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The Bold Forester

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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120 Bridge Road | Sarisbury Green, Southampton SO31 7EL, England
+44 1489 576400
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Portsmouth
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here with a group for birthday meal, very young inexperienced staff on bar and waiting on tables. Too much reaching over and spilling food. We could have overlooked this, but the trio of fish one of us had was mushy, not cooked, possibly still frozen. Resulted in being ill, not what we expected from a pub in a good... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,694 reviews
778 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal for a social or a meal out with the family. Really liked the drinks here and the bar staff were cheerful.

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Thank Ed E
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food acceptable but relatively ££. The till did not reflect the menu price is till charged extra £1. Got that back though. Staff a bit lax could do with gentle kick up. Pub has very regular custom so not that bothered.

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Thank Yollander2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub, with seating in gardens to front (noisy road) and rear. Plenty of interior seating and a some decent beers, lager and cider in the small, but adequate bar. Very friendly staff and owners, very welcoming establishment and a decent menu, that's not overpriced, judging on appearance of those I witnessed being served. Car park is slightly too small... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Pre booked a table, and glad we did, as clearly very popular, and we got in before the lunchtime rush. Food was very good, and a great choice from the lunch time menu. All meals served were a decent portion, freshly cooked and well presented offering good value for money. The beers on offer were superb as I enjoy my... More 

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Thank IH2016
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for food, lovely steak, lovely staff, really relaxed in the garden with plenty of things for kids to do & we bought the dog! Will def be coming back!

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Thank Lauz33
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Food is good service can be a bit slow when busy but the wait is worthwhile friendly staff fairly reasonable prices

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Thank _neillawson57
Andover, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

A few drinks and a meal. Staff were really friendly, good selection of drinks, no charge for my tealess tea ( I take my own teabags everywhere ) Food was amazing, the chicken wings were delicious. Will def eat here again.

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Thank Bernieg5
Southampton
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visited on a Thursday evening as a party of 10, the pub was really busy. We were seated quickly and staff were quick to take our drinks order. The menu is traditional pub food and I got the impression it would be all home cooked but I doubt that, especially when it came to desserts. I had the scampi and... More 

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UK
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a quick recky of this gastro pub as this would be the closest to where we are about to move to. Just a quick sandwich. One steak and one crayfish advocardo, they were both very good and along with a portion of home made chips. We will return for something more substantial and offer a... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Bridge Road | Sarisbury Green, Southampton SO31 7EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1489 576400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?