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The Royal Oak, North Gorley - pub details

Address: Ringwood Rd, North Gorley, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2PB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7054) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 5.6/10 (rated by 14 users)
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Little Mere Restaurant, North Gorley (0.0 miles), Foresters Arms, Frogham (1.1 miles), George, Fordingbridge (1.6 miles), Old Beams Inn, Ringwood (1.6 miles), Crown, Fordingbridge (1.6 miles) - see more nearby pubs


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What a shame, a beautiful building but uninviting pub. Where are the pretty flowers, the tables in the back garden, the homely touch? Seems to be staffed by young kids who have no clue. The children's play area needs to go as parents don't seem to supervise their screaming kids. It could be such a lovely place in an unspoiled part of the forest watching the deer in the adjoining field. The menu is not very inspiring either. Despite visiting North Gorley quite regularly I won't be returning to the Royal Oak.
mrseagle - 30 Aug 2013 20:01
After my visit a year ago this pub has been taken upmarket, and not for the better in my opinion. We ate here one evening and I found the food over-priced for what it was. Its still a lovely place to sit outside on a hot day and anjoy the tranquillity and the animals nosing over the fence, but I dont think I will rush back to eat here.
happy_wanderer - 10 Sep 2012 15:25
We last visited this pub about 3 years ago. Recently I heard it had taken a turn for the better, so we gave it another try. The good points, excellent beer Doom Bar & Ringwood's on offer beautifully kept.
I like the area with the sofa's, that could be cosy on a winters night. But we were dining at Sunday lunchtime just to see if they could cope. The price of the food is not too high, though almost 10.00 for fish & chips was considered a little rich by one of our party as the fish portion was on the small side. The roast potatoes fell well short of my expectations but the roast Sirloin beef I had was excellent at 12.95. Where they really fell down was on the excruciatingly slow service. It took 50 mins from ordering until it arrived at the table. Later we ordered some coffee paid for at the bar. That took twenty mins to arrive after a couple of reminders to the waitress & then it reappeared on the final bill.

The pub is clean & with very good toilets 'if that is important to you'. But there is an atmosphere & in all honestly I would choose the Foresters at Frogham or the Coach & Horses at Woodgreen over this one any day. I give it a 7
John.T - 11 Mar 2012 21:17
Stumbled upon this pub by chance. One of the most picturesque pubs you will ever see, in a lovely little hamlet with ponies, donkeys and cattle coming right up to the fence. The food and beer were pretty good, and the staff were very friendly. I would go back without hesitation.
happy_wanderer - 15 Sep 2011 17:36
We had lunch at the Royal Oak today and the food was excellent and not over priced we could only manage 2 courses the service was good and the atmosphere nice with the log fire in the corner, we will go back in the summer
8 out 10 for this visit
aec470 - 2 Apr 2011 18:41

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