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The Old Cottage Restaurant

14 West Street, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
+44 1425 474283
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“partridge” (4 reviews)
“hot cherries” (4 reviews)
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British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 West Street, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely 3 course meal I had chicken soup then a sirloin steak followed by bread and butter pudding couldn’t fault it at all really well cooked and a very friendly service would recommend a visit to anyone

Thank louthsonia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought we would try this place for a meal and we wasn’t disappointed with the food that came to our table,we ordered homemade soup and prawn cocktail for a starter,then 2 steaks and 2 puddings,just beware on trip advisor it says this restaurant opens...More

Thank gavins1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love lobster then this is where to come. We had yet another fabulous meal served in a warm and relaxed atmosphere served by extremely friendly and experienced staff The Lobster Thermadore was unbelievable and the steaks were cooked to perfection Can't wait to...More

Thank AndreenW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet again fantastic food, served hot and on hot plates. Marilyn is great as always and makes you feel so welcome.

Thank pricestuart01
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We have visited a few times over the years and were not happy with the ambiance and found the staff rude. We tried again a few weeks ago and it was much better, The waitress was lovely and efficient. The dining rooms are very small...More

Thank June H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Sadly the restaurant was not busy as the food was really good. The service was efficient, friendly but not intrusive.

Thank 47helenk
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We are never disappointed with this lovely restaurant. The food is always great and the staff are friendly and efficient.

Thank pricestuart01
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Lovely traditional restaurant with home cooked food. All food was freshly cooked and prepared. Well worth a visit.

Thank Flojo38
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful Saturday evening meal at the Old Cottage. I stumbled across it when my travel app took me on a detour off the A31 via Ringwood - the best detour ever! We had amazing fresh fish - king prawns, scallops, sole & salmon...More

Thank CKeane
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My sister and I, found this restaurant, by accident, and what a lucky find! We visit every other week and we are now treated as part of the family - which is rather nice because it's family run. The welcome is warm and the food...More

Thank Pendragon25
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5 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. In fact, I think it has been for a while.
Pete S
8 October 2016|
Response from oldcottagerestaurant | Property representative |
HI, Paul is still the main chef but we do have two other chefs as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 West Street, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 474283
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About us A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Cottage, a well established family run restaurant in the market town of Ringwood. The restaurant is one of the oldest buildings in Ringwood. Thought to be built around the 14th Century it is full of Olde Worlde Charm with warm fires in the winter and riverside dining in the summer.
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