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The Augustus John

116 Station Road, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 1DG, England
+44 1425 652098
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (6 reviews)
“thai food” (3 reviews)
“mango salad” (4 reviews)
Bar, International, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Station Road, New Forest, Fordingbridge SP6 1DG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic menu available and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal along with a few great ales. The Staff were fantastic and service was excellent.

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely stay here. The room was lovely and suited my needs. The staff are amazing and made me and my toy Chiauhauha feel very welcome. The food is out of this world thanks to the wonderful chef they have. Short walk into Fordingbridge...More

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleased to get a booking for Sunday lunch, after a speculative phone call, prompted by reading reviews here. What a great find! Two of us had the Sunday roast, and we both thought our respective choices were the best we'd had for ages....More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good beer, delicious food and friendly service. Fish curry on curry night (Tue) was 10/10. Very reasonable price too. Car park/sign makes it look a little run-down but the food and drink couldn’t be more different. Highly recommended.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us popped in for lunch on Saturday as we had a group-on voucher and got to say been the best meal we've had for a long time. We shared a calamari which was lovely and tender, as quite often can be tough and...More

Thank andrea1282018
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We went to Augustus John for a family meal out and the food was both delicious and superbly cooked. It’s now a freehouse and my father was really happy with the ales available (I stuck to the yummy French Sauvignon Blanc). It’s nice to see...More

Thank hdixon85
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We always say in our family, there is no point going out for Sunday lunch as it’s never as nice as mums. Here we were staying in the new forest and we never miss a family Sunday lunch together so I booked here based on...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Fantastic food and great service, food is very reasonably priced and everything we tried was delicious.

Thank MattChis
Reviewed 21 April 2018

You might be apprehensive when you arrive at the August John. The large car park is rather worn with the odd pot hole and the building is somewhat dishevelled. The interior could be described as eccentric but don’t be discouraged because Brian the somewhat taciturn...More

Thank mcowie2018
Bryan G, Owner at The Augustus John, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for soldiering on past the first impressions and I am pleased you enjoyed our menu. After a challenging 3 years we are now a free house and there will a comprehensive refurbishment later this year so please come back and see us then...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

First time visit based on trip advisor reviews. Very friendly greeting, unusual menu with some great choices. Had the black pudding scotch egg with chorizo dip. Wow! The beef roast was great. Beef superbly tender and the cheese leeks were to die for. Managed to...More

Thank Steve H
Bryan G, Owner at The Augustus John, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you so much Steve, glad you enjoyed your lunch and congratulations on winning the Easter egg...enjoy! I'll pass on your thanks to David and his team.....whoever he is!! Best wishes Bryan. See you again soon I hope.

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Helen B
17 November 2017|
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Response from Bryan G | Property representative |
Sorry, just seen your question. Yes we do.
15 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
22 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$52
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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