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Royal Oak

SO43 7HJ

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Opening Times


Wednesday11.00 am - 8.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 8.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 9.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 9.00 pm
SundayNoon - 8.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon & Tue No Service
Wed - Sun noon - 3pm

About the Pub

The Royal Oak is a New Forest institution which, apart from appearing in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide for over four decades, has also been selected by other guides for awards including being featured as another guide's 'country pub of the year', and it was local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016.

In good weather the huge garden can absorb almost limitless numbers but any sudden rain showers can result in the pub's inside becoming very crowded. For much of the year extra covered space is provided in a marquee in the garden or in the yard alongside the pub. While many traditional values remain unchanged, the has kept up to date with some 21st century fads like taking card payments.

While there is no food served in the evenings on most Thursday evenings there is a home-cooked supper in the winter months and a barbecue in fine summer ones. In the summer the garden also usually has an ice-cream kiosk.

Outside in the garden area are three 'shepherd's bothies' for quiet, away-from-it-all accommodation, for full details see the website:

A 'pop-up' farm shop can sometimes be found in the garden, with a good range of quality meats, cheeses, and even fishy products (e.g. trout pâté). The hours are flexible but weekends and weekday lunchtimes are a best bet of when to find it present and open.

Historic Interest

Close to Eyeworth Pond, site of a one-time gunpowder factory. Historic ('collectors') post box nearby.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Bowman Royal Oak (Wallops Wood re-badged)
  • Flack Manor Flack's Double Drop
  • Hop Back Summer Lightning

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Fine Tuned --varies--
  • Steam Town --varies--
  • Stonehenge --varies--

Most of the guest beers are from local breweries.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Bowman; Downton; Flack Manor; Hop Back; Keystone; Red Cat; Ringwood; Steam Town; Stonehenge;

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Has entrance step but ramp is available, has disabled toilet facility accessible from outside.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Simple fare (ploughmans, quiches, soups etc) but excellent quality.

  • Garden Garden

    Very large, often has added marquee accommodation.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Very! They're almost mandatory.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    Three 'shepherd's bothies' (doubles) in the garden. 'Glamping' for adults.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Folk on Friday evening approx once per month.

  • RealFire Real Fire

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Royal Oak

SO43 7HJ

Sat Nav Reference

50.9262, -1.67104

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West end of village (no through road)

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Royal Oak

SO43 7HJ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire

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