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All 5 Lydbrook Restaurants

The Forge Hammer

Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
+44 1594 860310
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Lydbrook
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Popular local village Pub 100m from the River Wye. Serving excellent real ale, cider and lager. With an authentic Indian restaurant producing the best quality food in the area.

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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

As always service and food was brilliant and staff friendly as ever! Will b returning again as this is the best indian by far

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53 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had the menu for their takeaway drop through the letterbox and thought we'd give it a try as they had some of my favorite dishes on; Paneer Tikka and Malai Kofta. Prices were reasonable but the portion sizes for starters were very small i.e. three 1" square pieces in both the Salmon and Paneer Tikka's. This would have been ok... More 

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AndyForge, Owner at The Forge Hammer, responded to this review

Hi Dagog The management at River Spice welcome all feedback/reviews received and are understandably disappointed that our valued customer was unhappy with the some of the dishes chosen. As we strive to improve both our menus and service at all times we would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this issue further and would appreciate direct contact with you, so we... More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Riverside Spice was recommended to us by the owners of the B&B we were staying at in Lydbrook and I must write to say what wonderful meals we were served, the food was tasty and served at a nice temperature. The staff are really pleasant and the restaurant was really nicely done. As it is at the back of... More 

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Berkeley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

After a busy day helping family move to Lydbrook the Indian Restaurant in The Forge Hammer was a peach of a find. Not only was the food excellent, the service was friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be returning.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a lovely surprise! We are visiting the area and wanted to eat out on a Tuesday evening. We found most pubs shut, then found this friendly bar with an Indian restaurant. Good beer, a decent Sauvignon Blanc and a menu of old favourites and new food ideas. Really good food! We had starter and main with popadoms and found... More 

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Drybrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Just had my first sit down meal in the latest incarnation of the Indian restaurant at the Forge Hammer pub in Lydbrook and am now feeling very satisfied and stuffed. The food is excellent, with a complex array of flavours dancing joyously on the palate. Like good Indian food should be! I've travelled much of the length & breadth of... More 

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Ross-on-Wye
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The River Spice restaurant is in effect the back room of a local bar, The Forge Hammer in Lydbrook, Gloucestershire. The beer is excellent ( two real ales) and the menu is innovative and varied ( more fish dishes than usual, for instance). The side dishes were tasty and spicy not the very often watery afterthoughts in many "Indian" restaurants.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing meal in river spice! Never tasted such delicious indian food. Staff were all pleasant and friendly Defo would recommend this to anyone i know! Will be a regular customer for sure

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Lydbrook, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Food fresh and fragrant. Howerver, both starters and mains were very disapointing in the meat content. Six pieces of chicken in both mains and these were also small in SIZE!!. Advertised as deliverery service but didnt. Recommend Curry Leaf in Cinderford, as i live in Lydbrook its worth the drive.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The Indian restaurant attached to the Forge Hammer pub, River Spice, is excellent value and a real find in the Forest of Dean where decent Indian restaurants are very thin on the ground. The range of food is excellent including a fair selection of veggie dishes. For real ale lovers a great combination as ales are available from the bar... More 

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Address: Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
Phone Number: +44 1594 860310
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydbrook
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: Indian, Pub

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