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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, 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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Visitor rating
  • 77
    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
Saturday regulars!

We make our weekly trip to The Old Forge as the food and service here make it simply THE best place to go. Rob and all the girls are a fantastic team and the make sure everyone who dines here thoroughly enjoys their visit. The menus is full and varied and the specials are always hugely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
WideEyedLover
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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English first
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We make our weekly trip to The Old Forge as the food and service here make it simply THE best place to go. Rob and all the girls are a fantastic team and the make sure everyone who dines here thoroughly enjoys their visit. The menus is full and varied and the specials are always hugely popular. You know you've... More 

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Burton Latimer
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Always a warm welcome, very delish food and great surroundings. I like the funny messages written on the beams - "If the answer is not cake, you're asking the wrong questions" Food-wise I recommend the home-made soups, and the quiches. And the bread is good, as are the jacket spuds (try bacon brie and cranberry in one, yummy). Mind you,... More 

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Kettering
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Recently had another lovely lunch here of homemade soup and delicious bread. My husband had home made chilli and it is a monster portion and beat him. The dog enjoyed what was left - not that it was not a bit too good for her. Great, friendly atmosphere although service can still be a little chaotic but I think that... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place is has a warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere and GREAT cake! The owner has small scale gigs on here too. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you gary k for taking the time to leave the old forge another 5/5 review. Hope to see you soon for more GREAT (we think so too) cake . More 

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

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

Thanks for the glowing review Sharon W. Also for highlighting the fact we do book tables, but only half as not to disappoint the 'walk-ins' (not sure if that's the right term but it sounds right). More 

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

Yes we hope we offer enough of a selection for all our customers. Glad you enjoyed your visit Mr Watson. More 

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

Thanks for the kind words for The Old Forge, myself and the staff get a huge boost when another great review gets posted. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 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
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
133 reviews 133 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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, English

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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