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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%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (6 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ringwood Road, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
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1 - 10 of 407 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

As soon as you walk through the door friendly staff greet you even when they are busy.There was a very relaxed atmosphere as we were shown to our table (ideally positioned with two lively young childeren) Drinks were ordered and brought to table (not like...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mike1065822
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the Royal Oak . A warm welcome by Julie, she looked after us very well. The food very good in a relaxed atmosphere, will visit again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulineb420
Reviewed 5 days ago

Today I had lunch with a friend at The Royal Oak which was refurbished a couple of years ago. We were welcomed by Will the Manager and Julie, our friendly and attentive waitress. We sat in the dining room area which is cosy and beautifully...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pat R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our group met for our annual Xmas meal. It was very well organised and food was very good. The turkey dinner was very good and served nice and hot. Everyone seemed to enjoy their choices and all the staff were very warm and friendly. Will...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jackiehealy1952
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mum and I came for supper one night recently. My mum is from SA and loves English ‘Fish & Chips’ so that is what we ordered. The fish is covered in a beer batter and freshly cooked. The chips were fresh and the tartar sauce...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LCB53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunched at the Royal Oak yesterday with three friends. The food was beautifully cooked, well presented and delicious. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly waitress Julie. We'll be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank woodcwbmwm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today was the third or fourth time I've eaten here recently and each time the food has been from good to very good. The menu is short (a good sign in a local pub) but nicely varied with a few specials as well. The service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sue P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is very fussy but this is now our favourite eating house. Went there with 5 girl friends yesterday and the food was excellent - everything freshly prepared with an interesting menu. Our waitress, Julie, was very cheerful and even worked out the bill...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Milestones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eight of us had Sunday lunch at the Royal Oak. The service was excellent - We were made to feel very welcome. The food was very good. Overall a highly enjoyable experience and we will definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bon-bon-viveur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a business meeting and only wanted a sandwich at lunchtime. There was room and the tables were clean, the staff friendly and welcoming. BUT there were no actual sandwiches. When we asked the waitress, she waved her hand rather dismissively over the menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DRW44
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Questions & Answers
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$24
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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