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The London Tavern

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Bar, British, Pub
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Linford Road | Poulner, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1TY, England
+44 1425 473819
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The London Tavern is nice pub, the owner and staff give you a warm welcome when you arrive. The pub has a good range of local ales, especially from The Ringwood Brewery. The food menu has many classic pub meals to chose from and very well priced, everything below £10. It is a good place to have a meal before... More 

Thank imor222
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We should have known being the only diners on a Saturday lunchtime that the food was not going to be great. It was average in the extreme and so not great value for what you got. The menu was unimaginative and the baguettes overpriced - two sausages in an undercooked baguette - £5.95.

Thank hyacinth2014
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The London is just what you'd expect from a country local! It's friendly, it's informal, most of the drinkers would appear to be regulars but new faces are welcomed like old friends. The food doesn't pretend to be Michelin-starred - it's honest pub grub. Hot (or cold - your choice), wholesome and hearty. Lots of covered outdoor seating too as... More 

1 Thank newswise
Ringwood, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We have been regular visitors to the London Tavern for almost 10 years. For most of that time Roly Frost has been the trusted and hospitable landlord. The welcome extended to regulars and new visitors alike is also shown by Roly's loyal and friendly team. The wine and beer is excellent and the food is delicious and comforting. You should... More 

Thank CalandJane
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

5 years ago we discovered the London tavern it had great beer great food and was a brilliantly run pub Last night we were back in ringwood and revisited the London tavern What a total disappointment 30 minutes to get served and we were the only people eating (warning sign) food was micro waved luke warm and poor quality crap... More 

1 Thank popelli69
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Visited at lunchtime, very few customers, friendly young lady served us, reasonable pint of beer, menu very basic but considering how quiet it was that's not really a surprise. Food we chose was pretty ordinary pub grub, although good value two meals for £12 Monday-Friday lunchtimes. This is a nice old pub but lacks atmosphere at lunchtime.

Thank Steve R
Ringwood, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Took my sister here for Sunday lunch and very disappointed in food. We had the risotto and her portion was cold. So it was reheated, this has resulted in my sister having food poisoning and she is not at all well. Very upset as she was visiting us and we feel responsible for taking her there.

Thank Anna H
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

service was excellent but need to improve food quality microwave food not a really idea nice atmosphere but enjoyed...

Thank josh_sheppard
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181 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Really disappointed with the fried food, fish and chips clearly came out of freezer and wasn't even very good quality. Lasagne was a really small portion microwaved and not at all tasty, service took forever, I think bar staff may actually have to do the cooking?! On the plus side the beer was very clean and spot on

Thank karen r
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Visited on weekday lunchtime. Menu very limited -burger or fish and chips, and ham or cheese plowmans. Beer was Doom Bar - past its best. Took 45 minutes for food to arrive - we were the only people eating. While we were waiting another couple came in waited for 10 minutes for someone to serve them, gave up and left.... More 

Thank gerry k
Mandinka25, Owner at The London Tavern, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed with your lunch, and would appreciate the opportunity to rectify this, however, your observations of the menu are a little incorrect as we do not serve fish and chips as you have stated. We have won awards for our real ales and I am surprised to hear your comments reference the Doombar, if it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Linford Road | Poulner, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 473819
A hidden gem on a quiet road leading into the New Forest. the London Tavern has every thing you want from a New Forest pub. Quiz nights, jive class, bingo and live music all add to the unique atmosphere of this traditional public house.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?