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“A great Sunday lunch!”

Bob's Smithy Inn and Old Forge Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 554 Restaurants in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $31
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Family run country Pub and Restaurant serving pub lunches and evening dining in our A La Carte Restaurant all our food is cooked with local produce. Our food is all cooked from fresh by trained chefs.
Reviewed May 27, 2014

As far as value for money goes it is well worth a visit for Sunday lunch! I went with the intention of having all 3 courses for a mere £15.95! But with portions being generous I couldn't manage a pudding to myself! After sharing a dessert (the Chocolate Brownie - it's a must!) I was not disappointed as the food is fantastic! The service was fantastic and the young girl who served us was extremely outgoing and helpful!
I have visited the restaurant and the bar several times and I have to admit that as yet I have not been disappointed. The staff who work there are so enthusiastic and the owners are always chatty and polite. A great place to visit no matter what the occasion!

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2  Thank Farmersgirl2013
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

What a great idea to have themed nights every few months this month it was a mexican night and it was great. The food was excellent from start to finish. to To begin with we had cheese nachos with dips then there was a platter to share between two the chilli with garlic bread was fab as were the the fish in batter. The mains were excellent there was a choice of chilli burger, beef burritto,chicken enchilda,fish in a spicy sauce or chilli and rice as there was nine of us dining we all choose different and we were not at all disappionted with what we choose. All in all we had a great night. Can't wait for the next one. Well done to Jordan and the waitress.

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3  Thank Joanne M
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Everything looks ok but fails to deliver.
The restaurant is nicely decorated it is only when it fills up you notice how small it is and how close the tables are.
The waitress brush past the back of you chairs nearly every time they go to the kitchen
It is also noisy, not recommended for a romantic night out, Sunday lunch passable.
The cutlery looks like it has come out of school dinner, needs to be better quality.
The food looks very appealing and looks the part for modern cuisine but fails to deliver of taste,
Most dishes bland but the chicken was over peppered so that is all you could taste.
The desserts had most taste but the portion control was out some portions larger than others for the same dessert.
The plum crumble should have been described as plum tart with a crumble topping.
Overall left feely disappointed on nicely present food that just lacked taste.

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5  Thank thetwoofusNw
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

The food here is brilliant, I had pork roast and it was delcious, well cooked and huge portions. Was not disappointed on that front. We had a bit of a mix up with desserts which took a while to come and was served in stages. This was because they served half the desserts on an adjacent table and half to us.

The landlady (?) was apologised and politely explained they were short staffed, which you cannot complain about. Mistakes happen but it is good to know that they are quick to act and rectify them when they occur.

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1  Thank richarddlewis
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

First visits to the old forge, lovely clean restaurant, situated in in a country style pub. Good service all dishes are cooked fresh and midweek sees the option of 3 different menu choices.
The food was very good and represented good value for money, well worth a visit

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1  Thank Gordon C
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