Truly a great experience. Set quite a bit off the main road to marlow so that it has a quiet back garden feel, this pub like the Kings Head up the road is set an old red brick style building with ample seating out the front and inside. The menu is clear and concise and containing many varied items from a spicy bean burger to swordfish, and it was for the latter that I plumped for. The meal was very nice with good accompaniments of spring onion mash, lentils and caper sauce. I also went for dessert as the main was so good which was a homemade white chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake which was delicious, the only problem being there wasn't more of it!
The service definitely should be mentioned as I have in the heading as it deserves highlighting. As well as working hard the two waitresses on during the visit were very attentive and I noted getting on with what I believe were the more regular customer on a more familiar and personal level, which I always think is a bonus. There are little touches such as bringing the moveable specials board out to each table if eating which set this place apart from many contemporaries.
I think the price is very fair for the dishes on offer. It will be more expensive that the average pub if you are basing your potential choice purely on price, but I think the regular dishes on offer are of a higher standard like the swordfish so you're paying for that, and also I think a swordfish meal for £16.50 is at least £2-3 cheaper than I would expect to pay for that dish.
So overall very good. The only potential problem being that because it is slightly off the beaten track it is rightly known as "Marlow's little secret" and so the volume of people was about right; tables were turning over outside at a pace that meant no one was left wanting, but with trip advisor et al I'm sure they will get more custom. But I would be confident they can handle it!
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