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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

Before I worked for Steamer, it was always the store my friends and I wanted to go to after we'd met for a cuppa and a chat. Then when a job arose, I leapt at the opportunity, as I've always worked for family-owned businesses. They have more heart, and customer care is a natural part of the working environment - listening and talking to customers is more important than stocking shelves or processing deliveries. I love coming to work because you never know what customers are going to ask you next, from the latest cookware innovations as seen on TV, to that something that granny use to use and handed down to you over 20 years ago and it's just broken - so can we replace it?

- Jacky Ashton, Thame Store Acting Manager

It's hard to choose, but. my favourite products:

Silicone Egg Poaching Pods
The best way to make sure your egg whites are fully cooked but with lovely runny yokes - I hate the mess of stringy egg whites! Also avoids the debate of whether to add salt or vinegar to the water. Can be used for multiple tasks, easy to clean & can be put in the dishwasher.

Clearview 3-Tier Steamer
I use the Egg Poachers in the base and steam some asparagus in the top. The stacking steamer is a godsend in the kitchen when doing large meals. Can be used as a stockpot without the steamer sections & the glass lid allows you to keep an eye on your cooking.

Chef'n Folding Mandoline
A great price for an easily stored, versatile piece of kitchen equipment. The handle can lock in two positions & with a collapsible finger guard the whole unit can fold away for easy storage. Non-slip handle & base for a secure grip and an adjustable blade for varied slicing - brilliant.

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