A 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.  


our food

we offer a wide VARIETY of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes freshly prepared to order!

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.



customer reviews

Thank you to all of our customers who have given us POSITIVE reviews.

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


'A wonderful old building with low ceilings and exposed beams. A friendly welcome from the hosts. Great food and wine selection. Portions were generous. Highly recommend.'' Ben Buchanan - Google

''Had a wonderful Saturday evening meal at the Old Cottage. I stumbled across it when my travel app took me on a detour off the A31 via Ringwood - the best detour ever! We had amazing fresh fish - king prawns, scallops, sole & salmon but they loads of red meat choices also. The salted caramel ice cream topped off a beautiful meal. So delighted with our meal, the ambience & the service was beautiful.'' CKeane - TripAdvisor

opening Hours

Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30

Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Thursday 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:30 to 21:00

Friday to Saturday 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:30 to 21:30 



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