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Foresters Bar & Restaurant

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145 reviews
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£25 and under
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English

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The Foresters bar & restaurant offers a wide selection of food and drink and is open 7 days a week.

Located at Landal Darwin Forest the Foresters is open to both Park guests and the general public.

Pets are also welcome in the bar area.

The Foresters has a lovely alfresco dining area with a children's playground adjacent.

Please note that in order to help reduce the risk of a local outbreak of coronavirus we are taking contact details for customers and visitors as well as recording times entering and leaving our premises.

In line with guidance issued by Department for Health and Social Care, we will keep your details for 21 days. We will share them with Test and Trace personnel, if asked, in the event of a fellow customer or staff member testing positive for coronavirus.

Data will be handled according to GDPR, security and ethical standards at every stage of the process- from its collection and storage by us and if needed, to its transfer and use by NHS Test and Trace.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 145 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NeilC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very disappointing service on 14/09/2020 to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Table booked for 7pm and we were kept waiting in the bar. Eventually moved to our table and order taken but food didn’t arrive until 8.30pm. We didn’t wish to drink as we had already enjoyed some sparkling wine at our lodge. Apology accepted with a complimentary bottle of wine to take back to our lodge. Disappointed.

We booked another table for Wednesday 16th September at 7.30. We were taken to our table immediately and our order was taken at 7.45. Once again we asked for a glass of wine each and this arrived promptly. Sadly our meal (steak and chips) never arrived and we waited for more than an hour until 9.00pm. Meanwhile other guests arriving up to an hour later than us and sitting nearby ordered food that arrived within 20 minutes! We chased up our order at about 8.30 as we saw other guests next to us enjoying their meals but nothing happened. We complained at 9pm and walked out. We assumed our order was lost as we received no feed back or explanation from the waitress. We returned to the lodge to make scrambled eggs feeling very angry.

The next morning the restaurant tried to call us but we were out walking. They agreed to call back at 5pm to discuss our complaint but we never heard back from anyone. We would never use this restaurant again due to their appalling and slow service.

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FionaM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food. We had the fish and chips, chicken burger, falafel and spinach burger and butternut squash and lentil wellington (vegan option - perfectly seasoned and really well presented), as well as a few starters, a dessert and a cocktail. All generous portions, the chips are divine, the fish amazing and the chicken burger supposedly the best he'd ever tasted. Could perhaps do with an additional vegan starter or dessert, and a healthier children's menu option, but all in all, we were very happy with everything and highly recommend a visit.

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was very poor, meal for 4 adults and 1 toddler, main course each and an alcoholic drink each came to £90. When we complained about the food quality we were given £5 discount!! Child's tomato pasta was OK, full rack of ribs were just OK for £16, came out with a dollop of bbq sauce on the top and otherwise plain ribs. Cheese pizza had about 1kg of cheese on the top so was awful. Fish and chips had so much batter on it, the batter was about 1cm think and soggy/stodgy underneath the top crispy layer. We ate less than half of the food and then felt ill due to the batter / cheese! Would not recommend!

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PaulA
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good atmosphere and great service from the staff.
Understand that supply of certain items at this time has limited the menu offer but still managed to eat something different every night of our stay.

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janetd
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there twice whilst on a short stay. Although the menu was limited the food was excellent and the staff very friendly.

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Jean
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Large portions. Chips with most things. Hardly a green vegetable in sight.

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place to eat & drink, the food was amazing excellent choices of drinks too the staff are brilliant especially Claire she looked after me & my friends both Saturday night & Sunday lunch she made our experience wonderful can’t thank her enough look forward to returning next year..

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a nice meal served by friendly staff . We had visited the restaurant earlier in the week and had some issues with the food at that visit . We gave feedback and this time the food was much improved

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Reece
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Only problem was from a small menu to choose from still items not available.

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hayleyl
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The young lady serving was very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent standard and all fresh and home made. Had burger and hand cut chips with chocolate brownie for dessert. Portion sizes very generous. Would definitely recommend.

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sallyb51b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Food good quality and quick service

JJ
JulieJ
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly efficient service, lovely food, would recommend.

