Welcome to The London Tavern

The London Tavern which has been serving the people of Poulner and those travelling through since the 1860s. We are just a couple of minutes off the A31 and well worth a detour. Food is served at lunchtimes and in the evenings and has developed a great reputation; we have dishes for all the family. Ingredients are sourced locally and we prefer to deal with producers from the forest and surrounding areas.

The selection of beers, lagers, ciders and wines is extensive and varied; and brandy, the reason why we exist, [link to pub history] is stocked to this day along with all the other spirits. We love live music at the Tavern and we have a full and varied programme of performers. There is a large beer garden for the summer days and evenings and a huge log fire for those winter nights.

Whether you come to eat, drink, play darts, have a tea or coffee or take part in the quiz, bingo or other events you are assured of a warm welcome. Our landlord Phil took over the Tav in 2018 having been a regular since he came of age. When the lease became available he gave up his career to stand behind the bar that he had spent so many years in front of. Phil and Sarah welcome everyone to the Tavern

Bar OpeningTimes


Mon: 11:30am to 11pm

Tues: 11:30am to 11pm

Weds: 11:30am to 11pm

Thurs: 11:30am to 11pm

Fri: 11:30am to 11:30pm

Sat: 11:30am to 11:30pm

Sun: 12pm to 10:30pm


Food SERVICE TIMES

Mon - Fri

12pm - 3pm 6pm - 9pm


Saturday

12pm - 9pm


Sunday

12pm - 7pm


Weekly OFFERS & EVENTS

WEDS 12 - 9pm

Tapa’s Club 

Any four tapa’s plus chips for £20 


2 for 1 Pizza

THURS 18:45 - 20:30

Chilli, Curry and Quiz Night

£7.50 pp – price includes quiz entry.


2 for 1 Pizza

FRIDAY

Meat and Greet

£40.00 A sharing Steak Board & Bottle of Wine


2 for 1 Pizza

SAT 12pm -3pm

Handmade Beef or

Vegan Burger & Pint


2 for 1 Pizza

SUN 12pm -7pm

‘It’s all about the Roast’


2 for 1 Pizza

Bookings recommended.

Locally sourced meat from the wonderful Shappen Stores in Burley,

We have a choice of Sunday Roasts on offer from Topside of Dexter Beef, Pannage Pork or Leg of Lymington Lamb and a Vegan Nut Roast to choose from, accompanied with all the trimmings including a homemade Yorkshire Pudding and Chef’s special Rich gravy to finish

  • Please note that groups of 10 or more we may require a pre order.
  • Please advise us of any dietary requirements prior to your visit.
  • We proudly support our local businesses our meat is from Shappen Stores in Burley, New Forest and our Artisan Sourdough bread is from Bake House 24 in Ringwood

The Tavern History

The London Tavern dates from the 1860s when Mr Robberts who lived in what was then a house failed to acquire any brandy in the vicinity for a lady who was taken ill.

Angry that he could source none of the medicinal liquor, he opened a pub in his home. Having connections with the capital and being known as ‘Johnnie Londoner’, he named the pub The London Tavern.

It has served the community in Poulner ever since and now as well as dispensing brandy, serves ales, wines and spirits, excellent food, teas, coffees - and a jokes that are as old as the pub itself!

CONTACT US


01425 473819


info@thelondontavern.co.uk


Linford Road, Ringwood,

Hampsire, BH24 1TY


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Tav Update

Morning Tav family, just a few updates as we emerge from lockdown to help you get back to the Tav where you belong, in a safe manner.

If you wish to guarantee a drink or food we would ask you to book, we do have a few tables left for the weekend. We understand its difficult to make plans too far in advance, however we want to make sure you get a seat, without which you cant get a drink!

Bookings for Monday 6th July onwards will be being taken from 9 on the monday morning, we would like to focus on the 4th and 5th first

The first weekend is garden, decking and marquee so you may need to wear suitable clothing

Our app to table order should be ready very soon, table service will also be offered if you aren't smart phone friendly, please try and use contactless payment where possible

Takeaway food is still available Fri, Sat evenings and Sunday daytime, please pre book this so we can have it ready for your collection. I will repost the menu shortly.

We will be offering some extra options for meals if you dine-in.

The car park is closed for the foreseeable future, this gives us a bit more space for social distancing, toilet queues etc..
We will restrict the spaces at the front for takeaway collection only so you can nip in and collect your dinner.

The extensive Government guidelines have helped us to ensure your and our staffs safety so please bear with us, we will need names and numbers of customers, we will have sanitising stations over the place and as we move towards opening the front and back bars we will have a lot of black and yellow tape and signage.

The Quiz will continue online, this Thursdays might be a bit messy!

As we are banned from having Live Music I am planning something to support our incredible music family, details to follow.

AND FINALLY we have set aside a table for a family of NHS superheroes this weekend, free dinner and a drink, please nominate and share. We will pick one at random.

Stay safe, call the pub 01425 473819, be good to each other
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Tav Update

Morning Tav family, just a few updates as we emerge from lockdown to help you get back to the Tav where you belong,  in a safe manner. 

If you wish to guarantee a drink or food we would ask you to book, we do have a few tables left for the weekend. We understand its difficult to make plans too far in advance, however we want to make sure you get a seat, without which you cant get a drink!

Bookings for Monday 6th July onwards will be being taken from 9 on the monday morning, we would like to focus on the 4th and 5th first

The first weekend is garden, decking and marquee so you may need to wear suitable clothing

Our app to table order should be ready very soon, table service will also be offered if you arent smart phone friendly, please try and use contactless payment where possible

Takeaway food is still available Fri, Sat evenings and Sunday daytime, please pre book this so we can have it ready for your collection. I will repost the menu shortly.

