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Royal Oak

Fritham, Hampshire

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Royal Oak, Fritham, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7HJ

(023) 8081 2606

www.royaloakfritham.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Sunday: 12-10.30

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

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

This delightful and charming thatched pub is part of a working farm, so there are ponies and pigs out on the green in front and plenty of livestock nearby. The three quite unchanging and neatly kept rooms are straightforward but full of proper traditional character, with black beams, 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 books; darts and board games. Up to seven real ales are tapped from the cask including one named for the pub (from Bowman), Branscombe Vale Branoc, Flack Manor Double Drop, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Ringwood Best and Stonehenge Danish Dynamite. 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. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead. Disabled access.

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Beer Award

Beer Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Surroundings

Surroundings

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 125 votes cast


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