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The Royal Oak

Frieth Road, Bovingdon Green, Marlow, United Kingdom, SL7 2JF
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Opening Information

BAR:
We are open all day, every day from 11am to 11pm
KITCHEN:
Lunch:
12:00-2:30pm Monday to Thursday and 12:00-3:00pm Friday & Saturday
Dinner
6:30-9:30pm Monday to Thursday and 6:00-10:00pm Friday & Saturday
Sunday
12:00-9:00pm (All day)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Business Lunch
  • Children's Menu available
  • Gluten Free Available

About The Royal Oak

Sprawling gardens, a petanque piste, fragrant kitchen herbs and a sunny terrace set the scene for our little whitewashed pub.

Inside is at once both spacious and cosy. You’ll find a snug with wood burning stove, a rosy red dining room and glowing dark floorboards. Rich fabrics and heritage colours create a warm background for our friendly, bubbly and professional team.

Our imaginative modern British food is consistently a big draw. We use fresh, seasonal and local produce wherever possible and strongly believe in good food ethics. That might sound a little serious, but we’re really a very relaxed and informal bunch and happy to rustle you up a snack at the bar or offer some serious gastronomy.

Flexibility is our middle name, so whether you need some healthy home cooked food for the kids or need to tick the box with our award winning gluten/dairy/allergen free dishes, Eddie, our head chef and his brigade will make it happen.

Dogs, children and muddy boots welcome!

Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

We had a fantastic evening and the meal was delicious. Have never had a bad meal at the Royal Oak! And the service was very good too! Thank you.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

A lovely meal with some great dishes - some of the best squid we have had in a long time in a restaurant. Service was spot on - very attentive and friendly but not over the top and pestering. Thanks Team Royal Oak! ps and we will be back soon to sit in the garden at lunchtime and eat your amazing honey mustard snack sausages!!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Having been loads of times for evening meals and always had such great meals was so disappointed that the roasts just weren't up to the same standards, meat was a tad tough and roast potatoes like bullets and not crispy and soft inside like they should be and at virtually £16 not good value for money and small portions. We were the late lunch sitting at 2.45 so don't know whether that made a difference? Bread and butter pudding looked a bit lonely on the plate and should it be served with cream and not custard? All other desserts delicious. My sons who didn't opt for the roast said their meals were great. Didn't want to complain on the day as had brought relatives with us so didn't want to spoil the lunch by complaining. Service staff were friendly and lovely as ever and did their best considering it was very busy but few times had to grab someone to get drinks after having empty glasses for 10-15 mins. Wouldn't want to recommend for Sunday lunch on this experience but would for other days.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Lovely pub, great food and service. 5 stars all round! We will be back soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Fantastic food and great service as always. My friends loved it too! Great menu choice...found it hard to choose, and the staff/chefs were brilliant at catering for my friends but allergy.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 March 2019

Really impressed with the warm welcome and the food was spot on. Thanks for making us so at home.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Have enjoyed food on previous visits but this time 2 had veg tagine and both had excessive cardamom pods which spoiled enjoyment and could have caused dental problems.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

I have eaten at the Royal Oak and always found the food and service to be vey good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Great food and service. Will definitely be back

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

Our first time visiting, but we will most definitely be back again soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

The Bubble & Squeak with bacon/poached egg & hollandaise is simply the best around

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Limited menu from previous visits, pork roast was rather bland, limited in flavour, gravy had been on the plate for a while when served, so had soaked into the meat.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

3 of the four meals served were JUST about warm one meal was returned because it really was cold. Whilst the food presented was of a reasonable quality it certainly was not outstanding and not particularly good value for money. The service was very mixed. It was busy and felt a bit chaotic and out of control at times.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

Excellent food - great variety of choice - fantastic friendly service. We will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

I have been to the Royal Oak so many times over the years, I have to be honest I feel they are trying to have a more fancy menu the past few times we have been. I don’t like seafood and there was no chicken at all on the menu or any lamb, duck etc type choices and the only steak available was £26. So I was left with one basic choice of sausage and mash, which was lovely but I don’t want just one choice, you need to try not being so posh with every choice on the menu and have some slightly more simple but nice. The skinny fries as a side were barely cooked and had slight raw bits throughout. Desert was lovely for me I must admit, however my partners custard wouldn’t pour out his jug it was so lumpy and thick. First time we have been properly disappointed, which is a shame as it was our valentines dinner and a celebration of something else and every time before we have come away so happy.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Reunion with a friend . Very very enjoyable lunch . Booking easy but necessary. Pleasant greeting.. Superb and timely service . Food was tasty. Highly recommend !

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

A great lunch with lots of options and choices.

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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

Reliably good food served by nice staff

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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

Great food and service, good range of beers and wines.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

The food here is incredible! Tasty, well flavoured, beautifully presented and really not a lot of money. I can’t wait to go back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Consistently good, keep it up!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

Very slow and inattentive service despite it being very quiet. She was polite and pleasant but didn’t have enough knowledge about the menu or the wine. The food was brilliant- delicious and prompt.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Your staff are lovely and so helpful. Made to feel very welcome. Great that you welcome dogs too.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Sunday dinner celebration for a 60th birthday. Absolutely fantastic. Staff were friendly and extremely accommodating when we brought our own cake and forgot the candles! Food was delicious, wine too. We will definitely be going back when we are in the area. Thank You.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Delicious food, good prices and excellent service.

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