Sample delicious local produce in Ringwood's restaurants. Ringwood is an ancient market town in Hampshire that dates from at least 961 AD, and it received its first market charter in 1226. Situated on the River Avon just 12 miles north of Bournemouth, it lies on the edge of the New Forest and is an excellent base for anyone visiting the area. The ancient farmers market is still going strong today, providing restaurants in Ringwood with some fabulous local produce including award-winning cheeses, wild mushrooms, seafood, ales and delicious sparkling wines. The chefs of Ringwood's restaurants are very lucky indeed to have all of those ingredients and you'll be lucky too when you taste the delicious dishes they're creating.