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The Forester

The Forester Lower Street, Donhead Saint Andrew, Shaftesbury SP7 9EE, England
+44 1747 828038
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Forester Lower Street, Donhead Saint Andrew, Shaftesbury SP7 9EE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food, great ambiance, dog friendly, and character surroundings!! We loved it. Landlady and daughter very welcoming and fun, lovely pub full of character but not too crowded. Best fish in the SEast. We broke our journey back from Dorset just to have lunch here....More

Thank Daktari62
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice for dinner on our recent holiday. Food was fab, the place is lovely and the owner (I assume) was very helpful and accommodating. Agree with other reviews that it is very cold and we had some problems with service on the second visit:...More

Thank Redmarch99
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Two couples, who had been to this pub previously, both together and with others 3 or 4 times chose it as a dinner location without the grown up children. It was suggested when booking to arrive early as they had two larger tables already booked,...More

Thank Ymfb
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Nicely set up dining pub with well spaced tables so that you didn't feel hemmed in by other parties. Friendly attentive service and food that made everybody happy. Our party enjoyed an excellent skate dish, tasty lamb scrumpet, traditional fish and chips, and a burger...More

1  Thank helsbellsandcat
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Great lunch in a traditional looking pub where the food was out of the ordinary. There was a great range of fresh fish/seafood and delicious looking menu. I had the skate with spring greens and smashed potatoes - you could just tell that the fish...More

1  Thank rotterdam0892
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous little pub with a fabulous menu. Would highly recommend. Food was delicious and service was great.

1  Thank Climber802750
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Four of us for Saturday lunch.In no way disappointing. Steak, a variety of fish off and on the bone, a carafe of white and coffee finished an excellent lunch experience.

1  Thank Perersfield
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Charming upmarket foodie pub. Really a great indoor space. Proper lunch menu with excellent variety (and a token sandwich or two) Food well presented and hit the spot o the taste buds . Delightful and friendly service by the lady owner. Highly recommend, and many...More

2  Thank AnothernameScotland
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I escaped for an impromptu night away in Dorset. On the advice of our hosts we visited the Forester for a last minute Saturday night supper. What a find! A wonderful menu that I would have gladly tried every single dish. All...More

1  Thank Hector58o
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We dined here with friends when visiting the area. The rental property listed the Forester in it's guide to recommended local restaurants and pubs. We travel with our three dogs so called up to check if they had an indoor area for dining that allowed...More

1  Thank go4geisha007
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Forester Lower Street, Donhead Saint Andrew, Shaftesbury SP7 9EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury  >  Donhead Saint Andrew
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 828038
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