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Forrest Brewing Company

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Brew Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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26 Grant Street, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
+61 3 5236 6170
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If your visiting forest then do yourself a favour and visit the Forrest Brewing Company. They are very generous in terms of try before you buy...in fact I had to say 'stop, I have a pale ale'. They are understandably proud of their product and the beers were very enjoyable. The Brewery serves food and was quite busy.

Thank Scott M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a hidden gem! This place makes amazing beer and their food was spot on. The service was absolutely brilliant. It is a little out of the way but if you can make the detour and just sit back and enjoy an imperial stout if you can.

Thank BabyAlice
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled on this gem, it was terrific! We had lunch - between us we had pork terrine, tomato salad with goats cheese, octopus and slow cooked beef cheeks. All the dishes were so fresh, cooked with quality ingredients and presented so well. The Forrest beers are brewed on site and everyone thought the beers are excellent. Pity we live... More 

Thank Zhen27
Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for a mid morning coffee and snack. Extremely welcoming as soon as you step inside. Ordered two extra hot cappuccinos and apricot slice to share. Too nice a morning to be inside so we sat outside and soaked up the early morning sunshine. So relaxing - what a magnificent setting. Lovely little town. Coffee was perfect and the... More 

Thank Morrisa20
Sharon B, Manager at Forrest Brewing Company, responded to this review

Serenity and great coffee, Thank you for visiting Forrest Brewing Company and the amazing Otways region. We are excited that you enjoyed your experience. Our coffee blend is a result of many years working with coffee providers and roasters, and we always welcome feeddback on our coffee's. along with all items including our amazing food and sensational ' on premise'... More 

Camberwell, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here before - and did not indulge in their local brew this time. Coffee, wine and a great brunch was what was needed.

Thank pluralty
Alice Springs, Australia
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an awesome place to visit for lunch! The staff are fantastic and the food/beer is awesome!! 19 of us ate here on Sunday and everyone thought the food was great!

Thank OutbackSafaris
Sharon B, Manager at Forrest Brewing Company, responded to this review

Always a highlight - Thanks for dropping in, glad you enjoyed. You guys are a great group we look forward to the next visit. Cheers / Slainte More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

One thing Forrest has done well is embraced its mountain bike tourism. The Brewing Company is a location that is excellent for a post ride meal and drink, or to stop into for lunch and tea. It caters well with plenty of outside seating and bike racks. Inside there is a bar with samples avaliable of the many beers brewed... More 

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Woodend, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed to the Forrest Brewing Company with a taster of the Cherry Whit Beer. We have been here before and make an effort to visit whenever we are nearby. The beer is excellent. Love the Irish Red and the Pobblebonk is an excellent and interesting beer for those of us who are beer connoisseurs. The Cherry Whit was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We arrived pretty hungry and excited about 30 minutes before they were due to stop their lunch service. We ordered the Fish & Chips for $16 (1 piece of fish and a small portion of chips) and the Mushroom burger for $18 (small and watery because of the large mushroom at the center). Healthy I know, but we were hungry.... More 

Thank Morleyb
Sharon B, Manager at Forrest Brewing Company, responded to this review

Nice beer. Thank you for taking the time to pass on some feed back regarding your visit to Forrest Brewing Company. We definitely take note of positive and negative comments. We have been working hard throughout a 'transition of chefs' period, and now believe that we are heading in the right direction. We do always source local ingredients where possible,... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stopped here for lunch on our way to the walking trails. It was very busy but we managed to find a good table. Order and pay inside and food is brought to your table. My wife and I wanted fish and chips and a salad so we asked if the special (fish and chips with small salad option) would... More 

Thank cmbtraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Bar, Australian, Brew Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Grant Street, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Forrest
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5236 6170
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?