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 Forester still retains that old world feeling with the large inglenook fireplace, stone walls and original beamed ceilings.
Owners Lizzie & Chris run the pub with their daughter Melissa and Son in Law, head chef Andy, so we are a family business helped by our small but hard working team.
First awarded to us in 2013 Chris & Liz are delighted that the Forester has retained the prestigious and highly sought-after Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for serving excellent quality food at reasonable prices.
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.