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The Forester

The Forester Lower Street, Donhead Saint Andrew, Shaftesbury SP7 9EE, England
+44 1747 828038
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish soup” (11 reviews)
“carpaccio” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Forester Lower Street, Donhead Saint Andrew, Shaftesbury SP7 9EE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the Forester on many occasions over the last few years, and it was one of our favourites, but what has gone wrong? My wife has a wine allergy and the chef was always happy to make a different sauce to...More

1  Thank chirojones
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

We attended for dinner and once again had a fantastic experience. Superb food and service. Well done for offering a consistently excellent standard.

Thank kmep73
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Had a lovely family meal in this traditional country pub, with a great atmosphere and very attentive staff. Food was good but not great for the price. Veal was tasty but disappointingly small and steaks were eye-wateringly expensive. Would definitely go again, but perhaps just...More

Thank Woody3376
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Visited on 4th November for a friends birthday party, a dozen of us sat down and enjoyed a wonderful meal, as usual. I have visited this pub/restaurant a number of times and never had a disappointing meal. The party had a mix of fish and...More

1  Thank jembowers
Reviewed October 16, 2017

This country pub is an amazing find a little off the beaten track. The owners are friendly and very hospitable and the staff attentive and courteous. The food is excellent. The wines and cocktails of the week are very good. Fewer choices for beer or...More

Thank vivhthomas
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Visited on the evening of the 13th of October. The staff were very friendly, and the service was generally pretty good. Unfortunately the food was disappointing. The veal was a overcooked and under seasoned - reminiscent of an insole. The bream was ok, though nothing...More

Thank RHalladay
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Booked here after a walk round Wardour castle. We arrived early; no problem for the pub. Friendly welcome by all the staff. Good range for a lunch menu and prompt service. All the dishes were hot and delicious. Lovely hidden gem for travellers or walkers....More

Thank Jolyon L
Reviewed September 6, 2017

A tremendous old world pub with excellent menu. Food is magnificent with a lovely atmosphere in the pub. Very welcoming.

Thank 731robin
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We decided to have lunch out and as the reviews for The Forester looked very encouraging, a table was reserved! The dining here is excellent, we both had fish and the pub's reputation for good fish dishes was upheld admirably - they were both beautifully...More

1  Thank Resurgam20
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Great Pub, Great Food, Great Service, Great Staff, Great Landlord and Landlady. The Best !!!! We will be returning very soon

1  Thank Simon P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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