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The Old Forge

Grafton Road | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4JE, England
01536330014
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Ranked #5 of 134 restaurants in Kettering
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
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
Cranford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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kettering
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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northants
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Mansfield, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is my first review on trip advisor and feel it necessary after an extremely bad experience.The service was extremely slow. If the food were good, we could have consider. Wife had the Homemade Beef Chilli, was hot blowing, not too hot mentioned on the menu though. My Smoked Salmon was not fresh. I would not recommend this restaurant to... More

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

Apologies Colin F of Mansfield. It would have been nice to have 'understood' your complaint and rectified it at the time of your visit. All we are used to seeing are happy faces and empty plates, especially with two most popular offerings. More

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

The Old Forge is swiftly becoming our firm favourite. From the wonderfully warm welcome when you enter to the cheery goodbye chat when you settle your bill & are ready to leave you there is absolutely nothing that we could fault. The staff are all lovely, engaging and cheerful and the food is fantastic. The homemade soups are hearty and... More

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

Thank you very much for a wonderful review. If we had a fan club I'd make you president! More

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