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The Augustus John

116 Station Road, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 1DG, England
+44 1425 652098
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“thai food” (3 reviews)
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Bar, International, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Station Road, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 1DG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from an excellent lunch using a Groupon deal - 2 courses + glass of wine. There were 4 of us in the party and all ordered different starters and mains. Could not fault anything. Very attractive inside with Xmas decorations and 2 fires...More

1  Thank Nigel_B1960
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Just been for a lovely family dinner for 12. Staff made us very welcome and were very hospitable. Food was lovely, every dish was great. Lovely pub with fire and cosy furniture. Would recommend.

Thank Megjones88
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Just returned from an excellent meal at this restaurant. The owners/staff are attentive and friendly. The food is fabulous, both my wife and I came away pleasantly full and can especially recommend the end of meal liquor coffees - which were among the best we've...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Following a charming local walk we arrived at The Augustus John around 3pm, fearing that we had missed lunch. Luckily, the full choice was available - so we selected the beef. You know you are onto a winner when: the pipping hot gravy is sitting...More

Thank William P
Bryan G, Owner at The Augustus John, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear William P, Thank you so much for your eloquent review, anyone would think you are head of English at a school. So glad you enjoyed your pipping (sic) hot gravy for dipping. Feel free to ask for extra vegetables so your lovely wife is...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

We go there every couple of weeks when we go to visit my father. Food has always been superb. Definitely above average pub food. Highly recommended.

Thank sandy m
Bryan G, Owner at The Augustus John, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

That's very kind of you to say so. We are rather proud of our menu and it makes us very happy when people say they enjoyed it. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again when you visit your father.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Called in to organise a group visit. They couldn’t have been more helpful. The menu was great and we had a good meal at very reasonable prices. Lovely atmosphere. Looking forward to visiting again.

Thank Ferndale555
Bryan G, Owner at The Augustus John, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

And we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you very much for your kind words, it really is much appreciated.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Used this pub many times when Lorraine had it. Seems standards have slipped with new landlord even though he has been there a while. Was very cold when we arrived. Has a motorbike in the inside door way which I didn’t understand. Food was only...More

4  Thank danm55727
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Fun pub quiz on Thursday evenings. We were ‘strangers ‘ to the area but made to feel very welcome. We didn’t eat but the food looked good.

Thank Sue G
Bryan G, Owner at The Augustus John, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Don't be strangers; come in again soon and have something to eat, it tastes as good as it looks.

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Doesnt look much from the outside but make sure you go in. Plenty of parking. Inside pub is warm and welcoming. Menu has plenty of choice and the food is delicious. Also you can choose portion size so suits everyone. Staff very pleasant. Will certainly...More

Thank sandra k
Bryan G, Owner at The Augustus John, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you for looking beyond the outside ( we have refurb plans) Glad you mentioned the portion sizes, people seem to like the fact they can tailor their meal size to their needs be they older or younger. See you again I hope.

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We have lived in Fordingbridge for a year and had not yet tried The Augustus John. Wish we had found it sooner! The food and service were excellent and very good value for money. Bryan and his staff were friendly with a great sense of...More

Thank rickpatsy27
Bryan G, Owner at The Augustus John, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Oops! Might be a bit of a problem there on account of the fact we have dropped Thai night for the time being. The rest of our menu is equally delicious and we will be bringing Thai night back as a special event. Thank you...More

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Helen B
16 November 2017|
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Response from Bryan G | Property representative |
Sorry, just seen your question. Yes we do.
14 August 2017|
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Response from Catsize | Reviewed this property |
I only ate dinner not stayed but I know they do breakfast because as we were leaving they were laying the tables for guests breakfast. Pretty certain it's cooked too plus cereals etc from What I saw. If the dinner was... More
21 March 2016|
Response from Bryan G | Property representative |
We welcome dogs in the bar area. There are doggy treats, water bowl and doggy trivia quiz.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Station Road, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 1DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Fordingbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 652098
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A slightly quirky pub close to country walks. Situated on the outskirts of Fordingbridge, a riverside town on the north western border of The New Forest. 4 en suite letting rooms, stunning menu by superchef Scott Bennett using fresh and seasonal produce. Thai on Tuesday evening, Saturday - Breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner.
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