Welcome to the website of The Old Cottage Restaurant 

About us

A warm welcome awaits you at the  The Old Cottage Restauranta well established family run restaurant in the market town of Ringwood.

The restaurant is one of the oldest buildings in Ringwood.  Thought to be built around the 14th Century, it is full of Olde Worlde Charm with warm fires in the winter and riverside dining in the summer.  


Thank you to all of our customers who have given us positive reviews on TripAdivsor.

We have received the Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdviosr every year since 2013. 

Our Food

We offer a wide variety of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes freshly prepared to order.  Our specialities are seafood and game. For example depending on availability, we serve mussels, lobster, scallops, king prawns, sole, monkfish, halibut and sea bass when in season as well as pheasant, partridge and hare.  

We also serve a selection of steaks, chicken, beef, lamb and duck as well as an extensive vegetarian menu comprised of dishes such as tasty hot mushrooms cooked with garlic & soya sauce, artichoke hearts with melted cheese and toasted almonds, vegetable curry served with saffron rice with popadum & mango chutney, homemade cheese & walnut rissoles and mushroom stroganoff to name a few.

Whether you are dining with your family, having a romantic meal for two or a night out with friends, a warm welcome awaits you at The Old Cottage Restaurant.

Take a look at our menu, and come visit us soon. Bon app├ętit!

We offer bespoke catering for events large and small, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthday's and more - just ask for a quote.

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Customer Reviews

"The meal was superb from delicious starters such as moules mariniers and grilled goats cheese, The mains included crispy duck (my favourite !), pheasant, steak and whole plaice. ." Jean Smith, Tripadvisor

"I would rate the meal and service at 5 Star with a friendly manor [sic] through out. To sum up the food was brilliant, service could not have been better. Well worth a visit". Stephen Cake, Google 

"A fantastic restaurant for fish or game - whichever you prefer it will be cooked to perfection and you can be assured you won't get a better meal for a better price in Ringwood, or the surrounding area. I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal here." DomCar Ringwood People

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Opening Times:
Monday:                     Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00-14:30  18:30-21:00
Friday - Saturday:     12:00-14:30  18:30-21:30

Sunday:                      12:00-14:30                                                      14 West Street, Ringwood BH24 1DZ | 01425 474283