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“Great Pub”
Review of The London Tavern

The London Tavern
Ranked #53 of 69 Restaurants in Ringwood
Cuisines: Thai, British
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Description: 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.
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Great Pub”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Great pub food. Very friendly landlord who runs a lot of events, especially for help the heros. We go to the pub quiz on Thursday which are the best in the area.

  • Visited July 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“A great find (well hidden though!)”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

I was delighted to find the London Tavern, on our way down to Bournemouth for a family wedding. It's tucked away down a small side road, but is definitely worth seeking out. A good range of Ringwood beers are on tap, with a great value lunchtime menu and an extensive specials board. The adverts all around the pub suggest a very busy music programme of local acts, including some quite high profile visiting bands owing to a strong affiliation it would appear with the local branch of the British legion.
On to our lunch: I was looking for some simple pub grub really and was not disappointed. One of our party just wanted the soup of the day, which was roasted butternut squash. It was absolutely delicious and was served with a very generous hunk of french bread, ideal for mopping up the rich thick creamy bits that are always left at the bottom of the bowl. My partner ordered the bacon and cheeseburger, but without the bacon. It was absolutely stunning, possibly the best burger both she and I have ever tasted (and this includes burgers from Five Guys in Washington DC!), the chef is a genius! My ham egg and chips (off the lunchtime menu for only £5.95) was spot on, tasty local ham, a well cooked sunny fresh fried egg and crispy chips served with a salad and peas was well balanced and just what I was looking for.
I would highly recommend this pub for lunch or dinner, and would relish the opportunity to visit when they have a live event on! Definitely worth a detour.

  • Visited July 2012
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
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“Fine local pub”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Old fashioned local pub which concentrates on getting the basics right; welcoming atmosphere, good beer and good pub food.

Well worth visiting and sometimes they have live entertainment

Visited June 2012
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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“Quant 'local' pub”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Small Pub with a big heart. Good food served in the back room if you can get a table. Local beer on tap. Many charities supported by the regulars. Entertainment on certain dates. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Visited May 2012
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Thank JackieHx
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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“Genuine Pub”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

We went along for the annual beer festival usualy held at Easter. The welcome and atmosphere was as usual very warm, and of course the main reason for going the beer and food were excellent

Visited April 2012
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