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The Royal Oak

€€ - €€€, British,
Frieth Road | Bovingdon Green, Marlow SL7 2JF, England
+44 1628 488611
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bubble squeak” (10 reviews)
“roast beef” (17 reviews)
“hake” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Frieth Road | Bovingdon Green, Marlow SL7 2JF, England
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1 - 10 of 671 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious food, very friendly service and a quality selection of gin! What more could you want! Not too pricey either.

1  Thank Emeila_F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place, great service, great food & wine,continue to go back as we know that we will have a good expereince for the cost

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We upturned in Saturday lunchtime and it was packed but the lovely waitress managed to find a table for us. Very quick friendly service and great food. Shared the ham hock terrine which was lovely and then the filo tart with feta and sausages and...More

1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub, friendly efficient staff with good well kept rebellion ale. My starter was the Cornish Mackerel and my main was the Hake both were cooked perfectly. No wonder it was so busy for a midweek lunch. Well done to everyone concerned we will be...More

2  Thank Marlerboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely welcome to get me in on my power wheelchair. Dog was genuinely welcomed. Food was good quality and well priced. Really enjoyed it.

1  Thank SteveByrne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered chick pea burger and crab noodles. The meal took a slow 40 minutes to arrive although the pub wasn't full. Crab noodles portion very small but enjoyable. However the burger was burnt. It was taken back and we then had lots more waiting...More

Thank JLovingTimeOut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely old English Public House and the drinks selection is lovely and the staff so very helpful

1  Thank BALI2007BALI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice people, nice pub, shame about the experience. OK, it could have been an off day. Everyone is entitled to one every now and again. But for £130 in a pub for four people not eating that much or drinking that much you are entitled...More

Thank jtwoodfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointed the pictures show a very different story - service slow, ingredients were of a poor quality. Better available for less.

Thank LightPacker758775
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is nothing short of incredible. I randomly landed there last-minute and I couldn't have had a better dining experience. The staff is amazing, very well prepared to answer any detailed question you might have about anything on the menu. Endless selection of beers...More

2  Thank Thegoodnomad
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Questions & Answers
11 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Broadbean120 | Property representative |
Hi Suze247, Nice to hear from you. We are open from 12:00 noon until 10:30pm on Sundays and serve food all day through til 9:00pm. You can book via our website or call us for more info on 01628 488611. Cheers x
11 April 2017|
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Response from Broadbean120 | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes we can. It just all depends on what you're after and when. If you would like to discuss things further, please contact our General Manager James on 00 44 (0)1628 488611 or by email and he'll be happy to help... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frieth Road | Bovingdon Green, Marlow SL7 2JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Marlow
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 488611
  • E-mail
From the banks of the Thames take the short trip up the winding hill to Bovingdon Green and the warm, wooden heart of award-winning The Royal Oak. Oak by name and oaken by nature - but not hard or austere: not a bit of it. Bare floorboards and ancient timbers ooze bonhomie, it feels like someone's home - it might as well be yours for the time you are there. Like old friends visiting for dinner, the welcome is easy and relaxed. It's journey's end.
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