‘Dogs, children and muddy boots welcome’ is the friendly motto at this little old whitewashed pub, just up the hill from town on the edge of Marlow Common, and standing in sprawling, flower-filled gardens. It also boasts its own teepee which you can hire out for up to 40 people, with its own menu of tasty treats. The inside is spacious yet cosy, with dark floorboards, heritage colours, rich fabrics, and a wood-burning stove. All this sets the tone for early evening regulars gathered round a challenging crossword with a pint of Rebellion from Marlow, or Mortimers Orchard draught cider from Westons in Herefordshire. Relax with an aperitif and choose something from the generous gin menu. The imaginative modern British and international menu, put together with good food ethics in mind, is designed to appeal to all, beginning with ‘small plates’, such as Wobbly Bottom goats’ cheese, garden honey ham hock terrine using honey from their own beehive. An exclusively European wine list has 33 by the glass and a wide choice of pudding wines.
Closed: 25–26 December
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 11–11 (Sunday 12–10.30)
Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12–2.30, Friday to Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–9.30
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6.30–9.30, Friday to Saturday 6–10, Sunday 12–9.30
Credit cards accepted
Ramp access available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
A4155 from Marlow. 300 yards right signed Bovingdon Green. 0.75 mile, pub on left.