Pubs in Marlow


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, in some cases linked to a more detailed review.

The Ship

West Street, 01628 484360

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 Botanist

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”!

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!

Claytons Marlow

16 Oxford Road (find on Google Maps), 01628 488404 (website)

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?

The Oarsman

46 Spittal St, SL7 1DB . 01628 617755 (website) (FB) (Insta)

The Oarsman opened in 2019, replacing what had previously been the Cross Keys. The new owners have transformed every aspect – a fab interior, with the rowing theme evident, and many lovely design touches.

Good range of drinks of all sorts, with some decent craft beers on tap too. Food offering is impressive, and includes Nibbles, Simple Pleasures ( burgers, pies etc) and Large Plates (a changing menu of top quality main meals)

The Oarsman also has a pleasant decked garden.

Open until midnight Fri/Sat

The Butcher’s Tap and Grill

15 Spittal St, SL7 3HJ . 01628 401535 (website) (Insta) (Twitter)

This pub, owned by Tom Kerridge, is a bit different! During the day it operates as a butchers shop, with top quality meat and knowledgeable friendly staff. As a pub, you can order drinks and food during the day too, but in the evening is when it comes to life as a proper pub.

Selling beers, ales, wines and spirits – we appreciate the quick service in here, without having to wait for groups all ordering different cocktails! It’s a friendly place, with good value drinks in a traditional pub atmosphere and we like it a lot.

Regular events include live music, open mic and a quiz.

The Tap also has a small and quiet grassed garden tucked away behind – open during the summer months.

Open until midnight Fri/Sat

The Britannia

Little Marlow Road, SL7 1HL, 01628 485066 (website) (Facebook)

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!

The Chequers 

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The Chequers pub

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. DETAILS: Food served: Until 12pm Fri/Sat, 9pm Sun, 11pm other days. Late license: Fri and Sat until 1am. Beer Garden: A few tables on the High St. Parking: On-street only. Children welcome: Yes, in restaurant. Pub is Over 25s only. Wifi: Yes, free for customers. Disabled access? Yes, with disabled toilets.
51 High Street, 01628 482053

The Coach

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The Royal Oak 

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The Royal Oak pub

Bare floorboards and ancient timbers ooze bonhomie, it feels like someone’s home – it might as well be yours for the time you are there. Like old friends visiting for dinner, the welcome is easy and relaxed. It’s journey’s end.

Beyond the panelled bar the gardens stretch back, and back  – perfect for lazy summer afternoons watching the Red Kites soar overhead.

Step through the gap in the fence and there’s even a Teepee tucked behind, primed and ready for your exclusive event: SEE TEEPEE WEBSITE

With glass in hand and a menu to savour it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of Marlow’s riverside.

Marlow Donkey

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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 best pub garden in town I’d say. Family friendly, with children allowed up till 9pm. Has a quiz on Thursdays.. we tried it out and came second. Late Licence: Fri and Sat until midnight.
Station Road, 01628 482022

The Duke

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The George and Dragon

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Extensively refurbished in Aug 2008, and is a restaurant as much as a pub (see entry in our restaurant section). Going there on a Friday night we were overwhelmed by the very young average age of clientele, not sure if this is normal, so until we revisit we will rely on your comments….. Late Licence: Fri and Sat until midnight.
The Causeway, 0870 111 2832

The Prince of Wales

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A long established and popular, friendly local pub. Bar area at the front, and a larger seating area at the back where you can get great pub grub from “Carol’s Kitchen”. Regular Open Mic events, and live music, all detailed on their Facebook page.  Late Licence: Fri and Sat until midnight.

Mill Road, 01628 482970

The Old Brewery

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The Three Horseshoes

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Just outside of town, past the Marlow Bottom turn on the way up to High Wycombe. Very highly rated for it’s Rebellion beers, and extensive food selection. Worth leaving the town centre to visit – just get someone else to drive so you can make the most of that lovely beer!
Wycombe Road, Burroughs Grove, 01628 483109

The Two Brewers

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A historic old pub, dating from 1755, and certainly retains the traditional English pub atmosphere. Well known for it’s food, which is somewhat more sophisticated than your typical “pub grub”, see separate entry in our Restaurant reviews. Late Licence: Fri and Sat until midnight.
St Peter Street, 01628 484140

The Crafty Taproom

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A historic old pub, dating from 1755, and certainly retains the traditional English pub atmosphere. Well known for it’s food, which is somewhat more sophisticated than your typical “pub grub”, see separate entry in our Restaurant reviews. Late Licence: Fri and Sat until midnight.
St Peter Street, 01628 484140