Marlow is blessed with a large number of pubs, and also with a great variety – traditional pubs, trendy bars, gastropubs. Technically speaking, one of our pubs – The Hand and Flowers, owned by Tom Kerridge has 2 Michelin stars! Having said that… you will find that particular establishment in our Restaurants listing 🙂
Here’s the list of pubs in Marlow in random order….
West Street, 01628 484360 www.theshipmarlow.com
Marlow’s oldest pub, established in 1580. This popular pub has a cosy and traditional wooden beamed bar in the front, with an extension out the back and a lovely big beer garden out the back. The pub is not tied to any specific brewery, so can serve whatever they like and have a good range of beers, lager, cocktails and wine. Screen for showing sport, and occasional live music and events. Serves pizzas . Open Daily 12pm – 12am (Fri/Sat 2am)
The Duke of Clarence
56-58 High St SL7 1AH . 01628 472878 (website)
A large modern pub in the town centre, with a decked garden out the back. Always popular for a fun night out, with regular live music at weekends, and friendly staff. Keep an eye out for the occasional themed bottomless brunches. There is also a shuffleboard inside for added fun! The menu has a good selection of food, and the breakfast is great too – quite a chilled place in the morning. Something for everyone really!
46 Spittal St, SL7 1DB . 01628 617755 (website)
Refurbished in recent years, and under new ownership since 2021
” The Oarsman is a contemporary Bistro and Pub on Spittal Street in Marlow. For lunch and dinner, we serve bistro style, seasonal dishes from the open kitchen and small plates from the charcuterie and larder counter with our kitchen team headed up by Scott Smith. We have created an extensive list of fine and rare wines, as well as a wide range of wines by the glass. We have a strong environmental ethos and support local suppliers where possible to serve the finest, seasonal produce.”
51 High Street, 01628 482053 (website)
Pub at the front, and restaurant at the back. The pub area is large and comfortable, with outdoors seating fronting the High St.
Brakspears beer is on offer, with a good range of wines and bottled drinks. Good value bar snacks available, if you don’t want to give the restaurant a try.
Beer Garden: A few tables on the High St. Parking: On-street only. Children welcome: Yes, in restaurant. Wifi: Yes, free for customers. Disabled access? Yes, with disabled toilets.
Large pub to the east of town. Good value food – traditional pub grub in decent portions. Popular spot for family celebration meals, Sunday Roasts and so on.
Plenty of seating inside, and a large decked area outside which is lovely place to be on a warm evening!
Antosh who runs the bar injects a real buzz into the place which has a great ambiance, and a friendly welcome. They also excel at putting on some great entertainment – regular DJ nights, live music, film nights, a monthly quiz… and have had some quite high profile “headline acts” at party nights, keep an eye out for those! There is a lovely little courtyard garden, part covered by a retractable roof and in good weather there is an outdoor bar. The food offering is based around tapas-sized portions ideal for a snack or buy a few to share, plus a few mains. Homemade and delicious. We like it there, can you tell?
48 West Street. 01628 488688 (website)
An ever-popular pub, with a huge range of cocktails, craft beers and ales, champagne and wine. A perfect destination for a night out, with a great atmosphere, including live music Wednesday to Sunday. It’s a lovely setting too with a stylish front bar area leading through to a stunning dining area at the back, as featured in our Restaurant listings.
Keep an eye out for special events including Musical Bingo and the infamous “Bottomless Brunches”!
Station Road, 01628 482022 (website)
Large pub, though the fact it is a (short) walk from the High Street means it attracts less of the tourist crowds, but still has a decent buzz, and we always experience a friendly welcome.
Good range of food, and a huge garden – the largestt pub garden in town I’d say. Family friendly, and has a well established quiz on Thursdays.
Tom Kerridge’s one Michelin starred place in town – where it’s obviously all about the food!
“… a one Michelin-starred pub brought to you by the team behind The Hand and Flowers. Led by head chef Sarah Hayward, our aim is to offer a flexible, relaxed and accessible pub where everybody is welcome.”
