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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 - $31
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
Drybrook, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We tried this restaurant on the strength of feedback and it's good local reputation. We weren't disappointed. The surroundings might be a little different to the average Indain restaurant being in a back room of a pub, but the food was very good. Superbly spiced and flavourful. On the Friday evening we visited the place was packed out. Service was... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have eaten twice here in the last two weeks and will continue to be a regular customer. Lovely staff, fantastic curry!

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Maidstone
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Those who like us were disappointed to see the demise of the original River Spice at the Forge Hammer will be delighted to see that the phoenix has risen. The restaurant has been redecorated/refurbished and has a look of warmth missing before. The food is prepared by a chef from southern India with all the mystery of cuisine from the... More

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Maidstone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Only back as an Indian for two months after changing from Indian to Chinese. As Chinese is not my favourite our family avoided the pub/restaurant. But now back as Indian with a chef from Kerela in Southern India. The food is great, freshly cooked to order and spiced as it should be. Once established I'm sure theowner, Ali, will introduce... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Have tried most of the indian take aways in the forest and am fed up with it all swimming in oil and having no proper flavours .River spice is a refreshing change to this with great flavours well done and see you again0

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Additional Information about The Forge Hammer

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 - 31
Cuisine: Indian, Pub

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