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Local Dining Out Group January Dinner
in the evening on

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Tickets £28.00 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:

We will be supporting The Sarah Kinsley Fund with the proceeds from our January raffle.

Sarah Kinsley Fund was founded in the late 1970's by a group of friends who wanted to raise money to support a teenager, Sarah Kinsley, who had kidney failure. Sarah died, sadly, but a charity was founded in her memory to create a permanent source of help for children and young adults with special needs.

The Sarah Kinsley Fund can assist with the purchase of special equipment or services that are not available from the National Health Service or Department of Education or other statutory body

You can read more about this charity on their website Sarah Kinsley Fund
or on Facebook (click here)



Your ticket for our January 2018 dinner will cost £28.00 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 10th January 2018
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. Our tickets will be limited to around 30 because of the size of the restaurant.
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 10th January 2018
(If tickets remain unsold, later bookings may be accepted depending upon how near we are to the 17th January and whether the restaurant will accept more bookings.)
IMPORTANT: We cannot guarantee any refunds for late cancellations, after the 10th January, 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:

[GAMMON] Cobley Wood Gammon Steak served with a brace of Fried Eggs, Garden Peas & Triple Cooked Chips.

[PIE] Chicken & Mushroom Pie, served with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables.

[TAGINE] Sweet Potato and Cannellini Bean Tagine, served with Coriander Cous Cous. [V]

[HAKE] Steamed Fillet of Hake, served on New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and a Lobster Sauce.  

[CHICKEN] Supreme of Corn-Fed Chicken, with Boulangerie Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & a Red Wine Jus.

[SALMON] Smoked Salmon & Crayfish Salad with New Potatoes and Marie Rose Sauce.


[CHOCOLATE] Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake with a Raspberry Compote.

[ICECREAM] Selection of Ice Creams served in a Waffle Cone.

[CHEESE/BISC] Trio of Cheeses with Crackers, Marinated Grapes and a Port Jelly.

[SPICED] Spiced Orange & Cranberry Cheesecake with a Vanilla Anglaise.

[BRULEE] Baileys Brulee with Shortbread Biscuits.

[MERINGUE] Winter Fruits Meringue Nest.

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.


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.

Coach Pickup Points:

Pickup Time


Pickup Time



Woodgreen - Ye Olde Cottage



Woodfalls Inn Bus Stop


Woodgreen High Street -Dongoa



Woodfalls Shop


Woodgreen - Brook Lane



Morgan’s Vale & Woodfalls Hall


Woodgreen Common Post Box



Downton – Moot Lane


Woodgreen - Keepers Cottage


Downton Salisbury Road – Charlotte Close


Hale – Carters Close


Fordingbridge – Waverley Road


Woodfalls Cross


Fordingbridge – Hair 11

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

If you would like to come on our January 2018 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)