The Forge is a small restaurant outside Ballon, Co. Carlow. There is ample parking and tables inside and out. The inside is nicely laid out with an exposed granite wall and lots of local art on the walls. It's a good place to stop in you come off the motorway and re heading towards Bunclody.
The food is fresh ,not fancy but good and lots of it. Their homemade brownbread and home cooked ham both deserve special mention. Staff are helpful and prompt but not intrusive.
Desserts are home made and like most of the menu the ingredients are sourced locally where possible. The strawberries come from a fruit farm about 2 miles up the road, for example.
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1 week ago
Thank you for the review and apologies for my delayed reply! We are fortunate to be located in such a great producers region and as you well observed we are able to source fresh soft fruit from our neighbours at Malones Fruit Farm who incidently have just opened a great new farm shop. Mary
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