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Food is a big part of The Oak – it’s where we started and where we’ll always be.
Today's environment of increased distancing and even higher hygiene standards has certainly not diminished our passion for great food and making sure guests leave us excited and with a great reason to return!
Whilst the menus have all been reduced due to our tiny kitchen meaning we can only have a tiny brigade(!), we have worked our usual Royal Oak magic to ensure we really do have something for everyone. We will be changing the menus every week - even more of a reason to return!
And of course, as a FreeFrom Award Winner, we will always ensure that your dietary requirements, are taken care of. If the ingredients are on the menu and you need to swap a couple of things around then no problem - if it can be done ....it will.
The main menu will run all week and we will add a roast on Sunday. The roast will, just like the majority of our raw ingredients, be from our local suppliers and when we say local we mean local!
About our food...Classics and twists abound on the menu, bashed up with hints of far-flung places and the taste of Empire. From field to farm, hedgerow to forest, the sound of the sea and the thrill of the hunt, food is our passion. Tom Uhlhorn, our talented Head Chef, has a wealth of classic British cooking under his belt and now brings his 'British Colonial' style to Marlow. He leads a hard-working brigade of boisterous chefs: Tim, Genny, Olivia and Zac.
They move with the seasons and our menu speaks of a passion for freshness and invention. Embrace your rampant carnivore or channel your inner veggie – we bring both to the table. We are firm believers in using local produce wherever possible, ethically sourced, always fresh and handled with care. Food with a smile on its face!
We take care of the food miles, while you take care of the taste. Our butcher, Dean Timpson of Saunderton, supplies us with local meat and poultry from small suppliers around Bucks and Berks and our beautifully fresh fish is delivered daily, direct from Cornwall. Greg from Little Marlow, is the man in the know for fabulous, seasonal game, whilst Bucksum in Long Crendon brings in amazing vegetables, salad and fruit. Also, Chris Webb of Maxwell & Webb supplies weekly surprises from his allotment in Cookham Dean .... and of course we mustn't forget all that glorious Guernsey cream shipped direct from Lacey's Farm in Lane End!
We bake quite a bit of bread ourselves, but our very own Marlow artisan bakers - Burgers fill in the gaps. Our free range eggs come from across the border in Berkshire and of course, honey and herbs straight from our very own garden. Even our leaves, orchard fruit, roots and greens, from Bucksum near Thame, have less miles to travel than the average lettuce.
Finally, there's quite a bit of foraging going on in and around our beautiful Chiltern Beech woods: think wild garlic and jack by the hedge in Spring, wonderful Summer elderflowers and going right through to hedgerow fruits and nuts come Autumn, plus some cheeky bartering with our local gardeners and allotment holders.
Our kitchen delivers the kind of tucker you'd wish your mother had made. Old English faves rescued from their graves and brought to life with a twist or two. 'Modern', 'Contemporary', 'Eclectic' ... these are just terms. What our pub brings to the table is fabulous food, constructed with care and packed with flavour.
Smaller plates for smaller people and great “roasts”
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