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Linford Road | Poulner, New Forest National Park, Ringwood BH24 1TY, England
441425473819
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A hidden gem on a quiet road leading into the New Forest. the London...
A hidden gem on a quiet road leading into the New Forest. the London Tavern has every thing you want from a New Forest pub. Quiz nights, jive class, bingo and live music all add to the unique atmosphere of this traditional public house.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Can’t comment about the food, but good beer and a well-run community pub.

Situated in the Poulner area of Ringwood, north of the A31 the London Tavern is a well-run local community pub. A decent looking brick building the pub takes its name from the nickname (Johnny Londoner) of a certain John Roberts who opened a pub in his house in the 1860’s. There is an interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2014
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited on weekday lunchtime. Menu very limited -burger or fish and chips, and ham or cheese plowmans. Beer was Doom Bar - past its best. Took 45 minutes for food to arrive - we were the only people eating. While we were waiting another couple came in waited for 10 minutes for someone to serve them, gave up and left.... More 

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Mandinka25, Owner at The London Tavern, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed with your lunch, and would appreciate the opportunity to rectify this, however, your observations of the menu are a little incorrect as we do not serve fish and chips as you have stated. We have won awards for our real ales and I am surprised to hear your comments reference the Doombar, if it... More 

London, United Kingdom
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490 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Situated in the Poulner area of Ringwood, north of the A31 the London Tavern is a well-run local community pub. A decent looking brick building the pub takes its name from the nickname (Johnny Londoner) of a certain John Roberts who opened a pub in his house in the 1860’s. There is an interesting back story to why the pub... More 

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New Providence Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great little pub where you can sit out in the garden and enjoy a pint of real ale soaking up the British Summer. There is a good selection of real ales and lagers, considering that it is a small local pub. It has a selection of three ales from the local Ringwood Brewery. An ideal stop after... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Havent eaten here for a while but decided to try their carvery. Stood waiting for ages before the chef came out to serve us, and then asked us to wait another 10 mins while he got more potatoes. This would have been fine if the rest of the veg which wasnt quite under the hotplate wasnt totally cold. All in... More 

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Ringwood, Hants.
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A fantastic, inexpensive but delicious Sunday roast. Everything you would expect, a good choice of fresh meat, Yorkshire puddings, delicious veg and cauliflower cheese to die for! Friendly staff, good food - a great local pub!

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Mandinka25, Owner at The London Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your meal and love our pub, we look forward seeing you again soon, Roly & Mandy More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Called in after a walk with a group of friends. The barman/waiter was extremely pleasant and welcoming. Our food took quite a while to arrive, but the barman did come and apologise saying they were waiting for a delivery. However, when the food eventually came it was quite pleasant. Good value. It would have been nice to try some of... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is a typical English pub - the clue is in the name. We visited during the summer and found it to be friendly and comfortable. The only trouble was with a couple of wasps, being a warm day and September that is a fairly typical problem, so I wouldn't criticise the pub management for that.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Friendly landlord and staff, great beer, great food. The landlord has something going on most nights and with a roaring fire in the winter, what's not to like!

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Maidstone
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Five of us ate here, and we all had different main courses. My Dad's fish was all batter with tasteless grey fish inside. My pie was burned on the inside of the crust causing the beef to be very dry, sadly the veg was tasteless too and lacked seasoning. My partner said his sausages were horrid and suggested they could... More 

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Mandinka25, Owner at The London Tavern, responded to this review

Following your comments, the chef has now left our employment, Francis Chan an experience quality chef has now joined us. Would you please accept an invitaionare sorry that your experiance with us was not satisfactory and we welcome the chance to correct this. More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

On our way through The New Forest looking for a late lunch, and came across The London Tavern. We all had a pork roast, and it was by far and away the BEST roast we've had in a very long time. Huge meal, but not over the top, incredible meat, perfect veges, just delicious! Lovely cosy pub with a big... More 

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Address: Linford Road | Poulner, New Forest National Park, Ringwood BH24 1TY, England
Phone Number: 441425473819
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Ringwood
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Linford Road | Poulner, New Forest National Park, Ringwood BH24 1TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: 441425473819

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

A hidden gem on a quiet road leading into the New Forest. the London Tavern has every thing you want from a New Forest pub. Quiz nights, jive class, bingo and live music all add to the unique atmosphere of this traditional public house.

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