Welcome to the The James Figg! Let me tell you a little about the pub. We’re a free house offering various British Ales including XT brewed just down the road in Long Crendon, Mad Goose from Stratford-on-Avon’s Award winning Purity Brewery and regular changing guest ales from across the UK. We also offer four fantastic lagers including Estrella, Peroni, Meantime and Becks Vier poured to perfection by Tom and the team. If that’s not your flavour there’s Aspall Suffolk Draught Cyder and Aspall Harry Sparrow as well as a selection of spirits and mixers. Our wine list contains some really convivial drinking, all available by the glass or bottle. Thame is a lovely English market town with The James Figg at the heart of it. The English pub, with the tradition of drink, socialising and simple, satisfying, honest pub food. Our pub offers a fantastic open fire for those cold wintery days, going well with a nice warming glass of red wine, or even a bottle. We also have a fantastic beer garden set behind the stables, an idyllic space perfect for lazing on sunny afternoons with a pint in hand or a nice chilled bottle of wine.
It may be my name above the door, but let me introduce you to some of the team who run the show, day to day, on my behalf.
Tom Goldsmith, Landlord
Tom’s lived all his life near Thame. Home was in Long Crendon and his first job at the tender age of 18 was behind the bar of his local, the Mole & Chicken down the road in Easington. Nothing really inspired him to go to uni so behind the bar he stayed. After leaving to do a spot of travelling, he landed back at The Old Fisherman in Shabbington, spending his time between the bar and the kitchen. A stint at the kitchen sink came next, in the lovely surroundings of The Angel in Long Crendon, and then what Tom describes as his all-sorts phase, tackling everything from fixing fruit machines to painting pubs. A cheeky pint in our sister pub The Thatch down the road ended in him working there, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Frazer Sutherland, Partner
Frazer always wanted to be in hospitality since ‘year dot’. Dabbling in domestic science at school only fuelled his passion and catering college sealed his fate. He loved working at The Summit in Sydney and cruising round the Caribbean. Back in London, he clubbed it at The Green Room, now Chinawhite, before moving to Harvey Nicks Fifth Floor. Heights must have suited Frazer because his next job was at The Oxo Tower, when the brasserie with the bird’s eye view of London was really flying. Now a partner at Peach Frazer is committed to Making Life Peachy – for our guests, team, suppliers and planet. Find out more here.