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The White Oak

The Pound, Cookham SL6 9QE, England
+44 1628 523043
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (63 reviews)
“hake” (17 reviews)
“donuts” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
The Pound, Cookham SL6 9QE, England
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1 - 10 of 696 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took our American guests to dine here. Food tasty and portion sizes adequate. Cocktails tasty and average £8-9. Steak cooked to perfection which is a pleasant surprise as I often find restaurants overcook them. Only negative feedback was the noise level in the dining room...More

Thank CJM18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always the white oak maintains its standards of great customer service with some of the tastiest steak. It’s 30% off on Monday and we take a drink in for £5 corkage- it’s a bit pricey but worth it.

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to have dinner here on the way home from our daughters graduation ceremony in Reading. We were struck by the friendly welcome from the bar man. He made us feel very welcome. We had a nice drink in the garden before dinner. The waiting...More

Thank Bernard T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife comes here more often than I with her friends for lunch. It is quite a while since my last visit and we took a couple of long time friends. The decor and furnishings are top rate and comfortable. I remember a largish round...More

1  Thank gerry h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a very tough day at work and not too interested in football we took ourselves off for dinner. What a lovely treat it was to have such a friendly greeting as we arrived, we were asked if we wanted our drinks and some menus...More

Thank Steve_HeidiLT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic pub in Cookham , excellent customer service , very well decorated inside nice beer garden, highly recommend Toilets very clean , will use again 5 Stars

Thank dasheehan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it was a bit of an off day but the pace of cooking and getting the food out was very slow. Front service very pleasant. Starters are rather pathetic for the money; far too small. Some of the mains were lukewarm and the chips...More

2  Thank CheshireladAscot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here for Sunday lunch on Father's day and were not disappointed. Food was excellent and the service very friendly. Evertlything ran smoothly despite being very busy. We'll worth a visit, we will no doubt be back.

Thank Moretea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch on Fathers Day for 9 of us! Service and staff were excellent from start to finish. Everyone enjoyed their food and roast potatoes probably the best were ever had! Excellent all round and very much enjoyed our visit. Cheers!

Thank SteveT1738
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We had a wonderful evening with friends. The food, wine and service were excellent. Hope to return soon.

Thank goldneyfox
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Questions & Answers
26 November 2017|
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Response from Graeme M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was a guest!
26 September 2015|
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Response from DavidPNash | Reviewed this property |
Suggest that you ask this question direct to the White Oak rather than to reviewing customers.
Charlotte W
9 April 2015|
Response from hwc13 | Property representative |
Dear Charlotte, Thank you for your query and yes our lovely garden can sit 18+ outside but would need to use more than 1 table. Please call Emma on 01625523043 to organise or for more information. Many thanks and warm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Pound, Cookham SL6 9QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Cookham
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 523043
  • E-mail
Bridging the gap between country inn & local restaurant The White Oak is an independent and contemporary 'Gastro Pub' where the kitchen & service sets out to please. A L Carte & Set menus also decent value (£15/19 for two/three courses at lunch and dinner). The traditional Roast is served on Sundays alongside the A La Carte. There's also plenty of good drinking on the Corney & Barrow wine list (look for Delamotte Grand Cru Champagne, Archaval-Ferrer Malbec, & 'Psi' Tempanillo from Michael Sisseck), Local Ales & Cocktails in the Bar. The relaxed dining room's thick beams, cream chandeliers and widely spaced, bare tables match the food's smart, unfussy tone, while warm, engaging staff and a compact, broadly priced wine list also fit the bill.
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