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The Foresters Arms, Bagshot - pub details

Foresters Arms

Address: 173, London Rd, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5DH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2515) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bagshot (0.8 miles), Camberley (2.5 miles), Frimley (3.9 miles)

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Yes, so nice to see the previous management leave albeit the skittles were still in use then; bar manager Adrian with Quentin as business manager. The latter Q, was very pleasant and should have been behind the bar serving more often as he was quite popular and some great story lines on rock n roll. Perhaps they will work on it on their next venture (go it alone Q)....... So, now a another change and new enterprise renamed to THE FORESTERS (note the 'arms' has been dropped)....Not very busy for end of week when I visited. Two tables in front bar taken and one table in dining room (old skittle area). Some pleasant changes, wooden beams spruced up to lighter shades, old skittle area updated for eating with skylights added (no windows in this backroom still !), but seemed less tables chairs tp park up. General lack of PUB atmosphere though as it has moved to the 70/30 rule to serving food? OK, it was just gone 9.15pm, and sadly, the kitchen closes at 9.00 !!, so I was not eating here this evening. Surely a C. 10.00 time would be better for towards end of week? I would say, therefore, this is more of a bistro/gastro pub, run by a younger enthusiastic generation and very pleasant they were. I see the new housing estate over the road, will could potential new customers, so good timing on this one. Oh, the beer was £4 for a pint of cask conditioned pale (gold) ale. Rather steep in my opinion, however, a beer without the usual swearing in the background is a change for the better..Yes, you can bring your wife here (and bring her purse)! Try it, see what you think.

petethesurvey - 23 Apr 2016 14:00
Our local pub has just reopened after a refit by the new owner, Jerry, who has transformed the place into a very nice 'up market' restaurant whilst maintaining the central bar atmosphere. The three real ales are excellent and Guinness has returned as an option. The skittle alley has gone and is now the main restaurant with added roof lighting which has transformed the place. We are looking forwards to sampling the food prepared by their chef in the new modern kitchen. I would like to suggest that all those who have slagged this pub off in the past and those that left for good to make a revisit.

Higgslane - 7 Dec 2015 11:47
I have visited this pub on a number of occasions over the last 14 months.. It is with out doubt one of the most depressing pubs I have ever seen. It is not friendly. it is not welcoming the only reason curry nights are done is to pull in business on quite nights (which is almost always) and hope you spend a lot more than the cost of the the curry ingredients. Recently I went in for a pint at 7pm Saturday a few regulars were in when he (Adrian the manager) could just about be bothered to serve me, I asked if they could do cash back he said the machine won't let me!! Now I know we live in a world of autonomy but he has a machine that can tell if he is giving cash back? (lol I only wanted £10 for a few drinks)! so I said well I have only got a debit card he said well in that case we will charge you .50p surcharge now I did get a little upset by this 15.25% charge for using a debit card?? Now funny thing Adrian's business partner who has run the bar on a couple of occasions when Adrian is away has been a really friendly decent guy..Even though the pub has always been quiet when I have visited (on different nights even during the Olympics )he did make you feel welcome. That 15.25% will be very expensive because I will never visit the place again whilst under the control of this manager. Hungry Horse Great pub and service with a smile. Three Mariners again great pub. The White Heart a good pub make you feel welcome.
steve1447 - 11 Aug 2013 16:02
we have known this pub for some 30 yrs ; the previous tenant mgr Dennis (some 2 yrs back now), whilst he didnt say a lot, he looked after his real ales without question indeed. Always were in top condition...however, been in here number times since he parted and tried most of the hand drawn beers and particular the special deal real ale (C £2 plus), yes a great price without doubt....but the quality of my pint on the night was not so great ( I cant repeat the exact words here )! It might be me of course, but thought the real ales in general could have been in better condition. Not to say that the bar tenders rotate round but seen little of the mgt pulling pints unless you go in on a sunday evening ( one partner seems to prefer the other side of the bar, well yes, a good place to be if you run the pub, hmmmm ?). So, is this an improvement- imo not really . Good to see the pub saved though as it could have been worse; hope it will improve one day-The skittle aley a landmark for the bagshot area.
petethesurvey - 6 May 2013 19:49
I see there's been no new comment for over a year about the Foresters. But everyone should know this pub has changed out of all recognition. The new owners have refurbished the bar areas, added exceptionally good value (£3) curry nights, amazing Monday & Thursday special beer days at £2 a pint. When did anyone get a £2 pint of quality real ale in a friendly local in the last 5 years?

The Foresters now has a real buzz and I feel sure it will quickly be recognised as the best real ale pub in Bagshot...... and it's the only pub for miles around with a traditional skittle alley.

Max respect for the new owners and staff who are working hard to make this a worthy pub to travel some distance to visit and enjoy.


boozyoldgit - 26 Apr 2013 18:34

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