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The Royal Oak North Gorley

Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
+44 1425 652244
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Ringwood Road | Fordingbridge, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 2PB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday for Sunday lunch. Called the day before and managed to reserve a table for myself, husband and our 18 month old. A beautiful pub, can imagine it being lovely when the sun is out (was pouring with rain). When we walked...More

Thank cazbeanie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Couldn't fault anything, service, friendliness .. even from the obvious locals .. not just the staff! And of course the food which was at a much higher level from normal good quality pub food. We had starters , mains and dessert as we couldn't resist...More

Thank Binneybonce
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were on holiday in the area and booked a table here. We went straight in for the mains, all having different dishes. The food was amazing and just enough that we had room for dessert which were equally as good. Would recommend the crumble...More

1  Thank kat_bee79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for an early evening meal with three adults and a two-and-a-half year old. Idyllic setting, all the food was excellent, good beer and wine and some exotic gin (as it was cheap on Tuesdays it seemed rude not to). Everyone was extremely helpful and...More

Thank taciturnfriend
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a short break to the New Forest we visited the Royal Oak twice at lunchtime, food and service were great and the banter with and between the staff was great to be apart off. .there was also lots of space between the tables which...More

Thank youngstephen55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Royal Oak after we had such wonderful food there back in May 2017, the food was so impressive on the first visit we went back the following night to try more, I was a fantastic experience and well worth the money.... so...More

1  Thank Peperami
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. I am deverstated to read this as we strive to exceed customer expectation at all times. Obvisouly this time we have fallen short. Please contact us at manager@royaloakgorley.com so we can get this matter resolved for you. I'll await to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as my son often eats here when leading DofE teams. Very friendly staff with good food and beer. Will come here again.

Thank Bikerboys186305
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Be great to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Royal Oak on Thursday night and sat in the restaurant. Lots of candles and pretty lighting. Very comfortable with plenty of room between tables for relaxed and intimate dining. My husband and I had one of the tastiest pies I have ever eaten...More

Thank lorraineblower
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

staying up the road in Venards Lodge (which is great). 7 of us - adults and kids. Great staff, well presented tasty food. definitely will be back.

Thank Suejayne1
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in the New Forest and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading so many places to go for Sunday lunch we decided to go the Royal Oak after having good reports in all the pub is sent in a lovely rural area the service was very quick no complaints there al tho the food was...More

Thank Robertreid66
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed the food and service. All our food is freshly cooked on site to order.

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Questions & Answers
Gillian C
22 July 2017|
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Response from | Property representative |
Hi Gill, we do cater for children in the main bar area of the pub. There is a Burger, Chicken Goujons, Cheesy Pasta, Hotdog or Mini Fish on the children's menu. Please call to reserve a table. Many thanks, Will
29 August 2016|
Response from shearheartattack |
Hello Sam, The Royal Oak is very dog friendly in all bar areas, front and back gardens but not our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you and your four legged friend(s) very soon.
Julie B
12 January 2015|
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Response from theroyaloakgorley | Property representative |
Hi Julie, There are no plans for The Royal Oak in North Gorley to be taken over by Sheraton Hotels. Your booking will not be affected.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail
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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