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Local Dining Out Group March Dinner

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Tickets £27 per person

We will be dining at The Royal Oak, North Gorley, Fordingbridge


Once a Royal Hunting Lodge, the Royal Oak is a delightful 17th Century Inn, near Fordingbridge, nestled in the heart of the New Forest. The Royal Oak sits in the picturesque village of North Gorley, amongst its grazing donkeys and ponies, opposite the village duck pond. It is renowned by locals and visitors alike, for serving high quality, classic pub food, a wonderful array of cask ales and a warm hospitality.


Read more below:

Local Dining Out Group Monthly Charity Raffle:

Our chosen charity for April is Tool Aid Ringwood. Tool Aid Ringwood (TAR) takes in tools and other items to refurbish. These are sent via other charities, which have arrangements in place to create sustainable businesses in some of the poorest areas of the world. Tool Aid Ringwood is run by unpaid volunteers. Rent and running costs are met through donations, the sale of donated tools unsuitable to be sent out, or the sale of scrap from items beyond economic repair.

You can read more about this charity on their website Tool Aid Ringwood or on Facebook (click here) and on Twitter (click here)



Your ticket for our April 2017 dinner will cost £27.00 per person.
(This includes your travel to the restaurant, a Two Course Dinner and tips for our driver and the restaurant staff)

Booking Cut-Off Time

We need to receive your booking, menu choices and payment by early evening on:
Wednesday 19th April 2017
Please try not to leave it until this date as we may be fully booked.


Tickets will be allocated on a first booked and paid basis.
It may be necessary to return bookings if received after we have sold out. It would be a good idea to enquire first before sending your booking/payment the nearer we get to the 19th April 2017
(If tickets remain unsold, later bookings may be accepted depending upon how near we are to the 26th April and whether the restaurant will accept more bookings.)
IMPORTANT: We cannot guarantee any refunds for late cancellations, after the 15th March, unless we have diners on a waiting list
who will not only take the place but also the menu choices you made.


Please choose one main and one dessert from the following list:
(vegetarian options listed with [V] )

Please use the short description in brackets when booking your choices:

Main Course:

[PORK] Crisp Belly Pork with Mashed Potato, Braised Cabbage & Cider Jus.

Supreme of Chicken with Green Beans, Duchess Potatoes (a purée of mashed potato and egg yolk,
salt, pepper, and nutmeg) and a Romesco Sauce (nut & red pepper-based sauce)

[PIE] Chicken & Mushroom Pie with Seasonal Vegetables and Mashed Potato.

[GAMMON] 8oz Gammon Steak with a brace of Eggs, Garden Peas and Triple Cooked Chips.

[PARCEL] Mediterranean Vegetable Filo Parcel with Seasonal Vegetables, New Potatoes and a Tomato Fondue.

[TROUT] Roast Fillet of Rockbourne Trout with Seasonal Vegetables, New Potatoes and a Basil Dressing.

[ICE CREAM] Vanilla Ice Cream (3 scoops) served with a Chocolate Stick, Strawberry and Mint Garnish.

[CHEESECAKE] Raspberry Cheesecake with a White Chocolate Sauce.

[BROWNIE] Chocolate Fudge Brownie with a White Chocolate Ice Cream.

[CHEESE/BISC] Trio of Cheeses – Somerset Camembert, Dorset Blue & Coastal Cheddar accompanied with
a selection of Biscuits & Chutney.

[STICKYTOFFEE] Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and a Toffee Sauce.  

[BRULEE] Vanilla Brulee with a Shortbread Biscuit.

Coach Pickup Points:

We have arranged the following pickup points on the evening. We hope these will be near to most peoples houses.
Some times and pickup points may be added or removed according to who is coming on the evening.

Coach Pickup Points:

Pickup Time


Pickup Time



Woodgreen - Ye Olde Cottage


Woodfalls Cross


Woodgreen High Street -Dongoa


Woodfalls Inn Bus Stop


Woodgreen - Brook Lane


Woodfalls Shop


Woodgreen – Dodgson Close


Morgan’s Vale & Woodfalls Hall


Woodgreen Shop (if required)


Downton – Moot Lane


Woodgreen Common Post Box


Downton Salisbury Road – Charlotte Close


Woodgreen - Keepers Cottage


Breamore – Hulse Hall


Hale - Homet


Burgate Cross


Hale - Carters Close/Tethering Drove


Fordingbridge – Hair 11 near Avon Bridge

Please try to be at your chosen pickup point 5 minutes before the above times. Sometimes be can be early depending upon who comes.
Our return journey will probably be Fordingbridge>Woodgreen>Hale>Woodfalls>Morgan’s Vale>Downton.


The above times are estimates. Please try to be at your pickup point 5 minutes before the listed time as we are often ahead of time. Can you please make sure that we have your mobile phone number when booking and that you have your phone with you and switched on once you have left your house. We will make our contact phone number available to you in case of emergency.
For further information see our Terms & Conditions.


Coach Travel:

Please let us know on your booking form if you are travelling on the coach but need specific seating because of travel sickness
or for other medical reasons.

If you would like to come on our April 2017 Local Dining Out Evening


(A) If you are new to our group and not made a previous booking:

Your Name

Your full address with postcode

Your home phone number

Your mobile number (A mobile number is important for text, especially if you do not use e-mail, also for immediate contact on a Dining Evening)

Your e-mail address.

You can give us this information by telephone if you prefer. 01725 513963
Please note all information is kept strictly confidential for us to use to contact you.

(B) If you have booked before: Your Name. eg: Fred Smith

(C) For everyone making a booking:

Your Pickup Point for this event (short version from our list - eg: [BROOK LANE]

Please let us know if you need special seating on the coach for medical reasons. eg: "FRONT" or "NEAR FRONT"
for all other people please enter "ANY"

Please let us know if you have anything on our menu or generally, if important, that you mustn't eat. eg: "NO MUSHROOMS"

Your Starter (if offered for event) eg: [SOUP]

Your Main Course Choice eg: [ CHICKEN]

Your Dessert Choice eg: [CHEESECAKE]

How you will be paying: eg: CASH / CHEQUE/ ONLINE PAYMENT
(we will check & confirm receipt, especially online payments)

Your Payment Date. eg: 26/10/2016

click here for printable booking form

We must presume by making a booking you have read and agreed our terms & conditions.


(1) You can call us and make your booking by phone giving your menu choices & arranging payment.
Donald Summers on 01725 513963

(2) You can send us an e-mail covering items (A) or (B) plus (C)
Payment by one of the following ways.


(1) Direct Bank Payment:

Online banking is very straight forward. You need to set up Local Dining Out Group as if we are a person you normally and regularly pay through your online account. Our details are immediately below.

Can you please send us an e-mail when you have made your payment through the online banking just to let us know and confirm the amount paid.

You may need to send us your menu choices and pickup location at the same time. If you are new to our group please send your name, address, postcode, landline and mobile numbers.

As soon as we receive your e-mail we will look out for your payment through our online banking and send you a message as soon as we receive your payment. 

account: Local Dining Out Group

sort code: 20-72-37

account no: 33642410

reference: (your surname)

(2) You can deliver your payment by cash or cheque
Cheque (made payable to: Local Dining Out Group)
Local Dining Out Group, 7 Hill Close, Woodgreen, SP6 2BG (FRONT DOOR ONLY)
handed personally to Donald Summers or Angela Summers

(3) Call us and ask us to call and collect your payment as cash or by cheque
01725 513963
Cheque (made payable to: Local Dining Out Group)