Forest & Main | Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Forest & Main
Excellent based on 25 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

61 N Main St
Ambler, Pennsylvania United States 19002 [ print map ]
215 542 1776 | facebook | beer menu

Hours: Tue - Sun 4:00 PM - Close

Mayor: callmemickey (19) | Taps: 8 |

Forest & Main

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25 reviews for Forest & Main
 Ambiance  92%
 Service  84%
 Selection  75%
 Food  80%
 Value  78%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (629) San Diego County , California | March 24, 2013
Very strange but awesome place. It is inside a colonial era two story house turned into a full bar and restaurant. They have about 8 of their beers on tap, no guest taps, with styles separated by English, Belgian, and French. British styles on cask. French cider on tap was possibly their strongest offering besides their wicked low abv dry stout. Ambiance was awesome, low lighting, old colonial feel. We had a long wait for dinner but wasted time in the bar room with the TV on. Food was good, expensive, with highlights being the Belgian onion soup. Burger was good, lamb shank was good though no sides and odd white beans served with it. A tad bland for me. Prices were up to $20 for entrees. Had fun, food and beer above average. Ambiance high.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (746) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 12, 2015
An old house that is small and comfortable. Family like atmosphere, very pleasant. Service is friendly and pleasant. Beer ranges from boring to brilliant, flights available and food is a bit pricy but nice. A very good experience and ask for bottles, they donít advertise. They have a quiz night that is fun
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
mansquito  (97) Nueva York, New York | October 27, 2014
I heard of this place yesterday, and I went to it yesterday. I am certainly glad that I did. The place is located in an old house. The bar is a small space with a few stools and a dining room has maybe seven tables in a small rustic room. Standard hipsteresque, rustic implements adorn the walls. It was a Sunday, so they were serving the Sunday dinner paired with a one-off barley wine (Telemachus). My girlfriend and I, anticipating a long drive, decided not to get a massive Sunday dinner and instead opted for lighter beers and a lighter dinner. The food was pretty expensive, but it was certainly tasty. However, the relatively inexpensive beer made up for the price. A glass of beer was between $4.50 and $7.00. Fortunately, the beer was excellent. I had all the English-style beers, and each was excellent. The waitress was attentive and very friendly. She also was able to talk freely about the beer and the brewery. The place was relatively quiet when I was there, but it wasnít dead. The music that was playing was to my liking. Everything was in place. With eight beers on tap, I think that the selection is pretty good, since most people have never had a single one. This is especially true because they come in a number of diverse styles.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane  (53) Spring City, Pennsylvania | June 28, 2014
Finally made it up here. A nice small spot with a tiny bar and a good number of seats. Very traditional looking design with the old victorian design. The service was great here. Everyone wanted to talk to us and get us drinks and food. There are 8 taps - 5 draft and 3 cask. They had one bottle available but it was sold out. The food was very good. The cheeseplate ws nice, plenty of bread, good fries, and fun popcorn. Priced fairly and affordably. I was only slightly let down by the beer. I think this brewery is good but not the hype that you hear.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388  (63) Forked River, New Jersey | June 17, 2014
Cool stop. Awesome that the brew pub is in an old victorian type house. There was 6-7 beers on tap, which were all very good. Had the bacon popcorn which was also a nice snack. Also had a bottled dark saison available to purchase in bottles. Iíd definitely make another stop there in the future.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
devman171  (149) Annapolis , Maryland | June 1, 2014
Refurbished house with a dining room and 5 seat small bar. pretty cool feel here, selection of 5 draft belgian inspired and 3 hand pull british inspired taps. food menu looked like tasty small plates, will return
jredmond  (219) Manhattan, New York | May 4, 2014
Enjoyed a few pints here with Dallas awhile back. very interesting vibe - feels like youíve entered someoneís home and are drinking pints in their piano room. Handful of taps featuring english style ales and interesting saisons. Really looking forward to the next visit - and eventually actually sitting down and having a meal at this place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd  (41) Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania | April 8, 2014
Ambiance - great area, really nice place inside. Feels like your at someoneís home. Service - bartender is super versed, perhaps one of the brewers ?? Selection - I guess you can get bottles, but when I went it was only growler fills. There are 8 taps, and the beer is very good. Food - adequately reflects the craftsmanship of the beer, very good. Value - you get what you pay for. Itís pricy, but not overpriced.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186  (167) North Tonawanda, New York | March 31, 2014
Ambiance: It is definitely unique with a brewery built into an old circa 1850 old home. The bar area is built into a small room which could have served as a small dining room previously. The floor boards actually fascinated me as they were old plank boards which you could almost see right through into the basement. Service: The bartender was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about their beers and beer in general. Selection: They had 8 in house beers on tap, with a nice array of pale, IPA, a couple of saisons, porter, etc Food: Buffalo Meat burger was outstanding...well prepared and served with home made chips which were solid too. Value: Not the cheapest place to visit...3 beers and a burger ran me 35 bucks Overall, cool place if you are into history, solid enough beers, great food....great overall.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | February 19, 2014
I think I have possibly found my little corner of American Nouveau brewing. Letís just say these guys are doing things right. I think the food menus are a little pricey, but any place that has Kunik on the cheese menu wins my heart. Most importantly, the condition of the beers! Fresh, fresh, fresh casks of stunningly produced low gravity beers. The Saisons were not to my taste, but the English-style Ales on cask were near perfection. The other aspect of my visit that really took it home for me was the friendly, cozy bar banter. Itís small enough that itís hard not to connect with your fellow bar patrons. I had nice conversations about growing hops, Heady Topper, and cellaring beer. Every small town in America needs one of these on the corner, mostly so that I donít go thirst or have to drink filtered, extreme American hop bombs.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream  (93) | February 6, 2014
I took an immediate liking to this place. Located in an old house that retains many of its architectural features, F&M has a comfortable, classic, bed and breakfast vibe (without the high prices). The tap selection is not superior (and the only serve their own stuff), but the brews are. The food is tasty and high quality - fish and chips were fresh and tasty, although there were only a few small pieces of cod. There is a tap room and a dining room on the first floor, and two small dining areas on the second floor. The staff is friendly and helpful, and so were the other customers, a sure sign that people are having a good time. If I lived near Ambler I would be coming here all the time.

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