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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: 12:00 - 22:30.

Excellent food and service as always. Very festive, cosy great atmosphere

Karen Rawson 19 December 2016
from Southampton

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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

4.3 (((() (based on 33 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (23)
  • lunch (22)
  • value (10)
  • romantic (9)
  • private dining (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • business (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 16 January 2017 by Steve Ingham from Hursley

    We had a great time, thanks, though my pork wasn't great.

  • ((((( 13 January 2017 by Pat from Winchester

    Service and food were excellent. We both had the cod and chips which we enjoyed very much and the dessert of cookie and ice cream was delicious. The only negative comment is that the room was rather dark.

  • ((((* 7 January 2017 by Martin Healsey from Southampton

    Pretty good experience overall. Service helpful, room warm (on a chilly evening), noise levels OK, food tasted fine and reasonably priced. Some indigestion experienced later, but my wife and I are simple folk who aren't accustomed to heavy eating!

  • ((((* 19 December 2016 by Anne Aldridge from Southampton

    Very good Sunday roast

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Karen Rawson from Southampton

    Excellent food and service as always. Very festive, cosy great atmosphere

  • ((((( 11 December 2016 by Jo Wilson from Otterbourne

    Lovely Christmassy atmosphere. Food was lovely.

  • ((((( 23 November 2016 by Frances Lakin from Chandlers Ford

    The restaurant was very busy, the waiting staff were friendly and helpful without being pushy, the food was lovely, well presented and tasted good and arrived quite quickly in spite of it being so busy.

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by BG from Chandler's Ford

    Lovely surroundings, cosy and welcoming. Attentive service with nothing too much trouble. Food quality was excellent with huge portions making it great value (we had the Sunday roast).

  • ((((( 14 November 2016 by Denise Forey from Poole

    We met with friends for lunch on Saturday 12th November. The food and service was excellent. The restaurant has a very comfortable atmosphere and the staff exceptional.

  • ((((( 12 November 2016 by Michelle Wilson from Southampton

    My partner and I enjoyed a lovely meal and the staff were great.

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