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The Royal Oak Pub

Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, North Gorley, New Forest National Park SP62PB, England
+44 1425 652244
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Price range: $11 - $39
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Alderholt, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Royal Oak has a lovely warm atmosphere as you walk through the door. It has a cosy fire and a welcoming bar. Seating is varied from soft leather settees to casual dining tables with both high and low seating. There is also a small restaurant area. Dogs are welcome in the bar area. The menu isn't extensive, but we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Pretty thatched pub on the edge of the New Forest. Delicious Sunday roast lunch, beef perfectly cooked, nice selection of vegetables and the opportunity to order smaller portions for those with smaller appetites. Puds were equally delicious. Will most definitely be returning. Thanks to the staff who were all friendly but professional.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Really worth a visit. Nice beers, really good food. Dog friendly. Often ponies and donkeys out front. Staff are friendly and the Landlady, Michelle, has high standards. Nice views from front garden; and has a back garden too.

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Cerne Abbas, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Came across the Royal Oak whilst spending the weekend in the New Forest, popped in for lunch, quality beers and good food (only had a sandwich) whilst nestled on the sofas in front of the fire/wood burner, lovely feel of contemporary meets the country...

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our friends who live in Spain take us to great restaurants and we wanted to return the compliment with a good New Forest pub that exceeded the norm. We found it here. All our means we're beautifully served and very well cooked, wine choice excellent and service tip top, although we had a very young waiter, the lady of the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited to celebrate a fab weeks holiday in the New Forest. We all had different meals and all agreed the quality of food was excellent, as was the service. We had dropped in earlier in the week whilst out walking and the tasty cheeseburgers and fine ales had made us want to return. This made a perfect end to... More 

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

My wife popped in for a quick catch up and ended up having a great meal. The pork belly was very good and the service was excellent. Michelle and Richard have transformed business. Best place in the New Forest.

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Bournemoith
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Each time we visit we look at the tempting menu but end up eating a sandwich because it comes with home made crisps. The prawn mayonnaise sandwich contains plenty of prawns in mayonnaise. Just perfect. A reasonable choice of ales is always available. The village is charming and the new thatch on the pub looks perfect.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Just happened upon this pub while driving through the forest on the back roads. It looked inviting with the newly thatched roof so stopped for a quick drink. It looks newly decorated inside and a newly laid garden at the back. Although we only had beer and coffee we will be going back for a meal as it feels a... More 

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Godshill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I with another couple recently visited this pub in gorgeous setting in a village, with duck pond and New Forest ponies grazing. A warm welcome greeted us. Food was lovely and the service great. A HUGE IMPROVEMENT FROM THAT EXPERIENCED WITH LAST MANAGER. We had a very good evening, thank you. We shall definitely return.

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Additional Information about The Royal Oak Pub

Address: Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, North Gorley, New Forest National Park SP62PB, England
Phone Number: +44 1425 652244
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  North Gorley
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
Cuisine: English

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