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“Avoid this pub!”
Review of The Fighting Cocks

The Fighting Cocks
Ranked #13 of 27 Restaurants in Fordingbridge
Cuisines: Fast Food
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Awful experience. We were charged £24.00 for 2 jacket potatoes and a bowl of chips! I complained and they reluctantly refunded £7 as it was a mistake. I then ordered 2 halves of blackcurrant soda which came to £5.15!! Food was mediocre and service slow. Don't give them your custom.

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2  Thank dreameritaly
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

we were a group of 6 staying down the road,ive given 2 for the position of the place, WHAT A SPOT, but the food and service was terrible, badly understaffed and all new! the same last year. This is the first time we have eaten,never again! £92.00 to people that have no understanding in how food should be cooked!! And if you are a veggi, then definatly don't bother!!

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2  Thank daisypop65
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Popped in for a quick lunch yesterday and wasn't disappointed. Nice quiet pub in a fantastic location. We ordered our food and it arrived within 10 mins. We both ordered off the specials board and both meals were hot and tasty!
Only criticism we can make is that in the jambalaya would have expected the tails to have been taken off the prawns and that you can't order your drinks at the same till as you order your food but wasn't a massive problem.

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4  Thank earthy44
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We always visit The Fighting Cocks when staying in the New Forest. The specials on offer are often local produce and excellent quality. We had the lamb shank and lamb rack on the Friday night along with two excellent children's meals. The lamb was so good we returned for the rack again the following night with the belly of pork this time. The owner made a point of checking we were happy with our food and service both nights - which of course we were. We would thoroughly recommend the food here and look forward to returning soon.

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4  Thank KRawlings
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Five of us went here for a meal on Saturday afternoon. It started well but went rapidly down hill. We ordered our food and when it came we were so disappointed. We all had chipped potatoes on our plates which were very over cooked (I am a chef and a food critic so i know what i'm talking about) My husband ordered a lasagne priced at £9.10 and my daughter ordered the light bites lasagne priced at £4.95. The waiter brought over the two lasagne they were both the same size both with the same size (burnt) garlic bread and overcooked chips. The portions were very small. My husband approached the assistant manageress and explained how can they be the same size but his double the price? She said all the lasagne are the same size....This makes no sense to us so we asked to speak to Tim (the owner). The assistant manageress came back and said he wont come down stairs but he said you can have half your money back ....half, how pathetic so to top it off my husband had nothing to eat but for some reason Tim felt it was okay to steal £4.55 of us (free money to him). I don't like confrontation so we just left. We will never be going back there again.

1  Thank Sue P
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