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The Spade Oak

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

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

Lovely location and relaxing family atmosphere

Louise Phillips 06 November 2017
from London

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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

3.5 ((()* (based on 21 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (14)
  • dinner (10)
  • value (7)
  • al fresco (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • trendy (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • ((((* 6 November 2017 by Louise Phillips from London

    Lovely location and relaxing family atmosphere

  • ((((( 23 August 2017 by Lyn from Reading

    Daughters birthday with family. Great choice of food at a reasonable price. The staff were very helpful, cheerful and nothing was a probleml. Great time had by all. Been back just a couple of times since with just two of us. Definitely be back when next occasion crops up.

  • ((((( 4 August 2017 by rodney from emsworth

    Good service nice pasta,good merlot

  • ((((( 28 May 2017 by Dave Hampton from Marlow

    Good service, good food, nice location, helpful staff.

  • ((((* 22 May 2017 by Louise Prout from High Wycombe

    Good service. Relaxedfamily atmosphere

  • ((*** 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 ??.

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