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The Old Forge

Grafton Road | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4JE, England
01536330014
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Ranked #7 of 144 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
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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
Kettering, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This place is a gem, located in a lovely village just outside Kettering. Me and the misses have been here s few times now. The good is terrific and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend, you won't be disappointed :)

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

My friend brought me here for lunch and I will definitely be back. Food was delicious, and service was excellent. On a dull day, this was a great cosy warm place to stop for lunch, sitting in front of the wood burner.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I visited The Old Forge with a friend and was impressed with both the food and service. The lunchtime menu choices were good and wraps were on offer - a rarity! However the sandwiches also looked good and looked very filling. The fillings were inventive and the ingredients fresh and tasty. I also thought the food was good value and... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The Olde Forge has very quickly become 'our place' & my partner & I head here every weekend. The food is always (without exception) superb. We have our 'usual order' - the soup & sandwich combo. The soup's are deliciously thick & tasty - with some imaginative varieties - to echo a previous review their cauliflower cheese soup really is... More 

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

Our work at the old forge is all the more rewarding with smashing (not plates) customers. Especially with the fantastic review you have given us. Our aim is to provide a consistent high level of service alongside affordable good food and a nice cup of tea/coffee. (other equally lovely soft drinks, milkshakes, hot chocolate are available). Thanks for giving us... More 

Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Run by Rob and gang - this is a great spot and I have been a few times now. This time we reserved a table for lunch as there were 6 of us - between us we had quiche / chorizo stew / goats cheese tart and a few of us had the Soup / Sandwich combo - the soup... More 

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

Thank you for lovely and detailed review. Handy directions as well. Come back sooon, you know where to find us! More 

Kettering, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We dropped in for cake and coffee whilst dog walking. I had heard some good things about this place and sure enough, it was very good. Lots of good homemade cakes and scones and the lunch menu looked lovely; thoughtful and hand made everything. Can't wait to go back. The man (owner maybe??) was very hospitable. Well done all.

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

Yep that was me the owner. Look forward to your next visit, thanks for the good review. Oh, dogs (and owners) are welcome in the garden. More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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TheOldForge, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to add a positive review for the old forge. We still receive 'mini' invasions on a Monday morning, with our lovely team at the forge we can handle it. Look forward to your visit minus the kids...I mean that in a nice way! More 

Desborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Additional Information about The Old Forge

Address: Grafton Road | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4JE, England
Phone Number: 01536330014
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: English, British

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