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Father and Son Celebrate 30 Years Serving the Locals

The Foresters’ landlord and his Dad have recently celebrated a combined 30 years as publications serving the Hampton Wick and Teddington areas.

Thomas Furber, landlord of Hampton Wick pub-restaurant, The Foresters, recently celebrated 10th Anniversary alongside proud Dad and former landlord of The Lion, Bobby Furber.

Foresters landlord Thomas Furber celebrating at 10th Anniversary party

Together, father and son share a total of 30 years serving punters in both Teddington and Hampton Wick. Furber was proprietor of The Lion in Wick Road from 1979 – 1997 before he called time and moved to Spain to retire.

Son, Thomas learned the tricks of the trade under the supervision of his Dad before flying the nest to work as a Combat Chef in the army. He later worked in various bars and pubs in the West End and Mayfair before he eventually had his name put above the door of The Foresters in 2005.

Pub’s are also in the blood for sister, Jayne Philpot who is Restaurant Manager for The Foresters, which has won the Time & Leisure Food & Drink Award for ‘Best Pub’ three years in a row.

Delighted Dad, Bobby, who travelled from Spain especially, commented on this landmark occasion: “I know from experience the pressure that pub landlords are under; with pubs closing across the UK every single day, The Foresters 10 Year Anniversary is a true achievement and I’m thrilled to be a part of the celebration. Thomas has done us proud”.     

The celebration was marked with a 10th Anniversary party at the pub which played host to burlesque dancers, local musicians and a casino. Festivities also spilled over into The Hampton Wick Festival; a much anticipated annual event in the local calendar which The Foresters has played a large role in over the years.  

Thomas and Bobby Furber  Hampton Wick Pub Landlords

A couple of old crocs! Thomas and Bobby Furber on the other side of the bar

New Specials Menu from The Foresters

Just a quick note to let you know that we’ve got a new specials menu:

New Specials Menu from The Foresters Restaurant

The menu represents a variety of seasonal dishes with locally sourced ingredients and lots of tasty new things to try like this Tandoori Roasted Chicken Salad in a poppadom with curried mayonnaise and chutneys, all served with your choice of basmati rice or pomme frites.

The Foresters Restaurant Roasted Tandoori Chicken Salad from the New Specials Menu

If you fancy giving this or any of our specials a try, we recommend getting your order in quickly as they’ll only be available for a limited time. In other words, when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Our sample specials menu is available as a pdf in the menus section of our website and we’ll keep updating our menus and keeping you informed of any new specials… so stay tuned!

The Foresters is Turning 10!

Join our 10th Birthday Celebrations at the Hampton Wick Festival on Sunday 2nd August from 12pm

The Hampton Wick Festival is always a highlight of the year for us. And this year, it’s especially special as this year, we’ll be celebrating 10 years at The Foresters with – what else? – a Street Party.

As we look back on almost a decade within the community, we feel very grateful for all the support we’ve received over the years and we want our celebrations to echo our gratitude.

It promises to be a really wonderful day packed full of family friendly fun and we’d love to see you there.

The Foresters 10th Anniversary Street Party Sunday 2nd August 2015

The Foresters at The Hampton Wick Festival

If you’re not quite sure what to expect from the Hampton Wick Festival, take a look at the video of last year’s shenanigans to see the fun that was had by all (extra points if you can spot all of The Foresters’ cameos!)

Or view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EZrsegjTJE

LIVE MUSIC AT THE FORESTERS

We Heart Live Music at The Foresters, Hampton Wick

We’re an eclectic bunch here at The Foresters and we like to think our selection of live music events prove it.

Coming up next is Classics Night (this Saturday 27th June from 8pm) where DJ Mikee takes to the decks to plays classic tunes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.

Our Classics Nights are a regular thing in The Foresters events calendar (usually held on the last Saturday of the month) so if you can’t make it this time round, the next dates to look out for are as follows:

Saturday 29th August

Saturday 26th September

Saturday 31st October – Halloween!

Saturday 28th November

Saturday 26th December – Boxing Day Party!

Please note, there will be no Classics Night in July due to the Hampton Wick Festival Street Party on August 2nd.

Aside from our Classics Party we also regularly play host to the soulful sounds of Julie Jules and Verna Francis. We also frequently invite our favourite music-loving sisters to The Foresters for their ever-popular Oh Oh Sevens Nights – where they invite the crowd to bring a small selection of their favourite seven inch records for some DIY DJ fun.

Live music and entertainment events at The Foresters are normally held in the opposite end of the pub to the restaurant which remains open, creating a great atmosphere throughout the pub and for any guests dining, drinking, in the mood for a dance… or all of the above!

