A classic boozer that boasts over twenty craft beers on tap and exceptionally good pub grub. EatClub welcomes Glebe’s Forest Lodge Hotel.
Known by locals as ‘Flodge’, Forest Lodge Hotel is a good old pub with pool tables to play on, places to perch and nightly events to be entertained by. Locals absolutely love it, especially for its wide range of craft beers. The taps are constantly on rotation, but the mainstays include Mountain Goat, Newtowner and Feral Hop Hog. There are plenty of carefully selected Aussie wines on the list too.A simple-but-crafty menu featuring generously sized pizzas, steaks, tacos, pastas and pita pockets keep the craft-beer loving patrons very happy, but it’s the Thai Green Curry with crisp-skinned barramundi that is deemed the favourite. But about those pita pockets: the pockets are made in-house and stuffed with things like falafel, hummus, tabouli and pomegranate, or Southern-fried chicken, slaw and chipotle mayo.
Inside the 19th century building, there’s a front bar with classic beer memorabilia. The dining room has a high cantilevered ceiling, while out back you’ll find pool tables and pinball machines. A cute neon-lit outdoor area welcomes smokers.
There are plenty of entertaining things going on at Forest Lodge Hotel: trivia, live music, beer tastings and meat raffles with all proceeds going to local public schools. They also do a veggie box raffle for the local vegetarians. Now that’s a thoughtful pub!
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