Welcome to the Royal Oak in North Gorley

Idyllically positioned in the heart of the New Forest, once a Royal Hunting Lodge dating back to the 17th Century near the town of Fordingbridge. You can find wild animals such as horses, cattle, pigs, and donkeys grazing outside. The Royal Oak is a cosy, characterful thatched pub serving local cask ales, fine wines, freshly prepared food using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, the menu features traditional pub comforts and modern British dishes.

Whether enjoying a light snack and refreshing beverage in the beautiful picturesque beer garden during the warmer months, or a hearty meal come winter, all guests, including our four-legged friends, will experience a warm welcome and the highest of standards in unique yet ambient surroundings.

The bar has plenty to offer featuring local cask ales from local micro-breweries. Naturally, we serve a range of premium brand spirits including 18 plus gins. We also have an array of wines including fizz from around the world. For those who fancy a non-alcoholic beverage, we have a wide range of softies including an alcohol-free gin!

New Forest Country Pub & Dining

Meet the team


Manager: Will Barnaby

Head Chef: Sebastian Krakowiak

Resident Pub Dog, Guinness and his companion, Oscar @pubdog_guinness.lab

Something for everyone


At the Royal Oak, our food is popular with both guests and locals who can dine in our comfortable relaxing atmosphere. We prefer to use fresh local produce for our dishes.

With the New Forest on our doorstep, we have plenty of local suppliers. Our meat is sourced less than 3 miles away at Godshill from New Pastures Butchers. The coast is a short stone’s throw away which means our fish is always fresh and line caught where possible.

As well as Lunch and Dinner we serve a Traditional Sunday Roast every Sunday from 12 noon – 3:00 pm.

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Fresh, local, seasonal & delicious home-cooked food

Opening Hours


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 12noon – 15:00  /  17:00 – 20:00

Thursday: 12noon – 15:00  /  17:00 – 20:00

Friday: 12noon – 15:00  /  17:00 – 20:00

Saturday: 12noon – 15:00  /  17:00 – 20:00

Sunday: 12noon – 15:00


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11:00 – 22:30

Thursday: 11:00 – 22:30

Friday: 11:00 – 22:30

Saturday: 11:00 – 22:30

Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00

Booking is strongly advised.

As with many other hospitality venues we are still operating with fewer staff, so when we reach our capacity we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins. If you are unable to attend your reservation with us, please let us know.

If you are running late for your reservation, please call us to let us know. Tables will be held for  15  minutes from your reservation time.

Card and Contactless payments only. We are not accepting Cash. All major Credit & Debit cards are accepted.

Dog Friendly

The Royal Oak is dog friendly, we more than welcome your canine friends through our doors.
We have limited tables in our dog-friendly dining area.
To reserve a table in this area please contact us on 01425 652244

Seasonal & locally sourced where ever possible

Book a table

Booking is easy. If you would like to make an enquiry, please select the link below and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

As you can imagine we are incredibly busy. We will respond to you as soon as possible. Please  don’t  send  multiple  requests.

Last table reservations is 15 minutes before Kitchen closes.

IMPORTANT: Please check your junk mail if you have not received confirmation.

Alternatively, you can telephone us on 01425 652244 or text/ WhatsApp us on 07818040908 with your enquiry.


Enjoy the beautiful New Forest surroundings

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