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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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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here recently for my Mum's birthday lunch. We had phoned ahead and reserved a table and also visited in advance to drop off her birthday cake. Staff couldn't be more accommodating if they tried. They are so friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. They have such a small work area in the kitchen but itdoes not impact... More 

Thank kaznn15
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a cream tea and landed up having lunch due to the tempting menu.The staff very friendly food great .

Thank wellsvolvo
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small and intimate. We usually sit outsdie with the dogs. Friendly helpful staff and really dog friendly. Great food and lovely cakes!

Thank Chris R
Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here on several occasions and never disappointed with the choice on the menu and specials board. Always great tasting food and service with a smile. Can be very busy so if you definitely want to eat there maybe book! We sat outside in the late summer sun.

Thank Rachel H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smashing little café serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. We have eaten there many times and love the fresh food and lovely service. We had breakfast there yesterday and it was so good that I feel moved to leave a review. We each had the 'formidable fry up', which was delicious and cooked to order. It is remarkable that such... More 

Thank jan004
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This cafe is so lovely, the menu is varied with good specials, cakes and desserts are excellent. The staff are adorable

Thank Lesley S
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We telephoned and reserved a table yesterday - immediately received a call back to assure us one would be kept for us. Glad we did...as it got very busy soon after we arrived. Not surprisingly really - because this was an excellent find. We no longer live in the area, so when we visit family in Kettering, we sometimes like... More 

Thank TravelbuddyWorcester
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a first class breakfast for our family of five (including two coeliacs and a vegetarian). Excellent, friendly service and lovely food, topped off by very pleasant surroundings. A helpful note - they only accept cash and cheques, no cards. Highly recommended!

Thank cheltchap
Sharnbrook, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles 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

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Kids, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?