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 Sunday, 19 May 2019

I've given you a review on Tripadvisor. A really enjoyable experience of relaxed dining. Great food, great service and great location, especially if accompanied by a canine family member.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

No atmosphere inside, we all had roasts,two beef and two pork, pork, small and fatty, veg only warm and small portions. Used to be better but not impressed.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

This was my second visit to The Royal Oak, the first was for a Sunday Roast a few weeks back and we had such amazing food and service we couldnt wait to come back. We decided to book a table in advance of friends coming to stay with us but this visit has put me off booking again im afraid. The service was painfully slow and we were at our table for over 3 hours in total which was a lot longer than we had planned for! More disappointingly was the food - we ordered the pork roast that we had on our first visit but it was just a different meal and experience. It was missing the toffee apple sauce mentioned on the menu, crisp / hard yorkshire puddings and definitely re-heated roast potatoes which were just a bit rubbery and rubbish. Real shame but could be great!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Always enjoy 'our local'

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

I had pork rillettes which were delicious but I would suggest the bread should be less like rocks!.....

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Catered well for a part of nine. Food excellent across the menu. Great to see a quality cheese selection at the end. Very comfortable atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Fab pub, excellent food & service

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Pudding - Granny Smith and honeycomb was incredible! Thanks for a great evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Great beer, good food, friendly and accommodating staff. I took a group of cyclists to the Royal Oak post-ride, couldn't have been better. They all love it. Thanks very much.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Another lovely lunch!

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Great family pub where the whole family

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Great evening in the Teepee - our guests loved it!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

I had the king prawns for starters. There were 4 fairly small prawns in their shells with a bit of salad. Cmon Royal Oak you can do better than that. The roast pork was also pretty average. Maybe it was because it was a Sunday.

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Royal Oak is a favourite - consistently good food, friendly efficient service and lovely cosy atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

This is the third time our group has met at the Royal Oak over the past years. We were at college together over 50 years ago and get together infrequently. The Royal Oak is a perfect venue: ideally situated with wonderful gardens if/when weather permits and an interesting dining room indoors when necessary; a varied and inventive menu to tempt all palettes: a fine selection of drinks and convivial service and hospitality. Add reasonable prices to the mix and we have always had a memorable occasion. We look forward to our next get together before we get too much older and recommend the Royal Oak without hesitation.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Weird that we had a table booked for 14h and their paper showed 13.45h but it was ok. Our table was between the door to the kitchen and the door to the garden, it was very cold, we had to close the door ourselves every time somebody else left it open, that noise and the noise coming from the bar and the kitchen made conversation challenging, not atmosphere at all (we would have loved being in the nicer part, a table by the fire...). Food was good but, all in all, paying £30ish for Sunday lunch - we were six - made it expensive.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 May 2019

Great and welcoming venue for a drink, snack or a wonderfully prepared three course meal. Bonus: dogs allowed. Service is lovely. Definitely my favourite for a meal out.

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Visited On Monday, 29 April 2019

Food has always been consistently good Service was a little slow Monday night Miss having the specials on the board even though I know you do them on a bit of paper I think pétanque piste has gone with the tippee on it?

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

A really great experience. Lovely gardens, great food, really good service. We will be returning.

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

I have been using the Royal Oak for many years and have to say that my last meal was one of the worst i’ve Ever had! The whitebait was such a small portion, possibly one pound a piece. The burrata and tomato tart was tasteless & could of done with more burrata and the tomatoes could have been cooked. Very disappointing and bad value for money. Not sure I will go back again

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

Consistently high quality of food and drink. Varied menu with several vegan/veggie options. Well-kept Rebellion IPA and sensibly priced wine list. Service is always friendly and prompt.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 April 2019

Lovely place but loads of background noise, which can make the evening difficult for some people.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

New menu, dishes were well balanced with lots of flavour and looked superb. If you eat with your eyes then it was delicious even before tasting it. Staff helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The on-line system works well, but it is less friendly than the pub and its staff because it dictates when you should leave your table. This is reasonable for the busy periods, but as the pub was sparsely populated, it clearly was not enforced by the staff.Maybe a better way to set expectations is to state that if the restaurant is obviously busy, we would appreciate your loving the table by HH:MM.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

We had booked a Easter Sunday lunch at the Royal Oak. We were delayed in getting there but the staff were very understanding and accommodating. We sat at a table outside and it was a lovely setting with great table service. We were a little disappointed by the quality of the roasts- we were hoping for a bit more flavour and "deliciousness" but it was middle of the road. The dessert (panna cotta) was really delicious!

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