The Foresters is well known for its home cooked food and friendly atmosphere. The pub is a focal part of the village community and has a traditional interior with a more relaxed village bar towards the front of the property. It boasts a large, spacious and well equipped kitchen. There are 20 covers in the pub, with a further 50 covers in its more formal restaurant to the rear of the pub. This room also makes an excellent space for functions.

In addition, the Foresters Arms has a manageable garden to the rear which in the past has won Hall & Woodhouse coveted Garden of the Year Award as well as a well kept boules pitch in the rear of the garden for those leisurely (or competitive) games on a sunny afternoon. There is even a ‘Petanque’ pitch which is used at least three times every week and is one of the few pitches in the South of the UK.

The Foresters Arms is currently categorized by Hall and Woodhouse as a ‘Quality Village Local’.

This quaint traditional village pub offers a varied and delicious menu with the opportunity to do BBQs in the summer and regular theme nights. The kitchen features a stone base pizza oven which has allowed for popular pizza menus in the past.

This business is perfect for an experienced couple with a proven track record in delivering a high volume, high quality food business with excellent hospitality. The right candidate/s should be able to demonstrate high competency levels in delivering safe, compliant and profitable kitchen operations. With the destination nature of the business, the ideal candidate/s will have a strong knowledge of effective marketing techniques particularly digital media skill.


  • Deposit – £7,500
  • Training Fee – £780
  • Working Capital – £10,000
  • Fixtures and Fittings – £25,000
  • Fair Maintainable Turnover – £328,219
  • Estimated wet to dry split – 60% / 40%
  • Available date – 14/03/2018
  • Closing date – 31/10/2017



The Foresters Arms offers private accommodation including a large living room with a partitioned office, 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom, small living room/office /storeroom. The property also offers a separate flat with kitchen/living room, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, private entrance & staircase.


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* Fair Maintainable Trade (FMT) is the level of turnover and profit that we believe that the business is capable of delivering if being operated competently. The FMT is usually calculated by the Area Manager for the pub, who will produce a shadow profit and loss account for the business which supports the rent. A copy of the shadow profit and loss account will be provided during the recruitment process. Please see our Code of Practice for more information on FMT and rent. The Fair Maintainable Trade is not a guarantee of levels of trade or profit that will be made from the business – we strongly recommend you seek appropriate independent legal and business advice as part of your Business Plan. † The Full Investment Breakdown for each public house is higher than the minimum investment we will accept because potential Business Partners with the minimum investment available can still be accepted as we are able to offer them financial support for the rest of the monies. The working capital incorporates the purchase of stock, glassware, loose catering effects and valuer fees – please note the number quoted on this website are based on estimates. The exact costs will be determined on the day you take on the public house by independent valuers and stock takers. Please see our Code of Practice for more information about investment.