Forest & Main | Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Forest & Main
Excellent based on 30 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

Hours: Tue - Thur: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM; Fri: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Sat: 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM; Sun: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Mayor: callmemickey (17) | Taps: 8 |

Forest & Main

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Beer Available At Forest & Main (arranged by most recent)
Forest & Main Hapi 98, Forest & Main Paradisaeidae 97, Forest & Main Stonebelly , Forest & Main Moeder Seizoen 99, Forest & Main Harmless Untruth , Forest & Main Waiting For You , Forest & Main Paradisaea 99, Forest & Main Kinch 90, Forest & Main Harlequin , Forest & Main Sailboat Birth , Forest & Main Out to Sea , Forest & Main Turtleneck , Forest & Main Telemachus , Forest & Main The Pale King , Forest & Main Poor Yorick 84, Forest & Main Rainbow Crow , Forest & Main Space Grass , Forest & Main Dance Song , Forest & Main Love Song , Forest & Main Dochter Seizoen 99
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30 reviews for Forest & Main
 Ambiance  93%
 Service  86%
 Selection  75%
 Food  80%
 Value  78%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  94%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (662) Ambler, Pennsylvania | 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 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Drake  (608) Free Union, Virginia | October 11, 2015
Located in a quaint town, I found parking to be pretty easy on a Sunday afternoon. Converted house, with some small rooms and a large outdoor area. Some music was playing on the patio, with the great weather a hell of a great vibe was created. Bartender Christine was personable, helpful and knowledgeable about the beers. Flights of 4 for $6.50, quite reasonable, and the beer quality was overall excellent. 2 bottles available to go. Overall 2 flights and 2 bottles ran $43 which I consider to be a solid value for the quality of what I got. Did not eat but the brunch menu looked tasty. Kind of a unique, special place and definitely worth a stop.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (608) Sunnyvale, California | September 17, 2015
Arrived at opening. As per picture, this place is an old house, on the corner of, you guessed it, Forest and Main. I did not explore, but it looks like rooms are devoted to dining, kitchen, etc. Not sure if they brew onsite as well. The "bar room" is to the left as you enter, and is pretty tiny. I think the bar had four seats. I was the only one there at opening on Wednesday, although a couple more locals straggled in. Service was friendly and helpful. They had about 8 beers going, with a mix of English styles (real cask pours at proper temperature) and Belgian inspired saisons. Definitely using some new world hops to spice things up a bit, however. Flights of four were reasonably priced, and the beers were pretty solid. They do have bottles to go at times, Dochter Saison was available when I was there. Nice place and a good overall beer experience.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409  (246) bloomfield, Michigan | June 26, 2015
such an awesome little brew pub in an actual Victorian house. was cool to see all the rooms.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork  (321) , New Jersey | May 2, 2015| Updated May 6, 2015
Cozy little place. Known for their world class saisons. Food looked a bit pricey, but I didnít partake. Bottle release was painless - a marvel these days. Wish they had flights available although I was told that was just because it was a beer release day. Normally they do 4 oz flights.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | April 12, 2015
Beautiful location in an old two story house. The front room to the left is where you will find the bar. The other cosy rooms are for dining. I arrived bang on opening time so no problems with grabbing a seat at the bar. Forest & Main mostly focus on English and Belgian style ales, and the quality is generally very good. Itís also worth asking if they have any bottled releases in stock. Delicious snacks available and I do recommend doing yourself a favour and trying the food - itís excellent. Everyone here was extremely friendly and easy to strike up conversation with. Great value and a must visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (891) 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  (115) 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  (67) 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  (164) 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

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