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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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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
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 277 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely country pub in a beautiful location. Been in the New Forest for a week and this was the best meal of our trip. The chef is clearly passionate about what he does and the front of house staff were friendly and welcoming.

1  Thank nobilis_saeva
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pretty garden at The Royal Oak provided the perfect setting for our Company Summer Party for 70 guests. On a warm summer evening, Paul and his staff provided an excellent outdoor buffet and the bar with direct access from the garden made for efficient...More

2  Thank Glynis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been a fee times recently, usually with friends, and we have all been impressed by the sheer quality and imagination with the cooking. The chef, Paul, is really professional and clearly takes pride in what he does. Good beer and wines, plus the...More

2  Thank Peter C
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Peter, Thank you for the lovely review. I am glad everything was up to standard for you. Look forward to seeing you soon. Paul, Will & the Royal Oak team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited with our dog on a Saturday afternoon while exploring the surrounding area of the New Forest. We sat in the back garden and enjoyed a drink al fresco, surrounded by the most stunning countryside views. Horses, cows and plenty of...More

Thank suzanne o
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. Hopefully next time when visiting you'll be able to have a bite to eat. Look forward to seeing you again. Paul, Will & the Royal Oak team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four good mains (crab salad, fish and chips, pie and chips) in a very pleasant environment. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. No it's not cheap but the quality was high. Nice to be off the main roads in the New Forest. We hope to...More

1  Thank SmilingSixties
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. I am very glad everything meant your standards and you enjoyed your time with us. I look forward to welcoming you again. Paul, Will & the Royal Oak team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely old building with gorgeous thatch roof, quaint setting, all that you want in a country pub, think again, when you go inside, what do you see? The willow green paint that seems to go into all major chains these days, cream walls,...More

1  Thank devonroamer
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that we didn't match your standards when visiting. I can tell you we are an Enterprise Inn's pub with a private leaseholder and Management in place. We do take all negative feedback onboard. I do hope we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank gordon m
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. I am glad everything was worth it and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Paul, Will & the Royal Oak team.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed everything. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Paul, Will & the Royal Oak team.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 4 weeks 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.

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SIreland2812
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
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 25
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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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