Are you on the hunt for dog friendly restaurants and cafes near Thame?

Spring is on the horizon but with a few more weeks of winter, you might find yourself seeking out the comfort of a warming meal and roaring fire in one of Thame’s historic pubs or cafes. 

Thame has lots of offer in this regard but not all are as dog friendly as others. So, let me take the guess work out for you by sharing my ruff guide to dog friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes where you’ll be welcome to bring your pup to warm up and fill up. And, if we’re lucky enough to get an early spring day, many of the restaurants in this list have gorgeous gardens to soak up the sun in. 

Whether you live in Thame, are just visiting, or are here for a pet portrait session with me, I hope you find something you like the sound of! 


Dog friendly pub restaurants cafes in Thame, Oxfordshire 

Now, let’s start with the pubs (of which there are many!). Oxfordshire is known for having fantastic gastropubs and we are lucky that Thame is no exception. 


dog friendly restaurants

The Thatch

The Thatch is a firm favourite of mine and is a sociable pub and restaurant serving award-winning food with a seasonaly changing menu. They are ‘unashamedly flexitarian’, serving both the best-quality meat as well as an interesting and tasty range of plant-based dishes. 


Address: 29-30 High Street, Thame, OX9 2AA 


The Spread Eagle Hotel

The Spread Eagle is a beautiful 16th century hotel and restaurant that sits on Thame high street. Serving lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, the restaurant even has a small room reserved for guests that bring their four-legged friends, so they’ll have space to relax without too much distraction. 


Address: 16-17 Cornmarket, Thame, OX9 2BW 


The Birdcage Inn

The Birdcage Inn, also on Thame high street, is one of Thame’s most historic buildings. It’s the place to go if you’re a lover of pies as they serve Pieminster’s award-winning pies along with a small selection of pizzas. 


Address: 4 Cornmarket, Thame, OX9 3DX 


The James Figg

The James Figg describes itself as a ‘proper pub’, offering well-kept beer and honest pub food. With a welcoming open fireplace for not-quite-spring days and a pleasant beer garden for when the sun comes out it’s a great choice to enjoy a relaxed lunch before your pup starts to get restless. 


Address: 21 Cornmarket, Thame, OX9 2BL 


The Black Horse

The Black Horse is a characterful pub and brasserie with dogs welcome in the bar and sun-trap courtyard. They do excellent vegetarian food and also specialise in catering for people with special diets and food allergies, even stocking gluten free beer. 


Address: 11 Cornmarket, Thame, OX9 2BL 


The Six Bells

The Six Bells is a picturesque beamed country pub with a warm fire for cold days and wonderful garden for warm ones. Using local and seasonal produce, the menu serves modern pub food and they even have treats for your pup so they don’t feel left out. 


Address: 44 Lower High Street, Thame, OX9 2AD 


The Fox & Goat

And finally, while not in Thame itself, the Fox and Goat deserves a mention. The Fox and Goat is a 17th century inn and restaurant in the nearby village of Tiddington. Serving hearty pub food, it is surrounded by some lovely country and riverside walks and even has a full gluten-free menu. 


Address: Oxford Road, Tiddington, OX9 2LH 


Dog friendly cafes in Thame, Oxfordshire 

And if you just fancy a light bite or afternoon treat following a dog photography session with me, there are also a number of dog friendly cafes in Thame too. 


dog friendly restaurants

Treacles Tea Room

Treacles Tea Rooms on Thame High Street is a cosy coffee shop spread over two floors. As you can imagine, they serve some delicious cakes and scones but also offer lunchtime favourites including toasties, jacket potatoes and quiches. Dogs are very much welcomed by the staff and you’ll usually find more than one lurking under a table waiting for stray crumbs to fall. 


Address: 12 High Street, Thame, OX9 2BZ 


Rumsey’s Chocolate

If you have a sweet tooth, Rumsey’s Chocolaterie is the place to go. On the menu are decadent hot chocolates, milkshakes, cakes and puddings. For your pup, they’ll offer water and dog treats to make sure they’re just as comfortable as you are. 


Address: 8 Upper High Street, Thame, OX9 3ER 


The Coffee House

The Coffee House is a fuss free traditional coffee shop that was recently taken over by new managers. Serving a good value all-day breakfast, dogs are welcome, and on sunnier days you can sit in the garden. 


Address: 11 Buttermarket, Thame, OX9 3EW 


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The next time you’re in Thame or fancy a bite after a country walk, I hope you’ll try some of these excellent local offerings! 

And if you’ve been inspired to come to Thame, why not make a day of it for both you and your pooch and book them into a dog photography session with me? You can book through the website and if you have any questions, please do contact me. 

You can either email us at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1844 278015 or +44 (0)1844  318055.