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“Good Value,Varied Menu”
Review of The Forest Home

The Forest Home
Ranked #178 of 850 Restaurants in Southampton
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brighton, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good Value,Varied Menu”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have driven past this pub many times but never tried it before. Food is served all day including Sundays. An extensive menu reasonably priced. All tasted home cooked.
The staff were friendly and efficient. Lovely atmosphere.
The only downside is, it looks a little tired both inside and out, which could discourage people from going inside to try it.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank annteke
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delightful”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

A lovely pub, traditional, serves good food at a good price, friendly staff, cheap drinks, and a quiet atmosphere, needs more attention to stay in buisness

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Alex H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family feel family pub”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Great menu all home cooked and large portions. Nice garden with climbing frame for kids. Friendly staff. Worth a visit if you're out that way. A hidden gem just on the outside of the New Forest. Plenty of parking.

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1 Thank Ukstormforce
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“unexpected find”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We'd driven past 'The Forest Home' many times until our recent visit, well this was a pleasant experience, the staff were welcoming,friendly and pleased to see us.
The menu was good and expansive for a pub, the quality was excellent and the portion sizes generous. A specials board listed several good menu alternatives.
We all enjoyed our meals and will definately return. The real ales were well cared for and served well.
The log fire was superb and a warm relief on a cold February day.
Give 'The Heath' a miss and drive a little further to this friendly gem you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Graham W
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The best in the area”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

... admittedly that's not saying much as there aren't a lot of great pubs nearby, but the Forest Home is worth a visit.

Nicely laid out and homely pub, especially with the fire going. Plenty of parking.

Attentive table service for the food, and for drinks if you're dining. Menu runs to several pages, which isn't usually a good sign, but everything we've had has been reasonable to good, and the burgers are great. Also recommend the meatballs (from an earlier visit - not sure if they are still served).

If the ale selection was better it would get five stars. Currently on draught: Doom Bar, Old Speckled Hen and (I think) Ringwood Best.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Peter R
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