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The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, was written by Isaak Walton in 1653 as a guide to the art of fly-fishing, but in so doing it paints a reflective picture of rural England that extols the pleasure of country life, and in particular, life on the river.

Our guide takes its inspiration from Walton and takes the discerning visitor to the heart of the River Thames as it flows from the elegance of Oxford to the majesty of Richmond-Upon-Thames.

Let us help you explore one of the most beautiful parts of England that has inspired poets, writers and painters for many centuries.

Today the river meanders through some of the most beautiful and culturally rich landscapes of Britain. Away from the frantic activities of everyday life the peaceful edges of the river guard their timeless secrets.

Rent a luxurious country lodge near Marlow on the banks of the River Thames
 
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The Compleat Angler Guide to where to stay in Marlow, Henley, Windsor, Bourne End, Bray, Hurley, Cookham, and other riverisde villages


Marlow Hotels

Danesfield House Medmenham, Buckinghamshire
Set high above the Thames this stately hotel has recently opened a new spa facility

The Compleat Angler Marlow, Berkshire
Perfectly positioned beside the river at Marlow with a beautiful view of All Saints Church and the elegant suspension bridge. The Compleat Angler is famous for its location and literary links with life on the River Thames. The Compleat Angler is now part of Macdonald Hotels and features a Riverside Restaurant and is a perfect venue for weddings and meetings.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Marlow, Berkshire
A newly built hotel on the outskirts of Marlow close by the river.

Inn on the Green Cookham Dean, Berkshire
A small hotel located in the pretty village of Cookham Dean just moments from Marlow and the Thames set in an exceptional area of woodlands.

Glade End Marlow, Berkshire
Just a short walk from Marlow High Street and the River is this well appointed Bed & Breakfast


Hotels By the River Thames

The French Horn Sonning, Berkshire
An elegant family run restaurant and hotel with pretty guest cottages along the riverbank.

Red Lion Hotel Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
A well renowned hotel overlooking the Thames in the centre of Henley.

Leander Club Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
This most famous of rowing clubs, located in the best spot in Henley, has a number of guest rooms for non-members

Phyllis Court Club, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
A private club in beautiful grounds on the banks of the river Thames by the finsih line of the Regatta course.bbbb

Danesfield House Medmenham, Buckinghamshire
Set high above the Thames this stately hotel has recently opened a new spa facility

The Compleat Angler Marlow, Berkshire
Perfectly positioned beside the river at Marlow with a beautiful view of All Saints Church and the elegant suspension bridge.

Cliveden House Hotel Taplow, Berkshire
A magnificent stately house with breathtaking views down to the Thames, the best place to stay is in their lodge house right on the water's edge.

The Thames Riviera Hotel Maidenhead, Berkshire
Located on the river by the the pretty stretch of the Thames by Boulters Lock.

The Waterside Inn Bray, Berkshire
With just ten bedrooms, a three star Michelin restaurant and an idyllic riverside location you will be hard pressed to find a more perfect hideway.

Oakley Court Hotel Bray, Berkshire
The set for a number of horror films, this rambling gothic building sits on the Thames amid beautiful gardens

Monkey Island Hotel Bray, Berkshire
Sitting on its own island in the middle of the Thames gives this hotel its unique atmosphere.

Sir Christopher Wren's House Hotel Windsor, Berkshire
A beautifully restored building right by the Thames at the feet of Windsor Castle


Hotels in the area

Thamesmead House Hotel Henley on Thames Oxfordshire
Small hotel with a refreshingly simple approach just a moment's walk from the river at Henley.

Ye Olde Bell Hurley, Berkshire
Set in this pretty riverside village is Ye Olde Bell dating back to 1135 it is just a short walk to the river and most interestingly Peter Freebody's traditional boatyard.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Marlow, Berkshire
A newly built hotel on the outskirts of Marlow close by the river.

Inn on the Green Cookham Dean, Berkshire
A small hotel located in the pretty village of Cookham Dean just moments from Marlow and the Thames set in an exceptional area of woodlands.

Frederick's Hotel Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire
A well renowned hotel and restaurant close to Maidenhead town centre.

The Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire
Located just a stone's throw from the castle this hotel is a very practical base for visiting this Royal Town.

The Bird in Hand Hotel Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Twyford 01628 826622
Boulters Lock Hotel Boulters Island, Maidenhead 01628 621291
Brayfield Arms Hotel Windsor Road, Bray 01628 620004
Burnham Beeches Hotel Grove Road, Burnham 01628 429955
Chauntry House Hotel 1 High Street, Bray 01628 673991
Chequers Inn Kiln Lane, Wooburn Common 01628 529575
The Cottage Inn Maidens Green 01344 882242
The Country House Hotel Bisham Road, Marlow 01628 890606
Elva Lodge Hotel Castle Hill, Maidenhead 01628 622948
The Gate Hotel The Pound, Cookham 01628 521701
Grovefield Hotel Taplow Common Road, Burnham 01628 603131
Holiday Inn Manor Lane, Maidenhead 01628 623444
The Jarvis Grovefield Hotel Taplow Common Road, Burnham 01628 603131
Norfolk House Hotel Bath Road, Taplow 01628 784031
Old Court Hotel Bath Road, Taplow 01628 671248
The Old Devil Inn Bath Road, Knowl Hill 01628 822764
Riders Country House Hotel Bath Road, Littlewick Green 01628 822085
Stirrups Country House Hotel Maidens Green, Winkfield Row 01344 882284
Taplow House Hotel Berry Hill, Taplow 01628 670056
Thames Hotel Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead 01628 628721
Walton Cottage Hotel, Maidenhead, Berkshire 01628 624394


