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The Forge Restaurant & Lodge

A40 | St Clears, Carmarthen, Wales, St Clears SA33 4NA, Wales
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Llanelli
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58 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 95yr old dad wanted to treat my wife and I to breakfast. He had visited many times for years and wanted a trip down memory lane. Unfortunately it was not a good experience. The breakfast cost £7.5 each. In this area that is expensive so one should expect an excellent meal. To deconstruct. The fried egg was the best... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

terrible meal had toilet issues 2 hours after having food there i had chicken curry half and half and friend had gammon. they were notified and also environmental health 3 days later still not over it. will advise to be on your own risk to eat there

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Thank maiseruth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Room 2 was a family room for two of us - 2 double beds. Very clean and generously heated. hower room was immaculate except for the shower head which needs a good clean -but I've seen worse in 5* hotels! The staff are friendly and welcoming and the food both a dinner and breakfast was excellent with very large portions... More 

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wales
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

bit old fashioned inside but the food is lovely ,we just stopped for a meal so didn't use rooms, I think the waitresses could be a bit more upbeat they weren't unfriendly, but not very smiley. veggie lasagne was best ive ever had .

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Thank wen05
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Room 2 clean and spacious, only downside was lack of power sockets in room which would make family charging requirements challenging. Other than that cant fault the place and make sure you have a steak in the restaurant!!!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for three nights, a very comfable spacious clean room, great breakfast & good evening meals. Good facilities (small pool, gym & sauna area - well maintained & clean). Dog friendly with a large area to exercise the dogs in & no extra charge for the dogs - huge bonus! We had a highly enjoyable stay and are looking... More 

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Thank Elaine W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to The Forge all my life and my parents since well before I was born. It has hardly changed in all those years and not in a bad way! Yes it looks dated, like you've travelled back to the 70's but the food and service have always been superb. I've just spent a week in St Clears... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Kerb appeal is lacking....but never they say 'judge a banana by it's skin' .....Restaurant visit...Loos were immaculate......A well proportioned grill meal. Real gammon thick, tender and full of flavour and real, proper, tasty, 'home made' chips.......service was prompt, polite and very efficient. Sorry ladies I should have left a tip.....will double up on our next visit.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Good basic accommodation, clean and efficient service! Enjoyed a great steak in the restaurant and breakfast was delicious! It's conveniently located right on the dual carriageway next to the service station, but was not aware of any noise from the road at all.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

First impressions of The Forge are not great, Stuck next to a petrol station on the A40 dual carriageway just outside St Clears it looks like an old style motel from the 80s stuck in a time warp. This impression is reinforced by the rooms which have very out date furnishings and curtains etc. Don't let those impressions put you... More 

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