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The Royal Oak

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Frieth Road | Bovingdon Green, Marlow SL7 2JF, England
+44 1628 488611
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bubble squeak” (9 reviews)
“pudding” (31 reviews)
“roast beef” (14 reviews)
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends at The Royal Oak for a midweek lunch. Despite there not being many customers, the service was a little slow (although pleasant). The venue is a fairly typical pub with smaller rooms knocked into a semi open plan area. There is a...More

Thank Emms60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely find. From making the booking (the girl who answered the phone suggesting a quiet table so that my friend and I could catch up over 20 lost years in three hours), to the delicious halloumi starter, followed by cauliflower and blue cheese...More

1  Thank OxfordSara19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love it here. We come back all the time as you can always rely on the food being excellent - looking forward to the winter menu!

1  Thank toryted1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited for dinner on our wedding anniversary. We both chose our favourite dishes from a great selection. The food, service, warn and friendly atmosphere resulted in a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We previously visited last year also for our anniversary. The Total...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice pub, I visited with my mother and my dog, as thankfully dogs are welcome in this pub. We sat near the window in the main bar. I had the chilli tiger prawns and my mother had the Cornish hake, my...More

1  Thank SunflowerLou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting menu with some good combinations that you could also "taste" as you read the menu (if you know what I mean). Food beautifully prepared and served with a good portion. Cooked to perfection and very tasty. Good serving staff. Would go back again.

1  Thank Kim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on starters and mains for lunch, choosing arancini and bubble and squeak for main. The service is great and very friendly, I decided not to have bacon with my bubble and squeak so was offered extra veg as a substitute, having taken this offer,...More

1  Thank Vasco421
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to the Royal Oak and really enjoyed it, initially not happy with the table we where shown to, right next to the toilets, but there was no issue moving us to a better table. Service very good food excellent couldn't fault it....More

1  Thank 95tday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely pub, staff were polite and attentive. Menu looked good and our food was 90% great, but there are a couple of hiccups witch each course. Ham Hock Terrine: Lovely terrine, served with Parmesan crisp. Both great, but together the Parmesan crisp was so strong...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great pub, one of my favourites. The food is consistently good and the service is always friendly and quick. A must if you haven't visited already.

1  Thank AngelaChalker
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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
eleanor W
5 August 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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