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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
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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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Brentwood
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very clean & tidy, beautiful setting, everything just as you would expect in the new forest. Food nice. Will return again. Even got ponies outside.

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Thank Chris19999
Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pub lovely beer garden well worth visit. Set in lovely area with easy parking, pub at end of lovely walks in new forest would recommend.

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Thank Ianjones51
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Royal Oak, North Gorley is a small New Forest Pub offering gastro pub meals featuring locally sourced ingredients. A new chef has brought flavour and flair To the menu. The decor is modern and welcoming and the food interesting and attractively presented. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Glynis C
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to eat, the food is excellent, the chef even makes courgettes taste great, how good is that? The staff are great attentive, nothing too much trouble. Give it a whirl you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Martharoonie
Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not at all happy with the food or the service, did complain but was like water off a ducks back!! Certainly wouldn't recommend the food

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Thank mikerudman56
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch on a beautiful sunny day, sat in the garden, didn't seem very busy in the bar or outside, ordered a sharing platter with smoked Salmon Mackerel and Chicken and a slice of Garlic bread, I also ordered a portion of chips, myself and my husband felt that the portion was very small for a sharing platter more... More 

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Thank sandy499
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As locals we know that when the holiday season is on and the sun is shining the New Forest pubs struggle to cope in serving timely food. The Royal Oak keeps its offerings simple and quick to prepare and serve, a varity of poughmans dominate the menu. Its also slightly offt the beaten track and is easily overlooked. There are... More 

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Thank rogerp761
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Royal Oak twice in as many days. Had different food each time and every dish was excellent, the staff were helpful and attentive and the service was efficient and polite. We received a warm welcome from the landlady on both visits. There was a good variety on the main menu and also a wide selection on the specials... More 

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Thank StewartRolfe
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super little pub. Friendly staff ,lovely food but not a huge menu choice. Small garden a real sun trap loved sitting out there. Also dog friendly. Well worth a visit

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Thank jacbob
Scotland
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch here. What a great find. New Chef Paul is making his mark and I forsee this spot going from strength to strength. Good choice of real ales and nice wine selection, dine alfresco front or back if you fancy or stay inside in the nicely refurbished bar and restaurant. Crayfish and smoked salmon open sandwich for me and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?