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OUR BREWERY Every drop of Forrest, is brewed in Forrest. We are small scale brewing at its best. All our beer is brewed on site, we then hand bottle, hand label and bottle condition. We have a small 600 litre brew house, which you can see from inside our venue. Visit the brewery and take a look at how we make our beer. Buy yourself some packaged beer or pick some up for a friend. VENUE INFORMATION We have resurrected, renovated and extended the old general store in Forrest. This space is now home to our brewery, bar and dining hall. You will receive a warm and authentic welcome, we’re committed to craft beer and regional living and we love to tell you stories about both. We serve honest, fresh,
USD 7 - USD 25
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Brew Pub, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 21 December 2021

We have always found the Forrest Brewery to be friendly with great food and beer. We manage three Airbnb type accomodation places in the area. Our guests consistently feedback very positive experiences. We love the rustic and authentic decor and how hard this business works...to be a bench mark for the region.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 1 November 2021

Pleasant drive along Great Ocean Road.Booked inside bad move.Several menu items unavailable.Typical boutique beers-they try too hard,too many vatieties,too many dollars,not very good.Ordered mushroom burger,got awful chicken burger.Expensive food for what is produced.Desserts average. Suggest sit ouside,BYO wine try Rubin sandwich or the unavailable items.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Were hoping to have breakfast but the waiter looked down his nose at us and demanded to see our ID . Which I understand during Covid but don’t presume we are not from nearby . Went to General Store across road and had delicious breakfast....More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021

Was so happy to see that the brewery had vegetarian and vegan food options. Delish mushroom burger and mushroom bao buns. Also had some great beer - loved the sour!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

I don’t do a lot of reviews for restaurants etc but the food here was SO good I felt I had to give them props. I had the potato and leak soup yesterday and it was the best soup I think I’ve ever had. I...had the gf bread with it which was also very tasty. My friends had the chowder, and brisket burger, and everybody loved their food. I will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

We stopped in after a local hike for lunch and beers. The staff were very friendly and gave enthusiastic advice on how to spend the rest of the afternoon. We ordered burgers (a beef and a chicken) and they were excellent with large sizes. Chips...were perfect. I had a stout which was great as well. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

Pulled in on a crazy busy Easter Monday lunchtime without a reservation- front of house was super pleasant and quickly sorted out a table for us - food was awesome for all four of us - the untamed turkey was a great beer

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 22 March 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for some lunch after walking. Quite busy but got a table. Friendly staff, really yum food, great selection for Veg hubby. Lots of great flavours. Will definitely come back when next in Forest.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 1 March 2021

A perfect place for great local beers and excellent food. Service was speedy and friendly even though it was busy. The Boa Buns with pork belly were sensational; as was the generous serving of a salmon based pasta from the specials menu. I'd certainly be...classified a 'foodie' by friends and don't give undeserved praise. A strong recommend from me!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 January 2021 via mobile

Excellent spot for family meal. We had a group of 16 for lunch and the outdoor tables where perfect on a nice summers deal. The staff are friendly & efficient and the meals big, hearty and very tasty. We mainly had the burgers & fish...and chips. The beer selection is interesting with a taste for everyone.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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21 July 2016|
Response from Sharon B | Property representative |
hello keen trip advisor, our beers are perfect the foods the best in town and of course we have fixed the door. best you come visit us again soon.
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Forrest Brewing Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5