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The Forge Hammer and River Spice

Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
+44 1594 860310
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (15 reviews)
“poppadoms” (6 reviews)
“dhansak” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Bar, Fast food, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would like to say we had a pleasant drink in the forgehammer . We also ordered a takeaway meal which was absolutely delicious would definitely recommend their food and friendly staff. We will be back

Thank andrealindsay33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Forge is a smallish pub which brews it's own beer. Obviously well used by the locals and a good selection of beers. The restaurant was not particularly busy but our table of 10 proved a challenge to the one person serving. Mario (we learnt...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Environmental friendly pub as they make their nice beer on the premises. Staff are all friendly. It’s like one big family. Even when us passer bys pop in.in the back room is an Indian restaurant food is tasty and well presented. I’d certainly recommend this...More

Thank uksayhello
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. We went on the off chance of getting a table. So glad we did. Service was excellent and food was amazing.

Thank karenstyling
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I got a take away from here whilst on holiday. The mixed platter was huge and very good value for money but our prawn dish needed more spice. The pub itself served it's own beer whilst you waited for the take away and the owner...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely curry the other day nice flavour in good surroundings. It’s good service and value for money.

Thank John F
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I do not appreciate being shouted at by a bar man for the crime of not ordering my drinks in an order that he deemed appropriate.More

Thank Neil P
SausageChillyFry, Owner at The Forge Hammer and River Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

I didn't shout at you. I merely told your friend who was the customer that he could have possibly chosen the order of the drinks that had been placed in a better way for the expediency of everybody waiting for a drink. As you didn't...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Didnt go to the restaurant just the pub for one drink after a hard day's canoeing! Not all but one member of the staff was rude to say the least. All I can say is don't order a Guinness last or you may get a...More

5  Thank Daniel M
SausageChillyFry, Manager at The Forge Hammer and River Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

If we could rate customers and their friends these ones would receive zero out of five. Hopefully this 'reviewer' will avoid this establishment in future which will be good result for all concerned. By the way you were served by Rachel a long term, friendly...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

Another great meal here. A spontaneous meet-up with friends meant that we hadn't booked. It was Saturday night but we took our chance. Plan B was to use their excellent takeaway service. Surprising that there were tables available. It should really be fully booked. Anyway,...More

1  Thank waggy_samUk
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Lower Lydbrook is a pleasant village on banks of River Wye. The pub feels very like a local pub with people from the village. Attached is an Indian restaurant. We had a good meal. The Dhansak was not too sweet, the chops spicy and tasty....More

1  Thank Gill M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 860310
  • E-mail
Popular local village Pub 100m from the River Wye. Serving excellent real ale, cider and lager. Now incorporating a Microbrewery, Lydbrook Valley Brewing Co. With an authentic Indian restaurant producing the best quality food in the area. Pub open Tuesday to Friday 16.00 To 23.00 (Noon to 23.00 In Summer, Food available at Lunchtimes.), Saturday Noon to 23.00. Sunday Noon to 22.30. Restaurant open Tuesday to Sunday 17.30 To 22.30.
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