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The Royal Oak

$$ - $$$, British,
Frieth Road | Bovingdon Green, Marlow SL7 2JF, England
+44 1628 488611
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bubble squeak” (10 reviews)
“roast beef” (16 reviews)
“pudding” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. 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

We went here for the first time for lunch. We were impressed by the setting, the gardens, and that a member of staff came out to the garden to meet us. The staff were bright, helpful and efficient. The food was very good, and our...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived on a wet Saturday evening to find a fire in the grate - very welcome! The welcome and service from the staff was very good and consistent throughout the meal. The food has many locally sourced ingredients - including "wobbly bottom goats cheese"...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food always, creative and flexible with the freshest fish and great cuts of Meat. A really good team, great wines with knowledgable staff, and it’s also a pub! First class, how lucky are we in Marlow!

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this pub for drinks and food on a number of occasions now and always found it to be a lovely experience. The staff are friendly, even when they are rushed off of their feet, and the food is wonderful. If you...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is undoubtedly a lovely country pub set in the pretty outskirts of Marlow on the Frieth Road. Nice inside and out. My very good rating is generous and only because there is no “just about scraped a good” rating available. The food was good,...More

Thank tanagogo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been a few times over the years. It's God and has got better. Interesting menu and friendly staff

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to this lovely little country pub on a number of occasions, especially when out walking the dog. Wonderful garden area, nice local food and they sell Rebellion beer.

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub restaurant with equally lovely food.The evening is made all the more special by the presence of two wonderful friends whom I met in The Netherlands. The service is impeccable. I would thoroughly recommend.

Thank MotherofTwoUbud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had read reviews about this and decided that we would go and have a look round Marlow and try our luck at this pub, as it had been fully booked up on bank holiday Sunday. We arrived around 1.30 and were...More

Thank LucyTay1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service not up to usual standard. We went for the vegan menu on offer. Were told food not being service in the garden, only on the patio and asked to wait before being able to order food. No-one followed up and we watched...More

Thank Vanessa F
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Questions & Answers
September 11, 2018|
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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
April 11, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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