What better way to enjoy a Sunday than in a cosy country pub with a great selection of British roasts starting from £6.95 – served all day and evening on Sundays using the freshest seasonal ingredients.
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.
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12. januar 2020
Beautiful old tastefully decorated Old Forge. We opted for the mini roast which was very substantial and well presented. Friendly attentive staff and tasty food.
6. januar 2020
Good food. Good ambience. Good service. Music far too loud in restaurant.
18. desember 2019
Fantastic evening fabulous food an amazing young waiter.
31. mai 2019
12. mai 2019
3 main courses not a fault at all.
12. mai 2019
A lovely lunch out with the family
20. desember 2018
Unforurtunately our dining experience was not good. Our table wasn't ready, which is acceptable given the time if year. However there was only one man managing the bar he was busy doing coffee's so we waited quite awhile to be served. When seated at a table we were then told there would be gals an hour wait, that made it an hour from booking time! That is not acceptable, but we ordered and waited patiently. The pie was burnt round crust, the mash and cabbage was Luke warm. Yes on any other occasion I would have sent it back but after the wait we had experienced and I was entertaining a friend, I didn't. I did mention it to waitress who just apologised. I am now wondering if I will return again. I always complement On good food and service so feel justified in giving this negative feedback, it was money wasted.
28. juni 2018
Had not visited for a couple of years although I live in Otterbourne.. Very impressed with menu choices and I and my family all enjoyed an excellent lunch. We were served by Ethan and he is a credit to your staff team, very professional and ensured our every wish was catered for. Thank you to all the team
9. juni 2018
FOOD GREAT/ SERVICE NOT GOOD /GOT DRINK ORDER WRONG/VERY SLOW SERVICE/THEN GOT PUDDING ORDER WRONG.
29. mars 2018
The Forge is a charming place with lots of character. However for the 2nd time in recent months we have booked a table at 8:15 and not been able to be seated until around 8:45. It is really irritating. The staff are very friendly and helpful, no worries on that score. Our starters were very nice, I had salt and pepper squid and others had the mushrooms and pate which was also very good. Unfortunately the mains weren’t as good, I had the cod and chips which was quite soggy, not nice crisp batter and very soggy chips. Also I was convinced I didn’t have tartare sauce but just mayonnaise. If it was tartare sauce it was pretty tasteless. Other people had the crab and lobster fish cakes. This was disappointing to both my family members. The mains do need improvement, hopefully that will be resolved.
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