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Our New Spring Menu is a Hit!

We launched our new Spring Menu at the beginning of the month and we’re so pleased to announce that it’s been a huge hit with out restaurant guests so far!

Packed full of local, quality-sourced ingredients that sum up everything that’s exciting about this Season, we’ve updated a few of our classics and introduced a whole raft of exciting new dishes like:

  • Pear and Taleggio Arancini
  • Lavender Skewered
  • Lamb Koftas
  • Fresh Devon Crab & Steamed Clam Linguine
  • Sweet potato, black quinoa & 3-bean veggie burger

…and many, many more!

Take a look at our full dinner menu here.

We’ve also updated our set menu and lunchtime deals menu which offer amazing value for our diners.

So if you haven’t tried our new menu yet, what are you waiting for?

Book a time for a taste, here.

 

Free Sunday Night Stays at Our Hotel

Love long, lazy weekends?

So do we!

That’s why when you book both Friday and Saturday night to stay in one of our beautiful, boutique hotel rooms, you’ll get your Sunday night stay for FREE!

We’ve received loads of great feedback about our newly renovated rooms and the amazing value for money they offer – especially when you’re a Friend of The Foresters.

Just mention ‘FOF Discount’ when booking to receive 10% off your room rate for every day of the week!*

*Subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

An Audience with Kathleen Pearson

For one night only, the incomparable Kathleen Pearson will be performing at The Foresters Arms, dishing up some of the very best live Jazz available around.

Live Jazz Night at The Foresters Arms – Saturday 28th April

With family traditions rooted in rural Tennessee, Kathleen Pearson is the real deal. With a style that’s originated from America’s great musical traditions of gospel, blues and soul, Kathleen puts this history and depth into every performance, sharing a sound that’s rich and true. With a professional background that includes residencies in revered London Jazz bars such as Ronnie Scott’s and The Jazz Cafe, this is one night you really don’t want to miss!

So join us on Saturday 28th April for drinks, dinner, dancing and live Jazz that hits your heart.

Audience with Kathleen Pearson - Live Jazz at The Foresters Arms, Hampton Wick Saturday 28th April

Valentine’s Day at The Foresters Arms

Romance is the dish of the day at The Foresters Arms this February 14th, where we’ll be providing romantic candlelit dining and a delicious menu for you to share with that special someone. We’ll even treat you to a romantic soul soundtrack courtesy of the tremendously talented, Verna Francis – who will be singing live from 8.30pm.

View the menu below and if that gets you all hot under the collar, make sure you make your Valentine’s Day dinner reservation with us as soon as possible by calling 020 8943 5379 or emailing info@the-foresters.com.

We’d just LOVE to see you there…

Valentine's Day 2018 at The Foresters Arms Hampton Wick

 

Happy New Year from The Foresters Arms!

As well as wishing you all a very Happy New Year, we’d also like to say thanks for all your support throughout the year. After a very eventful 2017, we’re looking ahead to another brilliant year filled with many more exciting things to share with you.

We hope you all had a great festive season but if you’re feeling a little sad that it’s all over for another year, here are some offers that might help cure those winter blues…

IT’S SALE SEASON AT THE FORESTERS ARMS

We all know that Christmas is an expensive time, so this year, as the high street shops go into sale season, we’re following suit!

Introducing The Foresters Arms January Sale – offering loads of great discounts on everything from your restaurant bill to event hire until the 31st!

Take a look at some of the spectacular savings on offer below:

January Offers - Sale Season at The Foresters Arms

FREE HIRE OF OUR PUB

We’d like to draw special attention to our free pub hire offer above, which is available throughout the year.

Hire Our Pub - The Foresters Arms, Hampton Wick, Kingston, Teddington

Planning an event and need a venue? Did you know that you can hire our pub for FREE on Sunday Evenings and Monday Evenings with no minimum food or drink spend?

Whether you need just a small area of the pub or the whole place, for a recurring meet-up or a one-off celebration, we can offer you the space you need. 

