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The Old Cottage Restaurant

14 West Street, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
+44 1425 474283
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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14 West Street, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Mr partner and I had our anniversary in Ringwood, New Forest. We asked for recommendations on where to eat on our trip, and The Old Cottage was the first one we were recommended to go. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would definitely come again!

Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Ok so it’s better than three stars but probably only just a four. Cute surroundings but a lack of staff upon entry and as the place is a bit of a maze then directions to the table would have been helpful. Certainly full of old...More

Thank Sir Anthony D
Reviewed October 26, 2017

The food and service is brilliant. Family atmosphere with lovely surroundings. A must for anyone. Try to lobster when on the menu....absoloutely divine, and the scollops are really good

1  Thank Jan C
Reviewed October 22, 2017

We visited The Old Cottage Restaurant for my wife's birthday meal. We were made to feel really special and the food was excellent from a wide and varied menu. The hostess also brought the large specials board round for us to chose from as my...More

1  Thank Timmcdermott
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely 3 course meal I had chicken soup then a sirloin steak followed by bread and butter pudding couldn’t fault it at all really well cooked and a very friendly service would recommend a visit to anyone

Thank louthsonia
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

We thought we would try this place for a meal and we wasn’t disappointed with the food that came to our table,we ordered homemade soup and prawn cocktail for a starter,then 2 steaks and 2 puddings,just beware on trip advisor it says this restaurant opens...More

Thank gavins1969
Reviewed October 4, 2017

If you love lobster then this is where to come. We had yet another fabulous meal served in a warm and relaxed atmosphere served by extremely friendly and experienced staff The Lobster Thermadore was unbelievable and the steaks were cooked to perfection Can't wait to...More

Thank AndreenW
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Yet again fantastic food, served hot and on hot plates. Marilyn is great as always and makes you feel so welcome.

Thank pricestuart01
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We have visited a few times over the years and were not happy with the ambiance and found the staff rude. We tried again a few weeks ago and it was much better, The waitress was lovely and efficient. The dining rooms are very small...More

Thank June H
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Sadly the restaurant was not busy as the food was really good. The service was efficient, friendly but not intrusive.

Thank 47helenk
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February 5, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. In fact, I think it has been for a while.
Pete S
October 8, 2016|
Response from oldcottagerestaurant | Property representative |
HI, Paul is still the main chef but we do have two other chefs as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 West Street, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park Hampshire  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 474283
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About us A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Cottage, a well established family run restaurant in the market town of Ringwood. The restaurant is one of the oldest buildings in Ringwood. Thought to be built around the 14th Century it is full of Olde Worlde Charm with warm fires in the winter and riverside dining in the summer.
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