Waddesdon Manor

Amazing National Trust property owned by the Rothschild’s. Famous English painting collection and beautiful gardens. Christmas light show


Lovely market town, loads of restaurants, pubs and boutiques. Visit Thame


World famous beautiful university town, only 16 miles away, 30 minutes by car or train from Haddenham & Thame Station,  Visit Oxford

David Bowie Statue

Recently installed in Aylesbury, commemorating historic links to Friars music venue back in the day.  visit

Brill Windmill

Don’t miss the sunsets, local beauty spot – visit


Bicester Village

The best and most popular Designer Outlet Shopping in the UK, own railway station one stop away.  more info

Haddenham Garden Centre

Very popular, good cafe, butchers, farm shop, clothing, Edinburgh Woollen Mill in addition to normal garden centre offering.  read more

Westgate Oxford

Brand new shopping centre in the heart of Oxford. more info

Oxford Covered Market

Over 50 independent businesses under one roof.  read more

Local Food Scene

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Great Milton

World famous 2 Michelin stars by Raymond Blanc. Don’t miss the kitchen garden website

The Dinton Hermit – Dinton

Recently refurbished, modern British menu, Grade I I listed building website

The Harrow – Bishopstone

Has quickly earned a great reputation lovely traditional atmosphere and great menu. website

The Black Horse – Thame

Superior pub restaurant in Thame, menu by Raymond Blanc, don’t miss the souffle. website

The Thatch – Thame

Winner of “The Restaurant”, international seasonal menu in Thame. website

Atalay’s Kebabs – Thame

Award winning mobile restaurant… simply the best.  read more

The Mole & Chicken, Long Crendon

Good local pub restaurant, very popular – website

The Pointer – Brill

Good reputation, located in Brill – website

Theatre and Music

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Brand new theatre in the heart of Aylesbury Tickets

Wycombe Swan Theatre

Website / Tickets

Oxford New Theatre

Info / tickets

Oxford Playhouse

Info / tickets

Walking and Cycling

Snakemoor Nature Reserve

Next to Haddenham Railway Station –  read more

 Waddesdon Manor

Magnificent gardens ,  National Trust – read more

Whiteleaf – Circular Walk

Part of the Ridgeway,  National Trails Website

Phoenix Trail

Reclaimed railway line, very popular cycle path through the country side. website

Festivals and Events

Thame Showground

Thame Food Fair, County Show  upcoming events

Local Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes

Black Goo

New and very popular coffee shop in Cornmarket – Thame


Haddenham favourite for a coffee and a light bite.

The Birdcage – Thame

Friendly, historic local pub built   website

The 6 Bells Thame

Busy bub, great atmosphere, good beer and food .  website

The Kings Head – Haddenham

Nice local pub only available short walk away, nice beer garden, pub grub, Sky Sports. website

The Rising Sun – Haddenham

Traditional pub, locals favourite, nice atmosphere, local XT Brewery real ale.  website

House Of Spice

Decent local curry house and takeaway

Smarts Fish & Chip Shop

Excellent local chippy, freshly made and broad menu

Haddenham Garden Centre

Popular cafe in an excellent garden centre with excellent boutique shops on site.


The Oxfordshire

Championship Golf Course near Thame hosting PGA events, green fees accepted. website

Ellesborough Golf Club – Butlers Cross

Located close to Chequers,  famously played by visiting statesmen and politicians. website

Waterstock Golf Club and Driving Range

Public course with a good driving range.  website

Studley Wood Golf Club

Visitors welcome, green fees accepted .   website

Weston Turville Golf Club

18 hole course close to Aylesbury, green fees accepted .  website

Princes Risborough Golf Club

9 hole pay and play course in the heart of the chilterns . website