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The Royal Oak North Gorley

) #6 of 22 Restaurants in Fordingbridge $$ - $$$ , British,
Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
+44 1425 652244
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
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1 - 10 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We dropped into the royal oak at north gorley for lunch during the recent heatwave. I have known this pub for years but the standard of decor has never been as impressive. It's stunning. And very well done. We both ordered a ploughmans lunch and...More

Thank gordon m
Reviewed 5 days ago

I came here for a romantic dinner after trying to decide where to go, I figured the New Forest would be good and the Royal Oak came highly recommended and did not disappoint. It was a beautiful Saturday and the setting is delightful, the welcome...More

1  Thank Dean D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stayed here for lunch on a walk round the New Forest and it was lovely. Would recommend the ploughmans. Very large portions and reasonably priced. Very nice inside with a garden to the rear as well. Would come here again.

1  Thank Kay W
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. I look forward to seeing you at the Oak again soon. Paul, Will & the Royal Oak team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

As I have an intolerance to garlic, the chef offered new potatoes in place of the garlic infused roasties and also made gravy for me without garlic. NEver been offered that service before. The four meals my friends and I selected we all beautifully cooked...More

1  Thank RebelBournemouth
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We will always try to cater for everyone's needs. I look forward to welcoming you at the Oak again soon. Paul, Will & the Royal Oak team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely pub great food atmosphere and service, Will is such a nice person made out night, he was so helpful and attentive on the evening.

1  Thank KimmyWilliams
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review, I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves. I look forward to having you at the Oak again soon! Paul, Will & the team at the Royal Oak.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the Royal Oak. The food was excellent, we couldn't fault any of what we had. The staff were very friendly, which encouraged us to stay longer, EE also found that other customers were also very friendly and chatty, which made for...More

1  Thank Liando1
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am glad you found the food excellent and couldn't find fault. I look forward to seeing you again. Paul, Will and the team at the Royal Oak.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food loved cray fish and salmon and ecclefechan pudding lovely atmoshpere will return. No donkeys this visit but beautiful place

1  Thank Annette S
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am glad you enjoyed your food. What a shame there wasn't any donkeys this occasion but hopefully next time. Paul, Will and the team at the Royal Oak.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very friendly welcome. Small menu only but food was delicious and nicely presented. Order at the bar. Given a wicker basket containing cutlery, condiments and napkins. Dogs are welcome. We sat outside at the front in the sunshine surrounded by lovely scenery and wild...More

1  Thank Muddypuddles
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your time to write this review, I'm glad everything was up to standard and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Paul, Will and the team at the Royal Oak.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times, the food is very good value The beers are fresh and well kept. They love dogs The garden is immaculate And it's right in the forest with plenty of parking, horses and places to walk

Thank Mike D
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I look forward to seeing you again. Paul, Will and the team at the Royal Oak.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We as a family have visited the Royal Oak annually either as a post baskets and bloom trip or after a camping holiday for the last 3 years. The food is usually excellent and we highly recommend it to everyone. I have to say however...More

Thank Nicki F
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have been waiting for our high chair to arrive (which it now has) we have taken your comments onboard for baby changing facilities and now have a changing mat in place with wipes. I...More

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SIreland2812
Do you allow dogs? Thanks, Sam
29 August 2016|
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Response from shearheartattack |
Hello Sam, The Royal Oak is very dog friendly in all bar areas, front and back gardens but not our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you and your four legged friend(s) very soon.
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Julie B
We have just booked to stay in your hotel Easter next year and I have just read on tripadvisor that you are being taken over by Sheraton Hotels, when is that happening and will it affect our stay. Many thanks
12 January 2015|
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Response from theroyaloakgorley | Property representative |
Hi Julie, There are no plans for The Royal Oak in North Gorley to be taken over by Sheraton Hotels. Your booking will not be affected.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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