About Forries – what we offer

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 and provides the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.


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.

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.

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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

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.

Bar & Whiskey

Forries is fully licensed and in addition to a large range of draught beers, excellent wines and cocktails, also boasts a Whiskey bar with the finest selection of Scottish & Irish whiskeys.

Whiskey Bar With A Selection Of The Finest Scottish And Irish Whiskeys

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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.

Fabulous functions

By nature of its positioning and warm atmosphere, Forries is a superb functions venue. Parties as small as 10 or as large as 200 are hosted with fantastic quality food and attentive service.


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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Steeped in history!

Established in 1852, Foresters Arms is the oldest pub in South Africa!
Read the story behind the origins of Forries