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The Royal Oak

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Frieth Road | Bovingdon Green, Marlow SL7 2JF, England
+44 1628 488611
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here for Sunday lunch yesterday having booked a table online about an hour before. Friendly and welcoming greeting and offered a choice of tables as the place was not too busy. Chose a table in the bar area as we had our dog with us. Service was very good, quick and efficient. I believed that on a Sunday, lunch,... More 

Thank Neil H
Bourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quick comment to congratulate you on employing as a group probably the best waiter team in . A good mannered friendly and well managed team of quality individuals . In terms of service quality , really worth mentioning

Thank _nevillejohnson97
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food in a buzzing atmosphere. The roasts were excellent and very filling. Service was very prompt indeed. Would visit again.

Thank jilly278
Marlow, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to give 4 1/2 stars.... The food was good with lots of choice for everyone... although the prices seem to have gone up a bit since our last visit... The beef croquette was a surprise and very tasty... just needed a little more gravy, which, on reflection we should have requested.... The service was good and effiecent,... More 

Thank cnb134
Bath, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely lunch with my wife over the weekend at this pub. Food was great and the service was friendly and attentive. There was a lovely garden in the back which would be great on a summers day. I would certainly return if I was back in the area.

Thank Lockwood17
Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honest good quality food in a pleasant environment with happy staff. Little more to ask for particularly if you have walked the dogs up on the nearby common as they too are welcome in the pub.

Thank Rob M
Marlow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pub is on the outskirts of the gastrocentre of Marlow, up a narrow road by a small green, a good base for some nice walks. It has good parking and an outdoor area. Inside it retains some parts of the old inn, but has been opened up to provide space as a popular gastropub, with rustic seating that provides... More 

Thank Mike B
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here on a Friday evening with friends. My first visit though my partner had been several times. We booked and requested a quiet table for the four of us and were very happy with our allocated position - large table by the window, near the door and woodburner with no other tables nearby. Food and service were excellent. I... More 

Thank a-fair-deal
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arranged to meet some friends here, all of us had never been here before. What a superb place, lovely typical old pub with a great beer garden. The food was the main star here ! Absolutely fantastic food....the standard is extremely high, especially for a pub. I'd recommend to anyone to visit this place for the food and I... More 

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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this pub on the internet due to it's gluten free and allergen menu. Very friendly team, very busy but had a nice feel about the place. Lots of menu choice for our group, everything delicious. The sticky toffee pudding was definitely a highlight. We'd recommend and would return. Lovely garden outside too for the sunnier days.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?