Review on The Forester Inn
A great deal of care and attention has been lavished on this immaculately thatched sixteenth-century inn on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. Outside, all is neat and tidy, while the interior has been allowed to display its traditional attributes including heavy beams, sturdy wood floors and a fire blazing in the inglenook.
The dining room puts on a more gentrified face with exposed stonework and paintings by local artists on the terracotta-hued, half-panelled walls. Food is taken seriously here, and the regularly changing blackboard menus suggest that the kitchen revels in its work.
Browse through the day's offerings and you might find wok-cooked mussels with Thai spices or a salad of smoked duck with Cox's apples and hazelnut dressing before mains such as seared tuna with aromatic couscous and chilli jam or something earthy like game pie or braised ham hock 'crepaniette' with garlic mash. Cappuccino brûlée and lemon tart with blackcurrant sorbet are the sorts of things to consider for a sweet-toothed finish. Real ales from Wiltshire and Dorset breweries vie for attention with the sharp wine list.
The Forester Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express