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The Old Cottage Restaurant

14 West Street, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1DZ, England
+44 1425 474283
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“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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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

About 2 o'clock on a rainy Sunday driving through Ringwood looking for a welcoming eatery. Stopped here as a last resort. A very warm welcome was received however I was a tad confused at first as there was no obvious bar as such.(since learned this...More

Thank Scoopster1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have visited at klunchtimes. Excellent value for money and good quality food with very helpful and friendly staff. Would thoroughly recommend d.scott@scottmarketing.com

Thank dereksc0tt
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Overall disappointed. At the beginning of the evening I ordered a gin and tonic which to myself and my husband did not taste right. My husband queried this and instead of just replacing it the member of staff took a spoon and tried it and...More

Thank jmowen10
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We tried the old cottage during a visit to ringwood last week after seeing their menu and have to say it was a great choice. Service is first class while the food was excellent and simply could not be faulted. Highly recommended

Thank johnlane1956
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I have to admit, I was a little concerned making this booking, after reading some of the reviews! I contacted them and expressed my concerns and they replied within hours. Any reviews you see here that say how poor the service, food, hospitality etc is...More

Thank 688groovy
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I had been wanting to visit this place for years. The historical feel and charm of the 14th Century building was lovely. Watch your head as ceiling beams are very low. Lovely friendly waitress. Service was slow, but it didn't ruin the evening. Food on...More

Thank sunchaser4000
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lovely meal on Mothering Sunday. Despite being very full the service was very good and waiting times acceptable. Meal was delicious.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This restaurant is owned by my nephew so we are fairly regular visitors! The last time we visited was Mother's Day with my 97 year old mother. My mother and I started with scallops - always delicious, and my partner had pate, which he enjoyed....More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 29 March 2017

1. We called here on Market Day in Ringwood expecting to find it very busy as the restaurant is only a couple of hundred yards from the Market Square. Business was slack, perhaps indicating the feeling of the dozens of people passing along the street...More

Thank A V
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it true that the restaurant is up for sale?
6 February 2017|
Answer Show 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
Is the restaurant still owned by paul as the main chef?
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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