Early Birds Get 25% Off Mon – Sat (YES, SATURDAY!)

Early Bird Discount - Get 25% off your Bill at the Foresters 6-7pm Mon-Sat

The Foresters Early Bird Deal – Get 25% off your bill when you dine between 6-7pm, Monday-Saturday

Look alive, early birds!

Thinking of catching a show or treating yourself to a night out?

Well, did you know that if you dine with us between 6-7pm you can get 25% off your bill with our Early Bird Dinner Discount?

This offer is available is available Monday – Saturday… YES, Saturday too!

Book in advance using OpenTable to make sure you beat the clock and bag yourself a table.

HAPPY DINING!

*Please note that this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.*

CLASSICS NIGHT AT THE FORESTERS

Classics Night Poster - The Foresters Classics Party, 100% Dance Floor Classics All Killers no Fillers. Free Entry, 8 Till Late. Tomorrow night is the first in our series of Classics Nights held on the last Saturday of each month (excluding July).

Employing the talents of our resident DJ, we’ll be playing hit after hit from a variety of decades and genres for you to shake your tail-feather to. Entry is completely free so come on down and help us get the party started this Saturday evening from 8 till late.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

And if you can’t make it to Classics Night this Saturday, get these future dates in your diary:

27th June

*NO CLASSICS NIGHT IN JULY DUE TO 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS ON 2ND AUGUST*

29th August

26th September

31st October

28th November

26th December (Join us for our Boxing Day Special)

EAT FIRST, PARTY LATER

Fancy filling up on some ‘Classic’ Foresters dishes beforehand? Get 25% off your bill with our Early Bird Offer which is still on for Saturday bookings made between 6 – 7pm.

BOOK A TABLE NOW

 

Spring-Summer Menu: Now Serving

Just a quick reminder about our new Spring-Summer menu!

Featuring seasonal updates on Foresters favourites like our classic confit Gloucester Old Spot pork belly now served with Boulanger potatoes, vegetables provençale and a rich cider and thyme jus:

OR the brand new braised shin of Caledonian beef with sweet potato puree, honey and onion seed glazed carrot and parsnip with a wild mushroom bourguignon sauce.

And you might want to leave room for pudding with our all new English strawberry and Madagascan vanilla cheesecake with mango puree.

View our new dinner menu here

DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS

Try out our new menu at a discount when you use the following special offers:

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

Friends of the Foresters Card – If you have a Friends of the Foresters card you can get 10% off food. You can use this card every day for lunch (excluding Sundays) and Monday-Thursday evenings.

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.

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

*Please note: only one discount can be applied to your bill*

OH OH SEVEN: DIY DJ NIGHT AT THE FORESTERS

ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS!

Clear your schedule for tomorrow night (16/05/15) because Oh Oh Seven are back!

WHO?

Hosted by three music-loving sisters who share a mutual love of vinyl, Oh Oh Seven’s
nights have been a staple of The Foresters Events Calendar for over eight years, building
up a loyal following.

WHAT?

Oh Oh Seven is the DIY DJ Night where you get a chance to spin your favourite records.
The concept is simple: come along early with your special selection of 5-7 7″ records and
put your name on the board. Bag a slot and you’ll get to play your tunes to a pub full of
music enthusiasts.

WHERE?

They’ll be setting up their decks in the Red Room of The Foresters

WHEN?

Saturday 16th May, 7pm – 1am

Entry to this event is FREE!

Have a bite to eat before you boogie

Get 25% off your bill with our Early Bird offer, available for Saturday bookings made
between 6 – 7pm.

BOOK A TABLE NOW

DIY DJ Night with Oh Oh Seven at The Foresters

Go on, give it a go – you know you want to!

Welcome to our brand new website

It’s our absolute pleasure to announce that our all new website is now live.

Reflecting our character as a great British pub

We decided quite a while back that we wanted to refresh The Foresters website to reflect the wonderful character of our traditional British pub whilst celebrating the fine food and drink on offer from our seasonal and locally-sourced menus.

We also wanted to update the design to create a more modern website that not only looks good but that would be easy for our customers to use – whether you’re looking to book a table with us for dinner, find out where we are to pop in for a drink or would like to enquire about hiring the pub for a party – we hope you’ll find all the information right where you’d expect it to be.

Find out about upcoming events at The Foresters

While we were busy spring cleaning, we also decided to add the ‘What’s On’ section. Here we’ll provide regular updates what’s going on at The Foresters, along with details from our recent events and news of our special offers and seasonal promotions which we’ll also share on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

So stay tuned! And until next time, see you at the bar.