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Cracking little pub right next to the river and the A31!
Serves wadworth beers - 6x, swordfish, horizon - as well as ringwood best. I had the horizon which was a golden ale. Well kept and tasty and friendly staff. Recommended.
d.franks - 10 Sep 2015 17:49
As good as previous visit. Well kept and served Ringwood and Wadsworth beers. Welcoming staff. Clean inviting place with real fire. One irritating customer but that's pubs. Food looked very good, all locally sourced apparently.
SPB - 31 Oct 2012 16:23
Eaten lunch here many times and never disappointed. Excellent food, lovely old world decor, friendly staff and great beers (London Pride and Ringwood Ales). nothing not to like.
troubador - 27 Feb 2012 16:36
I took my family here today (Sunday) for lunch, after the recent refurb. Despite there being a notice on the bar saying they were a chef down and the food may take a while, our starters arrived within 15 minutes and were excellent. For mains we had two roasts and two from the a la carte menu, and again all of them were excellent. This is the first pub I've been to in a long time where the plates were warmed and the food was piping hot. The staff were knowlegeable and very friendly. We spend several minutes admiring the cars in the car park from the Lotus Owners Club. I really rate this place. Go there, you won't be disappointed.
guy_tanner - 2 Oct 2011 18:18
My London Pride was excellent, there were 2 other real ales on the handles. We sat in the old part of the pub to the right of the main door, the decor included pictures and memorabilia which contributed to a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Service was friendly and efficient, our tomato and basil soups were very good too. Walked round the rest of the pub before leaving, these areas being more of a restaurant, they had also had a sympathetic makeover with pictures and memorabilia. Very popular, you need to get in early for lunch to get your choice of seat. This is one of the few pubs I've visited that doesn't have sticky tables! I'll be back.
Feed - 8 Jul 2011 10:28
excellent food here, have eaten here quite a few times and will continue to do so.

the staff are a nice bunch, and nice selection of ale.

9/10
bestyboy - 27 Sep 2010 15:05
Can't comment on food. Welcoming staff. Fullers London Pride and Ringwood Bitter very good.
SPB - 1 Nov 2009 18:47
A large riverside pub on the outskirts of town, large car-park which, like the pub itself can get very crowded.
A food-led pub that usually does a decent pint of cask beer. There is a choice of 3, nothing special, and the quality can slip on ocassion. The menu is exstensive and varied, on the whole you get what you pay for. Middle of the road prices for middle of the road food. Saying that, you can do lot worse but still pay more elsewhere in the area.
My rating? 7, largely because the 'Fish' does whati t does well, and has done so for a long time.
Runningdog - 12 Mar 2008 12:32
Very enjoyable Saturday evening spent here. Busy but not hectic. Food was excellent. Real Ale also very good, especially the Timothy Taylor Landlord. No problems with staff unwilling to change barrels. we shall definitely re-visit.
fellwalker - 18 Oct 2007 18:08
Been going here since my teens, re-visited with my better half and family. Food excellent. Beer excellent and the atmosphere was rather enyoyable too. Recommended.
DirtyPanda - 22 Jun 2007 15:39
This is not really a pub, but more of a restaurant with a bar. Although the range of real ales is fairly good. Unfortunately, as is common among bar staff these days, there was a marked reluctance to change a barrel on a busy night. Obviously, customer satisfaction is not a priority. I suspect that this is because this establishment relies heavily on passing trade.

Anyway, the purpose of my latest visit was for a family meal. Whilst most of the food was acceptable but unremarkable, we had two Lasagnes that were practically inedible, mainly because they were rock-hard. In sending these out, the kitchen and waiting staff, displayed nothing but contempt for their customers.

Apparently, this was not an isolated incident. I mentioned our experiances to my secretary today and she told me that the food her family had on their last visit to The Fish was also inedible. Neither of us will be eating there again.
boqueron - 13 Jun 2007 00:03
I've visited a couple of times recently - Dec06/Jan07 - and have enjoyed both visits.

This is undoubtedly a very child-friendly place, with good food, beer and wine.

It's always busy (a good sign) it might be a little pricey as a boozer but it's a typical pub these days, in that it serves food. It does hthis quickly, with no fuss, from a good menu and with a very nice pint of Ringwood.

Made me laugh that the barmaid dind't know what a Chablis was although the barman/landlord did and he suggested a suitable replacement.

For me, a good place to take the kids after a morning Scalextric racing in Ringwood.
rgb - 28 Jan 2007 14:04
Dead right about this pub being more a food pub than a drinkers pub and quite expensive too! Try it on a Sunday night which is quiz night and good fun!
Glenn - 22 Dec 2004 20:41
By the way, the chips are fantastic at this place. I wish they were as good in my local chippy. Anyway I am pleased to report, that the Fish Inn has not gone down since my last visit in December.
Peter Froude - pfroude@cwctv.net - 12 Jul 2004 00:14
This is a nice looking roadside pub, which is situated on the bank of the River Avon. Like most of these places, it is foody rather than boozy. They say that the food is home cooked - but that probably means a catering pack in a microwave. Anyway, at least they have the Ringwood ale.
Peter Froude - pfroude@cwctv.net - 15 Dec 2003 18:53

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