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The Bold Forester

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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120 Bridge Road | Sarisbury Green, Southampton, England
+44 1489 576400
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way to Southampton and wanted a light lunch rather than a full meal Lovely welcoming pub with a good choice of lighter bites .Very good range of sandwiches and jacket potatoes that was just what we were looking for and were tasty and well prepared Very speedy service despite being very busy

Thank Wiltshireadventurer
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic service. Great atmosphere and surroundings. Good food, would have been great food but roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings were a bit overdone. Don't let this put you off. Will come again

Thank Robp2001
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Bold Forester for a friends Birthday meal. There were 12 of us in total. Table was pre-booked by another party member. Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly staff who showed us to our table and asked if we would like to order drinks. The service was very good, the staff were very approachable and nothing was... More 

Thank YummieMummie70
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met for lunch today with two friends. The service was excellent, couldn't fault it. The food was standard Pub food. Portion sizes were on the big side, but the food was only lukewarm. The salad accompaniment was no more than a few bits of lettuce and two slices of cucumber. The deserts looked okay, though I didn't have one. The... More 

Thank Busyhavinhols
Fareham, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in Sarisbury Green, 5/10 minutes from the M27. Free parking out the front and side car park. Nice old style pub on the outside. Inside has fresh and modern furniture, with a nice ambience. Music was a tad loud, but provided a nice atmosphere. Food was mainly your standard pub grub, but tasted very good. Good portion sizes. Good... More 

Thank Andy C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch yesterday, the staff were helpful and very friendly. Although we were supposed to order from the bar a waitress brought us drinks while we chose from the menu. We both chose steak baguettes and chips. The chips were delicious, best chips I have had in a while and the steak was cooked just how I... More 

Thank janny20002016
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great pub with good pub food, great specials menu and awesome real ales. Highly recommended and great for the kids in the garden with the bouncy castle..

Thank James H
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Bold Forest, pub and restaurant. Nice atmosphere, staff and food. Portions are more than reasonable and prices fare. My wife and I have used this establishment many times over the years, and apart from only 1 occasion, have found the food excellent. Despite an apparent high turnover of staff the service etc, is always good and friendly.

Thank JezzaPortsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Recently moved to the area and thought we would try for a few drinks in the evening with friends. Nice warm decor and present staff. Reasonable priced drinks and the sticky toffee pudding was a hit too. Recommend x

Thank mariecb100
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is an ok place for food and drink. The prices are reasonable. The food is nice and portions are generous. However, the restaurant are is a little bit cramped. The tables are a little sticky. It was packed with families and children. I was lucky to be able to find a seat in the bar area (which is limited).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Bridge Road | Sarisbury Green, Southampton, 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?