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Welcome to the Forester

The Forester Inn is a beautiful pub in the lovely little village of Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire. We serve the finest quality food, with fish dishes being a speciality of our chef.

the Forester has been awarded the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for serving Excellent quality food at reasonable prices.Chris & Liz are delighted that the Forester has been awarded the prestigious and highly sought-after Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for serving Excellent quality food at reasonable prices.

 

Our philosophy

CHRISTMAS
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Menu

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.


Mitch Tonks"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."

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

A bit about the Forester and "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.


Forester has been awarded the prestigious and highly sought-after Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for serving Excellent quality food at reasonable prices.

 

The Forester Inn

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
12 noon - 3pm
6:30 - 11Pm
Sunday
12 noon - 3.00pm

Kitchen
Tuesday - Saturday
12 noon - 2pm
7 - 9pm
Sunday
12 noon - 2pm
Closed All day Monday & Sunday evenings

The Forester

Lower Street
Donhead St Andrew
Shaftesbury
Wiltshire
SP7 9EE
01747 828038

At the Forester, we change our menu daily.  The menus below are sample menus only, however, are typical of what will be on offer at The Forester'

 
Main Menu
 
Taste of the Sea Menu
 
Artisan Cheeseboard
 

Wer'e in:

 
Harden's Retaurant Reviews
 
The Good Pub Guide
 
Michelin Guide
 
Michelin Guide
 
 

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