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“Back again”
Review of The London Tavern

The London Tavern
Ranked #50 of 71 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.
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Back again”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

I previously said I was disappointed with the Steak Pie I had, but said I would revisit the pub to see if this was a one off. I'm pleased to say this was the case as I revisited the pub at the invitation of the landlord to try the pie again and it was delicious.
I couldn't post a further review until a month had elapsed which seemed a little unfair on the pub in question.
The meal was followed by a lively quiz in which my partner and I came last! Still the great food made up for it.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place has a lot to offer. We visited whilst camping a bit further up the road, and wish this pub was the one next to the campsite! Good range of drinks and whilst not a vast menu, what they serve is good, wholesome, freshly cooked and reasonably priced. I had their pie which has to be the best pie I have ever been served in a pub - absolutely no gap between the filling and the crust with huge chucks of chicken, ham, potato and carrot. And generous portions too... Also seem to have a better range on the children's menu and not just the quick fix of nuggets or fish fingers - were happy to serve children's portions of their roasts. When coupled with the friendly staff and service, all in all a very enjoyable place to go and we will definitely be back when holidaying in the area :o)

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Jo-C-72
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The small Pub with a big heart.”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Small Rural Pub with little to offer from outside but once inside its like the Tardis. Great menu from small kitchen with good dinning area's inside and out (covered at times). Very friendly staff offering good service and live music every Saturday night. Visited this Pub Thirty years ago and vowed never to return but last year I got dragged in by a friend on a Saturday night and been a bit of a regular since. Food has been exellent. Music has been very good if a little loud for such a small venue. Jive dance lessons on some Tuesday nights with landlord very enjoyable. Would benefit from better Air Con. Regular money raisers for Help 4 Heroes and Marines Charities.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank cliff e
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Slightly disappointing”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We visited the restaurant after recently staying within the New Forest after reading good reviews on here. Was slightly disappointed with the standard of food, my cheese burger was very gristly/fatty whilst my partners cod and chips was full of bones and quite soggy from the batter. However, we can't knock the service as the staff were friendly throughout and very attentive. However will not be returning.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank EmilyM09
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great service, best burgers”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

I visited the pub with some friends in June 2013 and had the best pub-burger in the UK so far. The outside seating was brilliant as well and the staff very friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
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