The Forge Tearooms & Restaurant

The Forge Tearooms & Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
10:00 - 16:00
Mon
10:00 - 16:00
Tue
10:00 - 16:00
Wed
10:00 - 16:00
Thu
10:00 - 16:00
Fri
10:00 - 16:00
Sat
10:00 - 16:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe, Fast food, British, Deli, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles81 reviews
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6
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Ellen
Gislingham5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Opening times are 10am now on a Saturday which seems a little late for early cyclist, runners, walkers who'd like refreshments. According to one of the many 'instruction' boards closing times may change ad hoc depending on the weather so don't rely on a cup of tea on a rainy afternoon. Service is very slow especially when park run is on. Staff are not the most welcoming and friendly people. Perhaps a little customer service training would be helpful. Quality of food and drinks is very good though.
Written 2 March 2024
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Smilie
Norwich13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
After lovely walk with our dog in the grounds we always enjoy our lunches here, delicious coffee and food served by friendly staff.
Written 25 February 2024
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geocachegang
London462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Great friendly prompt service, excellent reasonably priced food and a wonderful location all tucked into a forest for lovely dry pathway walks - what could be better.
Written 10 November 2023
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Nicola A
Diss4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Perfect pit stop to refuel after the beautiful Thornham Parkrun. Gorgeous coffee and cheese scones to die for. Great service, and staff that can cope with lots of people all at the same time. Well done
Written 5 August 2023
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geocachegang
London462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Outstanding cafe under new ownership has been transformed into a perfect spot for a reasonably priced brunch. All the scones are homemade every day and the menu was extensive and worth frequent visits. Highly recommended. We will now be regulars !!!
Written 26 April 2023
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Smilie
Norwich13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Lovely cafe with friendly staff and good food. Love going on a walk here with our dog Maisie and then having lunch 😃
Written 22 April 2023
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ROBBIE
Framlingham27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 family
I don’t understand the negative reviews on here. Went today, staff were brilliant and very helpful, good price, food excellent and hot, what more can you ask.
Written 19 May 2022
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Allan C
Ipswich544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
We hadnt come across The Forge before as we normally park at the other entrance and walk from that end but this time we used this entrance and thus found the cafe. We were impressed with both the organisation and the quality of the food Service was pleasant and prices reasonable.We will certainly time our visitsforlunchtime in the future.
Written 13 February 2022
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Piegea
90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
Delicious fresh food, efficient and friendly service in a beautiful setting. We walked here from Swattesfield campsite with several adults and a bunch of children. We all found something we wanted to eat (from vegans to fussy eaters who just wanted a plain baguette). Children enjoyed the play area and we could have stayed all day.
Written 26 September 2021
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nickrashtead
240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 friends
Great food, sensibly priced, nice staff and generous tasty portions. The staff have gone out of their way to operate safely. Well worth a visit
Written 15 August 2021
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Jane H
Bury St. Edmunds17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
First time at Thornham walks as looking for wheelchair friendly places for the mother in law. Ended the walk at the cafe where we were served by a very friendly waitress. I am coeliac and was very pleased to see that there was a selection of cakes that I could have other than the traditional gluten-free brownies. I ordered lemon polenta cake and it was amazing so much so that I asked for the recipe. Sam, the lady that had baked the cake came out and wrote it out for me. Thank you Sam. Can’t wait to try it. A brilliant place to end a walk
Written 10 May 2021
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Ellen C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
Awesome day out. Went for a walk came back to the cafe for a pit stop, the brownie and coffee were so good we decided to go back for lunch. Definitely far from disappointed, lunch was fab so we got some cake to go. The food was amazing and the walks awesome, I can't stress enough how brilliant the staff are 👏👌
Written 7 May 2021
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Sarah Louise R
Diss116 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 friends
Really disappointed. We visited today and placed two orders, drinks (and child’s food) then adults food. Both came out with bits missing. Service was slow. We were there two hours and had three diet cokes, two coffees, sausage roll, panini’s and chips. It took at least half an hour for the drinks and forty five for the food. Customer service was poor. When we raised we were still waiting for drinks they then came with half the order and were surprised when we said we were missing some bits. We were polite and civil but the girl just squeaked like she was going to cry and ran away. When ordering the food the waitress clarified what we ordered more than once and still we only got two of the three panini’s ordered and we had to wait for the third (after having already waited 45 minutes). Totally understand everyone is getting back to normal after lockdown and that things maybe slow but after getting our initial order wrong you would expect the effort would be made to be quick and get it right next time. Sadly not the case. Chips are amazing though but that isn’t enough to make us want to go back.
Written 18 April 2021
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Frankbuthonest
Bury St. Edmunds27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
We came in the summer and again today and both times the coffee is verging on cold you have to drink straight away certainly wouldn’t warm you up on a cold day. Shame as a lovely place to visit and walk with the dogs if a bit muddy which is no one’s fault other than the amount of rain we have had recently.
Written 29 December 2020
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Coatesfly
Enfield14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
This is the only open cafe on the Thornham Estate at the moment. The food is fresh and they are strictly complying to COVID safe regulations, which is reassuring. There is a small but well cooked menu Portion sizes are substanbtial and the food of a good quality. The cakes are divine! Leave some space for them, definitely!!
Written 11 August 2020
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