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 Saturday, 24 August 2019

A lovely lunch with friends from Kent.. However, there was an unacceptable delay before we received our starters (an explanation / apology would have defused this). Can I suggest that if you're very busy (as you were on Sunday) that you manage people's expectaions a little better.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

We enjoyed a great evening. The menu was varied and interesting and the food we chose was all delicious. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive. We liked the traditional pub decor and atmosphere.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

We found the lighting a little bright in places. Just a personal thing!

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Visited On Monday, 19 August 2019

Honestly a very special evening. Delicious food and warm efficient service. Can’t recommend highly enough

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

The service was OK without being outstanding, we did have to try and catch the eye of waiters/waitresses which can be painful without whistling loudly etc... Food was Ok but nothing special

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Such friendly and cheerful staff, and a really interesting menu. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

A lovely lunch with charming service. Will be back! Carol Ferrand

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. We will be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Another fantastic meal - faultless - please never change!!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Lovely double Birthday celebration lunch! The waitresses even walked our dog around the garden! Perfect!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Pub full of character and excellent service sadly the food did not match my expectations.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

worked very well for us - our party included two ladies in their 80's and 90s

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

We had a fantastic lunch at the Oak. Fantastic service and the food was delicious - will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Another excellent evening at the Royal Oak. Food impeccable - pork chop, veggie tart, steak, lamb all very good. Service very friendly and prompt (bit quicker with the water please!). This is a great pub.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Delicious food. Varied menu, and they are even environmentally conscious, using the special paper menus for dinner in addition to just lunchtime.

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Visited On Thursday, 01 August 2019

We love coming here and come at least a couple of times a month. Often once a week. We took business associates and the service was appauling. We found the staff rude and dismissive. Such a shame as usually everyone is so nice and helpful. Will reconsider next time as there are many great pubs in the area.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Lovely meal. Thanks for coping with last minute change to party numbers. Staff a credit to operation.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Great country pub with lovely garden. Excellent food, very friendly and happy staff

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Tonks the labradoodle enjoyed her lunch too, thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

The team were lovely and welcoming We did stay for about 6 hours and they were so patient and accommodating thanks very much great job! Little bit more veggie options on the menu would make it perfect.

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Sadly, this time, the service was well below par and value for money was not good. We will give it another go perhaps in a month or so though - may have been an aberration!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Fantastic food and drink and friendly and efficient staff as always. Looking forward to My next visit soon! Thank you !

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

The Royal Oak can be relied upon for an excellent quality meal in very pleasant and relaxed surroundings. The wine pleases the most fussy of us and the food potions suit our hearty and light eaters. The flowers/leaves on the tables were delightful. Only one tiny quibble, we ate late on a Sunday afternoon and the custard in the trifle was far too runny. But we ate it all up before mentioning it, so obviously tasty with it. We will definitely visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Warm welcome, lovely staff and food, as always.

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