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The Old Forge

Grafton Road | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4JE, England
01536330014
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Ranked #8 of 136 Restaurants in Kettering
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: English, British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Old Forge Tea Room serves breakfast , lunch and afternoon tea. Indoor seating for 30. Outdoor seating for 30.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Old Forge Tea Room serves breakfast , lunch and afternoon tea. Indoor seating for 30. Outdoor seating for 30.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Really like this little cafe. Used to come in after a music group with my daughter, and given they were bombarded by a bunch of 2 year olds they couldn't have been more accommodating. Keep meaning to return child free or at least with a slightly more sane 3 year old. Definitely will stop next time im passing.

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Desborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I happened upon The Old Forge in March 2014 and have visited several times since. Today was a breakfast visit and it was superb. I write this at 7pm and I am still thinking of The Formidable Forge Fry Up.

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TheOldForge, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for giving the thumbs up to our breakfast and repeat visits. Sounds as though you like the Old forge. More

Cranford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Old Forge is a little gem in the lovely village of Cranford. Rob Walker and all the girls who work for him are so friendly and nothing is too much bother. The food is great, prepared on the premises and always fresh. This little cafe is well worth a visit after a walk round the village.

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TheOldForge, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

The Old Forge management and staff appreciate your kind words Jenny P. Thank you for taking the time to post your positive review on tripadvisor. More

kettering
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My daughter and I often come here when my wife has a workshop on at the weekends,We sit have a full english, read the papers chat with the other fellow customers and have a great couple of hours. You are made to feel very welcome, the food is tasty and the service is how you wish it to be. So... More

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TheOldForge, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

Lordy lord sorry for the late response. We will certainly keep on smiling with reviews like this and your friendly custom ! More

northants
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the only negative point would be that they only took cash no card machine, but I think they were doing some extension work , so maybe now they have gone in the 21st century and realised that a lot of people to not carry cash and would prefer to pay by card, good place for catch up and you can... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Large sandwich with tasty chutney, good selection of cakes. Left well stuffed for less than a tenner. Great to be able to eat outside in a little garden with only birdsong and trees for background noise. A little gem off the beaten track

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Kettering, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The sun was out and it seemed appropriate to visit one of Northamptonshire’s best places to eat. Super village location with friendly staff and tasty food. As we arrived a number of people were sitting on the outside seating taking in the rays but we elected to eat inside in the quaint Old Forge building. The place has a casual... More

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TheOldForge, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our little business, especially with such glowing words. It really does give everyone working at the old forge a boost when another 5* write up appears. Hope to see you again soon when we can repeat the experience. More

East Anglia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The first time we visited this cafe the cakes looked wonderful but we had to pass as it was our intention to eat lunch. My ham ploughman's was a huge disappointment. Poor quality packet ham etc and two pieces of stogie bread. Second trip made, intending to eat cake, the coffee walnut was a huge letdown and the bacon sandwich... More

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TheOldForge, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

I wish I had the chance to resolve any issues that you had at the time (s). I remember your recent visit as your friends were commenting on how delicious the banana & pineapple cake & bakewell tart were. It is important the quality of our food, including the ham and bacon (sourced from reputable suppliers over the past 4... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Came today for a coffee Lovely sunny day so we sat outside and enjoyed the food, , the friendly service. All surely homemade. Always visit when in the area

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TheOldForge, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to receive a good review. I am pleased that the high standards we aim for have been met on your each of your visits. See you again soon I hope. More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I thought I would write another review because a) we cycled there again and b) I read a recent poor review that surprised me. The old Forge is a small, delightful cafe in the village of Cranford. I along with 9 others descended on this cafe again as our cake stop in the middle of our weekend cycle ride. Once... More

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TheOldForge, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

I 'lycra' your great review for the old forge. Thanks for coming back to visit us and also your kind words which help make it all worthwhile. More

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