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The Old Forge

Grafton Road | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4JE, England
01536330014
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Ranked #3 of 136 restaurants in Kettering
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

What a lovely place. We had such a friendly welcome on our first visit, sat outside with our dog, the food was great, I had salmon and dill tart and blueberry and lemon cake (lovely!!). We just had to return as we were in the area, this time we sat inside, we love the building. Great welcome again, friendly, cheerful,... More

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Desborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Quaint, quirky and quintessentially English. Staff with personality, exceptional food and a very enjoyable Thursday lunch experience. Will be back soon (I am thinking this Saturday for breakfast)...

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

With kind words like that you it makes it all worth while. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. See you for a Formidable Forge fry up soon. More

UK
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We're fast becoming seasoned regulars of The Old Forge. The food is always superb, the atmosphere warm and welcoming and the price unbelievable for the sheer quality of the food served. You are made to feel like a member of the family (even down to being give a little extra following a bit of a wait when the place was... More

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

Blimey thank you for a glowing review, I'm glad you had this positive shout out for us on tripadvisor. The cheques in the post! More

Kettering, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My mum, my 8 year old son and I visited today, after I'd read recommendations on Trip Advisor. They were all right! Perfect Menu-which can be adapted for fussy eaters. Perfect portion sizes. Perfect Prices. Perfect Service with smiles. We had a bacon sandwich, 2 different types of home made soup-highly recommened.....and were spoilt for choice with pudding. The service... More

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

I'm really glad you enjoyed all the aspects of the old forge and for taking the time to leave this top review for us. Hope to see you soon. More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

A chance find online. The day was cold and wet - the welcome was warm and friendly, with the furnace still in place with a log burning stove. So, good ambience. Cheery service. The food was all home made, home baked and excellent - try the soup and sandwich mix for under £7 - it was delicious!!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a glowing review! Much appreciated. More

Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have visited this teashop quite a few times. It is run by very pleasant and helpful people. I am disabled with some specific needs and they go out of their way to assist me.The food and drink are always very tasty and good value for money.

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

Your kind words and review are very much appreciated. Good service, value and honest food is what we aim to achieve and we're glad you keep coming back. Thank you. More

Kettering, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I never knew this gem existed until now. Down to earth, friendly service and lovely food. Perfect for an afternoon lunch. I definitely recommend....

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

Dear Jasmine, Thanks for your review, you're a diamond! More

corby
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Went here for lunch on Saturday & was gobsmascked at the service, food & shear value for money. Highly reccommend.

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

Absolutely (fabulous) one of the best reviews we've had. Thanks for taking the time to post it! More

midlands
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

As a family and with friends this is a great place to pop and catch up over a light meal or morning coffee, afternoon tea etc. Food and service always great. Very clean, pleasant surroundings. Eating areas, inside and out.

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

Thank you for your lovely review, you covered all the bases of what we can offer. Thanks again. More

Kettering, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Been here twice in two weeks both times a lovely cream tea.....mmm. The rest of the menu beckons. .. Nice quiet setting and nice friendly service.

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

Dear John B, Thanks for your positive review for us, sorry it took so long to acknowledge it! More

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