Popular pub in nearby Thame reopens after lockdown

A look at this pub's first week welcoming back customers after the third national lockdown.

By James Lowson
Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 10:45 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 10:46 am

The James Figg in Thame s pub gardens have been bustling with customers keen for a pint and catch up.

Manager Tom Goldsmith and his team re-set up the big marquee in the beer garden and have plenty of tables and stools to sit on for those keen to take in the Spring.

There is new furniture throughout the rest of the garden, with benches, tables and parasols in the hope of some fine spring weather. In case that doesn't happen, the pub has kept its big red stretch tent up in front of The Stables, with heaters and lights to keep things toasty in all weathers.

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The James Figgs reopening

Pub manager Tom, said: "It was a long time coming but the great day when we could at last welcome people back finally came, and what a day it was . We are so

chuffed to have everyone back.

"Our beer garden - the biggest around - is looking great, our bar is well stocked and our kitchen all-set. Come and see us for a pint, a nice glass of wine and a bite to eat. It's brilliant to be back to something approaching normality, so come and have a great time with us and your friends and family. We're not taking bookings, but we are making it easier to order and pay with our new App. Why not beat the rush and download it today? Or pick up a card when you arrive and you'll be all-set in just a few clicks. It's great to be back."

The cellars are well-stocked with kegs of real ale including XT brewed just down the road in Long Crendon, Mad Goose from Stratford-on-Avon’s award-winning Purity Brewery. It promises other 'great guest ales to celebrate being back at the pub'.

Another look at the James Figgs beer garden

If cider is your preference, Aspall Suffolk Draught Cyder and Aspall Harry Sparrow is available. The pub's wine list is available by the glass and bottle.

New drinks brought in to fit the Spring weather include: Elderflower Fizz, Cuban Berryade and Pimm’s, as well as new gins like Italian Villa Ascenti and Edinburgh Gin Raspberry.

The James Figg is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 11pm and Sunday 12 to 9pm. Food is served Monday to Saturday from 12 to 9pm and on Sunday from 12 to 8pm. Full details of the steps taken to keep the pub safe for guests and the team can be viewed here.

The James Figg is at 21 Cornmarket, Thame, Oxon, OX9 2BL.

James Figgs marquee
The James Figgs