Forest & Main | Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Forest & Main
Excellent based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

Hours: Tue - Sun 4:00 PM - Close

Mayor: callmemickey (44) | Taps: 8 |

Forest & Main

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19 reviews for Forest & Main
 Ambiance  94%
 Service  85%
 Selection  74%
 Food  80%
 Value  80%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
joet  (88) Santa Rosa, California | September 21, 2012
Wonderful, small community place to come and drink local beers. The beer offerings in terms of range and quality are good to very good. Session beer enthusiasts in particular will love this chill, neighborhood place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd  (35) 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  (146) 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  (300) 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  (87) | 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
tcane7  (45) Pennsylvania | September 20, 2013
A house off the main strip in Ambler. Very quaint. It feels exactly like what it is, an old house. Beers in Belgian and English style. Iíd like to get back an sample more of the English offerings but the Belgians I had were tasty. Good food. Will definitely return.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap  (140) The dub c, Pennsylvania | July 26, 2013
Location is a bit strange...situated in an old house with four small rooms and a porch for seating...very small bar. Uncomfortable when busy. Beer is the real draw...very tasty with fair draft and bottle prices. Food is decent...small eclectic menu that rotates-fairly expensive food ($15 burger that comes with potato chips is excessive). Service is friendly but a little slow...they just dont move very fast at all. Id go again for sure but i dont think id eat or sit at a table.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
GMCC2181  (76) Newark , Delaware | June 24, 2013
Cool place.... Came here after the Lansdale beer festival... Old Victorian house converted in to a bar. Our group sat upstairs. Server was friendly and fast. Beers are good here but probably wont keep drawing you back in. They are very drinkable. Everyone liked the food. I had tasty burger, very good. Overall: No complaint, highly recommend F&M
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (536) Carlsbad, 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 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni  (155) Swedesboro, New Jersey | March 3, 2013
Decent selection of their stuff, and pretty good food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (153) Pennsylvania | December 6, 2012
I have been wanting to check this place out for a few months now. Convinced foofaa to take me here on black friday, altho it didnít take much conniving on my part. An interesting, albeit small, space. We arrived shortly after they opened and started in the bar area and it quickly became packed with people. We ordered a beer to pass the time as we waited for our table to become available. It didnít take very long and we were seated in the slightly larger dining room. Our servers were awesome. They helped us pick a few cheeses and we talked about where we had been that day and where we were from, they were very nice. The quality of the food and beer was top notch. The selection of beer was pretty good. I was really looking forward to trying their blended BA saison but it was all gone, however they put a new limited belgian stout on and I got that instead. I enjoyed most of my beers but only one was really memorable, the dubbel which was very good. The real star of the show is the food. I would say that this place has some of the best food at any brewpub I have been to. The cheese plate we got was a little on the small side for what we paid for it but it was really good. I decided to go with their burger, at $15 it was the most expensive thing on the menu! I am not sure if it was worth that much but it tasted amazing so I guess it was. Overall a VERY nice brewpub that I will definitely return to in the future. The sooner the better IMO.

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