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The Spread Eagle Hotel 3 stars Preferred hotels

16/17 Cornmarket, Thame., OX9 2BW Thame Show map

Score from 295 reviews   7.4/10 7.4

Since the 16th century, The Spread Eagle has hosted historic guests such as King Charles II and the writer Evelyn Waugh. Today it offers a warm welcome, excellent food and free Wi-Fi.

The Spread Eagle is in the heart of historic Thame, famous for its 1-mile-long (1 mi) Main Street. With a rich history, the hotel’s guests have included royalty, famous politicians, writers and even French prisoners from the Napoleonic wars.

The Spread Eagle was made famous by the unusual John Fothergill, who owned the hotel in the 1920s. He wrote about this in the popular book, “An Innkeepers Diary”.

Fothergill believed in the highest standards of food and service – this tradition continues in The Spread Eagle’s Eden Bar and Grill. A fresh new English menu is served, including a reassuring ‘comfort cooking’ section.

The fantastic city of Oxford is within easy reach, along with the historic town of Aylesbury. For shopping addicts, Bicester Outlet Village is only minutes away.

Rooms: 6

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The most recent booking for this hotel was made on Apr 26 at 11:17 from United Kingdom.

Facilities of The Spread Eagle Hotel


  • WiFi in all areas


  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
  • Themed dinners
  • Live music/Performance

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Kids' meals

Front Desk Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Newspapers
  • Baggage storage

Common Areas

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Cleaning Services

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Daily housekeeping

Business Facilities

  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Honeymoon suite
  • Heating
  • Smoke-free property


WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 4 per day.

Policies of The Spread Eagle Hotel

These are general hotel policies for The Spread Eagle Hotel. As they may vary per room type, please also check the room conditions.


From 14:00 hours


07:00 - 11:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

Children and Extra Beds

All children under 2 years are charged GBP 8.95 per night in a crib.

All children under 16 years are charged GBP 15 per night for extra beds.

Any additional older children or adults are charged GBP 15 per night for extra beds.

The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 2.

Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.


Pets are not allowed.

Accepted credit cards

  • American Express
  • Visa
  • Euro/Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Solo

The property reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.

Hotel information

The Eden Suite is available for conferences, banquets and private dinners. Syndicate rooms are also available. The room capacities are:

Augustus Room: 20 guests.
Eden Bar and Grill: 65 guests.
The Eden Suite: 200 guests.

Civil Marriages can be performed in one of the 5 licensed rooms. The staff can help you plan your special day and advise on all those extra services, such as car rental, cake, flowers, DJs and bands.

Food & beverage

The Eden Bar and Grill is open 7 days a week with a traditional lunch menu available on Sundays.

Enjoy a candlelit supper for 2 while watching the world go by, or take time out to celebrate that special occasion with family, friends or colleagues.

Area information

Local Attractions:

- Oxford houses a fusion of historic buildings with a lively city area. The city offers prestigious museums and family attractions, plus a generous variety of shops. Punting and cruising make popular summer pastimes, while guided walking tours and bus tours are available all year round. Parks and meadows in and around the center of the city are peaceful places in which to walk, picnic or simply admire the views.

- The birthplace of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a truly impressive, very large residence set in the midst of 2,300 acres of landscaped grounds.

- Waddesdon Manor: built on a hilltop overlooking the Aylesbury Vale, it is the last remaining complete example of 'le style Rothschild'. The House combines the highest quality French furniture, textiles and decorative arts from the 18th century with magnificent English portraits and Dutch Old Masters.

There are many local recreational facilities nearby, including country walks, riding, golf, corporate games, Mattock Rose Gardens, Rycote Chapel, Claydon, Hughenden and Waddesdon Manors, Waterperry Horticultural Centre and the villages of the Vale of Aylesbury and Thames Valley.

Travel information

By Car:
The Spread Eagle Hotel is located on the A418, 13 miles from Oxford and 10 miles from Aylesbury. It is 6 miles from the M40, junction 8 north or junction 6 south.

By Train:
London Paddington or London Marylebone to Haddenham/Thame Parkway or Princess Risborough.

By Air:
Heathrow 36 miles
Birmingham 59 miles.

Parking is available on-site.

Important Information

Please confirm group bookings with the hotel.


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