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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 good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Frieth Road | Bovingdon Green, Marlow SL7 2JF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not your average pub, no burgers or Fish'n'Chips in sight. We sat outside for a leisurely lunch, we were there for about 3 1/2 hours. The service was friendly and attentive and we're happy for us to enjoy the afternoon at our pace. Highlights of...More

Thank JonofWilson
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyable relaxing lunch - which had been booked as a birthday surprise. Management directed the parking as there were lots of guests and the car park full. There were 9 of us including a toddler (needing a high chair) and a baby (in a...More

Thank rluckett2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the Sea Bream Bombay Potatoes Roasted Cauliflower with a madras mayonnaise sauce ! Sea Bream very small , Bombay Potatoes where little new potatoes fried with a pinch of curry powder, Roasted Cauliflower never saw the oven and the sauce was just a spoon...More

Thank Yvonne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked in for a table on a Friday evening and walked up from Marlow, I ordered a fish starter of the specials menu which was nice, but very small, my main was also off the specials menu; a mushroom risotto; it was watery and had...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here fairly often with friends and always feel welcome and they are dog friendly... The food was good today, but there was less on the menu that tempted me! I had e sea bass with cauliflower and others had Caesar salads sausages and...More

Thank cnb134
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are visiting this part of the UK (from the US) and Marlow and The Royal Oak was recommended by a work colleague. We had a great evening. The food was wonderful (with several great gluten free options) and we loved the...More

1  Thank Brad C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals and have been to the Royal Oak a few times. The food can sometimes be really good but sometimes it has been borderline inedible. The staff are ok on the whole but not the friendliest bunch. There is a lovely garden and...More

2  Thank babybirduk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live nearby and popped in with friends and our kids for a drink after an afternoon stroll. As soon as we walked in, the manager repeatedly challenged us saying “can I help you?!” in an aggressive tone, as though we were a bunch of...More

1  Thank dave1980p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helpful friendly staff. Nice fire lit. Our friends dog was allowed in. Good menu selection with specials. Excellent gin range. Good table service. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Happy wife for her birthday meal.

Thank pauljuliekelly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is everything a gastro pub should be. Always a good start when there is a huge selection of gins and the barman seemed to know his stuff. Luckily we'd booked a table as the pub was very busy and being in a 'side' room...More

Thank PhilandRuth
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Questions & Answers
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
eleanor W
5 August 2015|
Response from Jayne E | Property representative |
Hi, yes dogs are most welcome inside the pub. We love our little furry friends. Water bowls and doggy treats are also available. Dogs can sit with their owners in the bar area and at the tables situated on the hard floors.
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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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