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The Royal Oak North Gorley

££ - £££, British,
Ringwood Road, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
+44 1425 652244
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwich” (11 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
11:00 - 20:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ringwood Road, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Called in for lunch. sat in the garden at the rear with the dog, could have taken her inside if we had chosen. A Wednesday lunchtime and the pub was full inside. Soon found out why. I had a salmon and crayfish open sandwich, huge,...More

2  Thank 779Lucy
Reviewed 6 days ago

I do use the Royal Oak regularly and have reviewed before, so an update. Good atmosphere and friendly staff. Food really good and plenty of choice. Specials change and always interesting. Would heartily recommend. Best to book a table on a Sunday. Has good choice...More

Thank ThorleyB
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family we had been to the Royal Oak a couple of times previously and found it to be good. I booked a table for wife, myself and teenage daughters for my wife's birthday. The pub is in a lovely location, it has a...More

Thank JamesC8503
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We haven’t been here for many years and yesterday while out walking on the Ibsley plain we decided to make our way to here for a well deserved drink and something to eat. We were going to sit outside the front but found a beautiful...More

Thank 2arjax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a holiday cottage not far from the Royal Oak , and on our first visit we were made to feel like locals, the welcome and service were first class and the food was out of this world, it was freshly made there...More

1  Thank MRS LINDA G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at a farm cottage just down the road in South Gorley, and this was definitely our favourite place for an evening meal. The food was excellent, and no matter how busy the place was the service was very good, attentive courteous and...More

1  Thank jrh2812
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit was for lunch on Wednesday 12th, we left a little disappointed with the lady who seemed to be in charge as she was very snappy to us and also the other staff very cold atmosphere. Any way we decided to give the...More

Thank garybarns2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great welcome, food and service on both visits during our holiday to the New Forest with my husband. The pub/restaurant was clean and tidy with the best toilets I've seen from a pub. After a great evening on Thursday sitting in the main bar area...More

Thank hannasparr0w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for Sunday lunch yesterday. This was meant to be a very special lunch I was organising for myself and seven friends who had come for the weekend from London. So I chose The Royal Oak for its position in the beautiful New Forest...More

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for a drink , but we have eaten here before , food is good , Beer is good but quite pricey.

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Questions & Answers
Gillian C
21 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from RoyalOakN | Property representative |
Hi Gill, we do cater for children in the main bar area of the pub. There is a Burger, Chicken Goujons, Cheesy Pasta, Hotdog or Mini Fish on the children's menu. Please call to reserve a table. Many thanks, Will
29 August 2016|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ringwood Road, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Fordingbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 652244
  • E-mail
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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