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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 .

Hire Our Pub: 50% Off Venue Hire Offer Extended!

There’s a lot of love at The Foresters this February.

And we’re spreading the love even further by extending our offer of 50% off area/full venue hire for ANY available date in the year – just as long as you book before the end of February 2017!

50% Off Venue Hire Offer Extended!

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help plan your event, please get in touch here.

50% off pub hire February 2017

Be Our Friend For More Offers

We’d love you to be our friend and we’ve got a feeling you’ll love it too with 10% off your bill Tuesday – Saturday (except on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings) and 10% off hotel rooms and event hire to boot!

Friends of The Foresters 10% discount

As always, if you have any questions about any of the above, give us a call on 020 8943 5379, send us an email at info@the-foresters.com or pop into the pub for a chat.

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

Stay at The Foresters for Just £50 Per Night

All our en suite hotel rooms are priced at just £50 and come with free fibre-optic wifi, tea & coffee making facilities, 24 hour access, hairdryer and ironing facilities and quick access into central London via Hampton Wick station just two minutes walk away. We also provide discounts for local residents and long-stay/corporate bookings. Guests can also take advantage of discounts in our award winning pub-restaurant located downstairs.

All en-suite Hotel Rooms £50 at The Foresters, South West London

To enquire about any of the offers/events/updates listed above or to book a room or 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.

Time to turn back the clocks and look ahead

The Foresters Winter Is Coming Banner with Roast Turkey and Wine glasses

Well, it’s that time of the year again – when the clocks go back and conversation for the following week revolves around everyone’s disbelief at how dark it is at 4pm.

And whilst we’re sad to officially say goodbye to Summer, we’re secretly quite looking forward to getting cosy by the fire and enjoying some hearty dishes by candlelight from our Autumn/Winter menu.

 The Foresters Autumn Winter main course of braised boneless Oxtail served with roasted new potatoes on puy lentils and a rich port & shallot jus

Hearty and warming – our braised boneless Oxtail main course served with roasted new potatoes on puy lentils and a rich port & shallot jus.

The Foresters Autumn Winter menu main course - Confit belly of Gloucester Old Spot Pork served with Prosciutto-wrapped green beans, hasselback potatoes and a white onion & thyme sauce

From our Autumn/Winter Menu: Confit belly of Gloucester Old Spot Pork served with Prosciutto-wrapped green beans, hasselback potatoes and a white onion & thyme sauce 

One of three open Fireplaces at The Foresters pub restaurant in Hampton Wick

Get toasty by the open fireplaces at The Foresters

It also happens to be precisely 2 months until Christmas Eve, a thought that might make some people hyperventilate with excitement and others, just hyperventilate.

But don’t get stressed! At The Foresters we make organising Christmas and New Year as easy as (mince) pie. Take a look at our brochure and call 020 8943 5379 or email info@the-foresters.com to book.