We will be offering some extra options for meals if you dine-in.

The car park is closed for the foreseeable future, this gives us a bit more space for social distancing, toilet queues etc..
We will restrict the spaces at the front for takeaway collection only so you can nip in and collect your dinner.

The extensive Government guidelines have helped us to ensure your and our staffs safety so please bear with us, we will need names and numbers of customers, we will have sanitising stations over the place and as we move towards opening the front and back bars we will have a lot of black and yellow tape and signage.

The Quiz will continue online, this Thursdays might be a bit messy!

As we are banned from having Live Music I am planning something to support our incredible music family, details to follow.

AND FINALLY we have set aside a table for a family of NHS superheroes this weekend, free dinner and a drink, please nominate and share. We will pick one at random.

Stay safe, call the pub 01425 473819, be good to each other

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The list of NHS superheroes is exhaustive.... but I would like to nominate from the amazing district nursing team I have the pleasure of working with..... Kelly Lane..... Claire Hearn..... Gabby D'Cruze..... Alison Clark..... Susie Besant and sue Maidment x

Good luck guys we are away this weekend but will be back soon, you’ve worked really hard throughout this and I’m sure this weekend will be successful x

can you remind please of the opening time sat eve? so looking forward to it x

Good work Chicken. I’ll be in soon x

What an absolutely FAB idea and wonderful gesture to have an NHS Heroes table. I’m not a great believer in Karma... but for you Phil I really hope I’m wrong and it works for you 👍

Good luck tav team, I look forward to having a friendly pint again soon!!

Good luck hope everything goes according to plan..

👏🥳👏🥳👏🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟YOUR WONDERFUL PHIL AND SARAH AND THE FAB TEAM THANKYOU ALL for the hard work YOUV all put in 👏🥳🌟👏🥳🌟👏🥳🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Well done, you have worked incredibly hard to put this altogether! 🌈🍷❤️👏😁😍😎🥃🥤🍷

Lauren Holt has been working at Bournemouth Hospital throughout this pandemic and my nephew Andy Richards and his fiancée Lana - my nephew works in mental health in the NHS so is obviously very busy at the moment and his fiancée is a carer who again has worked throughout this pandemic

Well done Phillip and sar and the crew sorry I won't be around at the weekend but I'll be back in the week c u then

We all can’t wait to see you all Saturday! ♥️

Kirsty Collins has worked at Bournemouth hospital throughout the pandemic and deserves a dinner out and some drinks! X

Sounds like you've got it all under control, I'd like to nominate Alex Griffin as my nhs superhero 🥰

My amazing friend Katharine Pepper is my NHS hero xxxx

Sophie Gogan who has worked throughout lock down and Continues to work hard at Bournemouth hospital

Lisa Royden 👍

645 you’re booked for

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5 days ago

The London Tavern

There’s still time to order your Saturday pick up. We also have a couple of spaces for Sunday Lunch to be delivered. Give us a call 01425 473819, to place your order. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

The London Tavern

Tav Update

Opening weekend - still a couple of tables available call to book

Takeaways and Sunday Roast Deliveries available this weekend still

Quiz Update-

Another great night, a few technical issues and some overly close up shots of David Welsh, legend! Big thanks to everyone that took part, wether they entered or not!

The winners were:

1st Here for the Beer
2nd You said do do
3rd Him,him,him,him,him,him& Him

Massive thanks to all, cant wait to see you all back herex

Stay Safe
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Alexandra Evanson?

Wonderful food wonderful pub 🌟👌🌟👌🌟👌🌟

Good Quiz night, Thanks for organising

1 week ago

The London Tavern

Tav opening weekend bookings are being accepted from 9am tomorrow morning, booked tables only, max table size is 8. Call the pub at 9. The rumours of us being full are incorrect as we aren’t taking any bookings till tomorrow.Saturday & Sunday 12-10.
Food delivery/Collection service as usual. Stay safe tav family. X
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Are you having time limited slots or just book and stay for how long you like? C

Ru you doing the quiz tonight Phil?

Abi Hoyle

Aaron Spender Phillip Walsh

Silver Gambler?

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1 week ago

The London Tavern

We are absolutely amazed by the incredible response for bookings over our opening weekend. The sun is rising over the Tav family, we’re coming back. Our new normal will be prebooked tables to keep up with government guidelines, and we will accepting bookings from 9am Friday 26th June on the phone 01425 473819. Can’t wait to welcome you all back. Stay safe x ... See MoreSee Less

We are absolutely amazed by the incredible response for bookings over our opening weekend. The sun is rising over the Tav family, we’re coming back. Our new normal will be prebooked tables to keep up with government guidelines, and we will accepting bookings from 9am Friday 26th June on the phone 01425 473819. Can’t wait to welcome you all back. Stay safe x

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Good news for most, unfortunately I'm still shielding so not allowed in pubs yet. Maybe in August, guidance is very vague!

Great News. I hope our industry can follow you shortly.

Great news!!! Can’t wait to get back in the local 🍻

Great news and wish you luck. (original post deleted as politically motivated) see you at the bar. 🍻

Brilliant news, thrilled! You have worked so hard in the dark times.

Aaàhhhhh exciting XX I don't think I've ever been as excited to go to the pub!!!!

Great news!! Xx

Hopefully the old normal won't be far behind 🥂

It's going to be so strange booking to pop next door haha!! 🍾💕

This guy deserves to succeed.

Can’t wait to come back Duncan Johnson Becky Marie Hudson Lee Hudson James Palmer

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