Known locally as the donkey pub, The Foresters Arms in Frogham has always been a New Forest favourite. But recently it's been spruced up, given a stylish, rustic and rather chic update, and painted muted shades of dappled woodland greens. The look is comfortably eclectic - a mix of tartan and exposed brickwork, antlers and lampstands, in-vogue character cushions of Geisha faces and traditional pews, old pine tables and auction finds. The chefs serve come delicious top-notch grub whether it's yummy sarnies, seasonal specials, or great pub classics, all our dishes get given the same love and attention. There are still donkeys at the gate, dogs (on leads) are welcome in the bar, and there is a sunny garden, complete with outside barbecue and bar; perfect for the long summer weekends. Winter time it's a place where you can hunker down beside the wood burner and tuck into a heart warming dish to see you through the crisp, clear, cold days that the New Forest does so well. It really is a treat of a pub with award winning beers, friendly locals, gregarious staff and of course always a space for the dog!
by Russell on 07 May 2018
Have arrived at the Donkey Pub, battled through bank holiday traffic... Found a table in the garden.. Qued to get served at the bar.. Tried to order , but told no table number no order! I explained where the table was. No good , you must quote the table number... ( they know the position and table numbers don’t they) I went back to the garden, retrieved the table number, had to wait while people behind me were now being served.. I said it’s not obvious you have to have a table number to order.. I was told in shot terms..there is a sign outside and one by the menus... I hadn’t seen them so they are not obvious to the first time customer... When I did find the sign , it read PUB RULES... do you want to go to a pub with Rules? The young waitress, was the only person offering any kind of service, she very nicely brought an extra tea out to the garden... food was passable, if not alittle pricey, service and a little understanding of the hungry traveler required... Who needs rules?