New Forest

The George, Fordingbridge

The George, Fordingbridge

Nestled on the pretty River Avon just on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park in Fordingbridge is The George; an 18th century country pub with waterside views and filled with charming character, friendly smiles and freshly made gastro pub favourites 

This homely establishment is the longest surviving inn in Fordingbridge, having been in this prime location adjoining The Great Bridge since 1593 when this pub was known as ‘Le George’ before changing to ‘The Great George’ then finally being christened ‘The George’ in the 18th century. The George has become widely popular, especially with its waterside conservatory where you can enjoy a hot tasty meal whilst admiring the riverside views. You can also enjoy food in the restaurant – its roaring fire and cosy interiors make this area a great place to hunker down with friends and family on a cold evening. Otherwise you can take your nice cold pint onto the waterside decking and bask in the summer rays whilst listening to the gentle babbling brook

This sweet country pub specialises in homely gastro dishes such as fillet steaks, beer battered haddock, sausages and mash and burgers. If you’re unsure about what you fancy you can always indulge with one of the generous sharing platters which range from a selection of pork delights, seafood delicacies as well as a vegan and vegetarian option. These are just some examples of what The George serves and makes fresh every day – be sure to check their special boards to see what seasonal dishes they are currently creating for their hungry guests. You also have lunchtime options, children’s menus and of course those all-important desserts! Treat yourself to one of the generous cheese boards with a glass of wine. We would highly recommend going for The Full Monty; a mixture of six different local cheeses from Dorset Blue Vinny to Tunworth Camembert, served with a selection of biscuits, grapes, celery and chutneys - delicious!

Whether you’re after a chilled glass of wine with some nibbles on the decking or you want to spend several hours indulging your taste buds with loved ones by the fireplace, The George is the ideal country pub to kick back and relax in during your stay in The New Forest. Plus, the bar area and outdoor space is dog-friendly - with water bowls, beds and biscuits no one gets left out! 

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The George, 14 Bridge Street, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1AH | 01425 652040 |


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