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The Royal Oak Pub

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$$ - $$$
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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
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited this pub before in the evening but not for Sunday Lunch and we were not disappointed! Lovely choice of roast dinners and what I liked personally was there was an option of a smaller portion for the roast dinner which meant I had enough room for pudding! The pub has a beautiful garden with lots of flowers,... More 

Thank Ali J
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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424 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in at 18:00hrs on Saturday (food served from 18:00hrs) and said "hello, do you have any tables for today"? The oldish orange lady behind the bar merely stated "we're full". No hello or I'm sorry we have no tables. Only one table was taken, some others had reserved for 19:15hrs. I wasn't going to write a review as it... More 

1 Thank beas006
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, well served, well prepared and well tasty!!!!!!!!! Great local beer and wine Very reasonable

Thank steve r
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little village pub is a little gem!! The food was fantastic if a little on the expensive side, the staff were friendly and welcoming well worth a visit!

Thank golfer80
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited several times while on holiday in the New Forest last week. Fantastic food and Great Staff, was well looked after by Morven and her manager Will. Husband ordered the Rib-Eye Steak and it was cooked to perfection!! I had Fish & Chips which was wrapped in News Paper and was really attractive looking. Will defiantly return at Christmas when... More 

Thank lucytimmings
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Peaceful and welcoming pub with good choice of food and drink. Lovely location and decor inside and garden.

Thank Tracy W
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Exploring this area and decided to look for a pub for Sunday dinner. What a great place to stop! Lovely old building, sat outside in sunshine and enjoyed a really good, well cooked roast.

Thank DSussex27
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing lunch. The food never fails to disappoint. Great beef and black pudding pie and the Rockbourne trout was fab! Great service. We'll be back!

Thank Kerry W
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Sticky tables, mains were very small portions, white wine warm which was taken away, put in the freezer for5 min. and brought back 5 minutes later not much colder. Only saving grace was Kelly our very pleasant and helpful waitress. Place needs new management. They were not interested in showing their faces. We refused to pay for the wine and... More 

2 Thank Keith H
Nether Stowey, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Although we did not stop for a meal, we did have a few drinks in the bar, when we arrived it was fairly quiet and we set ourselves up in a corner near the bar with nice sofa and chair seating. The beer and cider selection was good and we were soon enjoying our drinks and banter. The pub is... More 

Thank Stowey-Traveller

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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