To discuss dates and arrange, give us a call on 0208 8943 5379 or email info@the-foresters.com

HO, HO, HOTEL OFFERS FOR A FUN-FILLED FESTIVE TIME WITH THE FAMILY

Worrying about having enough room to put everyone up this Christmas? Well, forget about the futon, because here at The Foresters Arms, we’ve got an early gift to share with you:

From the 24th December until 2nd January, we’re offering a spectacular 25% off our room rates for all Friends of The Foresters.

Information about the hotel rooms at The Foresters Arms, Hampton Wick

Availability & Booking
This offer is subject to availability, so to avoid disappointment, please make your hotel booking as soon as possible.

To check availability for your chosen dates using this discount, please call us on 020 8943 5379  or email info@the-foresters.com quoting: “25 OFF FOR FOF” when you book.

And if you’re not yet a Friend of The Foresters, ask us at the bar!

Join Us For Remembrance Sunday in Hampton Wick

Remembrance Sunday is a hugely important day in The Foresters Arms Calendar, where we join with the Hampton Wick community in paying our respects to those who have sacrificed so much.

Every year, we invite people to come to The Foresters Arms from 9.30am, where we provide free tea, coffee, soft drinks and sticky buns ahead of the Remembrance Parade up the High Street at 10.20am.

Poppies will be available from pub and any donations to The Poppy Appeal are very welcome.

Further details are available in the poster below.

We hope you can join us.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Remembrance Day Sunday 12th November 2017, Hampton Wick - The Foresters Arms

 

The Foresters Arms Hotel is Now Open for Business!

We’re very pleased to announce that we are now accepting bookings for our newly refurbished boutique hotel rooms!

Sumptuous, stylish and just a little bit eccentric, we have 4 ensuite rooms available (2 Superking, 1 Twin and 1 Double) all individually renovated to match our trademark style.

Double Hotel Room at The Foresters Arms, Hampton Wick

Room rates

For Sunday – Thursday Night Stays:
Single £80 per night
All Other Rooms £100 per night

For Friday & Saturday Night Stays:
Single £100 per night
All other rooms £120 per night

Facilities
Each room is equipped with free fibre-optic WiFi, Flatscreen Freeview TV, soft (yet firm) goose down pillows and duvets, orthopaedic mattresses, a Nespresso machine and a selection of Twinings Tea as well as complimentary jelly babies… because, why not?!

We also have an iron, hair dryers and straighteners available for our guests’ use.

Some on-street metered parking is available around the pub or we can offer secure parking at a cost of £10 per night.

Discounts
Local residents, local businesses and Friends of the Foresters cardholders are entitled to a 10% discount – please notify us of this when making your reservation.

Guests’ will also receive 10% discount off their bill when they dine with us in the restaurant. This discount is also available for use in Hussars coffee shop, located just a few doors down from the pub.

Our Location
Many of you will be aware of how well-positioned The Foresters Arms is for a number of sights and attractions, not least because it’s right by Hampton Wick train station which has direct links into London in just 23 minutes.

Other nearby attractions and easily reachable locations include:

  • Twickenham Stadium (11 minutes)
  • Bushy Park, Bushy House, Old deer Park and Richmond Parks
  • Kingston University
  • Kingston City Centre Shopping
  • Rose Theatre
  • Richmond
  • Gatwick Airport (45 minutes)
  • Heathrow Airport (20 minutes)
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Kew Gardens
  • Syon Park
  • Ham House (famous film location)
  • Sandown and Kempton Racecourses
  • Thames River and boat rides to Richmond & Hampton Court

Bookings & Enquiries
For any enquiries about our hotel rooms or to arrange your booking please call us on 020 8943 5379 or email info@the-foresters.com.

We’ll look forward to welcoming you.

5 Stars for The Foresters Arms, Hampton Wick

Just a quick note of celebration to let you know that we have just received our food hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency and we’re very pleased to share that we have received 5 stars!

