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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 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This Friday 28 October we took our Seven year old grandson to the Old Cottage what a marvellous evening it was He was given the children's menu but he wanted a grown up meal and ordered a steak this was cooked perfectly and dissappeared quickly Our meal was equally wonderfull the duck was best I've ever had husband had the... More 

Thank Chaz B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

One meal arrived 10 minutes after the other three, & then only because i went to the kitchen & complained. My medium steak was full of blood & very chewy. The side order of onion rings were saturated with grease. The veg were luke warm. We wont be going back.

1 Thank Mr j F
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The comments from Amanda L, about a member of staff at this restaurant are absolutely out of order and should be removed. I and other diners will know that Marylyn is a very popular member of the Service Brigade. Both ladies know each other and there can be little doubt that the adverse comments are derived from an element of... More 

Thank Fordal
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My sister and I visit every other week, now. We are greeted by name from Paul and Maralyn and, even the regulars now all speak. The food remains top notch, my sister sticks with the veal and I'm on rack of lamb. I can't begin to say how delicious it is and, I'm still managing without teeth. We only go... More 

Thank Pendragon25
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

excellent food, mushrooms in garlic butter and soy sauce followed by salmon with hollandaise sauce fresh vegetables and dauphinoise potatoes all washed down with a full bodied merlot.friendly service and the chef checked our meal was to our liking. Gentle instrumental music played in the background. Downside is it IS an old cottage and consequently the beams are low. Good... More 

Thank Sue W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This restaurant really is one of the best I've been to. The choice of food is absolutely amazing as the offer daily additions to the menu according to what is on season. The staff are extremely nice (I am shocked at the review critising Marylyn who is absolutely charming - as are all the staff). I really can't find anything... More 

Thank Nancysbeachhut
Goole, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Despite some adverse reviews we had had a very good report from an acquaintance that had visited this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As we had not made a reservation we enquired if they had room for two more, the very pleasant member of staff replied that she could fit us in with no problem, and all with a... More 

1 Thank Nomadicwanderer2014
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A birthday evening meal spoilt by the extremely rude Marilyn that works in restaurant, I'm not giving them any more chances she has been rude too often now. There is plenty more restaurants in Ringwood to choose from that serve up very good food without the rudeness from that awful person. Do not deserve to be in business in this... More 

6 Thank Amanda L
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A lovely thatched restaurant with bags of character and a very friendly staff. The menu is extensive and the food is ample and tasty.

Thank Edward F
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We came on Saturday evening with my husbands brother and wife, they had been a few times previously and said how wonderful the place was and that the food was delicious, well we certainly weren't disappointed the food was lovely my husbands steak was cooked perfectly and just to how he asked, the desserts were amazing to highly recommend the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?