As we reported back in December 2018, the Cross Keys pub, which had been closed for some time had been taken on by local residents Carlos Maidana and Joy Roberts, who already run the award winning Grouse & Ale in Lane End and the very popular Yew Tree at Frieth. We mentioned they would be undertaking a substantial refurbishment, transforming the building and the offering, and giving it a new name! We have that new name – The Oarsman! The name of course has a clear link to Marlow’s river and rowing heritage, and the owners were keen to rename the pub to signal its change of direction.
MyMarlow has been speaking to the new owners over recent weeks, and will share more details in due course. For now, here’s a few brief snippets of what we can expect:
The vibe being aimed for is a social, relaxing environment – think comfortable leather bound chairs, real fires and and old world bar. The bar will have a 21 year age limit .
12 draft beers will be on offer, and there will be a wide choice of bottled craft beers. There will be an extensive choice of premium and artisan gins, whiskeys and spirits plus of course cocktails.
Situated at the back, in the modern extension will be the restaurant and open kitchen, serving a menu of modern classics, encompassing the latest food styles demonstrating how healthy eating can still blend in with the classics.
The restaurant has no age limit so will be ideal for families. There will also be a sunny garden terrace with additional seating.
Connect with The Oarsman
The pub might not yet be open, but you can keep up to date
- on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheOarsmanMarlow/
- on the website theoarsman.co.uk to sign up to their newsletter
As an added bonus connecting in either of these ways will mean you will be first in line to hear of any soft-opening test sessions and suchlike. Sounds worth it!
Looking for staff
The pub is looking for bright, enthusiastic and dedicated team players, so if you’d like to work for a local, independent bar and restaurant, CLICK HERE to visit the website to see their current vacancies and how to apply for them.