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The tiny UK town in the middle of the countryside home to Britain’s ‘best pizza and kebab’

Thame is an unlikely location for top street food vendors

Thame is an unlikely location for prime avenue meals distributors (Picture: Wikimedia)

You’d think about that the UK’s greatest avenue meals vendor could be in a buzzing metropolis – like London or Manchester.

So it’d come as just a little little bit of a shock to seek out out that the UK’s ‘greatest’ avenue meals outlet Patrons Pizza is definitely based mostly in someplace slightly extra rural: Thame.

However that’s not the one string this beautiful Oxfordshire market city has to its bow – and it’s a spot that has a devoted following of followers who’ve visited or stay there.

Thame, which is round 13 miles east of the town of Oxford and 10 miles south west of Aylesbury, has a inhabitants of 13,273 and it takes simply and hour and a half to drive into London.


Thame is increasingly popular with commuters given its proximity to London

Thame is more and more widespread with commuters given its proximity to London (Picture: Wikimedia)

However given how simple it’s to commute to the English capital, that does imply that property costs don’t come low-cost.

The common property value in Thame is a whopping £504,448 on common, in comparison with a nationwide UK common of £288,000. 

Just lately a mum that was contemplating a transfer to Thame requested fellow Mumsnet web site customers what they considered the placement.

One stated: “Thame is sweet. It has a superb excessive avenue with free parking and a wide variety of outlets. 

“An award successful kebab van and different takeaways. I have never heard horrendous tales in regards to the faculties and suppose there are two primaries and a very good secondary faculty. 


“Not too removed from the motorway with plenty of choices to get onto it and never too removed from the Haddenham and Thame Parkway for trains to Birmingham and London.”

One other mum added: “Thame was voted essentially the most vibrant Excessive St In Oxfordshire lately – we do have some charity outlets however we even have Mint Velvet, Crewe Clothes, White Stuff, Fats Face and a few good unbiased outlets. 

“Plus three nice gastro pubs, Prezzo, two unbiased Italian eating places, a Thai in addition to the standard chip outlets, Domino’s, kebab and many others. 

“And a great deal of unbiased espresso outlets.”

One other merely stated: “Thame is nice”. 

The placement is the proud bearer of various accolades.

Its city council web site summarises a number of the titles its most pleased with.

It stated: “Thame is an award-winning city, coming runner-up Small Market City within the 2016 Nice British Excessive Road Competitors, and successful Rising Star Award within the 2015 Competitors. 

“The city additionally got here second place within the RTPI’s England’s Best Locations competitors.”

And maybe just a little extra area of interest – is its award successful kebab stall.

Final 12 months the well-known kebab van in Thame obtained nationwide recognition for its scorching meals.

Atalay’s Kebab Van scooped Finest Kebab Van of the Yr on the 2022 British Kebab Awards. 

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