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Foresters Arms Pub

52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 689 5949
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (42 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 4 days ago via mobile

Always fun to visit Forries. We sat outside in the Cape sun. It was a beautiful day. Food was good beer plenty and a lovely day altogether.

Thank ColmV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to go for a yummy burger with a number of friends. On a sunny day sitting outside is perfect for families with children.

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered "Forries" our first night in Newlands. Several of us arrived from out of town for the weekend events. We opted for pizza to feed the masses. In less than 3 minutes drive we were at Forries. I di not understand why we did...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe's service was great but R400 for 2 of the cheapest glasses of wine, 2 beers, 1 starter and 1 main is a little too rich for me. The starter was 3 smoked salmon croquettes barely the size of large marbles on a smear of...More

Thank Geo H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly wait staff, but service was lousy. When the food finally arrived it was very good, but delivered at staggered times. Great fresh draught beer. Try it at a less busy time and book in advance.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Foresters, or as it is locally known Forries, is a great spot in the heart of Newlands. It's perfect for family lunch, drinks with the guys or just a chilled night out with friends. Their menu has something for everyone and the food is delicious....More

Thank Nadine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to have a drink and a bite. The pub has a great vibe and makes you feel part of the beautiful surrounding suburbs.

Thank H H
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Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very nice sitting in the large covered yard. The pub has a homely atmosphere, the food is nothing exceptional but good for a stop if you are hungry and out for something real like burgers or fish and chips.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub for everyone. The service is excellent, the selection of beers (particularly the draught beers) is excellent and varied, the atmosphere friendly and the food great. I have created many great memories there.

Thank Noelpratten
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unpretentious pub well known to locals, students and visitors alike. A decent selection of pub grub and draught beers on offer. Plenty of tv screens throughout the place for viewing major sports events. Fun and festive atmosphere.

Thank Catherine2200
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Is it dog friendly?
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.
Antoinette d
Child friendly
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail