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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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“fish” (38 reviews)
“rabbit” (5 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Forester Lower Street, Donhead Saint Andrew, Shaftesbury SP7 9EE, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

2  Thank BazSingapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank coopdawg2014
Reviewed October 15, 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

1  Thank Daktari62
Reviewed September 14, 2018 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 September 8, 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 August 29, 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 August 1, 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 July 29, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Climber802750
Reviewed June 25, 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
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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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