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The Augustus John Fordingbridge

(56 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.6
  • Value 4.2
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Facilities 3.7
  • Service 4.5
  • Location 4.3

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The Augustus John Fordingbridge Information


THE LOCATION Situated between between Sandleheath and Fordingbridge – a riverside town on the edge of The New Forest. The town is a 10 minute walk away. The old railway line is at the end of the road and leads to many more walks, bluebell woods and open country. Ask and we will give you directions and a map. Salisbury is 12 miles away to the north whilst Bournemouth and The Jurassic Coast are an easy drive away. THE PUB Slightly quirky interior edging towards shabby chic with an eclectic mix of stuff on the walls, 2 fireplaces and a screen showing old black and white movies. There is also a rather more formal dining area however, we are a pub not a restaurant. We serve Ringwood ales and being a Marston’s pub we have a wide range to choose from for a guest ale although Boondoggle does seem to be a recurring favourite. THE ROOMS There are 3 doubles and a twin, all with en suite shower rooms. They were originally stables so are small, cosy and quiet and have a tv, cafetiere and free Wi-Fi. THE FOOD The food is amazing. Our chef, Scott Bennett, was a head chef at Carey’s Manor in Brockenhurst and has devised the most wonderful menu using seasonal produce from The New Forest and surrounds. It is a constantly changing feast but expect to see things like Baked Dressed Lymington Crab Mornay, Seasonal Salad & Jersey Royals, Twice Cooked New Forest Pork Belly, Black Pudding, Spring Greens & Champ. There are also pub classics like 28 Day Hampshire Beef Burger, Toasted Bun, Loosehanger Cheese, Bacon, Pickle & Hand Cut Chips. Lots of things for veggies including a stunning Potato & Onion Rosti, topped with Roast Butternut Squash, Chestnut Mushrooms & Ricotta, Garlic & Sage Sauce. And don’t forget, AJs is home to probably the best Knickerbocker Glory on the planet. AUGUSTUS JOHN was a Welsh painter. Lived his last years in Fordingbridge, The Railway Hotel, as it was then, was his preferred watering hole.His favourite bar stool still remains and on dark and stormy nights...


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Archery
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Horse racing
  • Horse riding
  • Jet-ski
  • Lake
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing


The Augustus John has a large, flat car park, with flat access into the bar and restaurant areas. There is a small and gentle slope leading from the entrance, down in towards the bar. Access to the gent's toilets is by the entrance door, and has flat access. Access to the ladies toilets is through the restaurant area, and has one step up into the toilets. The bar and restaurant area are carpeted, with plenty of space between tables. For our resident's rooms, there is a small step down into the resident's entrance in the car park, and we have 2 rooms that are accessed from the initial corridor. There are a further 2 rooms in a courtyard area, with an additional step down into a gravelled area, and then 2 small steps up to access the rooms. All rooms are en-suite, with flat access to the bathrooms. We always aim to accommodate all our customer's needs, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any requirements that you would like to discuss.


Check in: 00:00 till 00:00
Check out: 00:00
Child Policy: Adults preferred
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Dogs welcome, Pets welcome
Accommodation type: Inn
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Fordingbridge High Street (1.0 miles)
    •From London, Portsmouth, Southampton- M27 West to Junction 1 (Cadnam) then B3078 to Fordingbridge •From Salisbury- A338 South to Fordingbridge •From Bournemouth, Ringwood- A338 North to Fordingbridge •From Fordingbridge High Street- follow signs for Damerham / Sandleheath. 'The Augustus John' is before Sandleheath on the right hand side.


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