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The Royal Oak North Gorley

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Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
+44 1425 652244
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We last went here about 4 years ago but gave up as the then landlord had no interest. We had heard that it had changed hands and on walking through the door it was obvious that it had, having been done up beautifully. The one criticism was that where it was divided into two areas, one as an eating area... More 

Thank Chris J
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a family we have enjoyed a couple of delicious Sunday roasts here, far better than any carvery and this March my husband and I had a lovely pub lunch, the smoked salmon and crayfish open sandwich was mouth watering and well presented. The setting is perfect, donkeys and ponies roaming in front of the pub in a lovely part... More 

Thank Sally W
London, England
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely pub with lovely staff. The food was delicious and they were very accommodating of our dietary requirements. Nice atmosphere and great drinks. I would definitely recommend.

Thank ycknows
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't fault this place at all. My boyfriend and I had dinner here whilst staying in The New Forest for the weekend and were very impressed. Service was attentive but not intrusive, surroundings were very nice and cosy and the food was absolutely beautiful. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, the vegetables were fresh and tasty and no request seemed... More 

Thank AmandaDrake1978
Spalding, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful find. Beautiful setting, friendly staff, great food and a good atmosphere. Good for couples, families, dog friendly...we will be back.

Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful freshly cooked Roast dinner. Staff very welcoming, surroundings gorgeous.Would highly reccomend this pub.

Thank Janette W
Bedford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a two meals here first a pleasant lunch outside watching ponies grazing and a nice evening meal. Lunch was good but not really special. However the evening meal was very good with great service and a nice atmosphere. Dog friendly as well. Will certainly call again whenever we are in the area.

Thank Ian M
Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five of us enjoyed a wonderful lunch for Mother's Day. The pub is very old and full of character, mind your head in the dining room!! The decor is a mixture of lovely soft muted modern shades, the tables all had fresh flowers and a candle on them, and very comfy chairs, very welcoming. The pub was very busy, 2... More 

Thank Carolyn A
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Mother's Day meal. The food was incredible fine dining par excellence the service was great and friendly, the table setting was simple but very pleasing. The pub was busy but we did not feel at all cramped. The menu was exciting and a reasonable price but when the food came out we were amazed at the quality, how unusual and... More 

Thank Trudi M
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Came for lunch here on Thursday as a couple of friends had mentioned they had enjoyed eating at the Royal Oak recently. The whole experience was warm and welcoming, the food far surpassed pub grub. We enjoyed it so much we asked if they had any space left for mothers day, the young lady asked if we could give her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Fordingbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 652244
The Royal Oak, Ringwood Road, North Gorley Once a Royal Hunting Lodge, the Royal Oak is a delightful 17th Century Inn, near Fordingbridge, nestled in the heart of the New Forest. The Royal Oak sits in the picturesque village of North Gorley, amongst its grazing donkeys and ponies, opposite the village duck pond. It is renowned by locals and visitors alike, for serving high quality, classic pub food, cask ales and a warm hospitality. The Royal Oak boasts many outstanding facilities, such as a beautiful beer garden and a cosy coffee lounge with leather sofas. Idyllic, picturesque location with direct access to fantastic forest walks and cycle routes!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?