We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Forge Hammer

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
+44 1594 860310
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 99: English reviews
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I must start by saying I don't normally bother doing reviews, but this was too good not too! I had the lamb bhuna. The lamb was cooked to perfection. It melted on my fork. Some places I've been the lamb had been hard and chewie. But not here! The rest of the curry was amazing. Wasn't too hot but still... More 

1 Thank Matt S
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Very nice food & service and reasonably priced. Handy location if you're staying in any of the local B & Bs.

Thank 28Sheila
Level Contributor
46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We descended on mass!!! 16 of us were seated and food choices on the set menu was plentiful, our main dishes could have warmer in temperature but very tasty. Would happily visit again!!!

Thank Wedding33
Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Admittedly we came with high expectations having come from an area in the midlands that has loads of excellent Indian restaurants. Sadly we were all left very disappointed from our take away. We unfortunately found the food bland and of low quality. The low light being The Ash House Special, which was anything but special. A real shame.

Thank Henry W
Shropshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Very warm welcome and staff very helpful and sorted a taxi for me. Indian restaurant attached to the pub with very reasonable prices. Food was great and the takeaway service appeared popular.

Thank Hambone2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Great little restaurant and surprised to find it at the back of this pub..Very friendly and helpful staff,and great food at very good prices..

1 Thank Alan1965220
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
101 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Already eaten here twice and given it a 5 star TA review. Used the takeaway service last night for the first time. Same excellent quality food. We are vegetarian and have lots of menu choice. My wife wanted a mild dish but not sweet like a korma so they modified their bhuna to leave out the chilli. One of the... More 

1 Thank waggy_samUk
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Took partners parents for his Mom's birthday, Wonderful service, amazing food, Partners Mom said it was the "best she has had" and beats her local in Yate. Food was great nice and hot, Spicy menu pointed out what was hot or medium which partners mom was happy about as not a lover of really spicy food, his Dad however likes... More 

1 Thank Kevin M
Evesham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
266 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Tepid food delivered to our group of 6 despite there only being 2 tables occupied. The food described as hot was neither spicy or hot in terms of temperature. The menu offered great sounding dishes however there was no depth of spice flavour and all curries appeared to be the same colour. The meat tasted pre cooked and added to... More 

Thank Lwatson1970
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
192 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

We had a very mixed bag with our take-away from River Spice; nice onion bhaji, flavoursome balti but a naan that was burned black in the middle and biriyani totally lacking in spice and flavour. Wouldn't bother to eat there again on this showing.

Thank Riotstar

Travelers who viewed The Forge Hammer also viewed

Lydbrook, Forest of Dean
Lydbrook, Forest of Dean
Lydbrook, Forest of Dean

Been to The Forge Hammer? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $30
Indian, Asian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 860310
Popular local village Pub 100m from the River Wye. Serving excellent real ale, cider and lager. With an authentic Indian restaurant producing the best quality food in the area. Pub open Tuesday to Friday 16.00 To 23.00 (Noon to 23.00 In Summer, Food available at Lunchtimes.), Saturday Noon to 23.00. Sunday Noon to 22.30. Restaurant open Tuesday to Sunday 17.30 To 22.30.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Forge Hammer staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?