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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had friends visiting and went out for Saturday lunch, we were a party of 7 including a child, we had a three course meal and a variety of food, All meals were excellent , nothing was too much trouble the staff were friendly & knowledgeable....More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came as a party of 5 to celebrate our mother's 90th birthday. We wanted somewhere quiet with a relaxed atmosphere and we got this in abundance. The thatched building is so atmospheric and full of character. Everyone was so friendly, nothing corporate in site...More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I with my sisters and husband went here for lunch. We were charged £10 for a side dish of extra vegetables and £3.50 for each pint of soda and lime. When I complained the waitress explained that that was what the chef...More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On our British staycation I looked up restaurants in and around the New Forrest.Look no further than The Old Cottage Restaurant ,Ringwood.Great Service,quaint venue,Freshly cooked food to order and an extensive specials menu.Loved it so much we had to go twice and only there for...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

Hands down the best meal we had while away camping in Dorset. Even had the pleasure talking to the landlord/chef how he made his Yorkshire puddings definitely one to try 😊

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 August 2021 via mobile

Sunday lunch menu has so much choice, good food very tasty and everything piping hot. Service all good your well looked after. I would highly recommend a visit. We shall definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

We could not fault our experience of the Old Cottage, we booked this for my birthday as we are staying at the Back of Beyond in St Leonards and had seen it on our walks around Ringwood. The service was first class and friendly and...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

Had an absolutely lovely experience at The Old Cottage on the last day of a camping trip nearby. We had gone into Bournemouth for the day intending to eat there but was nowhere that took our fancy and decided to book here having walked past...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

My husband and I dined at the Old Cottage last Friday 16th July 2021, I thoroughly enjoyed the Squid off the Specials board. And the homemade crumble with custard. Along with a delicious glass of Australian wine. We will definitely visit again when we’re back...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

Food, well cooked , good menu. Comfortable and dog friendly. Attentive and polite team . Comfortable and COVID friendly.. Excellent

Date of visit: July 2021
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Mike D
29 March 2020|
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Response from TriciaH559 | Property representative |
Hi we are offering deliveries and takeaways ,also the Restaurant has now reopened. Thank you for your interest
5 February 2017|
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Response from davidpR9714AA | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. In fact, I think it has been for a while.
Pete S
8 October 2016|
Response from Old Cottage R | Property representative |
HI, Paul is still the main chef but we do have two other chefs as well.
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The Old Cottage Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4