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“Great place to grab lunch”
Review of The Old Beams Inn

The Old Beams Inn
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Ranked #42 of 71 Restaurants in Ringwood
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place to grab lunch”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Called in for a quick lunch for two and was pleasantly surprised after reading some of the other reviews.

Service was prompt and cheerful throughout, nice atmosphere and tasty, well-cooked food from a tempting menu.

Would happily recommend and will come back again for dinner next time!

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Thank betweencloudshadows
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English first
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, cosy atmosphere and good value”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

My wife and I go to the Old Beams every Christmas eve for their steak and ale pudding and a pint in front of the fire.

The service was quick and the staff are all friendly. They have a roaring fire every year we go in there. The food is of a very high standard and for the very reasonable price you get alot for your money.

The location is lovely being situated in the New Forest and we would encourage anybody to go there and give it a go

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Nick R
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AlcatrazMarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Old Beams Inn, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Dear Nick

Many thanks for your comments, we are glad you and your wife had a good evening with us, and we hope to see you both more often!
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Verwood, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent food , worth a visit!”
Reviewed 29 October 2011

Thought we'd go back to one of our favourite haunts, was a bit concerned about the recent reviews but was pleasantly surprised and the food was excellent and the service was fantastic! Worth every penny! Would definitely go back!

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank jacobsbldg
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“tasty food to suit all pockets”
Reviewed 24 September 2011

We live about 8 miles away, and this is a good reliable place to eat. We've never had a bad meal and we've lived in the area for 10 years. I guess we've eaten here once every few months. The Sunday carvery is plentiful, if a little pricey but the food is excellent and we've always found the staff laid-back but friendly and helpful. The cheese burgers with bacon were delicious last week - homemade burgers, very succulent and tasty. Sometimes we eat in the bar area and if we have extra family visiting we eat in the main restuarant - booking on a Sunday lunchtime is advisable as it's a popular time. The menu is varied, snacky type foods or full lunch/dinner menus. We noticed there was an early bird menu but I didn't take note of how much it cost.

Note that it can be very quiet in the early evening or weekday lunchtimes, but we don't mind this. It's laid back and we enjoy going there. It's also right on the edge of the New Forest, perfect for a stroll to walk off the food.

I wanted to write this review becuase some people have slated the place, which I think is unfair. We drive 8 miles to it rather than go to our local and I think the Old Beams deserves a positive review!

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Mandyfab
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Newforest
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Poor Value good setting”
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Service was mediocre, no one asked if we enjoyed our meal, and the £9.95 burger certainly appeared to be a shop bought one not 'home made' and the salad was drowned with a mustard sauce leaving most of it inedible. The place is lovely with sofas etc and we've been there on a sunday when some wonderful jazz has been played- but this whole experience was cheap and not too cheerful. also started to flick through the newspapers provided and realised they were yesterdays!?

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank MrandMrsRVB
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