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- Mike North - Michelin Starred Chef-Proprietor at The Nut Tree Inn

Mike was born and raised in Oxfordshire and has spent his career working in Oxfordshire establishments with stages at Gidleigh Park (2* Michelin), le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons (2*) and Mirabelle (1*). Mike’s philosophy for food is to buy the best possible ingredients, cooking them respectfully and intelligently to give the diner a sense of simplicity allowing the flavour to be as natural as possible. The Nut Tree is a Grade 2 listed, stone and thatch pub, which is Mike and Imogen’s home as well as business. The intention is to give a warm family welcome, attentive yet relaxed service and serve food of the highest standard showcasing seasonal and local produce. This approach has made the destination dining experience and built an enviable business of loyal customers and has been awarded a Michelin Star plus The Nut Tree came 12th in the Waitrose Good Food Guide top 50 pubs in the UK!

Photography by Oliver Perrott.

Famed for having the widest High Street in England, the lovely Oxfordshire town also achieved popularity in the 1920s. John Fothergill, landlord of the Spread Eagle, wrote ‘An Innkeeper’s Diary’ – and HG Wells and the smart set of the time descended on Thame to stay at the hotel. More recently, Thame has become familiar to avid viewers of ‘Midsomer Murders’.

We opened our doors in 2006 – the tiny shopfront of our Grade-II listed building gives little clue as to what lies behind. The shop goes back and back, revealing an incredible selection of cookware, coffee makers, tableware, tools – everything you could imagine for the kitchen. It’s been called ‘Aladdin’s Tardis’.

You’ll also find helpful, friendly service from our lovely team. Glance in the direction of our coffee making area and they’ll offer you an espresso. Ask them about sharpening knives and they’ll happily give you a demonstration. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, they’ll try and find it specially for you.

How to find us

We’re on the High Street, facing the Town Hall. From the Waitrose car park, walk through to the High Street and turn left – we’re just a couple of doors away.

There is free car parking in the High Street and Upper High Street car parks, or longer terms car parking in the Cattle Market or Southern Road car parks.

By train, Thame and Haddenham Parkway station is a short taxi ride.

Access

There are two shallow steps to the entrance of the shop and further low steps towards the rear of the ground floor. Our staff would be pleased to help with any specific requirements and assist in any way possible – please just ask. There is a bell by the entrance to the store if access is difficult.

Contact Us

You can call us during store opening hours, or email or write to us using the details below - or, of course, you can come in and see us – we’ll always make you welcome!

Come in and see us

109 High Street,
Thame,
OX9 3DZ

01844 217389 Thame@steamer.co.uk

Monday: 09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 09:30 - 17:30
Friday: 09:30 - 17:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

Since joining Steamer Trading, I have discovered products I didn't know I needed. Customer's love our product demonstrations, we get asked a lot for the recipes we use, and customer's give us their tips too. Our supplier training is second to none, we get all the information needed so we can find the right item that is suited for the customer's personal needs.

- Aaron Emms, Store Manger

Here are my favourites!:

I.O.Shen Tai Tang Slicing Knife
This knife is great for fine preparation of delicate raw meat and vegetables

Cuisinart Griddle & Grill
This grill does everything it says on the tin. It can grill, press your panini, or be used as a griddle. You could even make a whole cooked breakfast without turning on your oven or AGA!

GreenPan Venice Frying Pan
The ceramic coating on the pan means that it is totally non stick, that also means that you don’t have to use oil.

Steamer Trading - Thame

Famed for having the widest High Street in England, the lovely Oxfordshire town also achieved popularity in the 1920s. John Fothergill, landlord of the Spread Eagle, wrote ‘An Innkeeper’s Diary’ – and HG Wells and the smart set of the time descended on Thame to stay at the hotel. More recently, Thame has become familiar to avid viewers of ‘Midsomer Murders’.

We opened our doors in 2006 – the tiny shopfront of our Grade-II listed building gives little clue as to what lies behind. The shop goes back and back, revealing an incredible selection of cookware, coffee makers, tableware, tools – everything you could imagine for the kitchen. It’s been called ‘Aladdin’s Tardis’.

You’ll also find helpful, friendly service from our lovely team. Glance in the direction of our coffee making area and they’ll offer you an espresso. Ask them about sharpening knives and they’ll happily give you a demonstration. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, they’ll try and find it specially for you.

How to find us

We’re on the High Street, facing the Town Hall. From the Waitrose car park, walk through to the High Street and turn left – we’re just a couple of doors away.

There is free car parking in the High Street and Upper High Street car parks, or longer terms car parking in the Cattle Market or Southern Road car parks.

By train, Thame and Haddenham Parkway station is a short taxi ride.

Access

There are two shallow steps to the entrance of the shop and further low steps towards the rear of the ground floor. Our staff would be pleased to help with any specific requirements and assist in any way possible – please just ask. There is a bell by the entrance to the store if access is difficult.

Contact Us

You can call us during store opening hours, or email or write to us using the details below - or, of course, you can come in and see us – we’ll always make you welcome!

109 High Street Thame OX9 3DZ
01844 217389