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The Forest Home

) #156 of 717 Restaurants in Southampton $$ - $$$ , British,
Long Lane | Hardley, Southampton SO45 3FH, England
+44 23 8084 2270
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Long Lane | Hardley, Southampton SO45 3FH, England
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1 - 10 of 185 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Find this just off the main Hardley roundabout in Holbury. Good food, occasional live music Popular with the locals .

1  Thank Mrdirect51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday roast, beef cooked to perfection, staff were brilliantly accommodating, thank you all at the forest home, will see you again soon!

1  Thank Niamh M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here before but this time we sat outside as it was a beautiful sunny day. There were wooden benches but these were occupied. Y a lunchtime crowd and we sat on imitation woven chairs that were too low for the table height...More

2  Thank Susan B
Reviewed May 14, 2017

We came across this pub while touring the area in our motorhome - it had an excellent carpark ! The staff were very friendly and helpful .We both had the sausages and mash with onion gravy- excellent. It was interesting to note that several dishes...More

Thank Milliemax64
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Visited here earlier for a family dinner and very pleased to get a table during the bank holiday rush. I had ordered the Chicken Zinger Burger and honestly, it was awful. There was nothing 'zingy' about the burger, the chicken was dry and topped with...More

3  Thank Sian S
ForestHome47, Owner at The Forest Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We can only apologise for your unhappy visit and assure you that all matters have been taken on board and will be dealt with appropriately. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Had a family Sunday roast for 7 people! It was excellent! Food was fabulous and the service from Kirsty and George was brilliant! Would definitely recommend it!!

Thank Chris G
ForestHome47, Owner at The Forest Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Thank you for the lovely review! We hope to welcome you all again soon!

Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to lunch. We chose this pub as we have eaten here before and never been disappointed. This visit was no different most of the tables were reserved so glad I did book. The starters whitbait and blackpudding...More

1  Thank coll62een
ForestHome47, Owner at The Forest Home, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fabulous 5⭐️ Review following your recent visit. We love reading comments from our customers and we really hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed March 31, 2017

Had a lovely lunch here recently on a Saturday. The pub doesn't look much from the outside but the food was surprisingly good and the staff friendly.

Thank Anna C
ForestHome47, Owner at The Forest Home, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review! We hope to welcome you again very soon!

Reviewed March 30, 2017

Had lunch here, and although there was a very limited choice on the menu, apart from the run-of-the-mill pies and burgers, etc, the food was very nice. The "specials" menu on a Thursday had only three items, all main courses. However, both the Venison steak...More

Thank Norman B
ForestHome47, Owner at The Forest Home, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review! We have in previous times had a much more extensive menu and customers told us it was too "fancy" and they would rather basic good quality, pub style meals. We have taken your...More

Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Extremely friendly hosts and chef. Couldn't fault the food (and we ate three times here). They couldn't have been more accommodating. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

Thank RaquelleB1971
ForestHome47, Owner at The Forest Home, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review! We hope to welcome you again very soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Long Lane | Hardley, Southampton SO45 3FH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8084 2270
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