The Foresters Arms has received a 5 star hygiene rating - August 2017

Now, you know we love a five-star review but this one is extra special because it means that we’re not only creating delicious dishes but we’re doing all we can to make sure that your dining experience is one to remember – for all the right reasons!

 

An Open Letter to the Hampton Wick Community

You may have heard that we were not able to take part in this year’s Summer Fair in Hampton Wick as planned. Here’s an open letter from the landlord, Tom, explaining why:

Dear Friends and Fellow Members of the Community, 

We are sad to share a very disappointing announcement with you.

Despite our many years of involvement with the annual Hampton Wick Summer fair, we have been forced to pull out of this year’s celebrations at the very last minute.

This is due to the Council informing us that we will not be able to occupy the street space required outside the pub to host the usual food stalls, musicians and children’s entertainment that we have previously used, year after year, without any issues whatsoever.

And so we have no choice but to cancel all the previously advertised activities arranged. Instead, we will be reverting back to normal Sunday Lunch service in the restaurant and the bar.

We are so frustrated and upset by this decision and we are truly sorry that it has come to this. Throughout our 12 years in Hampton Wick, we have strived to be a community pub, bringing people together through events and taking every opportunity to celebrate the wonderful place we live in with the incredible people we share it with.

If you are as upset by this decision as we are, we would be so grateful if you could pass on your views to Rayma Khatun at Richmond Council. You can get in touch with her by emailing this address: rayma.khatun@richmond.gov.uk or by calling this number: 0208 891 7338.

Although it will be difficult to watch this year’s festivities going on around us, we are determined to not let this decision dishearten us – we will be back next Summer, bigger and better than ever. We will also be looking to apply for space for an outdoor Christmas Fair at the end of this year.

We’d like to finish this letter by thanking you for your support and by offering our sincere apologies that we will no longer be sharing in this day with you, which has always been one of the highlights of our year and (we hope) for the whole of the Hampton Wick community. 

With warmest regards, 

Mr Thomas J Furber (FBII) 
Landlord of The Foresters Arms

Are you ready for this year’s Summer Street Party?

Yes, it’s that time of the year again!

The annual Summer Street Party is headed to Hampton Wick on Sunday 30th July from 12 pm.

This year, we’re pulling out all the stops with loads of entertainment along with a great selection of tasty food and drink for all the family.

What’s more, all proceeds from this event will go to support Help For Heroes, a charity very close to our heart.

Our big street fair will feature live music from Jim Sole (plus guests!) plenty of delicious eats and treats – hog roast, salad and jacket potato bar, a craft beer and real ale stand, candy floss stand, ice slushies and a cake stall, just to name a few – and we’ll also have a face-painting stall and a bouncy castle to keep the little ones occupied.

As well as watching all the bikes go by in the Prudential Ride London, make sure you get a good spot outside The Foresters Arms to watch the annual Summer parade take place down Hampton Wick High Street.

So get that date down in your diary and come along for a really fun family day out in support of a great cause…

See you at the Fair!

Hampton Wick Summer Street Party Sunday 30th July 2017 for Prudential Ride London and Parade

Our Exterior Renovations are Complete!

The Foresters Arms Completed Exterior Refurbishment

We did it! Our exterior renovation is now complete!

Not only have we invested in some swanky new signage, there’s loads more outdoor seating options than ever before and we’ve even gone to the trouble of laying down some lovely lush green lawn… 😉 So next time the sun’s out, get those guns out 💪 and head for The Foresters Arms – we’ll be ready and waiting!

And now for the hotel…

We don’t muck about at The Foresters Arms!

Work has already begun on our new boutique hotel rooms. We’ve been building up to this for quite some time so it’s been great to finally get started – even if it is looking a bit, err, “rustic” at the moment… 😳

Enjoy Our New Menu Outside

Our new Summer menu has landed! And as our exterior renovations are complete, you can now reserve tables outside for that al fresco experience.

With a wide range of wonderfully satisfying and delicious dishes that make the most of the amazing local and fresh produce available at this time of year.

