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Royal Oak

Fritham
SO43 7HJ

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Opening Times

11-3, 6-11 Mon-Fri; 11-11 Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

Meal Times

12-2.30 Mon-Fri; 12-3 Sat & Sun

Owner

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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'. 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 pub has adopted some 21st century fads like taking card payments (minimum order value £5). Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016. Outside in the garden area are three 'shepherd's bothies' for quiet, away-from-it-all accommodation, for full details see the website: www.newforestshepherdshuts.co.uk.

Historic Interest

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

Regular Beers

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Bowman Royal Oak (Wallops Wood re-badged)
  • Flack Manor Flack's Double Drop
  • Ringwood Best Bitter (aka Razorback)

Changing Beers

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Keystone - varies
  • Stonehenge - varies
  • Three Daggers - varies
  • Almost all of the guest beers are from local breweries.

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Royal Oak, Fritham

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Bowman; Downton; Flack Manor; Flowerpots; Hop Back; Keystone; Red Cat; Ringwood; Salisbury; Stonehenge; Upham; Vibrant Forest;

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • 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 Pub Garden

    Large, often has 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

Fritham
SO43 7HJ

Sat Nav Reference

50.9262, -1.67104

OS Reference

SU232141

Directions

West end of village (no through road)

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  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Function Room Function Room
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  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Wifi Wifi
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