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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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“thai food” (3 reviews)
“cheesy leeks” (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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank danm55727
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unpreproposing from the outside, but don't be put off. Plenty of off road parking,great inside with art on the walls, a warm fire and friendly staff this is a good place to be. Add into the mix a good range of beers and wines and...More

1  Thank RichardFMBE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Tuesday Thai food night is fantastic! Great service, delicious food and nice to see an independent pub! Highly recommended

Thank aboyd369
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday with family and the food far exceeded usual pub food . The starters, roasts and knickerbocker glory were really excellent. I would really recommend anyone to come here for the delicious food

Thank Clareba
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We visited here twice during our stay in the New Forest. The food was excellent and we found Brian the owner really nice and friendly ! The menu had plenty of choice and the food was cooked to perfection.More

Thank Amanda W
Bryan G, Owner at The Augustus John, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

And you you were brilliant guests, lovely to have you visit. Glad you enjoyed the menu, our new Autumn menu starts next week. Scott as ever has done a cracking job and I'm very excited about it. See you soon when you are next in...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were actually quite disappointed not to meet Brian the angry owner as described in previous posts. We envisaged a Fawlty Towers type environment but were in fact met with a warm greeting from Brian, a nice quiet relaxing atmosphere, and amazing food. My wife...More

Thank Saint-Gaz
Bryan G, Owner at The Augustus John, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Yes, I'm sorry I wasn't rude and grumpy, I must have been having an off day. What a lovely review; i see a new career beckoning. You were such lovely guests and we really enjoyed having you stay. If you fancy a last minute break...More

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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$51
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
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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