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The Royal Oak Pub

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Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
+44 1425 652244
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time visiting after being recommended food was outstanding, however limited choice on menu! Mushroom and steak pie was good!

Thank Matt H
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We decided on Saturday night to go out for lunch on Sunday and thought of The Royal Oak at North Gorley. It must be some years since going there despite it being relatively near us. We booked a table on Saturday night for four of us and arrived on the Sunday lunchtime. We were very pleasantly surprised at the really... More 

1 Thank LocalDiningOutGroup
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch yesterday-2 adults and 2 children.Must say the menu was very good-usual pub dishes but high quality.The venison burger was excellent.The children shared a gammon steak and the staff were king enough to provide a second dressed play with an extra egg on it. Landlord bitter drinking we'll. Recommend a visit as this place is a cut... More 

2 Thank Stewart R
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I found this place by accident and so glad we did! We returned a few weeks later with our friends and we had the most amazing meal. Three of us had the beef pie which was a pie not one of those pastry top things, the flavour and presentation was outstanding. A great pub and very friendly.

1 Thank Lesley H
Derby, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended by our hosts to dine here and were pleasantly surprised. The exquisite decor accompanied by friendly staff made our last night very memorable indeed. I had ordered rump of lamb with an array of red cabbage and roast potatoes. My partner had the venison burger. My rump of lamb was mouth-wateringly tasty. And my partner thoroughly enjoyed... More 

1 Thank ZaraRox84
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all our Xmas preparations done, we had a day free on Christmas Eve. Thought we would take one of our favourite drives into the New Forest and have a late brunch. Something told me I ought to check if our favourite farm shop/restaurant would be open and so I phoned to be told they would be closing at 1.30pm.... More 

1 Thank Richard B
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

What ho,...................... and what a night! Our second Christmas staff party at The Royal Oak and Ronnie and her team put on a really excellent evening for us. We were warmly greeted as always into this most welcoming of forest pubs. The Christmas menu meal was really very good, compliments to the chef and the kitchen staff, each course was... More 

Thank Hotelbravo50
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch with the family including grandparents in and around 90yrs old so this had to be special, we weren't let down!, superb food, great portions with attentive staff....Thank you

Thank Trifle75
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

This pub is beautiful. Cosy and warm. Staff very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We were staying close by celebrating a 40th birthday. I would highly recommend a visit. Menu is varied and we all had different dishes and we all loved it. You won't be disappointed if you fall upon this delightful in the new Forest.

Thank Laura G
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I called in here today for a Sunday lunch whilst out exploring the New Forest, and I have to say, we will be back many times to come! We both had the baked Camembert for starter to share and it was amazing, this was followed by the roast beef Sunday dinner which was just amazing, the veg... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $23
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park Hampshire  >  Fordingbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 652244
The Royal Oak, Ringwood Road, North Gorley

Once a Royal Hunting Lodge, the Royal Oak is a delightful 17th Century Inn, near Fordingbridge, nestled in the heart of the New Forest. The Royal Oak sits in the picturesque village of North Gorley, amongst its grazing donkeys and ponies, opposite the village duck pond.

It is renowned by locals and visitors alike, for serving high quality, classic pub food, cask ales and a warm hospitality. The Royal Oak boasts many outstanding facilities, such as a beautiful beer garden, a cosy coffee lounge with leather sofas and log burning stoves.

Idyllic, picturesque location with direct access to fantastic forest walks and cycle routes!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?