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The Forge Hammer

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Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
+44 1594 860310
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food broadly fine - the South Indian chilli chicken and what seemed like home-made lime pickle stood out. Poppadoms less good (slightly greasy) and we had to ask for plates to eat them and the pickles off, and to nudge when requested water was forgotten. And then we got a single glass, and the waiter didn't leave the jug, which... More 

1 Thank kate_rugby
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 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
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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
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47 reviews
35 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
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

1 Thank Henry W
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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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
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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
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101 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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
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272 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 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 

1 Thank Lwatson1970

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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 - $31
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, Large groups, Bar scene, 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.

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