Foresters Arms

Welcome to "Forries", one of the oldest pubs in South Africa established in 1852. Set in Newlands, its welcoming ambiance provides guests with the opportunity to sit down, relax and enjoy a fine draught away from the city hustle.

Beers On Tap

Forries is world renowned for an impressive selection of ice cold beers on tap. We have over 21 draughts for you to choose from each poured with absolute perfection.

Beer Garden

On warm, sunny days, enjoy the outdoor air by relaxing at tables in our ivy-covered arbours or under the natural canopies of the huge oak trees that shade our garden area.

Sunday Carvery

We are well-known for our Sunday Carvery, which is a winner, with succulent joints of meat and fresh seasonal vegetables, all cooked to perfection.

Tank Fresh Castle

Direct from Newlands Brewery straight to your glass. Castle Tank Beer is brewed with no exposure to heat, giving it a unique, unspoilt, refreshingly crisp taste that is alive with flavour. This unique flavour was launched at Forries as the one of the oldest pubs in South Africa.

Welcome To Forries

Established in 1852 and nestled at the foot of our majestic mountains, in the leafy suburb of Newlands, Cape Town, Foresters Arms Restaurant and Pub (fondly referred to by the locals as Forries), is one of the oldest pubs in South Africa. Its welcoming ambiance provides guests with the opportunity to sit down, relax and enjoy a fine draught beer accompanied by a delicious meal selected from our varied gastro-pub menu.

Foresters Arms

What We Offer

  • Dining for all Seasons
    Dining for all Seasons
    On warm, sunny days, enjoy the outdoor air by relaxing at tables in our ivy-covered arbours or under the natural canopies of the huge oak trees that shade our garden area. During our chilly Cape winters, nestle comfortably in the indoor restaurant, in the warm glow of a fireplace and surrounded by the olde worlde charm of wood, leather and history.
  • Sunday Carvery
    Sunday Carvery
    We are well-known for our Sunday Carvery, which is a winner, with succulent joints of meat and fresh seasonal vegetables, all cooked to perfection. For the kiddies we also have a delightful play area, with safety-approved swings, slides and jungle gyms. So whilst you are relaxing and enjoying your Sunday carvery, the little ones will have plenty with which to amuse themselves.
  • Wood-fired Pizzas
    Wood-fired Pizzas
    We also have a wood-fired pizza oven with a selection of pizzas ranging from the well-flavoured Margarita to the more exotic combinations, such as smoked salmon and crème fraiche. Chat to our friendly staff and enquire about all of the pizza options we have available to choose from.
  • Sports fans delight
    Sports fans delight
    Situated close to the Newlands rugby and cricket grounds, Foresters Arms is the ideal venue to gather with friends for refreshments and a meal before and after a match. Or, you may find it more comfortable to relax at Forries and enjoy the match by watching one of the many TV screens that we have, to cater for our sport fans.

A Guinness World Record!

Foresters Arms has definitely become part of the Global World and has many followers on many Continents.

In fact, it has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the most beer sold in the Southern Hemisphere

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Nice warm classic old pub, spectacular wooden construction. Seating indoors and outside with lovely plants and trees. Dog and kid friendly with a jungle gym. Standard beers available fresh from the Newlands brewery, CBC and some craft options as well. 🍻

by Caleb Smit

I have been going to this outstanding pub for many years. The service, the food and the beer have always been top quality, but ny favourite things there are the relaxed atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff. I will be going there many many times in the future!!

by Noel Pratten

I have never had a bad meal, drink or experience at Forries. Not in the last 30'odd years that is. So if that isn't amazing excellence and consistency then I don't know.

by Richard Field

A historical establishment to have a great meal with friends and family with a large selection of beer and wine!

by Mike Furmston

Great service and the food and drinks were delicious. The safety protocols are well in place with the waitrons and patrons observing all necessary behaviour.

by Niel Taylor