Royal Oak

Fritham, Hampshire

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Fritham, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7HJ

(023) 8081 2606

Opening Hours

Mon - Sat: 11-11

Sunday: 12-10.30

Directions

Village signed from M27 junction 1

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Rural New Forest spot with traditional rooms, log fires, seven real ales and simple lunchtime food

?A gem' is how many of our readers describe this charming and quite unspoilt thatched pub. It's in a lovely spot right in the middle of the New Forest and part of a working farm, so there are ponies and pigs out on the green and plenty of livestock nearby. The three neatly kept, black-beamed rooms are straightforward but full of proper traditional character, with prints and pictures involving local characters on the white walls, restored panelling, antique wheelback, spindleback and other old chairs and stools with colourful seats around solid tables on oak floors, and two roaring log fires. The back bar has several books; darts and board games. Up to seven real ales are tapped from the cask including one named for the pub (from Bowman), Flack Manor Double Drop, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Ringwood Best and Fortyniner, Stonehenge Danish Dynamite and a guest ale from new local brewery Dancing Cows. Also, nine wines by the glass (mulled wine in winter), 14 country wines, local cider and a September beer festival; service remains friendly and efficient even when the pub is packed (which it often is). Summer barbecues may be held in the neatly kept big garden, which has a marquee for poor weather and a pétanque pitch. They have three shepherd's huts to rent for overnight stays.

Awards and Information

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Beer Award

Beer Award

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Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Surroundings

Surroundings

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5

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