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Forrest Brewing Company

) #2 of 4 Restaurants in Forrest $$ - $$$ , ,
26 Grant St, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
+61 3 5236 6170
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
9:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Bar, Australian, Brew Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26 Grant St, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a very busy weekend during the long weekend of Queens birthday. The Forrest run was also on as was the soup festival. We arrived with no booking but were greeted very well and offered a table. We were in and out early....More

Thank Guy W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a unique and charming little place. As soon as we stepped foot inside we knew we'd made the right decision to stop in for a quick drink and bite to eat on our drive to Apollo Bay. Staff were so lovely, beautiful warm open...More

Thank KimVaycay
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our time at the Brewery. Had a really nice meal and perfectly matched with the local brews. Helpful staff - very accommodating. Have a go at the 9% blocksplitter!More

Thank CamandCath
Sharon B, Manager at Forrest Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great beer and great food! We wish to thank you for visiting the Otways Region of Victoria, in particular our quirky town 'Forrest'. Thank you for your kind remarks we will be sure to let the entire Forrest Brewing Team of your experience. Hope to...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

A fabulous brewery that offers some great stouts. We are from the US and have found this to be one of the best. Had the Brewers Board--awesome. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Doodle6887
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Coming in from the cold at lunch time, we were given a cheerful welcome. It was a cozy place with a wood stove burning. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. In fact, we were so impressed that we chose to have dinner there...More

Thank SylviaMelbourne
Reviewed May 3, 2017

We happened to be away on the coldest and wettest week in April but decided to take a drive in the Otways and through Forrest. We had heard about The Forrest Brewing Company and decided to have a look. As we had our dog it...More

Thank Edwina V
Sharon B, Manager at Forrest Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Bright light on a miserable day!! Thank you for taking time to visit Forrest and the awesome Otways region. I will be sure to pass on your appreciation to the Forrest Brewing Company team. High to the pup also. Cheers

Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

I imagine in the summer time this place fills up!! It is a beautiful place to eat drink and be Merry! Local desserts are on display in the fridge and the food is delicious and caters for everyone; vegans, vegetarians, coeliacs, kids and everyone else....More

Thank Jacqu3line
Reviewed April 29, 2017

We enjoyed our drive through the Otway Ranges before stopping off here for lunch. Interesting and varied lunch menu - very reasonably priced. Friendly service...and the beer is good, as is the local cider 'on tap'. Highly recommended

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Worth the trip there. Gazza had a selection of beers on a platter and fish and chips. I enjoyed a wine as can't drink beer with a lovely Pork Curry. Great service and very nice atmosphere. A very very busy place, given the distance. The...More

Thank JenandGazza
Sharon B, Manager at Forrest Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

Great location and atmosphere, Thank you for your visit, we are stoked that you took the side trip to visit this amazing part of rural Victoria. I will pass on you kind words to the kitchen team regarding your meals. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here. Staff are so lovely. Very accommodating. Food is beautiful and of course the beer. Atmosphere is so relaxed you forget your out and could stay here all day. Is a little pricey for a family so could eat here every night. They...More

Thank Joanne Q
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FBC. Did you ever fix that door? “OK but could do a lot better” 3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 The Forrest Brewing Company is potentially very good. But it falls down on range of food and, above all, an awful slamming door which staff seem to be immune to. When questioned, one advised that it was on their "todo list". We'd urge them to get it up to the top asap!
July 21, 2016|
Response from Sharon B | Property representative |
hello keen trip advisor, our beers are perfect the foods the best in town and of course we have fixed the door. best you come visit us again soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $26
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Grant St, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Forrest
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5236 6170
  • E-mail
Forrest Brewing Co. Is a small sibling owned microbrewery combined with a relaxed dining hall. Equal parts microbrewery, eating place and mountain biking hang-out. This 4 year old business has established a reputation for good food & great beer in the tiny Otways village - Forrest.

Our brew house door and restaurant are housed within the former Forrest general store. The space is designed with a warm rustic feel and touches of reclaimed timber. Outside the sawn log tables look out across the valley and catch the sunshine and sunsets. Our kitchen serves fresh, informal, locally sourced food, paired with craft beer, local wines and freshly roasted coffee.
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