For those working lunches when you haven’t got much time, you can pre-order from us and receive 10% off when you collect as a takeaway or have it delivered direct to your office (on orders over £50).

So for a chance to sample seasonal updates of our favourites or to give our brand new dishes a go, call 020 8943 5379, email info@the-foresters.com or use OpenTable to book online.

What’s Going On At The Foresters (Arms)?

Yes, as you may have guessed from the title above, we’re going back to our roots with an exterior refurbishment that will see the return of our name “The Foresters Arms” above the doorway once more.

When the pub first opened in the 1880s, it had been built to serve the workers in Bushy Park – which is why it was given the name ‘The Foresters Arms’. It feels right to return to this name as we’re very proud of the building’s long-standing history and place within the local community.

That’s not all that’s changing, though. We’re also giving the exterior a general facelift with improvements to our outdoor area (including new furniture and heaters for those chilly evenings) and new window boxes to help us defend – or perhaps even better – the Silver title bestowed upon us in last year’s Richmond in Bloom awards.

This is the first in a three-phase investment into the pub, with the second phase coming at the end of May, which will include the refurbishment of the rooms into a boutique hotel. Finally, interior refurbishments will take place in the third phase, scheduled for September – all to make sure that we’re providing our customers with the best looking, comfiest and most welcoming pub in the area.

We’re not hanging about either – you may have noticed scaffolding is already up.  But don’t let that stop you from popping in, we’re open as usual and doing our best to keep disruption to a minimum.

Scaffolding up outside The Foresters for Exterior Refurbishment April 2017

The Foresters Opening times April 2017

Live Music Dates for 2017

If you love music as much as we do, take a look at some of the great live music events that are coming up at The Foresters throughout 2017 and get those dates in your diary!

Verna Francis Live Music Dates at The Foresters 2017 - March 4th, May 6th, July 8th, October 7th, December 2nd

An Audience With Verna Francis

Saturday 4th March was the first in our 2017 calendar of live music events, starting with the always awesome Verna Francis. Book asap for the next date on Saturday 6th May or risk missing out on some of the smoothest soul this side of London. Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 6th May
Saturday 8th July
Saturday 7th October
Saturday 2nd December

Live Music with the Jim Sole Experience - Saturday 8th April, June 3rd, September 2nd, November 4th NYE - starts at 9pm

Live Music with the Jim Sole Experience

Starting from April, join us for some more terrific live music with the Jim Sole Experience. If you’ve never been to one of these nights, you’re in for an absolute treat!

From 9pm on all listed dates below:

Saturday 8th April
Saturday 3rd June
Saturday 2nd September
Saturday 4th November
and New Year’s Eve

Open Mic Night

We’re also on the look-out for someone to host a Monday Open-Mic Night at our pub so if you or someone you know has experience hosting this kind of live music event, please get in touch either by telephone on 020 8943 5379, by email: info@the-foresters.com, come to the pub for a chat or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter .

What’s On at The Foresters?

We’ve got a whole load of things going on at The Foresters just lately, so here’s an update of all our current deals and events to help keep you in the know!

The Big Quiz

Get your thinking caps on and head down to The Foresters for The Big Quiz every Tuesday from 8pm. Test your team’s knowledge for a chance to take home a guaranteed first prize of £50!

The Big Quiz at The Foresters Pub Every Tuesday from 8pm. 1st Prize £50

The Foresters Funk Soul Party

Step to the groove every other Saturday at our legendary Funk Soul Parties at The Foresters. Spinning 100% vinyl funk soul, rare groove and disco records for your enjoyment. From 8pm until late. Free entry.

The Foresters Funk Soul Party, every other Saturday from 8 Till Late. Free Entry.

We Kids

Children of all ages are welcome in our restaurant all day*. And little Friends of The Foresters can enjoy a selection of dishes from our yummy kids menu.

We heart kids - Kids allowed in The Foresters Restaurant all day. Kids Menu. Dog friendly pub.

