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All 25 Fordingbridge Restaurants

Rose and Thistle

Rockbourne, New Forest National Park, Fordingbridge SP6 3NL, England
+44 1725 518236
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely welcoming, bar staff. Large garden/ seating area butifull location, Be back to see them next year hope they are still there. X

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Returned with friends and it was excellent. Lovely food, well kept ales and ciders and a vibrant pub. Made to feel very welcome. We will be recommending it to visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited on a Sunday, although we were a large group, about 15, the foor was exceptional ... never had food as good in a pub before, and not in many resturants either. I had the chicken and it was beautifully prepared, tender and flavoursome. Heartily recommended.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had a lunch for a party of 14 of us. I picked the restaurant from Trip Adviser and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and well presented. One of our party commented it was the best chicken he has had. I had the belly pork, which was also very good. Service was friendly and all we could... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

A small and intimate restaurant, only about 8 to 10 tables in the restaurant. The staff were friendly and attentive. We had the parfait and the croquettes to start, both large portions and very flavoursome. For mains I had the traditional homemade steak and kidney pudding, excellent when properly prepared, and this was, my wife had the pork belly, also... More

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We really like this place and will return! We received a genuinely warm welcome and although we only stopped for a quick sandwich we were impressed by the quality of the ingredients and the presentation. And the Sauvignon blanc is better than many served in more average pubs. The menu included all the classics plus a few more imaginative dishes... More

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Stony Stratford
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Met quickly by staff in the restaurant and offered complimentary water instead of over priced Ho2. I plumped for the Fordling seafood plate as did my friend, light and refreshing. For mains we had Steak and Kidney Suet Pudding and Pulled Pork in Brioche with Chips. Both were ample, tasty and served promptly. The only criticism would be the side... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Returned with friends and it was excellent. Lovely food, well kept ales and ciders and a vibrant pub. Made to feel very welcome. We will be recommending it to visitors.

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roseandthistle2011, Owner at Rose and Thistle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - I am so pleased that you returned and enjoyed your experience even more than last time, it is truly gratifying for myself and the team that we make everyones experience excellent and good feedback is always very much appreciated. I hope to see you again soon! More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Myself and four other guests stumbled across this little gold mind whilst camping in the area and WOW. We walked in half an hour before the end of service to be greeted with open arms and accommodated with the warmest of welcomes. We were seated and offered the hugely selected menu filled with a local, well chosen spread of foods... More

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roseandthistle2011, Owner at Rose and Thistle, responded to this review

Paul, Nick, Tom, Kayleigh and Vic... What can I say but thank you so much. Such glowing feedback after the standing ovation you gave your food is truly gratifying for myself and the whole team. I do hope that if you are ever in the area again you will call in for another meal! Kerry More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've just visited The Rose and Thistle following a recommendation from a friend and we are very happy that we did. Every person in our party (there were 6 of us) thoroughly enjoyed each of the three courses that we had for lunch. The croquettes, roast beef and homity pie were outstanding. The service was genuinely friendly and helpful and... More

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roseandthistle2011, Owner at Rose and Thistle, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review - it was a great Sunday last Sunday customers make our days easier and your party were great to meet and serve. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your meals so much and will look forward to seeing you again soon! More

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