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“Very friendly staff and great food”
Review of The Old Beams Inn

The Old Beams Inn
Ranked #39 of 76 Restaurants in Ringwood
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Friday night for a dinner with friends. Weren't sure what to expect as we came here a while back (before current owners) and we were not impressed.
However, clearly the new people are making a difference, all the staff are very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. They made us all very welcome and the food was plentiful and really good value for money. Clean plates all round! We will certainly be returning and I would not hesitate to recommend the Old Beams.

Date of visit: January 2020
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1  Thank Toadhall1000
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

The food was plentiful and tasty, and the environment friendly, clean and characterful The food was really good value for money and a level above most pub restaurant meals

Date of visit: December 2019
3  Thank Dodcot
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

Really good, welcoming and warm. This place has had its ups and downs, I am talking 30 years, not a one off!
But a half hearted impromptu turned out to be metamorphosis. Food was top class, the young people on the floor were so professional, and had a chat with with the boss, Michelle, who actually wants to have a conversation rather than a superficial "everything alright?" §
A word for the chef...crickey! good food, all prepared on -site, fresh...goody gumdrops or what.
OK the exterior looks downbeat....early days for the new owner. So we have booked a table tomorrow for a bigger party. In summary : highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2020
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2  Thank H7854LQanthonym
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

Friday evening meal. Impromptu visit for an early evening meal.
All the food was great. Gammon well cooked, the rack of ribs was enormous and tasty, the pie of the day(steak and ale) was huge and equally tasty.
The desserts were great too.(see photos).
The staff were very attentive and informative.
Nice log fire, plenty of parking out front and at the rear.
You need to book for Sunday lunch!

Was a little difficult to see if they were open or not in the evening. The attached cottages to the right are in darkness, entrance to the left not well lit. Obviously not a problem in the day time.
Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank craig P
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

We were so so happy to see this pub reopen, they had just got a good place when it had close last Christmas. BUT, they have got it so wrong, it’s a country looking pub on the outside but a big white unwelcoming room inside with no atmosphere.

No play area -look at the other pubs in the area that are busy, yes they have play areas

No warm and cosy places to sit, one big room -like being in a canteen

Food-very good but so so slow,

Come on old beams , make it a country pub with home cooked food, cosy places to sit and add some character

Date of visit: January 2020
2  Thank 411ringwood
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