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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%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Forester Lower Street, Donhead Saint Andrew, Shaftesbury SP7 9EE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here every time we visit the area and the food is consistently good. This time we had John Dory, Lamb and I had the crab linguine - all of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The only thing was that we were very cold....More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Having eaten at the Foresters a coupleof times in the past it was good to be able to make a return visit. Once again the quality of food was excellent, todays choice...Lambs Kidneys, slow cooked pork then orange Crete brûlée. Service was good too. Hope...More

1  Thank Melvyn J
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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

First class food, amazing staff, a beautiful country inn, what more could you ask For. The homemade faggot was the best I've ever tasted. Food combinations just WORKED! And a panna cotta heaven.

1  Thank prisoner24601
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Met a friend here for lunch and found it by chance as somewhere equidistant between us. The atmosphere is great - friendly and welcoming. The staff smiled, which sadly is often not true in pubs and restaurants these days. The food was excellent - I...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed February 8, 2018

I love this place. The owners are lovely, friendly, happy, welcoming and the staff have always been lovely too, whenever, my family have visited. Jack, the waiter is my favourite. The interior of the pub is very cosy, clean, warm and welcoming and it is...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed January 1, 2018 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

2  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

2  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
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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
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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