Open Wednesday-Sunday & breakfast at weekends. Daily reservations made online or on 01628 401538
The Royal Oak
Bovingdon Green 01628 488611 (website)
“Situated in Bovingdon Green, close to Marlow, The Royal Oak is an award-winning, family-friendly country pub known for its fresh menu of local produce and friendly service.
Dine in the heritage-inspired dining room, cosy up in our snug with wood burning stove, or enjoy the warmest of welcomes at the bar.
Outside our expansive gardens are perfect for lazy summer afternoons, with ample seating, blankets and heaters. Plus we’ve a 30-cover exclusive teepee tucked away in its own private garden for all your entertaining needs.”
“We combine the very best of the local music venue with that of a contemporary cantina, and yes it can be done. Our culture is one of great atmosphere with the best of people against a backdrop of the best food, drinks, fantastic customers, brilliant music, sound and vision.
Chinese food from Wo Mei is back at The Duke which is authentic Cantonese, Peking and Szechuan cuisine”
The Crafty Taproom
77 High St (website)
A MyMarlow favourite – great beer, great staff!
“We love craft beer, we love music, and we love a busy atmosphere.
We pride ourselves on offering a unique selection of craft beers which regularly rotate to keep the vibe fresh and allow our customers a varied choice of local products.
Crafty Taproom is the place to be for all ages, with a number of events in the calendar. Come visit us and see for yourself.”
The George and Dragon
A well established, family friendly pub and restaurant in a prominent location on The Causeway. Run by Whitbread Inns.
“We serve up delicious dishes full of seasonal flavour and a variety of drinks including local cask ales, and all of your bottled favourites. So come along, make yourself at home, and let the team look after you”
The Prince of Wales
” a very comfortable and spacious pub with three distinct bar areas, yet it successfully manages to retain the atmosphere and ambience of a real ‘local’ . People of all ages frequent this pub on a regular basis: no doubt to take advantage of the company, the banter, and the friendliness it affords – alongside its range of extensive Gin collection lagers and ales, served by very pleasant, happy, bar staff who all live locally”
Has a car park for 22 vehicles
The Old Brewery
84 High Street 01628 478737 (website)
“A sports bar with Sky and BT, showing all the latest action LIVE.
There is something for everyone with our food and drinks, including cocktails, sharer plates, gluten-free, vegetarian and the lovers of Gin and Whisky. We even have outside seating for when those warmer nights start drawing longer.
We take sports very seriously here at The Old Brewery, boasting three large TVs, one huge projector screen and four smaller TVs with their own little booths.”
Butcher’s Tap and Grill
15 Spittal St 01628 401535 (website)
Owned by Tom Kerridge, this is a bit different!
“a welcoming neighbourhood pub where you can choose a cut of meat from the butcher’s counter and watch it be grilled by our butcher-chefs, or simply pop in for a pint and a burger, or a snack to watch a game on the tv. “
The Tap also has a small and quiet garden tucked away behind – open during the summer months.
The Three Horseshoes
Burroughs Grove, 01628 483109 (website)
Just outside of town, past the Marlow Bottom turn on the way up to High Wycombe.
“Serving traditional and locally sourced cask ales, refreshing beers, wines and fresh coffees.
Our food menu offers freshly prepared dishes, serving pub classics, sizzling steaks, delicious burgers and much more. We have plenty of customer parking, free Wi-Fi and a large, private beer garden”
The Two Brewers
St. Peter Street 01628 484140 (website)
A historic old pub, and certainly retains the traditional English pub atmosphere.
“One of the oldest pubs in Marlow, The Two Brewers has been serving pints near the River Thames since 1727. It’s most famous as the site where Jerome K. Jerome wrote part of his classic novel – Three Men in a Boat. Jerome thought Marlow to be ‘one of the pleasantest river centres I know of. It is a bustling lively little town … there are many quaint nooks and corners to be found in it’.
The Two Brewers is the perfect pub in Marlow for great traditional pub food and perfectly served drinks.