Planning your party

You can hire Forrester Park during the daytime or evening for your private party, either with or without food. Alternatively come for a lunchtime celebration and choose from our daily menu. For more information, call us on 01621 891406 or complete the form on this page.

wedding guests chatting in the beautiful garden after a beautiful ceremony
Venue Hire

Hire of the venue includes exclusive use of your chosen area, dance floor and cloakrooms plus a fully-staffed bar. Please see our Parties and Dining page for more details about the venue, including capacities..

the millenium lawn readying for afternoon tea and a fun party whilst enjoying the gorgeous views
Food - scones

For lunch or evening parties of any size you can simply order off our daily menu which includes a selection of starters, light dishes, main courses and desserts.  All our dishes are freshly prepared to order and we are confident that there is something to appeal to everyone.  For larger parties we ask you to book in advance and pre-order your main courses. 

A traditional sit-down menu, perfect for either lunch or evening. Choose from our selection of starters, main courses and desserts, add wines and coffee to taste, then sit back and be waited on hand and foot by our wonderful staff!

A great way to feed lots of people in an informal style, we offer barbecues and grills all year round. Served outside from May to September (weather permitting), cosy ‘barbecue-style’ the rest of the year.


Here are some popular party choices, available both at lunchtime and in the evening.

Food - Trio of desserts
Food - Beef Wellington and veg
BBQ Sausages
Food - Thai Chicken
Food - Dressed buffet
Food - Buffet
Food - Prawn cocktails
Food - Lamb

A selection of dishes from around the world, served in bowls to your guests. A very on-trend, tasty and filling option!

A stylish choice; our chefs lay out a beautifully-presented selection of meats, fish and vegetarian dishes from which your guests can help themselves.

If you want something a bit lighter, this may be just right for you.  Choose six or more items from our finger buffet menu which includes a selection of savoury and sweet appetizer-size items.

Afternoon Tea is an elegant way to celebrate a special occasion. Add sandwiches, cakes and pastries to a traditional cream tea or jazz it up with mini desserts and petits fours. And for extra indulgence, add in a glass of fizz to make the party go with a bang!