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The Old Beams Inn, Ringwood - pub details

Address: Salisbury Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2941) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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Unfortunately all the preceding reviews are now long out-of-date. We visit the area in the autumn every year and the reviews were correct but, for the last 2 years, it has been changed back to a pub that serves food.

I can't comment on the food as we have not eaten there, but it's now great as a pub. The bar has been moved back to it's original position and there are now traditional pub activities like quiz nights etc.

the only reason I didn't rate it 10 out of 10 was because it's now owned by a chain so the range of beers is limited. You can't even get Ringwood brews there any more. That aside, it's great ant there is usually a reasonable choice of real ales.

We are off to the area again on Saturday and look forward to a week of frequenting the Old Beams.
Calomax - 30 Sep 2010 22:22
As others have said, more restaurant than pub. The 'beams' are obviously fake, but I like the vastness of the place, the number of semi-private partioned corners to sit in, the warm open fire in the centre and also - curiously - another one in the small entrance lobby. Extensive menu ranging from full meals to lightish snacks. As I'm from Surrey, to me the prices seemed average - but maybe they're high for Hampshire I don't know. The food was delicious, and good portions; but there were only two ales on: Speckled Hen and Greene King IPA. The Ruddles County had run out and couldn't be replaced quickly enough for us to be offered it.
Trev - 20 Feb 2007 19:08
For those that knew it as privately owned which was superb value to what it is now ..... Umm just keep driving !
VinceEveleigh - 25 Dec 2006 22:40
not very impressed,staff wernt very helpfull,they were more interested in talking about there previous weekend out,food seemed over priced,although we didnt eat, the food we saw smelt wonderfull and looked teriffic,shame about the lack of character though!
pauleen - 10 Aug 2006 21:35
A few years back this was a family run pub that took a great deal of pride in quality of food and value. You could always be assured of a decent meal, excellent service and a good pint of real ale. What a difference in those few years! The interior of the thatched pub has been modernised and has only suceeded in losing its charm and atmosphere. The bar has been moved, the only character remaining is the open fire, centrally positioned. All except 2 real ales were off and it only took a glance at the prices on the menu to ensure the car engine roared back into life.
david1972a - 3 Jul 2006 02:37

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