About The Foresters Arms

A New Forest favourite, The Foresters Arms – the donkey pub to locals – has had a makeover of sorts lately. Chic, rustic and homely, complete with a mix of tartan, exposed brickwork and antlers, this Frogham pub is quintessential British dining at it’s very best. Located on Abbots Well Road, The Foresters Arms boasts a menu brimming with all the favourites you would expect, from tasty sarnies, to seasonal favourites and pub-grub classics. In winter, cosy up by the fire, and in summer you can enjoy the garden and outdoor barbecue all while enjoying tasty, wholesome food, and an ale or two. Not far from Fordingbridge, this spot is one of the best in the area, so bring friends, the whole family and even the dog for a meal you’re unlikely to forget.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm


The Foresters Arms
Abbots Well Road, Frogham
Fordingbridge SP6 2JA

Menu Highlights



Foresters Pate

With Brioche, Chutney & Garnish

Forester’s Cheddar Cheese Soufflé

With Crusty Bread & Garnish

Half Pint of Shell-on Prawns

With Tartar Sauce & Granary Bread


Foresters Beef Burger Stack

With Cheese, Bacon, Onion Rings & Chunky Chips

Confit Duck Salad

With Plum Dressing

Goats Cheese, Roasted Pepper & Pesto Baguette

Served with a Salad Garnish & Crisps


Beer Battered Haddock & Chips

With Mushy Peas & Tartar Sauce

Baked Chicken Breast

Stuffed with Parma Ham, Spinach & Sundried Tomatoes, With New Potatoes, Sugar Snaps & Chorizo Jus

Foresters Vegetable Stack

With Rosti Potato, Red Pepper Puree, Pesto & Carrot Crisps

23 The Foresters Arms Reviews

23 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
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John R.11 days ago · 1 review

A warm friendly meeting with excellent and reasonable priced food resulted in a good evening out.We will be putting The Foresters on our list of places to revisit

Ruth B.21 days ago · 1 review

Lovely atmosphere and very good service. Food mostly excellent (although Home made scotch egg a little disappointing, although I’m being a bit fussy!). Horizon is a delicious hoppy bitter.

Karl M.2 months ago · 1 review

Friendly reception, great service, good food reasonably priced and set in a lovely rural location in the New Forest. Will definitely be going back again.

Paul F.4 months ago · 1 review

As ever a fantastic roast, lovely pub, friendly staff and a cracking pint of stout!! If I had one complaint it’d be that it’s not my local pub!!! Go and enjoy.

Colin C.6 months ago · 1 review

The lunch was the break point of a full days walking in the New Forest. My buddie, who is a bit of a foodie and does all the family cooking, and I really enjoyed a lovely lunch. Home made Chicken and Leek pie, accompanies by some sautéed vegetables in a light oil and some fries. The beer was great and the atmosphere very pleasant.

Carol W.9 months ago · 1 review

Four of us met up for lunch, entertained by the donkeys hanging about on the forecourt when we arrived. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and staff smiling and helpful. Food delicious and generous portions. We will return!

Mike O.6 months ago · 1 review

Great meal, friendly pub atmosphere and our dogs were made more than welcome with free treats from the local pet shop! The menu caters for all tastes, including vegetarian and gluten free.

Lucy S.8 months ago · 1 review

Great atmosphere, staff were very welcoming and the food was amazing. Sons birthday, they made a fuss of him. Sunday roast was delicious and great choice for the kids.

Alison C.9 months ago · 3 reviews

Big portions and very tasty food. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff are friendly, and the location is lovely. Not the cheapest place but a nice treat.

David W.4 months ago · 1 review

A warm welcome, nice cozy country pub - good selecction on menu all freshly cooked. Good choice of ales and spirits. Will return when next in the area.