New Spring Menu

Check out our new Spring Menu here, with a selection of delicious dishes made from fresh, local produce and quality ingredients.  

New Spring Menu at The Foresters Pub Restaurant, Hampton Wick.

Early Bird Discount

We’re still running our popular Early Bird promotion where you can receive an ever-so tempting 25% discount off your bill when you dine in our restaurant from 6-7pm, Monday to Saturday.**

Early Bird discount at The Foresters - 25% off your bill 6-7pm Monday - Saturday

After 9pm Club

Those who prefer to dine a little later can take advantage of our amazing After 9pm Club offer – book a table with us between 9pm and 10pm, Monday – Saturday, and receive a bottle of FREE wine! Choose any bottle from our wine list, including champagne!**

After 9pm Club Deal - Free Bottle of wine if you book and dine 9pm - 10pm at The Foresters

Hire Our Pub

Speak to us about hiring out our pub for your next event. Hire part or all of our pub for birthday parties, anniversaries, retirement send-offs, wedding receptions, work dos, christenings and more.

This Pub is for Hire - To book The Foresters in Hampton Wick for your Party or event, call 0208 943 5379

To enquire about any of the offers/events/updates listed above or to hire our pub, please call us on 020 8943 5379 or email info@the-foresters.com.

*Please note, after 6pm only adults aged over 21 are permitted in the bar area.
**Please be aware that only one discount can be added to your bill.

New Year, New Offers

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE FORESTERS

We all know January can be a bit of a bore, wallets feel lighter and your calendar seems positively empty in comparison to the previous month. But fear not! Your social life needn’t suffer thanks to some fabulous offers from The Foresters, designed to help your New Year get off to a great start.

DINE after NINE for FREE WINE!

Introducing our latest offer: the After 9pm Club
Pre-book a table between 9pm and 10pm dine with us to receive ANY bottle of wine from our menu absolutely FREE! And YES, that includes CHAMPAGNE! All you have to do to qualify is mention this promotion when booking. What’s more, this offer is available every day of the week except Sundays!

The Foresters After 9pm Club Offer - Dine after nine for a free bottle of wine

MORE AMAZING OFFERS:

Earlybird Discount – 25% off your meal from 6-7pm, Monday-Saturday.

Friends of the Foresters Card – Get an incredible 10% on almost everything when you fill out a Friends of the Foresters form and hand it in an the bar. Your card entitles you to 10% off food and drinks (valid Monday-Saturday lunchtimes and Monday-Thursday evenings) and on all function hire and accommodation bookings.

Tastecard – If you’re a Tastecard member you can get 2 for 1 on all dishes Monday-Saturday lunch and Monday-Thursday evenings. Please mention your Tastecard when booking.

Gourmet Society Card – Buy a starter, main course & dessert and your second (and cheapest) of each of these will be free. One dining card = one free meal with a maximum of two cards per party. Offer applies to the à la carte menu only and is not valid on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Please check availability and mention your Gourmet Society Card when booking.

Time Out Card – If you have a Time Out Card, you can get 20% off your food bill. This offer is valid Monday-Thursday. Booking is essential. Please let us know you have a Time Out Card when you make a reservation. Happy Dining!

*Please note that for all offers listed, only one discount can be applied to your bill*

Our Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas & New Year Opening Times at The Foresters

Merry Christmas from everyone at The Foresters!

We hope you have a cracker! Here are our Christmas opening hours for the pub/kitchen including information about our Christmas Eve Knees Up and New Year’s Eve House Party – don’t miss ’em!

OUR NEW YEARS EVE PARTY TICKETS ARE 50% SOLD!

Yep, that’s right, over 50% of tickets for our New Year’s Eve House Party are sold already!

And it’s always such a great night that we’re not at all surprised that tickets are selling so quickly. So, if you’re looking for a night of funk, soul and disco-dancing – get those tickets asap and get ready to ring in the New Year right!

