Meet a Peach legend: Frazer Sutherland

For those who don’t already have the pleasure of knowing Frazer, let us introduce you!

Since becoming a partner in Peach in 2008, Frazer has established the Thatch as Thame’s number one food destination. He also looks after The James Figg further up the High Street, once voted Oxfordshire’s Best Traditional Pub in 2013; The Swan, The Black Horse and The Embankment.

What was your first job in the industry?

I was a waiter in a local burger restaurant – this was in the early in the 80’s. Actually, before that I was a flower seller on the market!

Why did you get into the hospitality industry?

I like food.

When I picked my subjects at secondary school I chose home economics, mainly to be with one of my friends. Although they put us in separate classes!

43 years on and he’s now head chef at Ten Trinity Square. We clearly made the right choices.

What have you enjoyed most about your time with Peach?

I get to call Thame my second home. And of course, there are numerous times that I get to dress up, like Burns Night or the Peach Summer party.

Which of the pubs is your favourite and why?

I love The Thatch and Figg, two completely different pubs but so closely linked. I also love The Rose & Crown.

What inspires you?

People.

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Sociable, like a fine wine and a host.

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Listen first.

Name four people you would invite to a dinner party:

Elvis, Keith Floyd, Keith Richards and Kelly le Brock, in her Weird Science days.

What is the most exciting thing about your job?  

Meeting different people all the time.

And finally, one random fact about you

I once danced with Kate Moss, it was just me and her on the dance floor in a club in London.

Lucky lady we say! Pop into Thame soon and say hi to Frazer soon.