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Forrest Brewing Company

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26 Grant St, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
+61 3 5236 6170
09:00 - 22:00
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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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After then long drive from Melbourne, it was lovely to have the super down to earth, happy service from the people here. Great local wine selection, and amazing cherry beer! Pork terrine was delicious, and lots of spots to sit out side in sun or shade - we will be back...

Thank GourmetGuest
Foster, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great friendly restaurant as part of a mini brewery (Instead of a single beer at the bar you can get a tasting sample of most of their beers - great fun) It is lovely to be greeted cheerfully and attended to happily - many of the staff are local and it shows in their friendly spirit. Eclectic... More 

Thank Virginia3960
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We'd just done 3 MTB rides in Forrest, cycling our hearts & lungs out, so what better way to finish than a beer, a meal & a tasting paddle at this excellent, friendly cafe brewery! Well worth the visit!

Thank Robyn M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch one day and on the way home dropped in for morning tea the next day. Our meals and morning tea were all good. The staff were really friendly. It gets very busy on weekends so it may pay to ring ahead and book a table if you don't want to be disappointed. There is a... More 

Thank Brendan O
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened across this place on our drive back from The Great Ocean Road to Melbourne. It was a chilly morning and we were looking for a place to grab some coffee. You'll find a very quirky mix of décor in this little country brewery, old mismatched chairs and tables, stuff hanging on the walls, knitted blankets on offer if you... More 

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

Forrest Brewing Company. Thanking you for sharing your experience. I love the 'quirky mix of decor'comment. Yes, we are a little quirky, but strive day to day to offer great country hospitality, fantastic in-house brewed ales, great coffee, and humble local produce meals. Hope to see you again. Regards. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode up from Loane and were pretty tired. We were treated with a smile and all ordered coffees and slices to refuel. Great service and the coffees were full of flavour and the correct temperature. Slices were amazing but I also think we were all pretty hungry at that stage. I'll make sure I come back later in the... More 

Thank Chris P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Amazing craft beer, food and service Thank you for your visit to Forrest, and Forrest Brewing Company. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience. I will be sure to pass you appreciation to all the staff. Regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 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 11 February 2017 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 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 St, 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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