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The Old Forge

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Grafton Road | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4JE, England
01536330014
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Today
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Old Forge Tea Room serves breakfast , lunch and afternoon tea. Indoor...
The Old Forge Tea Room serves breakfast , lunch and afternoon tea. Indoor seating for 30. Outdoor seating for 30.
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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I'm a regular

Love it here!! Really good choice and very good value and the staff are all lovely and helpful!! You should really book,as it is very popular!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Sharon W
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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kettering, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Love it here!! Really good choice and very good value and the staff are all lovely and helpful!! You should really book,as it is very popular!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

drove over (only 10 mins from home]one lunchtime for a snack and found they did a great range of food

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took my mum there last week as part of her mothers day gift.The staff are young and friendly.The food good quality all fresh and good value for money.I would recommend it ,but you must get there early as it is not very big and being so popular it fills up quickly.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Having had a dreadful cold and not going out of the house for a week my husband said come on let's get you wrapped up and we will go for a bite to eat somewhere. I typed in cafés near Raunds and the The Old Lodge at Cranford came up. We found it quite easily and thought from outside it... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

The Old Forge has to be one of THE best places around. Fantastic fresh & super tasty food & the warmest of welcomes around. The menu is varied & inspiring with something to suit even the fussiest palates. Prices are extremely good for the quality & quantity you receive. We're proud to support our local independent - especially one as... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Having taken a walk around Cranford St Andrews, we stopped at The Old Forge for breakfast, its situated in a scenic village, and we were delighted with the friendly atmosphere, the lovely wood burner inside. The owner was very friendly, and the breakfast a sheer delight, we recommend the Smoked Salmon and scrabbled egg on toast, although my Bacon and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Found The Old Forge on Tripadvisor as needed a meeting point between Brum and Essex. We were not disappointed. Situated in a stunning village with thatched sandstone cottages (could do with a sign from the main road as not obvious and had no reception to be able to ring them!) I was able to book a table beforehand. Food was... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Popped into the Old Forge today for the first time with the intention of just getting a coffee. Ended up going for a sandwich and some cake as well. Massive gorgeous portions, the sandwich was made with fresh bread and was perfect. Decent size pot of tea not the usual 1 cup and a dribble in a pot. Syrup options... More 

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Rothwell, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had difficulty finding the Old Forge as I thought it was on the main road through Cranford, then asking a local for directions we ended up out of the Village totally. However when we found it, parking was relatively easy. We arrived in the Forge and it was fairly busy. I had wondered why my brother had not rung... More 

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Kettering
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We have visited The Old Forge on many occasions. The food has always been of a consistently good standard and fairly priced. Service is always friendly but can be a little on the slow side when busy as it is all freshly prepared. Cannot really find anything bad to say about the place and the location is lovely. Visit, you... More 

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

Thanks for the brilliant feedback. Yes you are right the service can slow up a little sometimes , you know what it is though .....its our lovely customers that come in enmasse at the sametime. You lot are so unpredictable! Heres a secret,, if you order soup I might bump you up the pecking order as its a quick thing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grafton Road | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: 01536330014

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: British, English

Description

The Old Forge Tea Room serves breakfast , lunch and afternoon tea. Indoor seating for 30. Outdoor seating for 30.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?