“ Address: Frieth Road / Bovingdon Green / Nr. Marlow / Buckinghamshire SL7 2JF / England „
we have been to the Royal Oak many times in the past year. The location is wonderful but unfortunately the service is poor and the quality of food is erratic. At times the starters have been barely defrosted and once they totally forgot about us and the kitchen closed. Not a place I would visit in a hurry particularly if I want to be assured of a pleasant evening. Many of our neighbours have had a similar experience.
The Royal Oak in my opinion is simply the best pub in Marlow. It is a rare traditional pub which is a breath of fresh air and a welcome break from all the chain pubs that seem to be everywhere nowadays.
The most important part of the Royal Oak that makes it so special is their staff, which is always friendly and willing to chat. The selection of drinks is excellent with a good choice of real ales.
The general décor of the inside of the Royal Oak is very cozy with a real log fire in the winter and lovely wooden floors. And it has a great menu with proper top quality restraint type food. If you choose to eat here you can pre book or just walk in and wait for a table. The service of the food is top notch and as I said the before the staff make it a pleasure to eat here.
The garden is brilliant in the summer with lots of benches to sit on and a huge garden and a sunny terrace, and if you have children they have enough room to run around and play games. Also outside there is a petanque piste of which you can have a go if the local team is not playing.
Overall I would definitely recommended this pub it is the best in the county by far :o)
Spacious, but cosy atmosphere offering great pub food and hospitality.