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The Old Forge

39 North Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4RE, England
01768 371832
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Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Kirkby Stephen, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Understand the owner is now running the restaurant at the Black Bull in Kirkby Stephen, can't say anymore, have I used 100 characters?

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a small friendly restaurant with a limited number of seats so you really need to book. I ate here a few weeks ago but did not review it then as there had been some adverse comments about the staff and the regular man was away; I decided to wait and see. Well I can now say that if... More

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Kirkby Stephen, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I are KS residents and frequent visitors to the Old Forge and have been for some time. We're on a roll right now though because it's so consistently good, and nearby too. Anywhere else we visit we either say "It's not as good as / only as good as The Forge" but if somewhere is far away,... More

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had a lovely meal here at The Old Forge, Kirkby Stephen, on Friday 5th April, when we celebrated my granddaughter Laura's 18th birthday. The place is olde-worldy, warm and comfortable, the service was impeccable, the staff were friendly without being over-bearing, and the food was delicious and perfectly presented. Would recommend highly. I noticed some negative comments on here... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

WOW, what a fantastic restaurant, excellent well presented food and quaint surroundings. It is a small restaurant so booking is essential as it probably can only accommodate 16-18 guests, but I think that is the main reason why the food and atmosphere is EXCELLENT, as they can give you 100%++ as they can thoroughly enjoy feeding and serving there customers... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were a party of 8 who had booked in for a birthday surprise party. A great slightly quirky place but we had an absolutely fantastic night. The food was top notch - we had pre ordered from the menu but have no complaints at all. We had noticed previous negative comments about the staff and chef but found all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

What can I say. Just that we had a great evening. Highly recommended. Food and service first class. Best place to eat in Kirkby Stephen. Restaurant quite small but reasonably cosy.

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

great service with a friendly smile, atmosphere & food is fab, nice for couples, private parties, families, book in advance due to demand of this lovely place.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

An excellent restaurant with beautiful food and lovely atmosphere. Definately worth a visit. Service was very good.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Friendly cosy atmosphere. Top quality food beautifully prepared. Presentation excellent. Extremely good value for money. Will certainly eat here again.

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