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“Superb Sunday Lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Forge

The Old Forge
39 North Road, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4RE, England
01768 371832
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Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Superb Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Friendly cosy atmosphere. Top quality food beautifully prepared. Presentation excellent. Extremely good value for money. Will certainly eat here again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Great Britain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mouthwatering, Memorable and Marvellous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We absolutely love this restaurant and snug little bar...the food is divine, the staff are amazingly attentive - especially the bar/waiter...he is a font of information about the area and is a bit of a history buff so extremelyinteresting to chat to - and very entertaining. Nothing is too much trouble at the Old Forge - we love it and will return again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kirkby Stephen
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“"Absolutely Fabulous"!!!!! Many times....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Tried all the local pubs & restaurants within a 10 mile radious of Kirkby Stephen over the last 20 years ... I like good food not a massive plate of "whatever floats your boat"! Chris is absolutely the best chef in the area, superb, freshly cooked, inventive food every time! A great fresh cooked Sunday lunch which he can even cater for families, he can bring their main course with your starter ( all with newly prepared vegies) then you can get the little ones started then enjoy your main in peace. So So recommend it, If I get a babysitter for the night this is the place I would go locally for a fab meal, great service etc. Staff are top rate too!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Delicious food, great service with wonderful ambience. Congratulations to the chef and the waiter/bar staff. I am never disappointed and take family and friends for something special.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch, tha barman/waiter was incredibly accommodating and friendly,the chef's work was faultless (and he was willing to accommodate the wishes of the chldren, whilst serving their meals with the same presentational standards as or own).
As someone with 18 years experience "in the trade" I can wholeheartedly recommend The Old Forge to anyone- although booking is highly recommended!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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