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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.

Special Two Course Menu

A starter and a main course for just £18

Available throughout November Tuesday – Thursday

Book now to reserve your table, call 01425 652244

Good food, good people, good times

Normal Opening Hours


Monday                     Closed

Tuesday           12pm – 2:30pm        6pm – 9pm

Wednesday     12pm – 2:30pm        6pm – 9pm

Thursday         12pm – 2:30pm        6pm – 9pm

Friday              12pm – 2:30pm        6pm – 9pm

Saturday         12pm – 3pm              6pm – 9pm

Sunday            12pm – 4pm


Monday                     Closed

Tuesday          11am – 10pm

Wednesday    11am – 10pm

Thursday        11am – 10pm

Friday             11am – 11pm

Saturday        11am – 11pm

Sunday           11am – 8pm

We are open on Bank Holidays.

(Bar 11am-6pm / Restaurant 12-4pm)

Click here to see our Festive Opening times

Great tasting food


Mouth-watering menu

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.

Locally sourced, fresh ingredients

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.

Alternatively, you can telephone us on 01425 652 244 with your enquiry.

Please note: A deposit is required in advance to confirm a booking of eight or more. This is £5 per person which is payable via our online system.


Eat and drink in beautiful surroundings

Come and join us for the Christmas Festivities.
Get your crackers at the ready and start your festivities with a bang!

We look forward to welcoming friends old and new.

Whether it’s a table for two, a get together between family and friends or a celebration with work colleagues, relax in the friendly atmosphere with attentive hospitality and fabulous food!
Enjoy pre-meal drinks followed by a sumptuous lunch or dinner. Using fine produce, our Head Chef has created a Christmas Menu to give you a magnificent festive experience.
If you are looking for something more intimate, we are able to accommodate private dining in our ‘Forest Flavours’ Restaurant, for 15 – 25 guests.

royal oak gorley christmas

Christmas Menu

Friday 29th November –Tuesday 24th December (Excluding Sundays)

Two Course – £24 per person           Three Course – £29 per person

A Pre-Order and deposit of £5 per person will be required seven days before the event for parties of over 8.

What's on this Christmas

Festive Opening Hours

Monday 23rd December
Bar 11am-10pm Food 12-2.30pm & 6-9pm

Tuesday 24th December CHRISTMAS EVE
Closed at lunch time due to private function Bar 5-11pm Food 6-9pm

Wednesday 25th December CHRISTMAS DAY
Bar only 12pm-2pm (drinks & nibbles only)

Thursday 26th December BOXING DAY
Bar 10:30am-5pm Food 12-4pm Boxing Day Guided Walk 10:30am

Friday 27th & Sat 28th December
Bar 11am-11pm Food 12-2.30pm & 6-9pm

Sunday 29th December
Bar 11am-6pm Food 12-4pm

Monday 30th December
Bar 11am-10pm Food 12-2.30pm & 6-9pm

Tuesday 31st December NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Bar 11am- late Food 12-2.30pm & 6-9pm (New Years Eve – booking only)

Wednesday 1st Jan NEW YEARS DAY
Bar 11:30am-4pm Food 12-3pm

Thursday 2nd January

Relax and refresh

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