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The Old Forge

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St Andrews Lane | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4JE, England
+44 1536 330014
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Old Forge Tea Room serves breakfast , lunch, cream teas and homemade...
The Old Forge Tea Room serves breakfast , lunch, cream teas and homemade cakes. Indoor seating for 30. Outdoor seating for 30.6 Days a week (plus sundays mid may to mid oct)
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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Lovely food great atmosphere

Lovely food and great atmosphere. All staff very welcoming. Set in a lovely Northamptonshire village. Great for coffe and cake, luch and the breakfasts are amazing. Sofa sessions next on our list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Janeap31
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Geddington, United Kingdom
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Geddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lovely food and great atmosphere. All staff very welcoming. Set in a lovely Northamptonshire village. Great for coffe and cake, luch and the breakfasts are amazing. Sofa sessions next on our list.

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Geddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We fancied somewhere different for my birthday lunch on 10th August and found the Old Forge online. Not too far from us so my wife and I headed for Cranford. The food was fantastic and prices very reasonable but most impressive was the friendly and efficient service. Immediately made to feel welcome and could've happily spent all afternoon there but... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Cycled here from kettering and stopped for something to eat, really really lovely food & service! It was nice to sit outside too :)

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Kettering
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Visited here with a friend today. We had booked and we're glad that we had as it was very busy as you would expect from a first class tea room on a busy day. I was impressed by their homemade specials all of which were reasonably priced. Unlike other local tea rooms that have expanded and passed the price on... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We are fortunate this is near to where we stay sometimes. We visit periodically and It is always excellent. Great food, pleasant and helpful staff at whatever time of day you visit. The seating area outside is lovely on a bright day and inside is comfortable and cosy when the weather is not so good. We've been to a party... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Awesome find! Table prepared before we arrived due to us phoning to check on availability beforehand, the breakfast was delicious and the tea room situated in a wonderful village! Thank you :-)

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Friends and I went to have coffee at the Forge....we had a lovely meal, scones for me atmospher so comfy and service excellent

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Cranford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Old Forge in Cranford, Northamptonshire is not only a brilliant tea room but usually once a month they host a 'Sofa Session'. Visiting musicians come and play for the evening and Rob serves food. We had a wonderful evening last Friday 12th June when Scott Cook and Jezz Hallard came. Scott is a Canadian balladar, an award winning travelling... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Working in a local restaurant we thought we would have a look at the 'competition' too see how we could improve ourselves. We were greeted and sat by Jane who was lovely and very helpful! The only bad point was they ran out of vanilla milkshake... I love vanilla milkshake! The food was homemade and very tasty! There was also... More 

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

Very kind of you to leave a lovely review for us. Sorry about running out of vanilla, actually you just reminded me to order some more! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Go here on a regular basis . Food is fab, service is brilliant and staff are very friendly. Also cater for 'Gluten free' 😊

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

Thank you very much Rebecca H, we love a 5* review and your regular visits! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St Andrews Lane | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: +44 1536 330014

Price and Cuisine

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

Description

The Old Forge Tea Room serves breakfast , lunch, cream teas and homemade cakes. Indoor seating for 30. Outdoor seating for 30.6 Days a week (plus sundays mid may to mid oct)
Open Hours
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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