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The London Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Linford Road | Poulner, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1TY, England
+44 1425 473819
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were cycling through the new forest and in desperate need of a refreshment break, luckily we stumbled upon this little gem. It was very quiet when we went in but it seemed like a warm, friendly local. The landlord was very accommodating, making us some chips to eat even though they had stopped serving lunch for the day, he... More 

Thank kathfletch
Mandinka25, Owner at The London Tavern, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you and glad you enjoyed visiting our friendly pub. Thank you for your comments. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the London tavern a couple of times now we are living the area. Unfortunately they are priced higher on drinks than the local area and don't give much back to make up for it. Pub feels like a premier inn bar which is not great. If you're in the area pop in but there are other pubs to check... More 

Thank tom2002cl
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The London Tavern is nice pub, the owner and staff give you a warm welcome when you arrive. The pub has a good range of local ales, especially from The Ringwood Brewery. The food menu has many classic pub meals to chose from and very well priced, everything below £10. It is a good place to have a meal before... More 

Thank imor222
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We should have known being the only diners on a Saturday lunchtime that the food was not going to be great. It was average in the extreme and so not great value for what you got. The menu was unimaginative and the baguettes overpriced - two sausages in an undercooked baguette - £5.95.

Thank hyacinth2014
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The London is just what you'd expect from a country local! It's friendly, it's informal, most of the drinkers would appear to be regulars but new faces are welcomed like old friends. The food doesn't pretend to be Michelin-starred - it's honest pub grub. Hot (or cold - your choice), wholesome and hearty. Lots of covered outdoor seating too as... More 

1 Thank newswise
Ringwood, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We have been regular visitors to the London Tavern for almost 10 years. For most of that time Roly Frost has been the trusted and hospitable landlord. The welcome extended to regulars and new visitors alike is also shown by Roly's loyal and friendly team. The wine and beer is excellent and the food is delicious and comforting. You should... More 

Thank CalandJane
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

5 years ago we discovered the London tavern it had great beer great food and was a brilliantly run pub Last night we were back in ringwood and revisited the London tavern What a total disappointment 30 minutes to get served and we were the only people eating (warning sign) food was micro waved luke warm and poor quality crap... More 

1 Thank popelli69
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Visited at lunchtime, very few customers, friendly young lady served us, reasonable pint of beer, menu very basic but considering how quiet it was that's not really a surprise. Food we chose was pretty ordinary pub grub, although good value two meals for £12 Monday-Friday lunchtimes. This is a nice old pub but lacks atmosphere at lunchtime.

Thank Steve R
Ringwood, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Took my sister here for Sunday lunch and very disappointed in food. We had the risotto and her portion was cold. So it was reheated, this has resulted in my sister having food poisoning and she is not at all well. Very upset as she was visiting us and we feel responsible for taking her there.

Thank Anna H
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

service was excellent but need to improve food quality microwave food not a really idea nice atmosphere but enjoyed...

Thank josh_sheppard

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Linford Road | Poulner, New Forest, Ringwood BH24 1TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 473819
A hidden gem on a quiet road leading into the New Forest. the London Tavern has every thing you want from a New Forest pub. Quiz nights, jive class, bingo and live music all add to the unique atmosphere of this traditional public house.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?