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The Old Cottage Restaurant

14 West Street, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
+44 1425 474283
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (16 reviews)
“partridge” (3 reviews)
“scallops” (10 reviews)
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British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
14 West Street, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my wife's birthday on 6th July so invited friends from Yorkshire to celebrate without letting my wife know. This restaurant made the evening special with their first class food wonderful service, nothing was too much trouble, bubbly smiling waitress, we were even told...More

1  Thank 173rod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow why we have never visited this restaurant before is beyond me! From the moment we arrived we was made very welcome. Staff are full of information re menu which has many locally sourced ingredients,something for all. Fantastic food flavoured well The staff and management...More

1  Thank Marcus L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken here for lunch by our friends. What a charming restaurant so much history and character. Our greeting was warm and friendly with a great sense of humour. We sat and enjoyed the surrounding with a few drinks while looking at the vast...More

1  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

A restaurant full of character with black beams and an inglenook you can sit in.... Certainly the best scallops any of us had eaten and excellent fillet steak medallions. A very friendly welcome and we won't leave it another 30 years before our next visit...More

Thank Cliff D
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Four of us went to the Resturant for dinner. A great old world charm, low beams ( and I mean low ) and atmosphere by the gallon!. We were very well looked after and the dinner was really first class. Beef and vegetable stroganoff,roast chicken...More

Thank michaelfcastro
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Went to this restaurant for a business lunch. There is a limited amount of parking on site and some time limited parking in the road opposite. As you enter there is a small bar area where we ordered our drinks and were given menus before...More

Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 29 April 2018

...with a great atmosphere. Delicious food from a varied menu. Somewhat expensive for what it is perhaps; but but for that and banging my head on the low beams, i might have given it 5*.. Very nice though.

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

A group of 5 of us visited The Old Cottage for lunch on Mother’s Day. We arrived at 1pm and didn’t leave until 4pm. We had the three course set menu and waited over an hour and a half just for our starters! The waiting...More

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I booked in here on a recommendation from a Facebook page as they spoke very highly of the Old cottage. We arrived and there was a little issue with our booking, but it was quickly resolved. Being Mother’s Day they were running a set menu,...More

Thank ChefRob83
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The service is very friendly, and the atmosphere is really cosy! I decided to give the pheasant a go and my wife had the beef stroganoff. Both dishes were really good. We washed it down with the Pinot noir which was also very nice! Oups...More

Thank Dino J
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Questions & Answers
5 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. In fact, I think it has been for a while.
Pete S
8 October 2016|
Response from oldcottagerestaurant | Property representative |
HI, Paul is still the main chef but we do have two other chefs as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 West Street, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 474283
  • E-mail
About us A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Cottage, a well established family run restaurant in the market town of Ringwood. The restaurant is one of the oldest buildings in Ringwood. Thought to be built around the 14th Century it is full of Olde Worlde Charm with warm fires in the winter and riverside dining in the summer.
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