LK
LeightonK
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Chips were amazing good range of beers!! Staff quick to help!!

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SuzannaA
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Spotlessly clean and excellent staff. We struggled as our chilli was too hot for us but they changed our order at no extra cost and were very reasonable about it. Others were eating the chilli and saying how nice it was.
Menu a bit restricted currently and not a problem. Overall excellent and we did go back during our week in Derbyshire.

SA
SteveA
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh. Was very busy but service was excellent. We had a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food for our family meal. Chef was flexible around gluten free food.

PM
PaulaM
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a lovely place and back there tonight for a meal

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DarrenR
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What lovely staff!

We ate here 3 times over the weekend and it was very enjoyable.

Shame that they are working on a reduced menu but understandable in these times.

Sunday dinner was cracking, lovely Yorkshires and roasties!

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GinetteW
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and lovely quality food. Will definitely go again.

CC
ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, nice place, good choice, only let down by the lack of draught beer! Over half the beers were off on every occasion we visited and no draught ales available at all which is a poor show for a bar!! Sort the drinks out and it would be superb. Great visit if you’re driving!!

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BronwenT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service. Children's meals are a very good size.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and great food, the staff are very professional, organised, helpful and polite especially Liv . We are already booked in for a week at Xmas and can’t wait!

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AngelaF
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely Sunday roast, food was excellent and service was fantastic.

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LucidDragon
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’ve eaten here before and the food is lovely. If I was being picky, the gravy was watery and a bit bland but the veg and meat was cooked perfectly. The gravy let the meal down.

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ClareW
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent meal with good service.

Even without the ‘Eat out to help out scheme’, the meal would have been at excellent value.

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PaulC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attentive service. Well done everyone. We hope to visit again in the future.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A bad start when both our drinks glasses were returned as they were dirty and the wine we ordered from the menu was out of stock. No starters on the menu and our mains of chicken and Spag’ Bol’ were both piled high to the point of off putting. I have a great appetite and ate as much as I could and left enough for a full portion. Unfortunately quantity did not equal quality and at best we would say both meals were okay. A disappointing end to an otherwise enjoyable stay at the resort where foresters is located.

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AlisonP
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Beautifully presented and reasonably priced. Excellent when you are holidaying at Darwin Forest.

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BethanyB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to eat very good service and food was yummy :)

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LouiseT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful food. Best roast beef I’ve ever had!
Waiting staff friendly and very attentive.
Only slight let down was the allergy info wasn’t available in a folder so they had to check ingredients instead. But nevertheless, a lovely evening had by all

CW
CWM3
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

superb food, good value, would definitely visit again

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KYCOCO
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal in the Foresters, lovely good size portions and service very quick and friendly. Was impressed with the updated refurb.

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MikeG
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRILLIANT. THE PARK IS SUPERB, AND FOOD EXCELLENT. ALSO, TRY THE ICE CREAM PARLOUR. 🍧🧁🍦😎

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SarahC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. Go for the steak ciabatta!

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AmyM
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, staff very very friendly and helpful. Hygiene and Following Covid restrictions well. Food was good quality. Using the eat out to help out was a bonus.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service, lovely atmosphere. Great portions. Delicious deserts

BB
BerylB
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a family meal at the end of our stay at Darwin Forest. Food plentiful and nicely presented. Didn't have too long to wait and service was prompt and efficient. It is something of a tradition when we stay at Darwin Forest to end our holiday with a meal at The Foresters and we look forward to the next time.

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VicM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had three meals at the Foresters and not one of them disappointed - the fish and chips were the best we’ve ever had! The staff were very friendly, there could have been a bit more atmosphere but I’m putting that down to social distancing and slight awkwardness of it all, so didn’t feel 100% relaxed.

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GillianG
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food, but service was poor after been shown to our table took them 30 mins to provide a menu and take a drink order and that was because i got up and asked the barman, food was lovely but again took along time to clear plates after each course.

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AlanS
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

nice meal excellent value thanks to the 50% government scheme downside no draught beer bottles over priced

FAQs

Foresters Bar & Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01629 736225.

Foresters Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.