The Spread Eagle has graced the heart of the historic market town of Thame since the 16th Century. The Grade I listed hotel is nestled amongst the artisan butchers, bakers, delicatessens and teashops that line the charming town centre, which is used as a filming location for ITV’s Midsummer Murders. During its colourful history, The Spread Eagle has played host to many historic figures such as King Charles II, and writers such as Evelyn Waugh and John Fothergill (An Innkeepers Diary).
From the exterior, the hotel is instantly recognisable by its 30ft original sign depicting The Spread Eagle crest that has welcomed travellers for over a century. The hotel retains its sense of heritage and personality on the inside, where a meeting room named The Cockpit can be seen next to the entrance. This room was historically used for cockfights, but now provides a sophisticated space accommodating up to 8 people for private dinners or meetings.
The adjacent bar area is stylish and inviting, with tastefully quirky furniture. Silver and taupe armchairs are clustered around coffee tables supported by antiquarian books, while high-wing back dining chairs sit elegantly on the light oak-wood flooring. An oversize silver knife and fork sculpture is suspended above the restaurant, which serves quality food
What you get: Children under 12 eat FREE from the Children’s menu, Children 12 to 16 eat for 1/2 price from the adult menu when an adult purchases 2 courses from the main menu. (Per paying adult)
The Spread Eagle Hotel
Thame OX9 2BW