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Forresters Wine Bar - CLOSED

High Street, Yarmouth PO40 0PL, England
+44 1983 761635
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
21 Mar 2016
“This restaurant has ceased trading”
8 Aug 2015
“Drinks up”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Yarmouth PO40 0PL, England
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1 - 10 of 248 reviews

Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This has been closed for sometime. It has recently re opened with new owners and different menu. So therefore needs to be removed from this site.

Thank jane p
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

For a taste of the wine bar you have to try it this is the best wine bar ever The best taste and for that you will love it Knock your tastebuds try this fine wine bar

1  Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 16 September 2014

We must admit that we went to Forresters as a last resort, everywhere else was too busy, but what a surprise. The signage outside gives no idea as too just what a lovely place this is, change it folks, let your potential customers see the...More

3  Thank Ha5L
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This used to be the best restaurant in Yarmouth, in my view. Unfortunately they no longer serve a full a la carte menu. It is now a wine bar with snacks and cocktails. However, it is still a nice ambiance run by the same welcoming...More

2  Thank inveteratetraveller6
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We used to go here when it was a restaurant and the food was good. Like the idea of the wine bar with less informal dining but the food lets it down. The owner is lovely and it is such a shame that this doesn't...More

2  Thank TheChiarettoKid
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Forresters Wine Bar used to be 'fine dining' and built up a great reputation for quality and ambience created by Amanda. It was the place to eat, I have enjoyed a few gorgeous meals and evenings here. Amanda is now trying the wine bar side...More

4  Thank khela69
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Lovely place, staff are excellent! Lovely cocktails, very nice pizzas and the cheesy chips are fabulous! Would definitely recommend to anyone, planning on having my 18th birthday there as it is so nice. Definitely worth a visit! :)

Thank Ellieemery
Reviewed 1 July 2014

What a shame .... No customers when we visited mid week .... Wine good ! Sad to say a modest pizza menu .

Thank Morningafter376
Reviewed 8 May 2014

One of the best restaurants on the IoWight. Consistently provided great meals and atmosphere in this unique historic venue in recent years. We had our wedding reception here in April and it was their last time as a Restaurant before "morphing" into a Wine Bar....More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is one of the best meals we have had out. Lovely building, not too hot, background music not intrusive, tables not crammed together, relaxed friendly service.Be aware this is on the first floor - I didn't notice a lift. It was midweek, out of...More

4  Thank grumpidoc
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$13 - US$27
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Yarmouth PO40 0PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 761635
  • E-mail
The winds of change have hit Forresters. We are now open as a Wine Bar with several bar snacks available from a simple sandwich to salads and house specials, all at very reasonable prices. I have decided that 3 courses of fine dining isn't always the best evening out. Sometimes a prawn cocktail and a glass of wine in elegant surroundings fits the bill perfectly. So there will always be a good choice of food but no longer fine dining. Still the wonderful ambiance of Forresters Hall, always good service but now at a fraction of fine dining and pub prices. How about a cocktail to start off your evening? Or reserve our mezzanine floor for a small private party. Hire out the whole place for functions or family get togethers. Or just pop in for an alternative place for a drink. I am determined to keep both food and drink prices extremely sensible, eg bowl of chilli and a crusty baguette for £5 and spirit and a mixer for £3. Regular live music, not loud but pleasantly entertaining and enjoyable. Regular pianist on most Fridays. I hope that you will still keep us on your list of places to go and look forward to welcoming you to Forresters Wine Bar.
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