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The Six Bells

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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44 Lower High Street, Thame OX9 2AD, England
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A pleasant enough environment however beer is below average and the price of it above. Considering this is a brewery owned establishment you would think they would keep their beer better. Service was weak as well, talking on the mobile takes priority over serving customers

Thank John N
Georgios C, General Manager at The Six Bells, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and I apologise if you did not enjoy your time at the Six Bells. I will investigate the matter and make sure that people on their phones was a one-off and not the norm at the Six Bells. I also apologise if you did not enjoy your... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four adults and a baby dropped in for Sunday lunch and were given a warm welcome. Quite busy but the staff coped with a smile and excellent service. The food and drink could not be faulted and the price was reasonable. Highly recommended.

Thank John B
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most amazing food ever, lovely atmosphere, helpful bar staff, but the 8oz ribeye steak and chocolate fudge cake were amazing, thank you for a pleasant evening.

Thank eduppers
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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469 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice environment and has a cosy feel but there's much room for improvement and I'd say its going downhill The prices for drinks and food are far too high , £2.70 for a small tonic water is robbery, and meals were £16 - 18 on the board although we didn't eat on this occasion. Service was surprisingly slow... More 

Thank hilltopOxon
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited here numerous times over the years. My husband and I called in here for lunch on mid-December Monday. The pub did have a few customers eating. We ordered some drinks. The bar we sat in had a roaring fire and was very cosy. After a couple of pints we decided to order lunch with a bottle of... More 

Thank Shiraz64
Oxford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thame was heaving on the next to last Saturday before Christmas. All the eateries were busy and no doubt the managers enjoying the chiming of the till! At the six bells the manager walked straight past us without any sign of a greeting (obviously doesn't need our custom!). At the bar the young lady serving had not a clue about... More 

Thank FoodPro75
Georgios C, General Manager at The Six Bells, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and really sorry for the experience you had at the Six Bells. The pub is now under new management and I would like to hear more about your experience. Please email us at sixbells@fullers.co.uk or call us at the pub. Kind Regards More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On first appearances I was hopeful. It is in a lovely setting and a quaint and characterful building. The staff were nice but didn't seem to be very clued up. My friend ordered a brandy and ginger and was served ginger beer not ginger ale. We also paid £9 for a lime and lemonade and a brandy and ginger. The... More 

1 Thank Shona S
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

A great pity as this place looked so nice at first. Incompetent service by cheerful but fairly useless boys behind the bar - confused vegetarian burger with curry when ordering. Apologised and rectified but we heard quite clearly the four letter words they exchanged behind the bar. Not very professional by any count! There is an optimum time between main... More 

1 Thank Robgoxford
Eliane G, Manager at The Six Bells, responded to this review

Dear sir, I am mortified at the experience you received at the six bells it is in no way what we strive for at the six bells , I have spoken to all the staff that was working on the day in question and made clear what is expected of the team here , I am truly sorry that on... More 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch in this beautiful pub on a Sunday afternoon. We had not booked and the dining area was full so we sat in the bar area. It was lovely. Bright, comfortable & homely. The staff were friendly. I always struggle to find a good vegetarian in most pubs but not the case here. I had the Sweet... More 

Thank Kira M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A warm and friendly place to brighten up a cold wet Saturday afternoon. The food was excellent and very generous portion sizes. The staff were friendly and very attentive. This was my first time eating in the restaurant as I'm new to the area and I'm already planning my next visit. The atmosphere was quietly buzzing full of small groups... More 

Thank Jane J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Lower High Street, Thame OX9 2AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Thame
  • Phone Number: 441844212088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?