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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.

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.

Frances Lakin 23 November 2016
from Chandlers Ford

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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 27 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (20)
  • lunch (18)
  • romantic (9)
  • value (9)
  • private dining (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 22 October 2016 by Janet Norris 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.

  • ((((( 2 October 2016 by Jean Mcmillan from Eastleigh

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

  • ((((* 13 September 2016 by Timothy Potts 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?

  • ((((* 30 August 2016 by Colin Bradbury from otterbourne

    pleasant food in good surroundings, staff very helpful and polite

  • ((((* 21 August 2016 by R Allen 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.

  • ((*** 30 July 2016 by Jonathan Cornelius 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

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