In the heart of Marlow, a stone’s throw from his award-winning flagship business, The Hand & Flowers, TV chef Tom Kerridge has also created something quite special at The Coach. With its glazed wall tiles, soft leather furnishings and open kitchen, the look is timeless yet contemporary, as is head chef Nick Beardshaw’s modern British cooking. So sit yourself down on a bar stool or at a table and decide from the concise menu with headings of ‘meat', 'no meat' and 'sweet’. From ‘meat’ perhaps choose whole stuffed rotisserie quail with chestnut velouté, or venison chilli with red wine, chocolate and toasted rice cream. From ‘no meat’ be tempted by potted crab with cucumber chutney and smoked paprika butter; or mushroom ‘risotto’ Claude Bosi. And then, you must leave room for a ‘sweet’ – plum clafoutis with vanilla ice cream; or duck egg custard tart with bramley apple sorbet are just two options. You can’t pre-book to eat here – it’s first-come-first-served – so it’s all fingers crossed you’ll time your visit just right.
Closed: 25 December
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch opening: all week 12-2.30
Dinner opening: all week 6.30-10.30
Food and drink
Real ales: Rebellion IPA, Bombardier Burning Gold, Young's Bitter