Right on the edge of The New Forest is The Forest Home, a warm and cosy retreat, filled with ambience, good company and proper, hearty British food. It’s a family-run establishment in the charming Southampton and Holbury suburb of Hardley and Billy, the head chef, doesn’t let anything leave his kitchen that he wouldn’t eat himself. Everything on the menu at The Forest Home is home cooked using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and many of the vegetables are even grown in the allotment out back. To highlight any one dish off a menu so good is a sin, but we live on the edge, so take it from us that the roast lamb and the seared tuna are not to be missed. The Forest Home has comfy sofas by the fire or a picturesque outdoor area, and there’s regular events and special evenings. Fit for any occasion, we’re sure you’ll agree.
our group was booked for 12.30pm all 9 of us and it was mums birthday meal. Our waitress was very good and polite making sure everything was alright food was hot and very tasty. The only slight thing was my apple crumble wasn't as hot as should have been but all in all very enjoyable experience. We will be returning
Best local restaurant for service , good home cooked food all reasonably priced, lovely atmosphere
Once again , outstanding service, and good old home cooking, nothing better, will be returning definitely
The best food I have ever tasted, nicelly displayed, and reasonably priced, atmosphere very pleasant, as well as polite and pleasant staff, will definitely be going again,again and again, well done Forest Home.
All four of us really enjoyed the hospitality and Irish overtones of the pub and its owner and staff. The food was excellent though one of our company thought that the stew was over salted, however that particular person is picky about salt. Therefor the only disappointment there was for the remainder of the company was that the Stake and ale pie was not on the menu. All in all we were very happy THANK YOU!!!
Party of 12, Sunday Lunch, service slow but we were not rushed with the meal. Food was enjoyed by all except that one more difficult person did not have the same veg as everyone else! Was brought the missing veg after quite a while though. Long wait then for clearing and then for a dessert menu, but the desserts when they arrived were delicious. Paying individually was easy and efficiently done. Overall good.
The Forest Home is friendly and comfortable and is a great place to eat and drink. We enjoyed real ale with the Sunday roast. Beef for myself and nut roast for my daughter. Would recommend it.
A very cosy welcoming local with delicious food and friendly staff too. Booked through Quandoo but hadn’t received the reservation. Luckily this didn’t phase them and we were very happy with the experience. Thanks
Good food,cheerful staff. We were on table 10 , meal was very good but I thought expensive for a pub meal . We came on a quiz night so very noisy, but, obviously very popular. We will probably go again sometime.
Roast dinner was quite nice but disappointed that my large beef dinner was twice the price of a small one but only had a couple of extra roasties and an extra sliver of beef. I'd definitely advise if your hungry order 2 small dinners rather than 1 large.