Marlow Food and Drink reopening schedule! [UPDATED]

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[Originally posted 1-7-20, UPDATED 3-7-20 and 15-7-20: ]

So, here it is then – our comprehensive list of pubs, restaurants and cafes opening from the 4th July onwards. The general gist as you will expect is reduced seating capacity, changes to ordering procedures, and so on. Some are using outdoor space to give more room, and Apps are quite commonly being used for ordering. In many cases, reserving a table is required, or at least a good idea.

Please note that even while compiling this info, we received updates and changes of plans – so bear in mind, changes may still occur! We will publicise any updates as we get them.

Good luck to all the businesses re-opening – its been a tough time for you and your staff, We are sure you will get LOTS of support in the coming days and weeks.


Tue 4th August

The Vanilla Pod

We were delighted to be told that one of our fave Marlow restaurants is now reopening – from Tue 4th August 🙂

Thu 30th July

The George and Dragon

We are very pleased to be reopening our doors and welcoming back guests.

We advise you to book ahead, so please use this link below from the 17th July and we hope to see you soon!


Marlow Bar and Grill

The Marlow Bar & Grill is back! Now taking bookings from Friday 17th July.

To book online visit or call 01628 488544. We look forward to welcoming you all again very soon.


We are excited to be open….. and will be open Saturdays for the first time too! Currently takeaway only, and max 2 customers inside at any time.

  • Wed/Thu 12noon-2.30pm
  • Fri/Sat 11.30am-2.30pm

More details:

The Chequers

We are so very pleased to announce that we will be open from 15th July. We welcome you, your friends and family to come and join us for a tipple of your fancy & some rather delicious food.

We strongly recommend booking in advance to avoid any disappointment. We will be taking table bookings for both food & drinks, inside & out.

More details:


FINALLY! The completely refurbished Duke opens at midday Saturday 4th with an amazing new look and new management. The Duke has been fully transformed into a contemporary pub and bar whilst maintaining and respecting all the history and tradition of one of Marlow’s oldest pubs.

 Whilst striving to keep the experience a great one, we have our customers and staff safety fully in focus and in line with Government guidance.Requesting tables in advance is strongly advised through the website as we will be managing capacity carefully to ensure we start safe, stay safe. No cash or card transactions; all ordering is table service via the drinks app, ROUND – we very strongly suggest downloading it prior to your first visit. The app can be downloaded right now, and sensible to do so – but due to Gov advice, The Duke in line with others, will only be visible on Saturday 4th July. Exciting times with the creation of a brilliant new venue in Marlow, we look forward to seeing everyone (sensibly and safely at all times) in the coming days and

The Ship

The Ship will be opening its door on Saturday 4th July. The Crew are looking forward to welcoming you back on board. We will have streetfood artisans Luigi Pizza and Rubs Tickles and Hugs Smokehouse on deck to compliment our great Beer, Real Ale, Cocktail and Wine range. Customers will be able to reserve their table by contacting We will be table service with a cashless till system including the ability to order at table from a smartphone. We can’t wait to see all our Shipmates again !

Claytons Marlow

We will be reopening on 4th July – Yay! Things will be slightly different – table service only, limited capacity so booking recommended for busy days. You can now do this really easily from our website . Once inside, you can order using an app or we can serve you, whichever you prefer. We’ll be open from Wednesday to Sunday. Looking forward to seeing all your faces again 😘

The Crafty Taproom

We are now open for table service , as well as continuing our take-aways!

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue-Thu 2-8pm
  • Fri/Sat 12-10pm
  • Sun 12-7pm

The Prince of Wales

The Price of Wales will be open Saturday 4th July 11am-midnight and Sunday 5th July 12pm till 11pm both days offering a full pizza menu. We will have 2 outside pop up bars – 1 cocktail and 1 rebellion, to help disperse queues. There will be no parking available as we will be using the car park for outside tables. We look forward to welcoming safely new and regular faces!!

The Resolute

The lovely Resolute cafe in Higginson Park have been providing takeaway food and drink for a while but will be reinstating the outside seating from Saturday. They also now have Rebellion beer on tap!

The Ivy Marlow Garden

The Ivy Marlow Garden is excited to announce it will be re-opening its doors on Saturday, 4 July.

Whilst service will still remain a priority, the restaurant will be implementing the highest standards of health and safety. Measures will include thermal cameras for temperature checks, the use of tracking software for all employees logging daily temperature readings over a seven day rolling period, and professional deep cleaning and disinfecting on a daily basis.

Air filtration units have also been fitted (99% effective in killing the MRSA and H1N1 viruses, which are part of the same RNA Coronavirus family) and dedicated members of staff have been appointed to ensure that health and safety is at its highest standard on an on-going basis.

