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Forrest Brewing Company

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$$ - $$$
Australian, Brew Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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26 Grant St, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
+61 3 5236 6170
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stop here on the way back from the coast. Great tasting plate and bowls of chips for a simple meal all washed down with superb ales and ciders. Beautiful part of the world. Highly recommended.

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Thank Ross P
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for late lunch between Port Fairy & Lorne. A great find indeed. Nice cosy brewery cum cafe. Pretty big with various types of seating. Sofas, communal table, bar top & regular tables & chairs. They even have a nice al fresco area which will be great for summer. Friendly & knowledgeable staff. Prices are bit on the high... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Settle in for the afternoon and enjoy the delicious range of beers on offer.Staff are friendly and knowledgable and the food is really good too. A great stop while visiting Forrest!

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Thank mcsweenster11
Berkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Have eaten here before and had excellent food so we decided to take friends there. Completely different experience. Firstly front of house staff are good, friendly and helpful. The food just wasn't as fresh or good and to top it off a hair in our friends meal. We decided to tell the staff and they handled it well however once... More 

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Thank BerkshireJulie
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great beer and cider really nice if u don't like their boutique beer.....sensational food ...... all the good on our table of 16 was beautiful...quirky ambiance and awesome atmosphere the staff where really friendly and helpful 😜

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Thank SUE M
Ocean Grove, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

After a long hard mountain bike ride, a refreshing ale at this brewery is just what you need. Good selection of food and drinks on the menu. You can sit inside with a fire place or out side with lovely views of the green hills.

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Thank 638Happy_camper22
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

What a really nice, little place with the friendliest of staff. Even better they had an array of some of the tastiest craft beers. Strongly suggest taking a wee detour from the Great Ocean Road to come and sample their wares. We didn't eat here but the cakes in the cabinet looked pretty good - definitely would have tasted a... More 

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Thank DavidF24828
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We are pleased to have stopped here. The food and friendly service were excellent. The beer selection was perfect for my palate, however, I do not like extremely bitter beer.

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Thank Richard H
Deans Marsh, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very simple, unpretentious environment without table service. We had lunch, which was mussels to start. They were totally delicious because they were so fresh and the tomato concasse was exactly perfect. Followed by a generous serve of Moreton bay bugs with pasta, snowpeas and red capsicum. Again.. scrumptious, fresh and well sized. My 9 year old son had fish and... More 

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Thank Marissa L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We dropped into The Forrest Brewing Company, on long weekend trip down the Great Ocean Rd. Thank you that we did. To start, friendly staff greeted us, with a no hassle, no drama friendly attitude. Easy, relaxed place where you order from the counter, and the staff bring you the items. Dropped over to the beer tasting area, for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Australian, Brew Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Grant St, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Forrest
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5236 6170
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?