The Royal Oak at Fritham in the Heart of the New Forest is the essence of the English Pub. A free house dating back to the 1600s, is part of a 50-acre working farm, also run
by landlords Neil and Pauline McCulloch.
A thatched cottage with diminutive dimensions. Three small rooms with low-beamed ceilings are surprisingly light and airy.
The middle room of The Royal Oak is so snug with the enormous crackling log fire. No better place on a bitter afternoon.
The food is to a very high standard. Local ingredients, simply prepared and presented. Award-winning pork pies are a favorite. The beer is served as it should from be the barrel – in perfect condition. A good range of wines are also available. The ambience is great and there is a big garden for summer with a fantastic view. Cosy fires and rooms for winter. No juke box or gaming machines. The staff are friendly and cheerful.
Cyclists, dog walkers, horse riders and locals intermingle.There are corrals for three or more horses. A perfect starting (and finish) point for an adventure in this most beautiful of places. The reviews say it all!
Monday – Friday 11.00am – 3.00pm & 5.30pm-11pm (food served 12.00pm-3.00pm)
Saturday 11.00am – 11.00pm (food served 12.00-3.00pm)
Sunday 12.00pm – 10.30pm (food served 12.00-3.00pm)
Fritham, Hampshire SO43 7HJ
Tel: 023 8081 2606
Bring cash – No cards accepted