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Royal Oak Pub

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Address: Fritham, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7HJ, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8081 2606

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Great Pub and fabulous Shepherd Huts

We stayed for three nights in the Shepherds Huts behind the pub. The welcome was warm, helpful and unobtrusive . The quality of the Huts are superb, the setting is beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
David041268
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed for three nights in the Shepherds Huts behind the pub. The welcome was warm, helpful and unobtrusive . The quality of the Huts are superb, the setting is beautiful , access to the Forest is easy , and the ploughmans and beer were outstanding. The whole point of a ploughmans ( in my humble opinion) is that it's... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Its good to find a pub that serves proper old fashioned pub lunches like plowman's, quiche, sausage rolls, all home cooked and prepared. The plowman's lacks some spark, just lettuce and tomato which is undressed and appears to have been set out in advance. The chutney is pleasant but the white onions, lightly pickled are unusual. The cheeses are tasty... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My favourite little pub, does amazing plough and & home cooked quiches & very reasonable too, lovey big garden to sit in when the suns out :)

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Freshly cooked pub fayre, great for lunch and the beer is well kept. Small beer garden, to enjoy an after dinner drink anf dare I say it, ciggy

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Thank 44eddie
Binsted, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This pub is not advertised and when following google maps I was a bit dubious when we went past a "dead end" road sign! Obviously not a well guarded secret as it was packed by the time we were leaving. The menu is ploughman's - all different varieties and although at the time, neither of us thought much of the... More 

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Fawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

What a fantastic pub in the New Forest. We had a pub lunch , they specialise in plough mans superb home made pork pie. The real ales are awesome. Make sure you visit.

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1 Thank DeltaLima54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

If you're going to break down, do it here. It's def the best place to wait for the AA! Really enjoyed the salt beef salad with brilliant home pickled onions and gherkins and loads of meat...had to order a second roll to finish it all off. That, coupled with CAMRA award winning beers... Whether you got stuck here, or whether... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch here before walking the 4.5 mile Fritham Loop. Would definitely recommend both! Lots of parking nearby, lovely garden, delicious fresh crab salad, excellent, friendly service. Lovely old traditional building. My only regret is that they hadn't kept the ice cream kiosk open when we returned from the walk - we and (guessing by the number... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The traditional award winning pub ( CAMERA 2016) offers up a variety of ploughman style lunches is a lovely setting.Its a popular place but there is forestry parking along the lane and a circular walk you can do ending at the pub.they are also starting to rent out overnight accommodation in Shepherds Huts they look amazing.

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Thank Wendy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Excellent beer, service and ploughmans. The beer is straight out of the barrel, the garden is great with amazing views and the food is of high quality. The pub has great walks, bike rides or horse rides from the door.

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