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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” (16 reviews)
“pudding” (32 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 663 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank LightPacker758775
Reviewed 5 days 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

1  Thank Thegoodnomad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came for dinner and had the lamb shank, it was devine,- delicious gravy and mash and the meat fell off the bone. We had to come again and had the shank for a second time and again gorgeous dining and service. The third time...More

Thank Violetta F
Reviewed 6 days ago

It must be a Sunday Lunch thing, it was a frankly tragic roast. Cold Yorkshire pudding, luke warm roast potatoes and vegetables and no gravy. Just out with my elderly mum, did not want to make a fuss but we both thought the meals were...More

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a busy Sunday and were impressed with the welcome we and our dog were given. We had mains and deserts and most of us had roast beef as the main. It came with a decent sized yorkshire pudd, a couple of thin slices...More

1  Thank pb56422
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here for lunch and it was a lovely sunny day so sat out on the terrace. We had the guest ale which was a hoppy lager and very good. We had the Spicy Crab on Toast for starters & then my husband...More

1  Thank Crystalrose54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had early evening drinks with friends and had a welcome even though not dining. This pub still retains a friendly pub atmosphere which most places serving food don’t welcome you if you just want a drink.

1  Thank Ann4716
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Again good food too much on the plate but excellent price and excellent staff would recommend it to anyone

1  Thank Gwyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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Questions & Answers
11 September 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
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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