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Foresters Arms Pub

52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 689 5949
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good50%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (46 reviews)
“steak roll” (4 reviews)
“pork ribs” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This review is past overdue 🙈 I arranged a farewell party for some Spanish expat friends at Forries. I've lived in Cape Town all my life but this farewell caused me to experience Forries for the first time. It was amazing. We booked for kids...More

Thank portiar12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow. Nothing's changed, only gotten better. Waitresses very attentive. Bar staff friendly and happy to serve, even gave us a taster to see if we'd like the beer! Lovely atmosphere.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a favorite & a must go to for a few drinks every time I'm in or around Newlands. Nice people, good food & drinks and definitely a lekker vibe. What more does one want?!

Thank Christel E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you looking for a place to try out craft beer ... look no further. Great Establishment well positioned with awesome food and good times. Highly recommend this for a craft beer and other drinks experience.

Thank DeonK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this pub since I was a student in the early 1970's! Over the years it served regular pub grub, of good quality, but recently the menu has been revamped and I must say it now offers a lot more that the average...More

Thank Robyn168
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had lunch on a beautiful sunny day. sat outside close to the kids area. Nice menu, great setting and perfect for kids, but the food was dissapointing Kids calamari had literally 5 thin strips of calamari. It was so little I initailly thought they had...More

Thank capetownhills
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We went for a light lunch on a warm & sunny day & sat in the garden. The staff are mostly long standing and friendly, overseen by Manual (Manny) who is a warm and welcoming host. I enjoyed the seared fish, with cauliflower pure and...More

Thank gibbhelps
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Back after 15 years and it's still great place to a beer , now it even has a brewery.We didn't have their pub lunch, but it seems to be a great place to have lunch.

Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A lovely lively place and certainly the place to be seen on a sunny winter’s day in Newlands, when a non-rugby day. We discover a bit of a Bishop’s boy’s parents hangout. We were a party of nine with my sister, brother in law and...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 18 July 2017

What a wonderful food experience. We ordered the humble Fish & Chips and when the food arrive - surprise surprise. It is cordon blue standards. Not only was the fish the best fish ever but the presentation was the best ever. All the staff were...More

Thank altav2016
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21 August 2016|
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Response from Warwick B |
Forries claims to be dog friendly but unless you want to sit in the small paved corner of the yard with the smokers it is not.
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14 May 2016|
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Response from Ali_Food_Connaisseur | Reviewed this property |
yes it is! very cool place!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 09:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 689 5949
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