Party starts at 9pm. Advance tickets available from the bar priced £10

BUT BEFORE THAT, GET READY FOR OUR…

CHRISTMAS EVE KNEES-UP

Every year our Christmas Eve party gets everyone feeling festive – with brilliant live music from Sam & Craig as well as lots of dancing, singing-along and general merriment!

We can’t emphasise enough what a great atmosphere this night promises – it’s the kind of party that even Father Christmas himself would consider rescheduling his prior engagements for!   

 From 8pm – Midnight. FREE Entry!

Mulled Wine On Sale Now!

Mulled wine and mulled cider are now on sale at The Foresters. And if, by some chance, you don’t know where to find it – always let your nostrils be your guide!!

Mulled Wine by the Fire at The Foresters

Get Your NYE Tickets Now!

Tickets for our ever popular New Year’s Eve House Party are now available to purchase from the bar. Tickets bought in advance are £10 or £15 on the night (if they’re not already sold out by then!)

New Year's Eve House Party at the Foresters: Funk, Soul Disco

Festivities at The Foresters

The Foresters Christmas and New Year 2015 Funky Disco Santa

Tis (almost) the season to spread good cheer.

And at The Foresters, aside from putting on a lovely festive spread for all our Christmas & New Year bookings, – we’re also throwing a couple of parties to really get your jingle bells rocking…

Christmas Eve Knees-Up

The night before Christmas and all through our house, there’ll be music and cocktail stirring and the odd tipsy spouse. 

Join us for our FREE Christmas Eve Knees-Up with live music from the ever-popular Sam & Craig from 9pm. Eat, drink and be merry!

Christmas Eve Party with free entry at The Foresters near Kingston Upon Thames

New Years Eve House party

For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, I’ll take a flute of the Prosecco please dear, for auld lang syne.

The Foresters NYE House Party is BACK! This year, there’ll be more live music from The Jim Sole Experience along with special guest DJs playing Funk, Soul and Disco Vinyl until 2am.

Our New Year’s House Party is always hugely popular and with a limited number of tickets available, make sure you get yours as soon as you can. Tickets will be available to buy at the bar from December 1st and are £10 if you book in advance or £15 on the night.

New Year's Eve House Party at the Foresters: Funk, Soul Disco

Ok, we’re going to stop talking about Christmas (for now) and turn to other news…

We were so proud to see such a great turn-out at the annual Remembrance Sunday procession and service in Hampton Wick; our grateful thanks to all those who joined us and the rest of the community in taking time out to pay our respects to all those who have sacrificed so much.

This Saturday (21st November), for the very first time, The Foresters will be taken over by Abigail’s Party for an evening of music, dancing and general merriment! Tickets for this event are now sold out but if you missed out this time round, keep a look out for future dates.

And lastly, don’t miss your chance to sample our monthly drink recommendations for November:

November's Drinks Recommendations: Wimbledon Brewery Common Pale Ale, Guinness West Indies Porter, Shipyard American Pale Ale (Draught) and Piedra Blanca wine.

As always, any enquiries or reservation requests please feel free to call us on 020 8943 5379 or email info@the-foresters.com.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning…

The Foresters Remembrance Poppy Banner "We Will Remember Them"

Join us for Remembrance Day in Hampton Wick – Sun 8th Nov.

This Remembrance Day (Sunday 8th November), at 10.20am the road will be closed outside The Foresters and we will be joined by Current Servicemen, Ex-Servicemen and our local Sea Cadet Union. The piper-led procession will proceed down the High Street to the Epitaph at Kingston Bridge where a short service will be given by our local Clergy. Wreaths will be laid as the Last Post is played.

Please help this great cause and show your support by giving an hour of your time to honour and remember those who have sacrificed so much.

Poppies will be available on the day and all donations to the Poppy Appeal will be most welcome. Free tea, coffee, sticky buns and soft drinks will also be available in the morning from 9.30am at The Foresters.

Find out more about this and other Remembrance Day services happening in the Richmond Borough here.