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The Old Beams Inn

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Ibsley, New Forest National Park, Ringwood BH243PP, England
01425473387
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty thatched building

We enjoyed a memorable family get together meal. Good service with attentive staff. Would be advisable to pre-book a table if possible.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Sue P
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Bournemouth
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bournemouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a memorable family get together meal. Good service with attentive staff. Would be advisable to pre-book a table if possible.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately I feel compelled to write a review of my experience at this pub/restaurant. We visited a couple of weeks ago on a Tuesday afternoon as we thought it to be the best time to enjoy a relaxing lunch. We sat in front of the open plan kitchen as we thought we would like to watch everything being prepared. As... More 

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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

While on our way from South Wales to Bournemouth we stopped off for lunch at the old beams inn. It wasnt too busy so we got a table in-between the bar and kitchen straight away. I was with my Fiancé and our 2 friends. We all ate and orders drinks, the food was with us within a reasonable time and... More 

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Bournemouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Family visit here on Saturday (10 family members), we arrived at around 5pm and the place was 99% empty, nobody greeted us or asked if we wanted a table etc, we had to go to the bar and ask the staff who were just standing around looking uninterested. We ordered drinks and food from the bar ourselves as this seem... More 

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neath
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife and myself called in at lunch time. We had the lunch time specials. These were not too bad but the gammon I had was a bit thin. The down side was the service. There was just one waitress. Although there was not many customers, she had to cover a large area plus serve at the bar. Then when... More 

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England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My family and I had Sunday Lunch at the Old Beams, we were dissappointed as the service was very slow and the Fish and Chips was particularly poor. In previous visits the Manager would visit our table as ask about our meal and encourage the staff. This time that did not happen. The carcery was still as good as ever... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have been to The Old Beams many times and have never had a bad meal. This time it was a different experience. 1. We booked for 7.15 and were told when we booked that we would have to vacate our table by 9.00. This was not a problem. 2. Drink orders were taken and delivered promptly 3. We ordered... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The 5 of us haven't been to the old beams for a while but fancied trying it again. It was a Sunday early evening and the place was virtually empty, at first we thought it might mean our meal would be cooked quickly as they weren't busy. In hindsight we should have realised the lack of customers should have rung... More 

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UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have eaten at this pub quite a lot over the years, and have noted the change of management a number of times. The previous time I ate there the food was all freshly prepared, it seemed. On this occasion it was back to the sort of food that plagues our pubs and restaurants - dishes that have been prepared... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My partner and I decided to stop for an anniversary lunch as it was a nice day. We ordered at the bar and decided to eat in the bar as opposed to the restaurant and outside didn't seem at all appealing even with the weather being nice. The furniture outside could do with being re furbished, repaired or even replaced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ibsley, New Forest National Park, Ringwood BH243PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: 01425473387

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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