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“Hits the spot with great accuracy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Foresters Arms

The Foresters Arms
58 Goose Street, Beckington, Frome BA11 6SS, England
01373 830864
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Beckington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Foresters is a 18th Century village Inn, set in the quiet back streets of a very picturesque village of Beckington, serving traditional beers, ciders, food and now offering Five En-suite rooms.
London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Hits the spot with great accuracy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Went there in June 2013.

This was a busy Friday evening in this pub.

We really enjoyed or starters (dips and a home-made paté that was probably one of the finest terrines we ever ate – even our two French gourmets were really, really impressed).

Mains were excellent, fresh and cooked on the day. The owner told us his chef loved preparing curries: we indeed found these curries excellent, very fragrant but not overpowering.

Wines selection is nothing outlandish but prices were fair.

This is the best gastro-pub stuff you can hope for: simple, honest, fresh cuisine but with many clever twists and a lot of care.

Only (small) downside was the noise level: walls and hard surface make pub fairly loud, so you tend to shout to be heard by your co-diners. But then again, if you dislike the noise, try to avoid pubs of Friday evenings!

Service was attentive and present but not intrusive. The owner came to see if we were happy with our meal, he seemed to really care about keeping his clients happy. Setting is a decluttered village pub.

We ate for £20-25 per head with wine and quite frankly, that was money well spent and a meal we will keep great memories from.

Having tried the Woolpack Inn the next day, i'd say this is indeed the place to go to in Beckington.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lewes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Is is still the better of the 2 in Beckington”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

It's a year since my last visit and mt then positive comments about the beer, food and friendliness of the staff still apply but it continues to lack that cosy pub touch that one wants in a village rather than the nouvelle-chique decor and standard pine furniture. Having now visited the Woolpack for the first time in a while, they have improved in this respect, with quirky tables and chairs and comfy sofas and window bench seating; something that the Foresters could easily emulate in order to attract locals who just want a pint and a chin-way rather than a meal in a restaurant atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food. Friendly host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Having a family that all like to eat something different it is very hard to find a restaurant that caters to every taste. We arrived after a great day at Longleat to this lovely pub hidden in the village of Beckington to a warm and friendly welcome and fantastic tasting food. The pub had a real fire even though it was May (yes it was cold) lovely clean and tasteful decor and even though it was obviously known for its food the locals still visited to enjoy a drink. You must visit this pub / restaurant if you are in the area. Highly recommend the food and the setting.

Visited May 2013
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Chose The Foresters Arms at random from an internet search and glad we did.
Exceeded all expectations from a pub meal.
Four different dishes, all cooked well, and portions were generous.
Would definitely recommend

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food, good beer. Hearty portions!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Recommended by the lady at Seymours Court, this village pub delivers a great and hearty menu including steaks, pies, curries and salads - price is about £10-£16 per main course. All the usual drinks are on offer plus good local ales. All food is fresh and cooked to order - no defrosted chips in sight!

There's no muzak and no fruit machines (hooray) and the clientele on a Friday evening seemed to be a mix of locals enjoying drinks and food, and people driving in from nearby for a meal. The TV was on for the football and was switched off when the match ended.

There are no comfy chairs or sofas or snugs - just tables and chairs as in an informal dining room. Kids seem to be made welcome. It is a popular place so perhaps best to phone ahead and reserve a table. Toilets were clean.

Overall, I'd be happy to return and would recommend The Foresters Arms to friends visiting the area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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