Where Our Food Comes From

When available we use local artisan producers for our meat & game.  Whole venison is supplied to us by Donhead Hall, less than a mile away from the pub.  Our chefs take great pride in using the whole animal by making stocks & consomme with the bones, slowly roasting the shoulders & shins and by making haggis with the offal.  We have a local producer of Wessex Lowline beef (the original Aberdeen Angus)  – a small rare breed beef cattle known for the quality of its meat.  As well as the prime cuts we also use some of the more unusual cuts to create delicious dishes.

Our fish is delivered to us daily from Brixham  & St Mawes markets, where our suppliers use day boats to fish Devon & Cornish waters.

As well as using a local supplier for the best of British vegtables we also recieve a weekly delivery from Rungis in Paris for the best of what the continent has to offer.


Kitchen Times

Tue – Sat12 – 2 & 7 – 9pm
Sun12 – 2pm
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Others Say

The Forester in Donhead St Andrew - Others Say

“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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“It’s the kind of place that plays a conscientious part in its community, with regional meats & fresh produce proudly to the fore.  Carpaccio of locally farmed beef fillet is of melting buttery tenderness, dressed with finely grated Parmesan, slithered raddish & watercress, while mains run the rule over plenty of fine fish, such as crisp skinned sea bass, with a block of anna potatoes & a fricassee of asparagus & girolles, or prehaps rose veal chop with cavolo nero, sage butter & chips.  Desserts showcase lots of fruit, including roast figs with masala ice cream or wine poached pear & blue cheese tart.  An inspired choice of wines including a good range by the glass.”

The Good Food Guide

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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.


Artisan Cheese Board & Home made Ice Cream & Sorbet


Trevarrian Cornish Brie (CUP)

Creamy soft, smooth creamy cheese made from Jersey cow milk

Roquefort sur Soulzon (SUP)

Sweet and tangy with a salty finish

Vintage Isle of Man Cheddar

Distinctively rich and full of flavour

La Buchette Goat’s cheese (GP)

Soft, creamy goat’s cheese from La Verenelle, near Bergerac, France

Cheese Board 10.00 Individual cheese 3.50

All cheeses are accompanied by bread or

Biscuits with Donhead fruit chutney

We suggest a glass of Pedro Ximénez Sherry – the perfect match for

our cheese board  4.95

In-house ice creams and sorbets:

Ice Creams – vanilla bean, chocolate, honeycomb, elderflower

Sorbets –   melon & yuzu, mango, peach, strawberry




Po-Boy – crispy fried haddock, tartare sauce 8.00

Heritage tomato & mozzarella, San Lorenzo ham 8.00

Roast sirloin of Style Farm beef, horseradish 8.00

Michelin Guide