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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Versatile dining pub in Stanley Spencer country

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Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The team behind the White Oak reopened it in 2008 as a modern dining pub. Set in Stanley Spencer's beloved Cookham, it has splashy contemporary artwork, bare tables and generous washes of natural light from a skylight and patio doors. The core of the operation is traditional pub cooking (including a Monday steak night) but with some latter-day technical ambition. That comes off well in gin and tonic salmon with lime, cucumber and treacle granola, followed perhaps by rump and sweetbreads of Welsh lamb with artichoke purée and shimejis. Gird your loins at pudding stage for carrot cake with sweet-pickled sultanas, cream cheese and walnuts.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday (winter)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Graham Kirk

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 29
  • Wines over £30: 26
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M4 junction 8/9 onto A308(M) towards Maidenhead Central, continue towards Marlow. Right at lights Switchback Road South to Gardener Road. At roundabout 1st exit B4447 Switchback Road North to Cookham, right at mini-roundabout to The Pound

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