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The Forester

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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All reviews seafood rabbit taramasalata pork belly scallops burger panna cotta pudding sea bass fries sandwiches country pub well spaced tables off the beaten track pubs and restaurants excellent menu an excellent lunch
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant dinner, delicious food, wonderful service we felt like at home! Lovely rustic building with plenty of character.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Giusy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is beautiful: oak timber beams, roaring wood fireplace, tasteful decoration throughout; the highlight was a 16th century wooden Chinese linen cabinet, repurposed for holding wine. The staff were so friendly, the table service was excellent and the food was outstanding. If I’m ever...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Yaquub
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Forester is the best pub by far. arriving on a chilly day. the pub is warm with the greeting of a log burning open fire, friendly owners and a homely atmosphere. Choosing to sit by the fire with our drinks, while choosing our lunch....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Simon P
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Looking for a quaint,eclectic/quirky place to have lunch(prior to booking supper in the future or Sunday lunch) Wow wow and wow Beautiful surroundings Fabulous owner called Liz Rhym the dog Fantastic lunch Just go,you won’t be disappointed Sunday lunch here we come.....

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank samjrenshaw
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Just lovely! The restaurant was tasteful, warm and cosy with a roaring inglenook fire. The trout gravlax was delightful and so very tasty. The steak was honestly the finest I've ever eaten and I've had a lot in some good restaurants! We chose our wine...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank katyptaty
Reviewed 1 December 2018

10th time of going and every time is as good or better than the last. Lots of fish and seafood, but plenty of meat for the carnivores. We had absolutely perfect taramasalata, mussels, scallops, gurnard, brill and sirloin steak, and each of us just had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank c0linj0nes
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Local friends took us to this out of the way pub and it was a great recommendation. Established in the fifteenth century evidently and it sports a warm atmosphere and equally warm welcome. There’s a great selection of cask ales and wines and it’s very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank BazSingapore
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

A little hidden gem that we will be back to. The pork belly was absolutely perfect as was the panna cotta and roasted figs. Could not fault our evening at all. Thank you.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 21 October 2018

By far the best food in the area for some miles, always a great menu, great service and fantastic beer.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank coopdawg2014
Reviewed 15 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Daktari62
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