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The Old Forge

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St. Andrews Lane | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4AQ, England
+44 1536 330014
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sharnbrook, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As we were early for entrance to Boughton House, we went on trip to find coffee/tea rooms. This one in Cranford was not far away and they have a good menu at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit.

Thank Val509
Kettering, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

First visit to The Old Forge today for lunch, as a family. Great food and lovely staff. Prices are very reasonable too. They dont have a card machine, so bare that in mind. Will certainly visit again :-)

1 Thank kevjag13
Northampton England
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We use The Old Forge often when dog walking or just to visit. Lovely, clean, restaurant with friendly welcome at all times. The food is varied from coffee and a bun to full lunch, but as it is very small can get very busy mid-day. This is the result of excellence!

Thank Locketier
Burton Latimer, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Been many times and never a bad word to say. The food is homemade, delicious and always filling. Soups are out of this world for taste. If you want good hearty food in a quaint location look no further.

Thank gtailby
Kettering, UK
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

When we arrived the restaurant was very busy and our order for lunch took some time to arrive. It was worth waiting for and even though our son treated us, the price of the drinks and food were very reasonable. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Shall certainly go to this quaint restaurant again.

Thank Dorothy K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! such a good choice, unbelievable value for money, everyone had a different option and we were all very happy, staff were lovely, will definitely go again!!

Thank Amanda H
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My Nan brought me and my husband here for breakfast one morning. We had a very nice experience. My husband had the large breakfast and we had the smaller one. The food was very good, cooked fresh and came with toast. The portions where generous and the sausages deserve special mention. You had to pay extra for the tea/coffee, it... More 

Thank Nadya F
Nice, France
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145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I've been coming here for a few years now as it's close to where my mother lives in East Northants. It's good for a coffee or lightish lunch of the soup, salad, quiche, sandwhich or day special variety. Nothing exceptional but consistently reliable. Small inside with outdoor garden and dogs welcome so popular with walkers and cyclists. They do Sunday... More 

1 Thank Eddie06
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Happening across this little jewel on a Monday morning for breakfast was wonderful! Lovely setting and a fantastic breakfast freshly cooked. And what kind accommodating staff. A real jemmy in the Northamptonshire countryside :)

1 Thank Lisa M
Thrapston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Family lunch visit, nice place and the food was well done, good staff, bit cramped and fairly pricey but worth a visit , will come again as I want to try the breakfast

Thank Stephen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
British, Soups, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Andrews Lane | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: +44 1536 330014
The Old Forge Tea Room serves breakfast , lunch, cream teas and homemade cakes.
Indoor seating for 30. Outdoor seating for 30.6 Days a week (plus sundays mid may to mid oct)

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