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The Red Shoot

Toms Lane | Linwood, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 3QT, England
+44 1425 475792
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“faggots” (8 reviews)
“chilli” (7 reviews)
“micro brewery” (20 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Toms Lane | Linwood, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 3QT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have visited this pub several times over the last few years. This latest visit revealed this g the pub has received a tasteful lick of paint inside and out. The service is friendly and attentive, while not being overly formal. The pub brews several...More

Thank paul h
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a meal here last week, really disappointed with food. My husband had meat pie with mash and carrots, which cost £12.95, which to be honest seemed to be overpriced but thought at least would be of good quality, there he was disappointed, very average...More

Thank patweiss2016
Gail M, Manager at The Red Shoot, responded to this review

dear patweiss2016 We are sorry that you were disappointed with the food, but wish that you had perhaps mentioned your disappointment at the time so that we could have put it right for you. so you could have gone away feeling replenished & happy. We...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ok so the good bits are that this is a lovely clean pub in the beautiful New Forest and has a cost atmosphere with friendly staff. The bad bit is simply the price. They are taking the Mick. A tuna sandwich cost me £6.95 and...More

Thank Fiona F
Gail M, Manager at The Red Shoot, responded to this review

Dear Fiona F Thank you for your comments , we are pleased that you felt that the Red Shoot was cosy & that our team are friendly. we always strive to give great food that is good value for money and are sorry that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Red Shoot was a great pub', a place I visited most Sunday lunchtimes. It's currently under going a big refurbishment. My gripe today was the price of a pint of beer and the misrepresentation of pricing. A pint of Tom's Tipple was £4 and...More

Thank NomadDorset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the New Forest and small seasonal camp site behind. Wide choice on menu and reasonable pub food. Lots of walks around the pub area.

Thank tahita
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here recently for an unplanned lunch. Dog-friendly, the staff were good and the food pleasant enough. We asked for baguettes but received doorstep sandwiches and although initially disappointed, the fillings were good. Not sure why some of the reviews on here are so...More

Thank teresaweezer
Gail M, General Manager at The Red Shoot, responded to this review

dear teresaweezer Thank you for your comments. all feedback is welcome . obviously there may have been a communication issue between the team & kitchen regarding baguettes but we are pleased that you enjoyed your food all the same. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited today for lunch, having not visited for a year. The pub is having a major refurb so not a conducive atmosphere but we were assured they had a fully functioning kitchen. I'd imagine the chef had taken a trip to Iceland. Everything I...More

Thank Awaytogo
Gail M, General Manager at The Red Shoot, responded to this review

Dear Awaytogo thank you for your comments. Our kitchen is as you were told fully functioning but however our menu is changing in the next couple of days so the kitchen team were operating a smaller limited menu, whilst preparing some new items ready for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a meal at the Red Shoot Inn whilst staying next door at the camping site. Food was of good quality and plentiful and the welcome from the younger members of staff was friendly. However, surroundings could definitely do with an update. Weeds and...More

Thank Glessing_Lane
Gail M, General Manager at The Red Shoot, responded to this review

dear Glessing_lane Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food & our company. The pub is now actually partially closed for a major refurbishment which will definitely make it a fantastic place to visit. Please feel free to pop in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience at The Red Shoot was terrible from walking through the door, the crumbling and dirty exterior doesn't get much once you enter. We were ignored by the staff, once seated we placed our order only to be told the wait for food was...More

1  Thank cuttlefish2
Gail M, General Manager at The Red Shoot, responded to this review

Dear cuttlefish2 we can only apologise for your experience at the Red shoot . On this occasion we failed to meet your expectations in any way. We have taken on board all your comments and hope to resolve all issues so that it never happens...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I met two friends for lunch on a Friday. The place is frequented by many walkers +dogs in New Forest so caters for muddy feet etc. In my opinion it needs some T & C to bring it up to grade of...More

Thank Baronscroft
Gail M, General Manager at The Red Shoot, responded to this review

Dear Baronscroft Thank you for your comments form your visit to us here at The Red Shoot. we are delighted to tell you that we are having a re-furbishment which begins on Tuesday 2nd May and will take approximately 3 weeks. We are sure when...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Toms Lane | Linwood, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 3QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 475792
  • E-mail
Nestled in the heart of the New Forest, with its own micro-brewery producing 3 ales - Toms Tipple 4.8%, New Forest Gold 3.8% & Red White & Brew 4.0% and a dark mild Muddy Boot 4.2% We have an extensive homecooked menu to suit all tastes, which is served all day throughout the school holidays and weekends (times vary out of season)Outdoor seating area with views over the forest3 Beer Festivals a year April, July & OctoberLive bands every Sunday nightWeekly Quiz on Thursday night from 9.00pmFamilies, Dogs and Muddy Boots Welcome!