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“I love it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Forge at Bobs Smithy Inn

Old Forge at Bobs Smithy Inn
1448 Chorley Old Road | Bolton, Bolton BL1 7PX, England
01204 842622
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Ranked #23 of 278 Restaurants in Bolton
Price range: $13 - $31
Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pub and Restaurant serving pub lunches and evening dining in our A La Carte Restaurant all our food is cooked with local produce all cooked from fresh.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have dined in the restaurant twice and I think it's fab. The food is gorgeous,the staff are great,the decor is lovely, the price is fair and not over the top unlike some places I've dined all in all I woukd recommend it highly

  • Visited September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic xmas dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was the first time that i had visited Bob smithy's for a meal and i wasn't disappointed , in fact none of us where.We are a group of dog walkers and it is up to me to book a meal out now and then so i feel that ive now earned a few brownie points for choosing here.on arrival we were taken straight to our table by a lovely , polite and very attentive young man,who looked after us all evening.The table was laden with crackers and the log fire lit adjacent to our table,it made the perfect setting for our annual xmas dinner.Drinks were ordered and brought promptly to our table.All our meals were pre ordered and payed for so there were no messing about on the night with money sorting and waiting to order. The xmas dinner was of a good standard ,i had the pate with a sweet chutney on a toasted bread it was really tasty.The turkey was moist and plentiful accompanied by all the usual trimmings.The veg cooked to perfection. I had the apple tart and vanilla ice cream, again very nice. The whole experience of this meal was of a high standard so Thank you Bob smithy's for making our night so enjoyable we will certainly be back again soon .

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“excellant christmas dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

went for Christmas dinner with friends and had garlic mushrooms to start very nice n then had turkey dinner which was great not too big a portion but enough to just fit a dessert in which was Christmas pudding great overall great experience staff very friendly n helpful will be back

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“How far can they make the food stretch”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I went to the Bobs Smithy last year for a Christmas meal, very disappointed, was talked into going again this year, shouldn't have bothered. The food is certainly made to go along way, veg cut small and thin, turkey sliced very thin, my husband ordered christmas pudding it was a sliver with a bit of sauce, not impressed, not good value for money..... No christmas crackers, will never step foot in there again.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Steak and chips at their baby”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Attentive staffing, welcoming atmosphere. Their fillet steak really is value for money and delicious.
Recommended

  • Visited November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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