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The Old Beams Inn

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Ibsley, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 3PP, England
+44 1425 473387
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really lovely meal in fabulous surroundings and were entertained by an accomplished saxophonist on valentines night . The food was cooked to perfection and the staff were very attentive . The lobster linguine was to die for . We finished off with coffees sat around a lovely fire .

Thank Graham C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for lunch and offered a table in the restaurant. Would have been nice if not so draughty and cold. Service, slow considering that this was in the week and only two other tables occupied. Limited menu. Food was adequate but very overpriced, Starter was only luke warm. Main portions small and condiments offered failed to appear.although requested. On... More 

1 Thank Dee C
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Sunday lunch here recently. Definitely not up to the usual standard. First time I have been here since it changed ownership. Good was not hot, roast potatoes were not even crisp - soggy and luke warm.

1 Thank Susan024
Verwood, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the ambiance of the Old Beams , I have always found the waitress staff so welcoming . I popped in for a Coffee and stayed for lunch. I had a nice homemade Lasgane. I have eaten in the day time and the evening and found that very good . It now has new owners , so i hope... More 

Thank Sheena O
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I had booked 5 days in advance, initially there was a problem with the specific table I had been promised (we had 3 small dogs between 4 of us), we were given a different one. The staff were very pleasant & helpful, although very busy. The new management seem to be coping quite well, as this pub has always... More 

1 Thank Sue T
Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

So I've heard of here before and I know that it had recently been taken over by a new management, after reading some reviews I was hesitant but have always wanted to give it ago...so I did & I do not understand at all why some of these reviews are stating what they are stating. The staff were friendly, the... More 

Thank Francesca M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I was taken out by my boyfriend for a midweek surprise birthday me and what a surprise it turned out to be. It's a shame it was a bitterly disappointing one! The service is beyond poor! No one seems to have any idea whatsoever about what they are doing! I don't think this is helped by the fact that most... More 

4 Thank Jade M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Staff were very helpful, we had no complaints with this part of the service. That ends the good news. We sat at a table near the fire and both noticed a strange smell. Despite being over 15 feet from the toilet doors the pong of toilet blocks wafted across a large part of the bar area. We moved tables further... More 

2 Thank DavidComptonUK
Greater London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Well could have guessed after it took 3 attempts to get a bottle of water we were going to have an issue!!! We were told kitchen food will take 10min extra so we allowed that for people eating from carvery, 25min later they had finished and couple of mains turned up but not 2 x salmon. The manager came over... More 

Thank Malcolm S
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Booked a table for 3 for Sunday Lunch having been to this Inn on a number of occasions. Food as usual was excellent but many items ont he menu and carvery were not available. The service though was dreadful. At the carvery 3 of the vegetables were not available. Ordered 3 deserts. One arrived, a sorbet half melted after 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ibsley, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 3PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 473387

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