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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 - $33
Cuisines: Indian, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
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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Torquay
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This local pub will not be what you are expecting, it has a really fab indian restaurant at the back of the bar area, try it!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We initially went to the Courtfield Arms for a drink and some food during a kayak trip on the Wye. When one of the group asked for an Indian dish on the menu it was sadly sold out, but they proceeded to recommend the Indian restaurant WITHIN the pub round the corner?? A bit apprehensive we walked round to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having visited earlier this month with just my husband, we visited again last night with 6 friends, again we were highly impressed. The menu had all the usual curries you'd hope for alongside a range of specialite dishes too, all at a reasonable price. Everyone of the 8 of us enjoyed the meals and we will be returning again soon!

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Glos
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Decided to try the new Indian Restaurant at the Forge Hammer last Friday evening, what a great decision ! Was pleasantly surprised at the choice's on the menu and the only problem was deciding what to have. I opted for the Tandoori Prawns to start, they were delicious and although you only get two as a starter they were huge... More

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West Glos
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Thank you Andy for bringing in yet another different eating experience to the Forest of Dean. The menu is different as the chef is from Kerala, but the choice of menu and the quality of the food excellent. The staff are welcoming and attentive and I still love the "back room" restaurant. The Forge offers a good meal out and... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This used to be a pukka Indian restaurant hidden away in the Forest of Dean, which my sister and I tried a few years ago on the recommendation of another restaurant which was fully booked. By "pukka Indian" I mean it was at that time authentic Indian food (as opposed to the usual Bangladeshi fare). However, it must have changed... More

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

There has been no change of ownership at this back water pub in ten years, the only thing that has changed is the cuisine. The pizzas were amazing. Yes the Indian was fantastic and the Chinese was British Chinese. But now there is no dingy back bar restaurant at The Forge Hammer. I find it quite offending that you use... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

What a lovely place, friendly staff and lovely food, we had a great night here and is defintely a hidden gem as one of the other reviewers describe it. Cant wait to get back that way to pop in again

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Went here after recommendation on website. Looked a bit dodgy from outside and when we walked in. It was a saturday and was really empty so we we were a bit dubious. They haven't really bothered trying to make it look like a chinese restaurant at all (basically looks like a back room of a pub) but the main reason... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

August Bank Holiday weekend and the Forge Hammer was buzzing, Great night followed by a takeaway from Hin's. If you are in Lydbrook try both

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant what a little hidden gem. Don't be put off by the exterior. If we hadn't been told about it you wouldn't even know it was there. Friendly helpful staff, service excellent, excellent value .

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