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The Bold Forester, Sarisbury Green - pub details

Address: 120, Bridge Rd, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 7EL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5732) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Swanwick (0.7 miles), Bursledon (1.2 miles), Hamble (2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.2/10 (rated by 22 users)
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Large pub set back from the A27. This looks quite appealing from outside, so I have been curious to stop for a while. We popped in today, and the interior is pleasant, with wood all around. The bulk of the interior is dining area, though there is a pub corner to the right as you enter. Stained glass partitions and comfy leather armchairs give a cosy ambiance. Four casks on offer - main national brands, though a Ringwood and Gales HSB are among those, so there is some local feel.

We quite liked it, though felt it lacked authenticity and character. A wall consisting of book shelf wallpaper rather than real books gives the flavour of the place.
SilkTork - 6 Mar 2017 16:33
Well ho hum, well- I guess it could well be the best food in the UK considering how bad the food on this island is, but as I didn't sample it then I cannot judge. It appears that this pub is privatley owned but has all the image of the pub giants- crass furnshings and horse brasses, a drunken mix of different decor styles etc- you know the thing. The beer was ok though and there were a choice of three ales- no complaints there. Monolithic expanse of a souless place however, staffed by kids, nothing new in the UK. It scores a three for the fact that bizarrely, it has a taxpayer-funded sign next to the bar awarding a certificate for a SAFE PUB. I thought I had seen it all in this country, but that is the end- I was almost tempted to start a fight to tarnish its record- how can it be now that pubs are going to be graded on the percentage possibility on being glassed? Foreigners cannot believe it when they see stuff like this. To top it all, in the gents toilet, you can buy PHEREMONE WIPES- I kid you not.....what sort of an experience is this? You REALLY want to eat there?
alezilla - 8 Apr 2011 20:03

We had our Christmas do there on Thursday and it was a great choice after all, I would surly recommend it to all groups!Good value for money, no waiting, fresh food and everyone found their favourite dish, even vegetarians. Great service, friendly staff, the place seemed to be very busy when we were there! Must try the chicken fajitas when you go!
Justine_Campbell - 13 Dec 2010 15:12
We go to The Bold Forester regularly and love it! The food is exceptional, decor is lovely and cosy, and the staff are very attentive and friendly. It's also very reasonably priced and has great special offers.

We recently took friends who were visiting from Australia. Our friend is very into cooking and food and is always picky about restaurants. He had Thai red prawn curry and said it was the best food he had tasted in the UK and is going back next time he's in the UK!

nikkygodfroy1980 - 8 Dec 2010 13:16
Headed down to The Bold Forester on friday for a low key dinner with friend...and wasn't at all dissapointed. Great atmosphere and we were still able to hold a conversation without having to shout over background music! Our waitresses were helpful and friendly. Most importantly the food was fantastic, I had a fillet steak that was cooked perfectly and my friend's cheese board was very well stocked! A lovely dinner followed by the opportunity to hang around finishing our wine feeling under no pressure to clear off... Definitely worth a visit.5 stars!
fran72 - 30 Nov 2010 10:32

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