Pigs scoff pork at inaugural rib eating contest

Ringwood’s inaugural rib-eating competition at The London Tavern had the most dramatic of finishes – a dead heat. The large crowd cheered on 13 chompers who gnawed their way through hundreds of pork ribs.

Roll-up rib eaters!

Peckish pub-goers are invited to enter Ringwood’s inaugural rib eating competition to be held at The London Tavern. Entrants will have 15 minutes to munch the meat from as many pork ribs as they can – prepared by the pub’s top chef.

Ho! Ho! Home! Swiped Santa returns

A Santa Claus decoration that was swiped from a Ringwood pub before Christmas two years ago has mysteriously returned.
The Father Christmas was taken from the London Tavern in Poulner during Advent in 2019.

Pub’s quiz finds the answer

A small pub in the New Forest has built an unlikely worldwide following through its weekly lockdown quizzes broadcast over Facebook. Entrants from as far north as the Shetland Islands and as far south as Australia log on to watch the landlord of the London Tavern host the competition.

Santa swiped

A pub landlord is calling on a customer to return a stolen Santa that was swiped from the hostelry. Phil Hoyle, who runs the award-winning London Tavern in Poulner, Ringwood, bought the jolly figure for his Alpine Bar that he’s building in the beer garden.