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“family evening meal” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forest Inn

Forest Inn
Ranked #99 of 126 Restaurants in Farnham
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
gosport
Level Contributor
71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“family evening meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

we went here for the evening before my nieces wedding. there was 15 of us. there was only one member of staff behind the bar. we had booked in advanced and were pointed in the direction of our tables. we re arranged the tables to make one big table then went back to bar to queue to be served only to be told we were sat at the wrong tables and that ours were other end of restaurant that area was reserved for a party of 28 (good job this party did not turn up because the 1 member of staff would not of been able to cope) we then rearranged our tables again to make one big one. we then went to queue again to order our 15 meals this took an age as poor staff member was not able to cope with all the customers. the food itself was really good very hot well presented and delivered quickly and efficiently all at the same time. just a shame that the management didn't look at the bookings and realise that a party of 15 and a party of 28 had booked and put more that one member of staff on the bar

Visited August 2013
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Pontypool
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good mains”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Only the second time I've eaten at this chain. You seat yourself and order at the bar. Meals large and even larger if you upgrade them :) All mains enjoyed. Our daughters fancied the novelty sharing desserts (not cheap). One selection looks like burgers and kebabs and one looks like pizza. The pizza dessert was made up incorrectly and as it's not cheap we pointed this out and asked for the correct dessert. This was done but practically slammed down in front of us. Not sure why - we didn't see "our" waiter to point out the mistake and did so at the bar. Maybe our waiter took offence at this. His little strop was so obvious we burst out laughing. The pizza nearly bounced off the plate. His tip is still in my pocket though!!! I would eat at the chain again but wouldn't pay for the novelty desserts again - the pizza was the better of the two. The all day breakfast was particularly enjoyed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Nicola M
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Milton Keynes
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Don't Bother”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Went out of our way to go to a restaurant with a name we knew Fayre and Square. Wish we hadn't bothered. It was ten to nine at night, the place was virtually empty but we were still told there would be an hours wait for food. Needless to say we didn't bother.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank my o
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear my o

Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review.

I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Forest Inn in regards to the service you received. I can confirm that I have passed on your concerns to the management team who would like to investigate your feedback. We have sent you a direct message to discuss this further.

Kind regards

Fayre & Square
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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Does exactly what it says on the tin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

How people moan about the food here is beyond me, our food was hot, tasty, served with a smile and served quickly. The no quibble quarantee is great, we ordered an ale which was not at it's best which was promptly changed for a different drink.....no quibble. Stop hating or go spend a fortune else where.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank bruised_n_broke
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Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A change for the better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Decided to try this place again, having been there a year or so ago. I wasnt reviewing then but rating would have been 2( poor ) . Food is better now ,as is the service.The place was cleaner and tidier. Offering a good choice of reasonably priced meals.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Paul H
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