The Augustus John
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
116 Station Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 1DG
This well-established family-run pub is ideally situated on the edge of the riverside town of Fordingbridge, also known as the 'Northern gateway to the New Forest'. Only a short distance from the cathedral city of Salisbury, the seaside town of Bournemouth and the commercial centre of Southampton, visitors to the area can enjoy the locality before making their way to this delightful little find. Named after a famous local artist, this traditional hostelry celebrates and retains its heritage, by serving traditional fare featuring locally produced ingredients. To begin, try the deep-fried whitebait, served with baby mixed leaves and tartare sauce. For your main, try the oven-roasted rack of lamb, served pink and finished with port, thyme and redcurrant jus, or for something more adventurous, try a Thai dish from the specials board. With an extensive menu including a specific children's selection, The Augustus John caters for every occasion, whether you're looking for the perfect venue for a cosy dinner for two or somewhere to dine with family and friends. For a real treat, why not visit for a traditional Sunday lunch, with a choice of topside of beef, leg of lamb or loin of pork, served with all the trimmings. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, and gentlefolk of a pensionable age can choose a main course from the menu and order a starter or dessert for free. Why not just pop in and sample some of the pub's local beers, with old favourites like Ringwood Best, or a glass of something from the extensive wine list' With a great, friendly atmosphere and excellent home-cooked food, The August John has something for everyone.