Bed & Breakfasts

Red Roofs at Oldfields Maidenhead Berkshire
A Victorian house with gardens running down to the Thames

Glade End Marlow, Berkshire
Just a short walk from Marlow High Street and the River is this well appointed Bed & Breakfast

The Knoll Shiplake, Berkshire
Family run bed & breakfast on the River upstream of Henley

Alftrudis Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
An elegant victorian house offering comfortable bed & breakfast in henley

Four Winds Bovingdon Heights, Marlow Buckinghamshire

Hollytree HouseMarlow Bottom, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Mrs Simmons Hill Farm Road, Marlow Bottom, Marlow Buckinghamshire


Private House Rentals

Home Wood Lodge Harleyford Estate, Marlow, Berkshire
An elegant two bedroom lodge set amid an 18 hole championship golf course on the banks of the River Thames in the historic 280 acre Harleyford Estate, a mile West of Marlow.

Water's Edge Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Undoubtedly the finest of Henley's boat houses with breathtaking views upstream to Temple Island and down stream to Henley bridge. Water's Edge is available for short term rentals (min 3 nights) from November '04 to 31 March '05 from £130 per night, sleeps 8.

Rippling Waters Marlow, Berkshire
A two bedroom Victorian boat house located on the river at the base of Quarry Wood. Available to rent from £2,000 per month

Spring Cottage Cliveden Estate, Taplow, Berkshire
A dreamlike estate cottage offered by the Cliveden HouseHotel to guests wishing to stay right on the river bank in absolute luxury. Available for a minimum stay of two nights from £1,375

Houseboat Kingfisher Datchet, Berkshire
A beautifully restored Victorian houseboat moored opposite Windsor Castle on the Datchet banks of the Thames. A perfect way to stay on the river for short breaks and holidays from £550 to £1,150 per week, sleeps 8.


THE COMPLEAT ANGLER GUIDE TO RESTAURANTS IN MARLOW

Traditional English Restaurants in Marlow
The Riverside Restaurant, The Compleat Angler Hotel, Marlow, Buckinghamshire
The George and Dragon, The Causeway, Marlow SL7 , Tel:01628 483887
The Marlow Bar and Grill, 92 High Street, Marlow SL7 1AQ Tel:01628 488544
Vanilla Pod, West Street, Marlow SL7 Tel:01628 898101
The Two Brewers Saint Peter Street, Marlow, SL7 1NQ 01628 484140

French Restaurant in Marlow
The Old Bull, High Streetm Bisham, Berkshire 01628 484734

Chinese restaurants Marlow
Jasmine Peking (Chinese restaurant) 6A Market Square, Marlow SL7 Tel:01628 475035
Sun-Ya Chinese Restaurant 8 Oxford Road, Marlow 01628 482502

Italian restaurants Marlow
Café Uno (Italian) High Street, Marlow SL7 Tel:01628 488193
Da Ciro (Italian) High Street, Marlow SL7 Tel:01628 482180
Pizza Express (Pizza chain) High Street, Marlow SL7 Tel:01628 475333
Villa D'Este (Italian) 2 Chapel Street, Marlow SL7 Tel:01628 472012
Don Lorenzo 101 High Street, Marlow 01628 482180
Zizzi's (Italian) 76 High Street, Marlow SL7 Tel:01628 890200

Indian restaurants Marlow
Tiger Garden Exotic (Indian) West Street, Marlow SL7 Tel:01628 482211
Marlow Curry & Tandoori Centre (take away) 29 Spittal Street, Marlow 01628 472017

Pub restaurants Marlow
The Britannia Little Marlow Road, Marlow 01628 483852
Carpenters Arms 15 Spittal Street, Marlow 01628 473649
The Chequers High Street, Marlow 01628 482053
Clayton Lounge 16 Oxford Road, Marlow 01628 478620
The Coach and Horses West Street, Marlow 01628 483013
The Crooked Billet Sheepridge Lane, Little Marlow,Marlow 01628 521216
Cross Keys Spittal Street, Marlow 01628 482522
Crown Market Square, Marlow 01628 487661
Duke of Cambridge 19 Queens Road, Marlow 01628 484994
The Hand and Flowers West Street, Marlow 01628 482277
Hare and Hounds Henley Road, Marlow 01628 483343
Hogshead High Street 01628 478737
The King's Head Church Road, Little Marlow, Marlow 01628 484407
Marlow Donkey Station Road, Marlow 01628 482022
The Plough Little Marlow Road, Marlow 01628 482857
Prince of Wales 1 Mill Road, Marlow 01628 482970
Queen's Head Pound Lane, Church Road,Little Marlow, Marlow 01628 482927
The Red Lion West Street, Marlow 01628 482957
The Royal Oak Bovingdon Green, Marlow 01628 488611
The Ship West Street, Marlow 01628 484360
The Three Horseshoes Wycombe Road, Marlow 01628 483109
The Two Brewers St Peters Street, Marlow 01628 484140