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The Old Forge 14/25

August 13, 2011
The Old Forge 14/25

Main Road
Otterbourne
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 2EE

Tel: 01962 717191

Website: theoldforge.co.uk

Vegetarian: Yes

Parking: Own car park

Wheelchairs: Easy

Loos: Average

 Visited August 2011 – Cost ££££

Nine met for lunch; obviously we booked with such a large number but would recommend whatever the number as they were busy, probably due to the new fixed price menu.  One of our party had recently enjoyed an excellent Sunday Roast here hence we made our reservation.
 
We all went for the fixed price menu, 1 course £6.95, 2 courses £9.95 and 3 £12.95.  There is a full menu for more choices and a Light Bites menu for sandwiches and wraps served from 12 – 6 Mon-Sat.
 
For starters, just 3 chose the soup of the day which was vegetable, a large bowl with 2 slices of French bread and butter.  4 chose deep friend whitebait served with a smoked paprika crème fraiche dip.  The whitebait were a bit chewy!
 
From a choice of 6 main courses we chose the following: slices of beef fillet in a paprika-cream sauce, served with rice, this was good and tasty.  Breaded pork loin, free-range egg, a dressed mixed salad and chips, again enjoyed. Roasted pepper stuffed with a fruity vegetable pilaf served with summer salsa, good flavours. The rest enjoyed breaded sole goujons with chips and tartar sauce, a smallish portion.
 
Puddings for 5,  we chose lemon tart served with crème fraiche, a summer berry sponge pudding and custard and lastly chocolate mousse with whipped cream. Not brilliant, but overall OK pub grub, and good value.
 
We had several bottles of wine and coffees served by a lovely waitress called Katie.

Ample parking and although the loos are upstairs there is a wheelchair access one on the ground floor. Cost ££££ 

Ladies Who Lunch Scoring:

Quality of food
Variety of menu
Staff and service
Ambience, setting and decor
Value for Money


2/5
3/5
3/5
3/5
3/5

 

Total Yummy Factor

14/25

 
Report: SM

5/5 = Cannot be improved upon, 4/5 = Very good, 3/5 = Good,
2/5 = Satisfactory, 1/5 = Poor, 0/5 = Terrible

The higher the “Yummy” factor, the better the food & service. The higher the number of £ signs the more expensive. (Roughly one £ sign = £5 per head)

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