About The Old Forge

Secreted away in the leafy Hampshire village of Otterbourne, The Old Forge has all the home comforts of a cosy local pub, with extra lashings of charm and character. We're amply kitted out with snug chairs by roaring log-fires, a relaxing alfresco terrace and an eclectically furnished restaurant, all perfect for luxuriating over a plate of fresh, seasonal food and quaffing one of our well-picked wines or cask ales.

Forging local links

As its name infers, the pub was originally a forge or 'smithy' and in the 18th century home to one of the country's few female blacksmiths. These days we focus more on forging links with the community rather than mess around with hot metal. And we're nothing if not keen, especially when it comes to donning dubious outfits in the name of charity.

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A photograph of the interior bar area of The Old Forge in OtterbourneA photograph of the fireplace in The Old Forge in Otterbourne

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Plus we'll send you our latest news and a few treats every now and again. Don't forget to join our Wine Club too (just tick the box) for more corking offers.

Opening times

11am-11pm Monday to Saturday,
11am-10.30pm Sunday

Food served all day

12pm-10pm Monday to Saturday,
12pm-9.30pm Sunday

Christmas opening times

Thursday 18th December 10:30 to 23:00
Friday 19th December 10:30 to 23:00
Saturday 20th December 10:30 to 23:00
Sunday 21th December 10:30 to 22:30
Monday 22th December 10:30 to 23:00
Tuesday 23th December 10:30 to 23:00
Wednesday 24th December 10:30 to 22:30
Friday 26th December 10:30 to 22:30
Saturday 27th December 10:30 to 23:00
Sunday 28th December 10:30 to 22:30
Monday 29th December 10:30 to 23:00
Tuesday 30th December 10:30 to 23:00
Wednesday 31th December 10:30 to 3:00
Thursday 1st January 10:30 to 22:30
Friday 2nd January 10:30 to 23:00
Saturday 3rd January 10:30 to 23:00

Online bookings

You're welcome to pop in anytime, but if you're planning something special it might be an idea to book a table.

The Cask Marque Trust Logo

The Old Forge in Otterbourne is a member of the Cask Marque Trust in recognition of its excellence in the service of real ale.

Real ale, real food and a really good atmosphereMain Road, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2EETel: 01962 717191

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Love autumn inside and out As the last of the leaves tumble down, escape the elements with a warming drink and bite to eat. It's the only way to spend a true autumnal day.

Enjoy a complimentary bar snack when you order a bottle of wine or Pitcher.

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