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The Royal Oak

$$ - $$$, British,
Frieth Road | Bovingdon Green, Marlow SL7 2JF, England
+44 1628 488611
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Frieth Road | Bovingdon Green, Marlow SL7 2JF, England
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111 - 120 of 562 reviews

Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Great good, children friendly and great value for money! Easy to get to and worth the trip, it was a great experience

Thank peterpT4764ZX
Reviewed October 27, 2016

We enjoyed a very special birthday celebration dinner for our son-in-law at the Royal Oak. We wanted an English Pub atmosphere that was peaceful and relaxing and we were not disappointed. We were very pleased with our meals, especially the seafood.

Thank 145Carol
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

A great destination place to visit. I thoroughly recommend the Royal Oak as a place for couple, families or groups. The staff are incredibly welcoming and professional, advising you on menu choices with ease. The menu is varied and changes regularly offering a great selection...More

Thank alid3485
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Never had a bad experience here in years. Staff always friendly and food excellent. NOt cheap but always good quality. Nice garden area in summer and homely feel inside in winter.

Thank gordonbye9
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here. Nice pub, with friendly (mainly young) staff. Food was delicious and the place had a warm and welcoming feel. Our basset was really made to feel at home. Would definitely go back.

Thank Squadmeister
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Eaten here on a few occasion. Always delicious food and they cater for fussy coeliacs like me. Dogs are welcome and there is a pleasant outside seating area.

Thank Pinkyone17
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Took my daughter for lunch. Food was not only stunningly presented but very tasty too. We were very impressed and had some desserts. Price in line with quality of food. Attentive but not overly fussy service. Would highly recommend for couples. Nice pub gardens ideal...More

Thank michelfrancois2014
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We went for a birthday lunch out in the country. Gastropub was very busy and because we were a little early we were served drinks at the small bar while we waited for our table. For a starter we shared bread with roasted garlic and...More

Thank AndrewSDuncan
Reviewed October 8, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Royal Oak for the first time and I was absolutely blown away! I suffer with several food intolerances and so contacted the restaurant beforehand to discuss which options on the menu I may be able to have,...More

1  Thank laurainker
Reviewed September 30, 2016

We have visited here several times previously, but haven't been here for about a year. What a disappointment! Maybe a change of chef? The food was mainly unseasoned and bland. Even the so called triple fried chips tasted horrible and were cooked just normally. We...More

Thank soot30
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Questions & Answers
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
eleanor W
August 5, 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
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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