Well, as we near the end of a year that most will be happy to forget, let's be thankful for the good things! We are open (Hurrah!); we have heated, comfy outside tables that are now bookable for up to six people (just call us on 01628 48 86 11 to reserve); our team are still the friendliest around ... by a country mile ... and we have a fab new menu, brimming with festive treats. As always, we are showcasing the very best of our local suppliers, so what better way to enjoy your "substantial" meal than in your favourite pub.
We want you (it's essential) to feel relaxed about coming to the Royal Oak, we want you to feel safe and we definitely want you to have a very good time, so we have a full Covid-19 Risk Assessment and you are very welcome to read the overview by clicking ...HERE.
We think we have done a rather good job(!) Let us know what you think.
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.
Inside, The Oak's organic interior reveals the nooks and crannies where intimacy is assured and larger tables ar left to revel in the limelight. 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.
Beyond the panelled bar the gardens stretch back, and back - perfect for lazy summer afternoons watching the Red Kites soar overhead. Step through the gap in the fence and there’s even a Teepee tucked behind, primed and ready for your exclusive event. With glass in hand and a menu to savour it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of Marlow's riverside.
Book for dinner or bag a table on the off chance, it’s your choice. Rarely does anyone leave hungry or thirsty. Up here, in The Oak's leafy embrace, life is more measured and reflective, relax - you have arrived.
To get a little feel for our wonderful part of the world, our little chunk of paradise, then why not take a look at this video filmed by our friends at Taste the Chilterns...
Smaller plates for smaller people and great “roasts” on Sundays!
Please ask for our dairy and gluten free menus
Free WiFi and Newspapers
Open all day, every day with Lunch and Dinner served:
12:00 - 2:30pm & 6:30 - 9:30pm Monday to Thursday
12:00 - 3:00pm & 6:00 - 10:00pm Friday and Saturday
12:00 - 9:00pm Sunday (All day)