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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
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, 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 287 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely pub in the NewForest. We came in the day and sat outside with a drink watching the antics of the NewForest cows and horses. We then ate here one evening. The Gish and chips were excellent. Would have no hesitation in returning.

1  Thank BinzyB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was fantastic, and the portion sizes were just right, enabling us to enjoy 3 courses rather than being too full to eat it all. We brought our dog along and will definitely eat here again.

1  Thank PaulCleeve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pub looks great from the outside, and the inside - however the food disappointed. The prices were quite ridiculous: nearly £20 for a bit of fish and 4 green beans! The portions are very small, and even my son, 11, finished it feeling hungry....More

Thank jon b
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

I am very sorry to read this review. Please email me at manager@royaloakgorley.com to discuss this further and it will be investigated. We strive on customer feedback and I would like to rectify this for you. Paul, Will & team at the Oak.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had the pleasure of visiting and eating at the Royal Oak on a couple of occasions, and I have been extremely impressed by the attentive staff and the superior quality of their food.. On both occasions we had a large gathering of family...More

1  Thank Roger F
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a fantastic review. I hope to see you again soon. Paul, Will & the team at the Oak.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and pub lovely. Would return as food was good even though took a while. The only quibble was I had cold cup of tea by the time milk arrived after asking a few times as they kept forgetting! Pub garden looked pretty. Kids were...More

Thank Donna O
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

I'm very sorry that we had forgotten the milk for your tea. It is to my understanding we were very busy for an extremely wet Wednesday. I am a little disappointed with only 3 stars after the staff managed to find room for your large...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very attractive New Forest pub in a lovely location. The staff are very friendly and attentive in what can be a very busy pub with locals and tourists in abundance. We had chicken Sunday Roasts and they looked very nice when they...More

Thank Philip H
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to read about your chicken being on the small side and the meal seemed to be bland. We strive on customer feedback all good and bad. Please do give us another chance to show what we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi all Thanks for a fantastic meal!! Starters and mains were delightful and worthy of our recommendation to our friends. It was lovely and coincidental that the owner, Joyce, also owns the luxury thatched holiday cottage we are staying in Godshill. Both Pub, restaurant and cottage...More

1  Thank Apatgee
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you're review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in the New Forest and I look forward to seeing you again. Paul, Will & the team at the Oak.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful early dinner at The Royal Oak with friends (plus doggies who were spoilt with dog treats galore!). Friendly staff and efficient service. Landlady was very friendly and always attentive. Great food - piping hot which is always a good sign! Will definitely...More

2  Thank vickster1971
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review. I look forward to seeing you again. Paul, Will & the team at the Oak.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were camping nearby with friends and decided to go out for an early dinner on Saturday Found the Royal Oak which is set in the forest. Loved the menu and the wine list and had a good selection of ales - all good value...More

Thank Sean W
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review. I am glad you enjoyed everything. I look forward to seeing you again. Paul, a Will & the team at the Oak.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful pub and grounds with super friendly staff, great menu with top quality food and drink. Really family friendly with fantastic out door seating.

Thank Jonsi_82
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

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

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Questions & Answers
Gillian C
21 July 2017|
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Response from | 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
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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
11 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
US$8 - US$24
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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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