The Birdcage. The staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome. If you love pies, this is the place to go! It's a pie only menu so if you go expecting something else, you might...More

Thank Aidan T
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

We are very happy you enjoyed your visit to us and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Regards, The Birdcage Team

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Popped in whilst passing by and was really surprised. The pub is soooo cute, full of character and apparently has a few spooks as well!!! We had the moo and blue pie and the wild shroom with mash and gravy. Was filling for an impromptu...More

Thank RhonaFreeman
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

We are very happy you enjoyed the visit and we are looking forward to seeing you again! Regards The Birdcage Team

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Lots & lots of specialist beers to choose from. A popular local pub with good food on offer. Central town location.

Thank Edsk2931
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

We are very happy you liked our selection of beers and we looking forward to seeing you again soon Regards, The Birdcage Team

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Looking for somewhere to eat we thought we'd try The Birdcage. The pub, situated in the centre of town, offers a few basic starters which we didn't have, a pie only menu and a choice of two desserts which we didn't have. The chicken tarragon...More

Thank Pan5000
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thanks for the Review i do hope you visit us again soon! I'm sorry the portion sizes didn't meet expectations next time if you want a little more mash or gravy the team with be more then happy to accommodate that request. Regards, The Birdcage...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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