Tiger Garden

We will be open on the 4th July and taking any advance bookings on the phone. We have also got alfresco dining in place (see photo) and have made improvements to the garden so that customers can now dine there too in the open space. 
We have also spaced the tables to comply with social distancing.

Lunch: 12pm – 1pm Dinner: 6pm – 10pm, for both dining in and takeaway.


We are opening on Saturday for sit-ins but with very limited numbers. We want to retain the safest environment possible for our customers. Besides that, we will still be offering our collection and delivery service.

We will open for sit-in from 4pm to allow customers early dining so that they can avoid bottleneck peak times. Our aim is to steer our clients away from typical peak times and help maintain, not just a safer restaurant but a safer Marlow town as a whole.

We are looking forward to seeing our friends and customers again from the 4th but even more for time when we can hug them again!

The Two Brewers

We are opening up on Saturday at 12 midday!
We will be reducing capacity to only how many we can seat indoors (in case the inevitable happens in the British summertime) with a one way system in place and taking booking groups of up to 6. Booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment, we have had a huge interest in bookings already!

More details here:

The Old Brewery

We are super excited that we can finally welcome all our wonderful customers back into our pub on Saturday 4th July – It has been too long! You will notice some changes in our pubs that are all designed to keep you safe and give you the best pub experience. We will be observing minimum 1m distancing, will have hand sanitising stations across the pubs and our pubs will be table seating only. We will have a dedicated PPE professional sanitising and keeping all areas clean. You can order at your table via our new ‘MY PUB’ app to order & pay. All drinks & food will be delivered to your table! Reserve a table here:

Da Luca (Marlow Bottom)

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be reopening on Saturday 4th July. Our full dining menu will be available as usual, however given the circumstances there will be a few differences:

Tables will have to be prebooked in advance. Please message us via Facebook, email us at or simply call us on 01628 478150.
Takeaway is still available, but please wait outside for collection and we’ll come to see you. Our umbrella is going to be up in case of bad weather! The delivery option is still going to be available.
Our staff will be practicing social distancing and wearing face masks. We would suggest wearing face masks whilst travelling to your table but you can take them off to enjoy our fabulous food!

If you have any questions about our reopening, please get in touch on 01628 478150 and we’ll look after you. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon!

The Coach

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Tom Kerridge’s Coach (and indeed the Hand and Flowers) will be open from Sat 4th. The Coach now takes reservations for the current day for lunch and dinner. Phone lines are open from 9am, 01628 401538. No cash, it is card or contactless payment only.

Breakfast is served Saturdays and Sundays on a walk in basis only (from July 11th).

Suum Vietnamese Kitchen

After a long wait , we are delighted to announce that our bookings are now open from the 4th July onwards. We are now accepting table reservations only and operating at a reduced capacity to comply to the Government guidance. Your safety and our staffs as well as our society are our most concern . We thank you for your support during this difficult time and we can NOT wait to see you all at our restaurant. To book a table please call 01628471110. or email : Website :


Atul Kochhar’s fabulous Indian restaurant at the Compleat Angler will be open from the 4th July. They’s had a big makeover inside too, so that will be worth checking out! Alongside the new look, the restaurant has followed all Government guidelines with regards to reopening.

Atul Kochhar told us “It was heartbreaking to close our doors back in March but I’m so incredibly excited to welcome back patrons on Saturday. We’ve received so many messages of support from our local community and we’re ready to once again cook up a storm and bring the flavours, tastes and aromas of Indian cuisine to Marlow.”

Bookings can be made here:

Cedar Cafe

Great news that the wonderful Cedar Cafe will be opening for seated customers on the 4th. Of course until then they are still doing takeaways 🙂

Giggling Squid

We are now accepting table reservations at our restaurants for Saturday 4th July onwards. We will be accepting guests with reservations only and running at a reduced capacity to adhere to Government guidance. We can’t wait to get our Giggling Squids filled with our wonderful guests again and we hope to see you soon!

The Three Horseshoes

Three Horseshoes Marlow is gladly reopening for evening service on 4th July, and we thank everyone who is already booked in with us, we can’t wait to see you!

Our building and team are ready to provide COVID 19 safe service and we thank you in advance for your cooperation in making the pub a safe environment for everyone to enjoy.

Opening hours will be 12-10pm Tuesday-Saturday and 12-6pm on Sundays, with food being served at our usual times. Booking will be essential for inside tables whether drinking or dining.

Please message us on Facebook or drop us an email at for bookings.

