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The Royal Oak North Gorley

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Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
+44 1425 652244
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food in lovely surroundings .Ronnie was the perfect host , very attentive and helpful .The pub is in a beautiful setting with a large garden .

Thank Graham C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant find a couple of months ago, can't stay ever since. Every time the service is always very friendly and welcoming. The coffee and food has always been perfect. Its great to also be able to take our puppy in the bar area and sit next to the fire.

Thank Jamie S
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

First time visiting after being recommended food was outstanding, however limited choice on menu! Mushroom and steak pie was good!

Thank Matt H
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We decided on Saturday night to go out for lunch on Sunday and thought of The Royal Oak at North Gorley. It must be some years since going there despite it being relatively near us. We booked a table on Saturday night for four of us and arrived on the Sunday lunchtime. We were very pleasantly surprised at the really... More 

2 Thank LocalDiningOutGroup
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch yesterday-2 adults and 2 children.Must say the menu was very good-usual pub dishes but high quality.The venison burger was excellent.The children shared a gammon steak and the staff were king enough to provide a second dressed play with an extra egg on it. Landlord bitter drinking we'll. Recommend a visit as this place is a cut... More 

3 Thank Stewart R
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I found this place by accident and so glad we did! We returned a few weeks later with our friends and we had the most amazing meal. Three of us had the beef pie which was a pie not one of those pastry top things, the flavour and presentation was outstanding. A great pub and very friendly.

1 Thank Lesley H
Derby, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by our hosts to dine here and were pleasantly surprised. The exquisite decor accompanied by friendly staff made our last night very memorable indeed. I had ordered rump of lamb with an array of red cabbage and roast potatoes. My partner had the venison burger. My rump of lamb was mouth-wateringly tasty. And my partner thoroughly enjoyed... More 

1 Thank ZaZa210684
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

With all our Xmas preparations done, we had a day free on Christmas Eve. Thought we would take one of our favourite drives into the New Forest and have a late brunch. Something told me I ought to check if our favourite farm shop/restaurant would be open and so I phoned to be told they would be closing at 1.30pm.... More 

1 Thank Richard B
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

What ho,...................... and what a night! Our second Christmas staff party at The Royal Oak and Ronnie and her team put on a really excellent evening for us. We were warmly greeted as always into this most welcoming of forest pubs. The Christmas menu meal was really very good, compliments to the chef and the kitchen staff, each course was... More 

Thank Hotelbravo50
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch with the family including grandparents in and around 90yrs old so this had to be special, we weren't let down!, superb food, great portions with attentive staff....Thank you

Thank Trifle75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Fordingbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 652244
The Royal Oak, Ringwood Road, North Gorley Once a Royal Hunting Lodge, the Royal Oak is a delightful 17th Century Inn, near Fordingbridge, nestled in the heart of the New Forest. The Royal Oak sits in the picturesque village of North Gorley, amongst its grazing donkeys and ponies, opposite the village duck pond. It is renowned by locals and visitors alike, for serving high quality, classic pub food, cask ales and a warm hospitality. The Royal Oak boasts many outstanding facilities, such as a beautiful beer garden and a cosy coffee lounge with leather sofas. Idyllic, picturesque location with direct access to fantastic forest walks and cycle routes!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?