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Welcome to The Forester

Donhead St Andrew

THE FORESTER IS OPEN FOR LUNCH ONLY ON THIS BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, AUGUST 30.

WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR ONE WEEK FROM TUESDAY 31ST AUGUST RE-OPENING ON WEDNESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER TO ALLOW FOR STAFF HOLIDAYS .

FOR FUTURE BOOKINGS, WE ARE STILL ADVISING YOU TO CALL US TO RESERVE A TABLE DUE TO THE HIGH RATE OF RESERVATIONS. PLEASE CALL 01747 828 038 OR LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AGAIN SOON.

CHRIS LIZZIE & ALL AT THE FORESTER
DONHEAD ST ANDREW

Restriction Easing

Dear Guests

From the 19th of July restrictions across the country were eased, however for your comfort and safety there are a few things we will be keeping the same.

Face coverings – your choice

Our staff will continue to wear face coverings to offer peace of mind to our customers however we do not expect our customers to wear them – it’s up to you.

Signing in & Sanitising

It is no longer a legal requirement to sign in, however there are QR posters around the pub and if you would like to leave details so that you can be contacted in the event of a positive Covid case please ask a member of staff for a form.  We also have hand sanitiser dotted around the pub please help yourself.

Spacing and Cleaning

Nothing changing we will maintain space around our tables and continue to clean down tables after every service

Table service

We will continue to offer a table service only for both food and drinks as recommended by the latest government advice.  Our menus and drink lists are still single use for your protection.

Thank you for your continued support.  We are hoping that by continuing to follow these simple rules we can keep our guests and staff safe and help to reduce the pressure on our heroes in the NHS.

The Forester

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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.

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2020

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.

The Donheads

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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.

Others Say

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“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 …

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.”

Mitch Tonks
TV Chef, Food Writer, Restaurateur & Fishmonger.

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“The pub has a well-deserved Bib Gourmand – it fits perfectly with the criteria of serving excellent food at reasonable prices.”

Charles Campion
TV Chef, Food Writer, Restaurateur & Fishmonger.

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The experienced owners take a very hands on approach & along with the chef, are passionate about using good country ingredients, with meats from local farms and estates and fish from the Brixham Day Boats.

Dishes are well prepared and flavoursome, with a classical country base and a refined edge.

Michelin Guide

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