The Best in the area; this village gastroboozer continues to attract plaudits for its "very high standard of cuisine" and "nice people too".
Harden's guide 2015
"It's always worth the trip to the Forester. Real hospitality from two lovely people who are there all the
time running the "pub" just as it should be. I like the fact that it's still a pub but with the advantage of not just great beers and great food but a wine list chosen personally by the Chris and Lizzie who really know their stuff and they are brilliant at selecting wines from their native Australia, I'm always surprised by a new gem they have turned up. I always have a problem choosing where to eat great seafood. The Forester comes out top for me, the fish is amazingly fresh and Chris and his chefs know exactly what to do with it. By far my favourite pub."
TV Chef, Food Writer, Restaurateur & Fishmonger.
Food and drink should be the business of anticipation, passion and celebration. At The Forester we strive to make sure that your visit encompasses all of these.
There is only one rule at The Forester -
And that is to find the freshest produce you can and let it speak for itself – other flavours added only seek to compliment.
At the Forester we are mindful of the sustainability of the fish we buy, and source all our seafood from Devon and Cornish waters with the majority from day boats.
A bit about the Forester
& "The Donheads"
Donhead St Andrew is one of "The Donheads" a group of small, spread out Parishes.
Donhead means head of the downs and refers to the beautiful chalk downs that rise from here up to Win Green and reach as far as Salisbury Plain to the east and the Blackmore Vale to the west.
Originally called "The New Inn" The Forester has been a public house since the 15th century. The beautiful old thatched building is made from greensand stone. Inside
The Forestor still retains that old world feeling with the large inglenook fireplace, stone walls and original beamed ceilings.