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The Old Forge

8.1/10
48
Main Road, Otterbourne, SO21 2EE WinchesterSee map

Average price £30

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price £30
BAKED CAMEMBERT
£12.75
with British apple & rosemary chutney and artisan breads for dunking (v)
RACK OF LAMB
£21.95
with chorizo, butternut purée, roasted shallots, cavolo nero, dauphinoise potatoes, pesto and a bordelaise jus
KING PRAWN, CRAB & CHORIZO LINGUINE
£13.75
in a white wine, tomato, garlic & chilli sauce

Reviews

8.1/10
Very good48 reviews
8.2/10

Food

8.1/10

Service

7.7/10

Ambience

9-10

7-8

5-6

3-4

1-2

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  • Paul P.
    Paul P.

    July 6, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Very good all round. However,a couple of our choces had run out which were the Chicken & Brie pie plus the mini crumble with coffee. However, we shares a crumble between two and were charged the same as a mini crumble plus coffee which was fine.

  • Jocelyn P.
    Jocelyn P.

    June 23, 20221 review

    8/10

    My wife and I always enjoy going to The Old Forge. Staff friendly and efficient. Interestingly whenever we order a bottle of wine it takes ages to arrive. One of our friends today suggested that the waitress had gone to New Zealand to collect it.

  • Paul S.
    Paul S.

    May 30, 20229 reviews

    6/10

    The food was OK but the service was a bit slow on the day we went. We asked for a sharing plate as a starter and that was forgotten about, not a great deal of apology when we asked about that. We also asked for some condiments for ours mains and by the time they arrived we had finished our meals. What could be a really nice pub is let down a little with the service.

  • Peter S.
    Peter S.

    May 18, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    Had a lovely lunch on our first visit to The Old Forge and the booking on line was easy. It was appreciated that they responded to our request for a quiet table. Food was good and a varied menu, well presented and a clean and welcoming environment. Lovely clean loos as well. Happy to say we'll be back.

  • Margaret H.

    February 2, 20221 review

    10/10

    My husband and I were welcomed with a smile and escorted to our table immediately on arrival - the atmosphere was wonderful and the log fire was an extra special delight ! Jazz , who apparently was on her first ‘shift’ was warm ,helpful and engaging - she was ‘shadowed ‘ by another member of staff who was equally warm-hearted and made Jazz feel at ease as she directed her what to do. At each stage of our meal we had prompt service accompanied by smiles.

  • Ben H.
    Ben H.

    February 2, 20229 reviews

    10/10

    Not sure how many stars to deduct for not having any beer (only larger) or olives... But otherwise all very good. Some manager somewhere needs a kickstart maybe ?

  • Guillaume B.

    January 8, 20221 review

    10/10

    Great evening! Hannah H was amazing and very professional. Food was delicious!! The decor is very stylish with different option of bar or restaurant-We will definitely be back.

  • Anthony P.
    Anthony P.

    December 1, 202119 reviews

    9/10

    Excellent a-la-carte meal in front of the fireplace. The new manager, Dan, looked after us very well ! We shall definitely be returning.

  • Josie M.

    September 16, 20211 review

    10/10

    We really enjoyed our lunch here - great menu choices - lovely out door area. Perfect spot to catch up half way for us between houses at Basingstoke and Southampton.

  • Anthony P.
    Anthony P.

    August 19, 202119 reviews

    8/10

    Very busy evening so service was stretched. However our waitress Holly coped extremely well., Food and drinks were very satisfactory. New manager Toby very friendly !

  • Debbie o.

    July 11, 20213 reviews

    4/10

    We were recommended this restaurant for its fabulous Sunday Lunch. The service was good until we got served our meal. I wanted extra gravy and some water for the table. We couldn't get service, so I had to leave my food and go into the bar to find a waitress. We had to ask twice for an extra beer and a coffee as it was taking a little long for both to arrive. We were never asked how the food was during our meal. When our plates were collected, Lauren the waitress asked how everything was....we said "the pork belly was terrible, it was extremely tough". She said "oh you should have said (meaning its our fault!) I would have changed it for you" ....our reply, "we couldn't get service and really you could have changed it for a better one?" ....Her reply, "well some are tough and others aren't!!!!!". We were seated not far from the kitchen door and were able to hear all the chatter from inside the kitchen, not a nice thing to hear. Disappointed as we had travelled over a half an hour to get there. Sadly we would not recommend and will not be going back.

  • Jackie D.

    June 27, 20211 review

    6/10

    My friends and I have always loved it here but tonight was a little disappointing. Lots of food was unavailable and as a vegetarian there was only one option left to me. Service was a little slow too. Hoping it was just an off night...

  • Sue J.

    June 27, 20211 review

    10/10

    The Forge is a favourite of me and my husband’s. We were not disappointed on this return visit either. The food was excellent. We both shared the lamb koftas starter and had the chicken and beef roasts for main. I had the Eton Mess mini dessert and hot drink to finish. The service was also excellent.

  • Anthony P.
    Anthony P.

    June 8, 202119 reviews

    9/10

    Having the opportunity to meet and chat with Giuseppe, the manager, was great. His recommendations were excellent and choice of table was perfect. I shall definitely be going back soon.

  • Niall M.

    May 28, 20211 review

    10/10

    "The Fork" nearly put me off booking as you said the average meal is £142!! They need to correct entry on their web site! The Best Fish and Chips I have had in ages - a really light batter!

  • Barbara H.

    May 25, 20219 reviews

    10/10

    Very nice meal a d cocktails

  • Anthony P.
    Anthony P.

    May 19, 202119 reviews

    9/10

    Delicious food and good menu variety. Friendly service and excellent indoor seating, respecting social distancing rules, etc. We shall return !

  • Alison R.

    January 24, 20201 review

    7.3/10

    So having been to the Old Forge in September to celebrate my Dad’s 80th which was lovely Saturday was a bit of a disappointment. The food was lovely however it was clear that the restaurant was overbooked, we were a party of 4 and were put on a round table that was way too small so we asked to be moved, we had to wait half an hour for our table. The staff were rushed off their feet, clearly needed more staff on and there were no fish dishes on the menu as the kitchen had run out. I saw some other people I knew who were dining there and they had already mentioned the wait for a table, the restricted menu etc. So none of this was a surprise. Our meal was lovely however a bit of an anticlimax compared to last time. I would recommend but caveat with our recent experience so that friends aren’t disappointed. Moral of the story don’t overbook your restaurant you know how many covers you can deal with so when it is full then say no more.

  • Ann M.

    January 11, 20201 review

    8.5/10

    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.

  • Dee M.

    January 5, 20201 review

    10/10

    Good food. Good ambience. Good service. Music far too loud in restaurant.

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

Main Road, Otterbourne, SO21 2EE, Winchester, United Kingdom

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