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The Fighting Cocks

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Godshill | Fordingbridge, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2LL, England
+44 1425 652462
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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362 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the pub is popular and well located within the park so a good place to head off for a walk and return for lunch or refreshments. Its clearly aimed at the family with children and has that dining room feel with lots of tables in rows with large menus on the tables. The large room lends itself to families but... More 

Thank debcox
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at the fighting cocks whilst staying at Sandy balls over Easter . It's within walkable distance from Sandy balls . When driving past sometimes the ponies were all around the pub , you get the new forest experience! The choice of food is massive , so much to chose from the menu and the specials board . There's... More 

Thank Helen M
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421 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for drinks/tea before going for a walk. Large seating area and outside area. Small playground for children. Good selection of beers and drinks. Menu looked good, but we weren't eating.

Thank F1roger
Worthing, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice pub within fairly easy walking distance if staying at Sandy Balls Holiday Resort. Visited the pub on a Wednesday a couple of weeks ago (group of 4) and took advantage of the two meals for £15 offer. We all went for the steak, ale and mushroom pie. It was absolutely delicious - packed with tender meat, with a puff... More 

Thank Jenny D
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took ages to order and then it was input incorrectly into the computer. It has the makings of a great pub, all they need to do is wash the curtains (which were filthy) and tidy up a bit. The chef is obviously great because the food was excellent.

Thank TC10002013
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst it looks a very appealing pub in a great location, having just two bar staff on at the height of an evening doesn't make for very good customer service. You are left standing at the bar for ages trying to order drinks as on the evening I was there, one member of staff was booking in the food with... More 

Thank Jas5678
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While staying at Sandy Balls we had Sunday lunch at the Fighting Cocks. The roast was very nice and very reasonably priced. Our daughter loved the outdoor playing equipment and the ponies in the car park.

Thank Paul S
Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is situated beside a dew pond or cockpit in the open countryside of the New Forest in Godshill. It is very popular due to it's fantastic food but it offers a great English pub experience with a good range of beverages. Tim and Kaye the landlords source as much as possible locally and as an experienced butcher Tim... More 

Thank Mikethebus
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for some lunch after a relaxing walk through the new forest, the view is pretty good with donkeys enjoying the sunshine directly outside the pub. However the menu on the wall was too small to see, I'm short sighted my other half is not and he was unable to read it from a reasonable distance. There is a little... More 

Thank Jessie-Anne91
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming staff (even tho we and our dogs we wet and muddy from the forest) and great pistachio cake!!!

Thank benfranc15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Godshill | Fordingbridge, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Fordingbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 652462

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