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The Old Cottage Restaurant

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14 West Street, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
+44 1425 474283
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have visited at klunchtimes. Excellent value for money and good quality food with very helpful and friendly staff. Would thoroughly recommend d.scott@scottmarketing.com

Thank dereksc0tt
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall disappointed. At the beginning of the evening I ordered a gin and tonic which to myself and my husband did not taste right. My husband queried this and instead of just replacing it the member of staff took a spoon and tried it and said it was ok although she admitted she did not drink gin...after further comments and... More 

Thank jmowen10
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried the old cottage during a visit to ringwood last week after seeing their menu and have to say it was a great choice. Service is first class while the food was excellent and simply could not be faulted. Highly recommended

Thank johnlane1956
Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit, I was a little concerned making this booking, after reading some of the reviews! I contacted them and expressed my concerns and they replied within hours. Any reviews you see here that say how poor the service, food, hospitality etc is are completely wrong. There were 10 of us, and I had asked to be placed... More 

Thank 688groovy
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I had been wanting to visit this place for years. The historical feel and charm of the 14th Century building was lovely. Watch your head as ceiling beams are very low. Lovely friendly waitress. Service was slow, but it didn't ruin the evening. Food on the whole was overcooked slightly which was disappointing, but still nice. Large portions but slightly... More 

Thank sunchaser4000
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lovely meal on Mothering Sunday. Despite being very full the service was very good and waiting times acceptable. Meal was delicious.

Thank Peter R
Ringwood, Hampshire
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This restaurant is owned by my nephew so we are fairly regular visitors! The last time we visited was Mother's Day with my 97 year old mother. My mother and I started with scallops - always delicious, and my partner had pate, which he enjoyed. For main my Mother ordered plaice ,which was too fiddly for her and also a... More 

Thank Jane B
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

1. We called here on Market Day in Ringwood expecting to find it very busy as the restaurant is only a couple of hundred yards from the Market Square. Business was slack, perhaps indicating the feeling of the dozens of people passing along the street outside. The meal was average and the standard of service likewise.

Thank A V
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We attended the restaurant on a Saturday evening for a 70th birthday celebration. It was a very nice setting, with very low beams so ducking most likely required. The space we were in was very intimate which was lovely to begin with but once others arrived it felt a little restrictive. Service I can see why other reviewers are critical... More 

Thank laceyd872016
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Beautiful old cottage restaurant, all cosy and warm inside when it was miserable and cold out. Attended very well in the cosy room. Food of a really good standard, serving lovely traditional food, we had warming lamb casserole, ideal for the time of year. we all really enjoyed our entire meal and the atmosphere.

Thank Karen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 West Street, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 474283
About us

A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Cottage, a well established family run restaurant in the market town of Ringwood. The restaurant is one of the oldest buildings in Ringwood.

Thought to be built around the 14th Century it is full of Olde Worlde Charm with warm fires in the winter and riverside dining in the summer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?