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The Forge Hammer and River Spice

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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US$7 - US$35
Indian, Asian, Brew Pub, Bar, Fast food
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

Fabulous takeaway. Best curry I have had in ages. Delicious thank you. Ignore the one bad review, obviously malicious.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

Just arrived as google & website clearly states the restaurant is open on a Sunday... Parked up walked up to get drinks & straightaway get attitude from who was serving drinks outside.. Told you go & get food from the van I then said but...More

Date of visit: August 2020
SausageChillyFry, Owner at The Forge Hammer and River Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2020

Wow, keyboard warrior. It's quiet obvious. How dare you say I was aggressive. You were the one pointing your phone in my face. Get a life!

Reviewed 15 July 2020 via mobile

Preordered for 9 persons. The food was on time and plenty of it. It was very pleasant. I would recommend. Reasonably priced. Was it great? it was better than average , but not exceptional.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 14 July 2020 via mobile

We visited on a sunny Sunday evening and sat outside due to COVID-19. The staff were incredibly friendly, and we ordered some Indian food after a few drinks. The food was hot, served socially distant, well priced and delicious. I would recommend!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 2 March 2020

Stopped there for a drink yesterday with a few of my walking group after a 9-mile hike around Symonds Yat and the Wye Valley. This is a lovely pub, albeit small. Service was friendly and it was just nice to sit and relax by a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 22 November 2019

Went there for takeout, I hadn’t preordered so had a drink at the bar while my meal was being cooked, Very good beeer brewed on the premises

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 4 November 2019

We pre ordered our meals on the Thursday, before the meal on the Saturday. The food arrived which was cold and mostly inedible. The nan breads were absolutely disgusting. There was one person in the kitchen and one person serving , clearly not enough staff...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 27 October 2019 via mobile

Popped in for a beer, great pub, great bar, everyone friendly, all that micro brewery stuff my son (in law) loves, even I liked it, we had a great afternoon, will come again for food & beer later in the week, Thanks to Andy for...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 22 October 2019

With two different and excellent home-brewed beers and a broad range of options on the curry menu, including many vegetarian choices, we were hugely satisfied with our afternoon spent here. The staff and pub regulars were chatty and friendly, and made us feel very welcome...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 18 October 2019 via mobile

Have a take away meal from here most weeks, it’s the best in the Forest of Dean by a long way. Website is easy to order and also make adjustments so the meal is just how you want it! Would highly recommend a take away...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes we allow well behaved dogs and their owners in the bar but not the restaurant.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Forge Hammer and River Spice

  • Yes, The Forge Hammer and River Spice offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Forge Hammer and River Spice offers delivery services.

  • The Forge Hammer and River Spice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4