Pretty tiled cottage with good food and ales, friendly staff and appealing garden
The good pub guide review
'Marlow's little secret' says the website, 'a hidden treasure' says one of our readers: this attractive red-brick country pub is certainly charmingly tucked away, next to the church and opposite the manor house. The friendly, unpretentious main bar has simple but comfortable furniture on polished boards and leads back to a sizeable squarish carpeted dining extension with good solid tables. Throughout are old local photographs on cream walls, panelled dados painted brown or sage, and lighted candles. On the right is a small, quite separate, low-ceilinged public bar with Rebellion IPA and Sharps Doom Bar on handpump, several wines by the glass, quite a range of whiskies and gins and good coffee; neatly dressed efficient staff and unobtrusive background music. On summer days, the front garden (though not large) is a decided plus: sheltered and neatly planted, it has teak tables and quite closely arranged picnic-sets.
The good pub guide food review
Highly rated food includes ploughman's and ciabattas, avocado and poached egg on sourdough, seared scallops with pea purée and black pudding crumb, cauliflower steak with halloumi and chickpea stew, sea bass fillet with confit fennel and brown shrimp butter, shoulder and rump of lamb with onions, butternut squash and jus, chargrilled rib-eye steak with béarnaise sauce, and puddings such as chocolate crémeux and bakewell tart with raspberry ripple ice-cream.
Queens Head, Pound Lane, Little Marlow, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3SR
Pub Group: Punch