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The Old Forge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Kettering, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely hidden gem, nice menu options but as it's a small cafe it can get full very quickly. The service and food is always good. Great for brunch & lunch.

Thank Rabbit1974
Thrapston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a friend here for lunch. Food was excellent and portions substantial (smoked salmon/scrambled egg was moist and delicious). Despite being busy, service was speedy and courteous. The premises are clean, warm and cosy with a wood burner in the corner of the room. This place is very popular so booking advised. So impressed, I'm back again this week!

Thank maureenyule
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A place where you can relax, enjoy the freshly cooked to order food, and you feel so comfortably at home that you nearly forget that you do actually have to leave at some point... Top marks to the staff who are unassuming ,natural and attentive..

Thank elmakes
Kettering, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a Christmas meal with family and friends (inc my 2yr old granddaughter) and were not disappointed. The menu was wide ranging and the food was very good quality and well presented.. The staff were very friendly, attentive and nothing too much trouble (inc doing a special meal for my granddaughter taking into account her requests) We were... More 

Thank wedge158
Kettering, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic value for money breakfast cooked to perfection. I had eggs royal, my husband had the full forge big breakfast. We sat next to very welcoming woodburner, a cosy enjoyable meal. Staff friendly and helpful. It must be the best value around the area. Will go back very soon.

1 Thank Androls22
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Had a great brunch with hubby and daughter excellent service and the food was lovely will be going again

1 Thank gipsy20
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Really nice place great weekend breakfast spot great, staff and atmosphere so much nicer than a chain as you are talked to like a friend not just a customer

Thank RLM1000
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I have been here twice now and each visit has felt special and memorable for all the right reasons. The building is aesthetically pleasing, as is the food, the ambiance and the service. The prices are very reasonable for delicious food. There is nothing fussy or false about this place. It is well worth a visit &... More 

Thank mazlanma
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

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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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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

Thank wellsvolvo

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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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?