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The London Tavern

Bar, British, Pub
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Linford Road | Poulner, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Ringwood BH24 1TY, England
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The London is just what you'd expect from a country local! It's friendly, it's informal, most of the drinkers would appear to be regulars but new faces are welcomed like old friends. The food doesn't pretend to be Michelin-starred - it's honest pub grub. Hot (or cold - your choice), wholesome and hearty. Lots of covered outdoor seating too as... More 

1 Thank newswise
Ringwood, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We have been regular visitors to the London Tavern for almost 10 years. For most of that time Roly Frost has been the trusted and hospitable landlord. The welcome extended to regulars and new visitors alike is also shown by Roly's loyal and friendly team. The wine and beer is excellent and the food is delicious and comforting. You should... More 

Thank CalandJane
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

5 years ago we discovered the London tavern it had great beer great food and was a brilliantly run pub Last night we were back in ringwood and revisited the London tavern What a total disappointment 30 minutes to get served and we were the only people eating (warning sign) food was micro waved luke warm and poor quality crap... More 

Thank popelli69
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Visited at lunchtime, very few customers, friendly young lady served us, reasonable pint of beer, menu very basic but considering how quiet it was that's not really a surprise. Food we chose was pretty ordinary pub grub, although good value two meals for £12 Monday-Friday lunchtimes. This is a nice old pub but lacks atmosphere at lunchtime.

Thank Steve R
Ringwood, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Took my sister here for Sunday lunch and very disappointed in food. We had the risotto and her portion was cold. So it was reheated, this has resulted in my sister having food poisoning and she is not at all well. Very upset as she was visiting us and we feel responsible for taking her there.

Thank Anna H
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

service was excellent but need to improve food quality microwave food not a really idea nice atmosphere but enjoyed...

Thank josh_sheppard
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160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Really disappointed with the fried food, fish and chips clearly came out of freezer and wasn't even very good quality. Lasagne was a really small portion microwaved and not at all tasty, service took forever, I think bar staff may actually have to do the cooking?! On the plus side the beer was very clean and spot on

Thank karen r
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visited on weekday lunchtime. Menu very limited -burger or fish and chips, and ham or cheese plowmans. Beer was Doom Bar - past its best. Took 45 minutes for food to arrive - we were the only people eating. While we were waiting another couple came in waited for 10 minutes for someone to serve them, gave up and left.... More 

Thank gerry k
Mandinka25, Owner at The London Tavern, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed with your lunch, and would appreciate the opportunity to rectify this, however, your observations of the menu are a little incorrect as we do not serve fish and chips as you have stated. We have won awards for our real ales and I am surprised to hear your comments reference the Doombar, if it... More 

London, United Kingdom
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714 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Situated in the Poulner area of Ringwood, north of the A31 the London Tavern is a well-run local community pub. A decent looking brick building the pub takes its name from the nickname (Johnny Londoner) of a certain John Roberts who opened a pub in his house in the 1860’s. There is an interesting back story to why the pub... More 

Thank Steve_of_N21
New Providence Island
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152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great little pub where you can sit out in the garden and enjoy a pint of real ale soaking up the British Summer. There is a good selection of real ales and lagers, considering that it is a small local pub. It has a selection of three ales from the local Ringwood Brewery. An ideal stop after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Linford Road | Poulner, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Ringwood BH24 1TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park Hampshire  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: 441425473819
A hidden gem on a quiet road leading into the New Forest. the London Tavern has every thing you want from a New Forest pub. Quiz nights, jive class, bingo and live music all add to the unique atmosphere of this traditional public house.

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