Important Customer Announcement

Throughout September we will be running a slightly reduced menu due to having even few team members Front of House and in our Kitchen.  Our teams have worked tirelessly throughout the very busy Summer period and are now either returning to studies or having a well deserved holiday & break.

Please be patient and kind to our team.  Thank you for your ever continued support during this struggling time.

Will, Sebastian & the Royal Oak team.

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at The Royal Oak

A warm welcome, delicious food, locally sourced seasonal produce, cask ales, an array of fine wines and a beautiful beer garden awaits you at The Royal Oak.

Once a Royal Hunting Lodge, the Royal Oak is a delightful 17th Century Inn, near the former market town of Fordingbridge, nestled in the heart of the New Forest National Park. The Royal Oak sits in the picturesque village of North Gorley, amongst its grazing donkeys and ponies, opposite the village duck pond.

It is renowned by locals and visitors alike, for serving high-quality pub food with a modern twist, real ales, and warm hospitality. The Royal Oak is very family and dog-friendly and boasts many outstanding facilities, such as a beautiful beer garden.

Good food, good people, good times

Mouth-watering menu

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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.

We have a large choice of Ales, fine Wines and Spirits as well as Teas and Coffees and soft drinks.

Food is served daily and on Sundays join us for our superb traditional Sunday roast.

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Weekend trip to the New Forest

Very friendly staff. Due to these strange times, we had our temperature taken before entering the building. We could not fault the service and the food was some of the best pub food I’ve had. Stopped here for lunch on our last day in the New Forest and it was the best food we have had all week and the staff were very warm and friendly. Would highly recommend this place for food and location is perfect.

Lovely visit

We have been staying locally to the Royal Oak for the last three days. Apart from the lovely picturesque pub and lovely food that is always a massive attraction, I cannot tell you how impressed we have been with the service in particular the staff and how they have dealt with the reopening since COVID had shut them down. They have been friendly, efficient whilst at the same time adhering to the new rules and regulations imposed on them at this difficult time. Well done you guys you have made our visits so enjoyable and relaxing. Yet clearly this has increased your already busy workload. Thank you.

Picturesque pub – very safe with amazing food

We took a short break to the New Forest. This was one of the first pubs we have visited since lockdown. We had done our homework with regards to Covid precautions and the menu. We felt safe with the research we had done and so booked a table in the garden. We felt reassured when the owners called the morning of our visit to check we still wished to keep the booking.  We were not disappointed with our visit. We had a lovely table in the garden. All our temperatures were checked when we arrived and we sanitised our hands on entry. We all loved the food mixed with great staff in a relaxed atmosphere. So glad we supported a local business. The pub itself is well looked after and very picturesque with a lovely thatched roof and kept in good order. We will return again.

Howard’s Visit

Our first trip to a pub since lockdown. Had to prebook a table in the garden, greeted by Will the manager and shown to our table. The food is exceptional, started with Smoked Duck with marinated Peach, Leaves, Herb Croutons & a White Wine dressing. The main was Sea Bass with Crudhed Herby new pots, Crayfish, Roasted Butternut Squash, Rossted Asparagus & Saffron Sauce (Fabulous). The dessert was Strawberry Panna Cotta with Macerated Strawberries, Strawberry Meringue & Strawberry Gel . The service was excellent & will be going again soon.

Amazing service Julie and Chloe

We were greeted at the door by a lovely lady named Julie. She was so inviting that we all knew this was the right place to eat. We then had Chloe explain to us the soup of the day and the fish. The food arrived quickly and all of the staff were so nice and hospitable. Definitely a good place to go for a bite to eat after a long day. Thank you so much to Julie and Chloe for making our lunch that much better 10/10

Would DEFINITELY recommend it

Tried a takeaway from the Royal Oak tonight and would DEFINITELY recommend it – food on time, delicious and piping hot! Thank you!

Great tasting food

Normal Opening Hours

Restaurant

We are closed Monday & Tuesdays currently due to staff shortages.

Last table reservations is 15 minutes before Kitchen closes.

Monday Closed Closed
Food Served Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed
Food Served Closed Closed
Wednesday 11:30am 9:30pm
Food Served 12noon – 2:30pm 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Thursday 11:30am 9:30pm
Food Served 12noon – 2:30pm 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday 11:30am 9:30pm
Food Served 12noon – 2:30pm 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 11:30am 9:30pm
Food Served 12noon – 2:30pm 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 11:30am 5:00pm
Food Served 12noon 3:00pm

Locally sourced, fresh ingredients

Book a table

From 19th July 2021 –  We ask for your patience and co-operation to keep our customers and teams safe while visiting.

– Bookings will still be very much encouraged as we approach the summer period. Walk in guests will be accepted where possible. – Masks will be encouraged while moving around inside but not mandatory.- Hand sanitiser will still be available at entrance points.

– We will remain to greet you from our front gate/door and show you to your table.

– Full table service will still be available inside and outside.

– Children are to remain seated at the table unless using the toilet when they must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs to remain on leads.

– Capacity will remain the same, tables will remain a 1m plus distancing between others.   We will have a 12 person maximum per booking.  If you are looking to book for more people please contact us on info@royaloakgorley.com to discuss your request.

 – Parties of more than 10 guests will be required to pre-order and pay a £10 per person (£5 per child) deposit via our website.

– We will still be operating ‘cash-less’ so card or contact-less payments only.

– We will continue with the increased ventilation by propping doors/windows open where possible.

– We will also be continuing with our enhanced cleaning regime throughout.

– NHS track & trace will still be accessible for those who wish to track their visit via the NHS app.

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.

Alternatively, you can telephone us on 01425 652 244 with your enquiry or text/WhatsApp on 07818040908.

 

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