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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%
Travellers talk about
“bubble squeak” (9 reviews)
“roast beef” (16 reviews)
“pudding” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:30 Hours
Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Frieth Road | Bovingdon Green, Marlow SL7 2JF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A friend arranged a girls get together Wednesday evening at this establishment. I’d never been before, as it’s to tucked away but WOW what fantastic food ! For days after Iv been thinking about my main course and desperate for an excuse to go back...More

Thank corinamaria1980
Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined friends for Sunday lunch as this very nice pub. The food was typical pub grub but we all agreed it was cooked and presented very well My sirloin of beef was very tasty and my wife was very complimentary about the Hake. I...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose the Royal Oak for a quiet drink in the garden. Very overpriced, a small Diet Coke at £3.30 seems utterly ridiculous. Won’t be back.

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having moved out of the area a few years ago it was old memories of this place in summer that made the wife and I pop in a few weeks ago for a spot of lunch. The menu's had obviously been refreshed but the service...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went back again with friends for an evening meal. Easy parking but no phone signal at all on Vodafone. Very crowded and hot. Very good service and food. Just as good as ever. Recommended

Thank Rodkoi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here in a recommendation. Nice country pub with a short menu which is very well done. Less is more...was busy but the staff were prompt and attentive. Pork croquette, bubble and squeak, sea bream and pork tenderloin were all top notch. The pub...More

Thank nbutler4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us had dinner here on a Sunday night. Location is in a beautiful rural rural setting. The restaurant was quiet which we were told is unusual but which also meant service was excellent. The food was very good, good range of beers and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yet again we walk in a restaurant in marlow to find it completely empty.Not a bad thing if you go to have something to eat in fact we have enjoyed our dinner here very much . The food and the way is presented is very...More

Thank claire s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was pleasantly surprised by this venue, which had not previously been on the radar. Much more a restaurant than it is a pub, but it does have a large garden area away from the road if you prefer to drop in for drinks only (the...More

Thank keys-quay
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Sat outside to eat as it was such a warm evening. Busy but pleasant surroundings and a nice atmosphere. Staff were friendly and efficient and food brought with reasonable promptness despite being busy. A nice grass area for children to play safely but not too...More

Thank Helen M
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Questions & Answers
11 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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