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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” (23 reviews)
“mash” (9 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
4 Cornmarket, Thame OX9 3DX, England
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11 - 20 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 21 May 2017

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 28 May 2017

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

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Popped into this lovely little pub on a sunny saturday afternoon, the front garden was rammed with customers so was a good sign people liked this place. Was welcomed by 2 very happy bar staff i wanted a gin & tonic and was greeted with...More

Thank d-daniels1966
David F, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

We do aim to make ourselves know for having the best selection of Gin in Thame and its ever growing! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon Regards, The Birdcage Team

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Unfortunately, the pies do not live up to the menu. Rather dry and underwhelming. The bar staff were very friendly though - great selection of wines and lovely place to sit outside and watch the town of Thame go by.

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

I'm sorry the pies didn't live up the your expectations and do hope you give us another try! We hope to see you again soon Regards, The Birdcage Team

Reviewed 4 April 2017

A pie only menu means exactly that. Dull and awful. Nothing home made and everything disappointing. Why on earth someone thought it was a good idea we could not understand. Went with two big eating early twenty something sons and partners. We were all shaking...More

Thank familywithteenagers6
RobertWF37, General Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

I'm sorry the pies did not meet you're expectations. We do hope you come back again the award winning pie's are proving to be very popular. Hope to see you again soon The Birdcage

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Well maintained and a great location Loads of ales and everywhere spotlessly clean Friendly service and ample seating

Thank Taur033
RobertWF37, Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you very much for your response. we are very glad you like The Birdcage and we are looking forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind Regards The Birdcage Management

Reviewed 12 March 2017

They used to do the best steaks in town, bar none. When they closed over the Summer we had great expectations, but lo and behold, months passed and we returned only to find steaks were OFF the menu, as was the lovely Belgian ale. Needless...More

Thank Karen A
RobertWF37, Manager at The Birdcage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi Karen, We are sorry to hear you don't like the new Birdcage, however we are certain that if you came back and gave us another try you might just change your mind. We look forward to hopefully seeing you soon. Kind Regards The Birdcage...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, 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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