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The forge

££ - £££, British,
32 Chase Road, Dudley DY5 4TS, England
+44 1384 457359
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“pudding” (14 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
32 Chase Road, Dudley DY5 4TS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I reserved a table for two at 6pm for myself and my daughter. As we were working up to christmas i thought it would be a nice treat to meet up just after. We arrived and were shown to a reserved dirty table. The pub...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Herbie831
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seven us went for my son's birthday. Selected The Forge as we'd had good experiences before. This time it was a different story. Several of the dishes were awful particularly the mushroom starters. My dad tried to put his fork in to one of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here recently for a family meal and they seemed to be short staffed. The food was ok wouldn't say it was overly good compared to other visits but this could be down to change of chef on this particular day. The place was clean...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Y234JFDJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for Christmas Day meal for over 10 of us and the service was so bad and slow it was unbelievable because of under staffing.. We ended up going back home and had to have a refund

Date of visit: December 2018
5  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a family meal as have been before with good experience. The food was good and a decent portion. However the table was only half laid when we arrived. It took a long time for the waiting staff to take our order even...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yobnation
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my husband popped in for an early lunch at 12:20 and noted there were only 3 other tables occupied (1 table of 2 and 2 of 4) thinking this is great, won’t have much wait...we were wrong! We ordered 2 drinks and waited...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Aimee C
Reviewed 10 December 2018

visited for a family get together. The pub was clean, staff polite the food was good ( 2 for 1) good menue. It would be hard to select which was the best dish. Wheel chair friendly. will be going again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Terence S
TheForgeDudley, General Manager at The forge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

thank you very much for your feedback I will pass your comments on to the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon Merry Christmas

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Most of our family birthday meals are held here and we normally have no complaints. However the food was very hit and miss, the difference between times of some meals coming out meant that some had a 30 minute wait. While the Forge is good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Esheair
TheForgeDudley, Manager at The forge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thank you for your comments sorry to see you have only gave us a 3 star this time round but we hope to get that 5 star review of your next time you come to see us

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Excellent Food, Real Ale and Service. Visited at around 15:00 on a Saturday afternoon. After a visit to The Crooked House which was devoid of customers in the Restaurant

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stuart R
TheForgeDudley, General Manager at The forge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

thank you very much for your feedback we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed themselves we look forward to welcoming you back soon

Reviewed 26 October 2018

The Cousin Celebrated his 80th Birthday at a place we have used before . as we have not as yet been disappointed . As there was 6 adults we booked in advance on a Monday ...A Mixed Variety of Foods ( Offer Buy one and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Barrie W
Adventurer815483, General Manager at The forge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoy your time spent with and look forward to seeing you again soon

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Questions & Answers
Dave S
10 December 2017|
Response from Vickinewman95 | Reviewed this property |
I know the pub is recently under new management so this may be a new rule. I’ve seen plenty of people just go in and order drinks, no food
Diane M
14 February 2017|
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Response from sneeryranger | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply - the answer is yes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Chase Road, Dudley DY5 4TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Dudley
  • Phone Number: +44 1384 457359
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