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A little about The Old Forge

Whether you join us for brunch, lunch, or dinner, when you step inside The Old Forge, you’ll be able to dine, relax, and mingle in optimum style and comfort.

The perfect destination for a hearty Sunday lunch to round off a relaxing weekend, celebratory drinks after a long week in the office, or a midweek treat to see you through to the weekend, our delicious range of freshly prepared seasonal dishes are sure to go down a treat, no matter what the occasion.

We are a child friendy pub, bar, and restaurant, so please feel free to bring your little ones along. They will love our dedicated children’s menu and you’ll have absolutely no problem getting them to clear their plates!

A little about The Old Forge
Relax at The Old Forge

Perfect for any occasion

Located in the village of Otterbourne, Hampshire, The Old Forge is approximately four miles south of Winchester and eight miles north of Southampton.

Set in the picturesque village of Otterbourne near Winchester, Hampshire, The Old Forge is surrounded by a whole host of great things to do, see, and explore.

With its oak, ash, maple, and wet valley alders, the ancient Otterbourne Park Wood is a great spot for walking and relaxing in the fresh air.  

Join us and enjoy our magnificent interiors and a fabulous outdoor dining space that’s perfect for alfresco dining.

Keeping Busy in Otterbourne

The Itchen Walk is a 30-mile walk following the River Itchen along beautiful stretches of chalk river, passing through historic Windsor. Within a 15-minute walk of the Itchen Way, The Old Forge is the ideal mid-walk stopping point.

Further afield in Winchester, you’ll find the historic Winchester Cathedral, Marwell Zoo, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Winchester Castle, and the Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium.

There are also plenty of family friendly activities in the area, including Hensting Alpaca Walking Experience, Go Ape Itchen Valley, Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway, Lakeside Country Park, and The Winchester Treasure Trail.

A little about The Old Forge