The Foresters Country Pub

Dear Guest

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus crisis, it’s with great sadness we’ve had to temporarily close our doors. We are now in Hibernation.

  • Our reservations are currently closed for bookings for the months of April, May and June 2020. This will be reviewed regularly based on government updates on guest and staff safety.
  • For pre-planned events, we will be in touch 4 weeks prior to the date of your event to help plan, should we be in a safe position to reopen for business. We will continue to review this ever-changing situation and act accordingly.
  • For important enquiries, email us. Our offices are unmanned and the boss is looking over emails received as and when possible.

Best wishes, stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

We are missing you, please consider buying a missing you voucher.

The Foresters

£50 Missing You Already Gift Voucher

The Coronavirus has us closed but we would like to think that you would have come out if you could have…

Give the gift of a future meal out to friends and family. And, we could do with knowing you miss us…

Buy a £50 voucher now and this will be worth a £100 in the first month of our re-opening!

This £50 voucher, if not used when we reopen, is worth full face value and will be valid for your use on high days and holidays for two years.

Buy now


One of our favourite pubs – Been going at weekends for many years. Very dog friendly. Convenient for the many walks in the area. Stylish interior and friendly bartenders.

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A great country pub...

The Foresters is a great country pub located in the middle of the woodland between Church Crookham and Aldershot. Decorated with wood taken from the plentiful trees around the building, the place steeped in history. The Foresters was first licensed in 1857!

The perfect place to stop after your woodland walk!

A pub with great food

The Foresters proudly remains a friendly country pub with food, we have avoided becoming a posh restaurant. Pop in for a drink, a snack or a delicious meal – all of our food is fresh and made on site.

Come and see for yourself…

A woodland walk

We are just a short walk from Church Crookham and surrounded by woodland. We are also dog friendly, so we’re the perfect place to stop after your walk!

Dating back to the 1800s

The Foresters was built in the 1800s, as one might expect from its name. Originally one of 3 Inns in the area built to look after the captains of the horse drawn barges that used the Basingstoke canal where they would come in their ‘knee breeches and buckled shoes to slake their thirst and swap a yarn at the bar’.

Pub garden

Our well nurtured & award-winning garden to the rear whisks you away to the ‘middle of nowhere’. It has more space for customers than the pub, making it particularly popular in the summer.

Hanging basket fire

In the winter the raised ‘hanging basket’ log fire is a spectacular centre feature – right in the middle of the restaurant.

Everyone is welcome

We frequently welcome guests from the International businesses located around Farnborough Airport, as well as walkers & cyclists enjoying the woodland that surrounds us.

Us & the Area

The Fast & Furious and the Jurassic World franchises have used nearby Farnborough Airport for filming!
A short distance away is the Tweseldown race course, which, back in 1948 was used in the Olympics for the eventing steeple chase
The Foresters was a music led pub in the woods in 90s but replaced music with food in 00s when it was bought by the Gerard Family.
Church Crookham was the location of the only commercially successful tobacco plantation in the UK where they produced cigarettes and pipe tobacco until 1938
Land in the area has been used to film James Bond’s Die Another Day!