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The Old Forge

Main Road, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2EE +44 1962278145

((((* British
Main course: £8
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30

The meal was really good, and we didn't have to wait long. The waitress was excellent and friendly. Really enjoyed our lunch and will come again.

Janet Norris 22 October 2016
from Eastleigh

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Tucked away in the leafy village of Otterbourne, The Old Forge is a rustic pub & restaurant housed in an old forge which, in the 18th century, served one of the country’s few female blacksmiths. With log fires warming it up, the pub serves a tasty menu of unfussy British food.

Sourcing ingredients from trusted local suppliers, The Old Forge menu features wholesome recipes based around the garden, land and sea. Sample hand-pressed burgers, beef & ale pie with cardamom carrots, or sea bass with potato gnocchi, while old-school puddings include warming crumbles, custard-lathered sponges and decadent brownies. Not forgetting younger diners, a kids’ menu includes miniature versions of British classics.

A partnership with the celebrated Rothschild wine merchants means The Old Forge cellar is stocked full with an eclectic list of world wines, while indulgent wine flights allow guests to sample a variety of bins. Seasonal beers and barrel-kept ales also feature, as well as thirst-quenching cocktails and rich coffees.

The Old Forge in Otterbourne is a 9-minute drive from Chandlers Ford Rail Station.

The Old Forge

Main Road, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2EE

Contact +44 1962717191
Reservations +44 1962278145

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Customer reviews for The Old Forge

4.1 ((((* (based on 23 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (18)
  • lunch (14)
  • romantic (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • value (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • business (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( by from Eastleigh

    The meal was really good, and we didn't have to wait long. The waitress was excellent and friendly. Really enjoyed our lunch and will come again.

  • ((((( by from Eastleigh

    Brilliant service. All of the staff that we dealt with were very friendly and welcoming. Particularly our waitress.

  • ((((* by from Twyford

    We loved the prawns but would have liked some bread to mop up the sauce? Also no salt and pepper on the table, little things but can be a bit annoying.
    Wagyu burger and lobster brioche were fine. Chairs a bit wobbly?

  • ((((* by from otterbourne

    pleasant food in good surroundings, staff very helpful and polite

  • ((((* by from Southampton

    Lovely setting and great atmosphere. Traditional bar also serving modern cocktails. Great menu with lots of variety, very attentive staff. Steak was a little over cooked and char grilled, otherwise food very good. A lovely evening.

  • ((*** by from Southampton

    Service very good. Food ok apart from soup of day had stalks off to tomartos left in so had to remove as quit a lot in bowl. And the tables for two wear very close together as was jamed up against gent's chair be hide both sides

  • ((*** by from Southampton

    I had fillet steak, it was very average, slightly over cooked and tiny. This was accompanied by 2 very small mushrooms. I was very underwhelmed by the food. I have eaten here many times and this was by far the worst meal I have had. My wife had fish which she thought was a bit greasy. All in all a disappointing experience which is a shame because its normally good.

  • ((((* by from Romsey

    Very pleasant friendly staff. Very efficient service. Very good food

  • ((((* by from Chandlers Ford

    Great online reservation system, lovely atmosphere, good food, good service, more expensive that most other pub/restaurants
    but worth the extra.

  • ((((( by from Southampton

    Lovely eve in a relaxed atmosphere, food was delicious and service was perfect.

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