Fancy a good forage? Join the Kingham Plough and expert David Harrison on Weds September 21 from 10:30am – 2:30pm.

The Field and Fruits forage will scour local hedgerows and woodlands for their edible delights. David will then teach you how to find them and when they are at their best. The forage will be followed by a delicious lunch. Places (£50) are limited so book on

Why not enter THE BIG THAME BAKE? They are still taking entries for this year’s competition later this month

All the information can be found at The prizes are bigger and better than last year, with the winner for each individual category receiving a signed book from one of the judges AND a Kitchen Aid Stick Blender worth £124.The main prize is £700 worth of Kitchen Aid

As for the bakers themselves all the way from her cookery school in Sussex you can enjoy the gorgeous Miranda Gore Browne - Finalist of the GBBO in 2010, Will Torrent - Chocolate God - baking his Nan’s delicious Chocolate Cake, Richard Burr - GBBO finalist from 2014 - Builder, Baker and all round nice chap! Benoit Blin - Raymond Blanc’s Head Pastry Chef at Belmond Le Manoir for 20 years. Richard Bertinet - All the way from Bath and gracing the stage for us for the second year.

Another 2014 GBBO prodigy - Chetna Makan - a fabulous competitor in the show with her spicy bakes and headliner on the Big Thame Baking Stage - Nadiya Hussain - last year’s winner for Great British Bake Off. Thame Food Festival is Saturday Sept 24.

Nicholson’s Beer Showcase is coming to Oxford from September 17 - October 15 Part of a nationwide celebration, The Eagle & Child, The Crown and The Chequers will play host to some the UK’s best breweries, offering beer fans the chance to try a range of fantastic ales and take part in events, such as craft beer masterclasses, beer sommelier tastings and giveaways. Celebrity brews from New Order and Tony Hadley's IPA will vy for space alongside craft beer specialist Brewdog's pop-up beer school where guests can learn about the intricate brewing processes and ingredients, the principles of beer tasting and beer and food pairings. ‘Cornish Nights’ will serve various high quality Cornish ales courtesy of St Austell and Sharp’s, and will be accompanied with traditional Cornish pasties and a beer tasting hosted by the two breweries. Meanwhile, Beer Sommeliers from Peroni, Pilsner and St Stefanus will be hosting World Beer Masterclasses & Tastings across the three pubs.

Nicholson’s very own app will also give users access to special offers and exclusive content throughout the showcase. Follow @Nicholsonspubs and #NicholsonsBeerShowcase to get a slice of the action. .

With the excitement of summer holidays over, and tan lines fading, it's time to bring some order in Thame. Who better to do that than manager Frazer himself. On Tuesday he will be judging your wine knowledge, and assessing your palate where the finest dishes are concerned, at the Posh Pub Quiz. J01844 214 340 to register your team.

The Thatch 29-30 High Street

Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2AA

01844 214340