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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Monday, 17 May 2021

A perfect pub/restaurant with a lovely garden. The food is excellent....and well priced. The beer is impeccably kept ( you will want more than one pint!). The service is warm, friendly and efficient and in these Covid times, anxiety free. I honestly can’t find anything to quibble at.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 May 2021

Food was quite slow and dessert was a little cold but other than that we had a lovely meal

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Visited On Sunday, 16 May 2021

Fantastic meal, we will be back!!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 May 2021

Wonderful place to eat with amazing food, staff and atmosphere! One of my most favourite places to be!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Great food, lovely ambience and seating for outdoor dining, wish I had discovered you earlier.! Easy to book and park.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Food was delicious. Service was good but we were asked the same questions by 3 different servers. All lovely but a bit repetitive.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Great food, lovely atmosphere and super staff. Will be back very soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

The Royal Oak is one of our long term favourites and our recent visit was excellent as always.

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Great efforts made to provide homely outdoor space for so many but cant now wait to socialise properly indoors in the later evenings. Crew and food fantastic as ever.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Service was outstanding from all staff. Thank you for arranging for the kiddos food to arrive so quickly - avoids meltdowns! Food was amazing, kids were kept happy and we got to throw back a couple of white wines. Great lunch out and we will be back. Thanks very much!

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

We had a lovely meal - great food and service. I really appreciated that the staff had noticed I was vegan from the booking and went through the menu options for me.

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Service was good and food was lovely.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Food and service exceptional. Under the big umbrella felt the tables were a little too close together. Chairs not comfortable for 2 hours!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

No chance to try... I’d booked a table online to celebrate my husband’s birthday and did a lot of research to look for covered tables with heaters, knowing what the British weather is like. When booking online, it was not made clear that there were only 4 tables with heaters. So when we arrived in the pouring rain and cold, we were very disappointed to find this out and that our booking was not for a table with heaters. Had the online booking/website made it clear that we needed to specify we wanted heaters at the time of booking, our disappointment could have been avoided and we could have enjoyed a lovely meal. Initial service was poor in not fully understanding our issue and disappointment. Another waitress then came to try to sort it as best she could but her hands were tied. Thankfully from Monday this experience shouldn’t be repeated for future customers.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Fabulous food!

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Lower marks for atmosphere due to the outdoor Covid restrictions on a chilly evening. We will be back on a warmer day.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening last night at The Royal Oak under the beautiful twinkles ✨ . Our waitress was lovely and the food delicious . Faultless . Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

We had a lovely evening but we were somewhat tucked away in the corner and got a bit forgotten about… it took a while to order and receive drinks and food. We would have ordered dessert had someone offered us menus but eventually it was too late so we got the bill and had to leave. Staff friendly and food was amazing

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Food lovely. No Sauvignon from NZ on menu which is unusual. Long time to get the bill but otherwise good service. Heaters would have been a great addition.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

A great find. Delicious lunch with friendly and attentive service. Although we knew that the table was needed after an hour and three quarters when we booked, we did run out of time and so two hours would have been better (but we do understand the need to turn over tables in these difficult times). Maybe something to review in the future.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our (long) lunch with. I came armed with coat and hood but was delighted to see that you have installed vast parasols that make garden seating virtually weather proof. Thank you for thinking of your clients as you do.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

The outside seating and shelter arrangements are excellent. The service was good and the food was very good and reasonably priced.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Delightful sitting in your beautiful garden. Our meal was delicious .. absolutely no complaints!

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Service is very patchy - generally have to ask for things 2-3 times before action. May help if there’s clarity over who’s serving a particular table to avoid things falling through the cracks.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Delighted that the Royal Oak is up and running again & standards haven’t dropped.

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