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The Spade Oak

Coldmoorholme Lane, Bourne End, SL8 5PS +44 1626897141

(((** British
Main course: £8
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30

The staff were excellant nothing was too much trouble the food very nice quick even though they were very busy we have been before and always good.

Jeremy Wilkinson 19 February 2017
from High Wycombe

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Originally a collection of barns, the building housing The Spade Oak is right next door to the house where Enid Blyton lived. Set in the sleepy riverside village of Bourne End, the pub & restaurant serves a menu of tasty modern British cuisine and boasts a leafy garden for al fresco dining & rustic interiors with a log fire.

Sourcing ingredients from trusted local suppliers, The Spade Oak menu features wholesome recipes based around the garden, land and sea. Sample hand-pressed burgers, beef & ale pie with cardamom carrots, or sea bass with potato gnocchi, while old-school puddings include warming crumbles, custard-lathered sponges and decadent brownies. Not forgetting younger diners, a kids’ menu includes miniature versions of British classics.

A partnership with the celebrated Rothschild wine merchants means The Spade Oak cellar is stocked full with an eclectic list of world wines, while indulgent wine flights allow guests to sample a variety of bins. Seasonal beers and barrel-kept ales also feature, as well as thirst-quenching cocktails and rich coffees.

The Spade Oak Marlow is a 9-minute drive from Cookham Rail Station.

The Spade Oak

Coldmoorholme Lane, Bourne End, SL8 5PS

Contact +44 1628520090
Reservations +44 1626897141

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Customer reviews for The Spade Oak

3.2 (((** (based on 16 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (10)
  • dinner (8)
  • al fresco (5)
  • value (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((*** 8 March 2017 by Julie from High Wycombe

    Have not been here for a while and its clearly lost some of its quality. There has been some sort of leak through the ceiling with dark water staining on the ceiling. Not attractive, no clean up has been done. The food was average and portions small. My Mother had the sticky duck salad. The duck was lovely but the salad itself was a handful of peashoots - thats it! I had the sour cherry and nut florentine which was a wet sticky consistency, much like a treacle pie, nothing like any florentine I've had. My Mum had the lemon tart and gave me a spoonful. Not nice at all. Either too much gelatin or curdled as very thick sticky consistency. This venue used to be alot better and now seems to lack some TLC.

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Jeremy Wilkinson from High Wycombe

    The staff were excellant nothing was too much trouble the food very nice quick even though they were very busy we have been before and always good.

  • (((** 13 February 2017 by MJW from High Wycombe

    Great food however the service is the only thing that always lets the Spade Oak down. We stopped going as it takes ages to get served and eat a 3 course meal but gave it a try again, service is still slow. From the moment we sat down and ate a 3 course meal we was in the pub over 2 hours.

  • ((((* 1 February 2017 by John Bennett from Camberley

    Ambience was very good . The service was excellent and the food well cooked. I did enjoy my black pudding starter and the sweet potato fries with my main course.

  • ((*** 9 January 2017 by Keith Carter from Marlow

    On arrival it was very friendly and after getting our drinks we were shown to our table. The waiter was veryl good and took our order,I ordered the steak but asked for No kale as I do not like it, and when the order came out there was a pile of kale on my plate, did not listen to my order. My steak was very thick overcooked and extremely tough, and I told this to the staff and I said I could not eat it, also the table near us complained about the Steak, my meal was not well presented and I sent it back. I was told that I would only be charged for half price on the steak, but after complaining I had sent it back you reluctantly did not charge me, the excuse was the Steak was not of good quality, so why did your chef cook it and send it out ??.

  • ((((* 30 December 2016 by Niall Blair from Little Marlow

    No comment

  • ((((* 12 December 2016 by Irene Maynard from Walter's Ash

    Waitresses very pleasant and helpful. Food good if a little slow, but it was near Christmas and there were a few parties in. Everything very pleasant and would
    come again.

  • ((*** 30 November 2016 by Tim Creedon from Maidenhead

    We ordered our food at 1.05 and it took until 13.55 to get food. There was 5 0f us and all food cane out separately, and wrong - asked gravy on side. Came on meat.

  • ((*** 2 November 2016 by Lyndon Pearce from High Wycombe

    The food was good, size and quality except the sticky chicken. this was small.
    unfortunately the service was poor. slow to take drink and food orders.
    i wouldnt complain if the pub was busy, but there was only 5 tables in use.
    a nice evening spoilt by sub standard service.

  • ((((( 23 October 2016 by Tracey Croxford from MAIDENHEAD

    What a lovely experience! It was my friend's birthday and he enjoyed his excellent meal. I am a vegan and the staff went out of their way to create a menu for myself . We will definitely go back to this restaurant, because the food if great and the customer service exceptional!

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