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Rose and Thistle

Rockbourne, New Forest National Park, Fordingbridge SP6 3NL, England
01725 518236
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
godalming
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Excellent location, excellent cuisine and outstanding service for dinner. The two ladies serving were friendly, attentive but not intrusive but added to the traditional and warm ambiance of the inn. Food preparation and presentation excellent. Good value and wine prices reasonable. All round excellent.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We recently took a short break in Dorset and so decided to book Sunday lunch at the Rose & Thistle to break our journey on the way to the South coast. As a vegetarian I chose this pub as the menu looked good for me aswell as my meat eating husband! Our table was booked for 12pm and we were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband and I took his parents here for dinner on Saturday evening. The menu was absolutely superb, the food was the best that any of us had ever eaten, and the restaurant atmosphere was lovely, such a beautiful building. Unfortunately our experience was marred slightly by the waitress who would not desist from flirting outrageously with my husband. We... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Took the in laws for a belated Mother's Day treat. And what a treat! Sensational asparagus starter and we all raved about the superb quality of our main courses - duck, pork belly and steak and kidney. All prepared to the highest quality and easily the best "pub meal" I've ever had. Lovely old traditional pub too and not over-restored.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had such a good meal that we immediately booked in for the Sunday roast (which also very much lived up to expectations). Great food, atmosphere and service (although I'm not sure that the Limoncellos were absolutely necessary)!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Booked this pub for dinner in advance of spending a week in the New Forest with friends. We were not disappointed the food was excellent. So much so that we went back again on our last evening. They went out of their way to feed the two vegans in our party in such a way that it felt that the... More

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East Sussex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Booked this pub before we went down to New Forest. Good Food in quaint pub with welcoming bar staff - very good desserts.

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

Thanks for your lovely review, I have passed on your comments to the team. We hope to see you again soon! More

Hampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

lovely village, great old pub. excellent food and drink in front of fireplace. we shall be back. Interesting conversations.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us- it really makes all the effort we put in worth while! I'm so glad your experience was a good one and look forward to your return. More

Bristol
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Took my Aunt for her 92nd birthday lunch in early March. She has a small appetite and asked if she could have a child's portion. The lovely helpful lady said she would dish up half of her choice of steak and kidney pudding and wrap the other half for her to take away which she did along with a container... More

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

I'm so glad you and your Aunt enjoyed your lunch with us. The steak and kidney puds are HUGE, I have to agree!! I hope she enjoyed the other half at home! Thanks for taking the time to review us, I've passed on your lovely comments to the team! More

Wolverhampton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Great friendly restaurant. Attentive to customer's needs. Food very good with adequate choice (providing you are not on a diet!).

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review, we're glad you and your friends enjoyed your dinner here. Hope to see you all again! More

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