Strawberry Grove

Will are delighted to be reopening for sit-down meals, but will be serving a cut down menu for our customers to enable us to operate safely in the kitchen. We will of course be following all Government guidelines and implementing enhanced hygiene practices. We look forward to welcoming you all back!

La Cantina del Vino

We are delighted to be back on the 4th July. Bookings at lunch 12-12:30 and 2:00 onwards. Bookings at dinner 6-6:30 and 8:30 onwards.

The Britannia

You can now book a table with us from 4th July,

Adhering to government advice, we’re accepting bookings of up to 6 people

Safety must remain a high priority. We’re making operational changes and training our team in that respect. Check our recent Facebook post for all the details:

There’s no rush, pop in when you’re ready. Our pub may look and seem a little different to how you remember but it is still your local at heart.


We are back!!!! Satollo is open to sit down but with restricted hours for now, we open at 7:30am and close at 4pm. We look forward to seeing you!

The Marlow Donkey (Mon 6th)

Following the government announcement on Tuesday, we can confirm we will be reopening on Monday 6th July and we can’t wait to welcome you back! We have been working really hard to make sure that you can enjoy the pub safely when we reopen, and so we will be encouraging you to make a booking before you visit.

Duke of Clarence *RELAUNCH* (Tue 7th)

The Duke of Clarence will be opening its’s doors to the public on Tuesday 7th July 12pm.  We can’t wait for you all to FINALLY see the new look!  For any queries or bookings drop us an email on

We have taken some necessary steps to make sure that your local is safe and ready for you. Full details in our recent post on

The Royal Oak *POST FIRE REOPENING!* (Wed 8th)

And finally, oh so finally. The builders will be handing back the keys to our lovely pub next week and after a few days of sorting and making sure that our staff are fully trained and Covid-19 aware, we will be pushing open the doors on Wednesday 8th July (for drinks only) and food will be served from Thursday 9th July.

As you can imagine we are very excited and we can’t wait to see you again. All you now need to do is work out what day / date you are joining us! To reserve your table please visit

Burgers Artisan Bakery (Wed 8th)

Our doors will be open from 9am on Wednesday 8th July, and we can’t wait to welcome you for a loaf, a coffee, a jam doughnut & other treats which you may have been missing! All of Burgers will be open – shop for bread, cakes etc, tearoom for those who are happy to sit in with their coffee & takeaway for those who would prefer to be outside! We will be offering a reduced menu to begin with & reduced hours, 9am – 4pm Monday to Saturday.

Vaasu by Atul Kochhar *NEW OPENING* (Fri 10th)

Exciting news for in that Vaasu by Atul Kochhar will be opening on Friday 10th July as a standalone takeaway , until such a time when the restaurant can accept guests 🙂

We are told that “Vaasu stays true to Kochhar’s passion for gastronomic discovery, offering sensational Indian plates inspired by his intrepid travels across India.” Looking forward to it!

MyMarlow will share LOTS more detail on this in due course!

The Botanist (Fri 10th)

From 10th July, we are re-opening and have been incredibly busy preparing for this time to ensure the very best and safest experience for both our teams and our guests. 

As always, our people are at the heart of our business so health, safety and wellness remain to be our number one priority.  Follow this link to learn more about the additional safety measures we have introduced.

Not quite yet…

  • The Oarsman – sister pub Grouse & Ale in Lane end opens 4th, Oarsman expected a bit later in month “Dear friends, we will remain closed for a little while longer in July as we bring all of our pubs back to life gradually. These are challenging times, please bear with as we look forward to enjoying a beer with you soon!”
  • Coopers – although… they ARE open for Takeaways Friday-Sun 9am-1pm
  • Beccafico – not yet, but there IS news to share soon…..
  • The Butchers Tap – butchers and takeaway etc still ongoing, but not the pub as yet

Chains operating a gradual reopening, but not Marlow… yet! (rechecked 15-7-20)

  • Bills others are gradually reopening….. but not Marlow yet!
  • Cote Brasserie “Unfortunately our Marlow restaurant has not yet re-opened, but you can still enjoy a taste of Côte in the comfort of your own home with Côte at Home delivery.”
  • Pizza Express “We’ll gradually be opening our restaurants over the coming weeks…” (but Marlow is not on the list!)
  • Prezzo “We’re now welcoming customers back to some of our restaurants.” (but Marlow is not on the list!)
  • Zizzi “we are firing up our ovens & opening our doors for eat in and takeaway in some of our restaurants. Other Zizzis (including this one) are taking a little longer to open as we’re phasing our reopening plan but we hope to be back with you very soon.”

PHEW!!! We’ve tried really hard to get everything in – please contact us with any amendments of comments 🙂

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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