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Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous Vegetarian Sunday Lunch. The best one for many a Moon. Crisp Vegetables. Beautiful Yorkshire Pudding. Glorious Cauliflower Cheese and Vegetarian gravy. George & Grace run a great establishment. PS My wife says don't forget the Guinness. A really good Pint she says.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Sunday lunch here yesterday and it was excellent, home cooked food, brilliant service and good value. Definitely recommend a visit.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

Four of us (of mature years) called in for dinner on a Friday evening to receive a warm welcome from the landlord, chef and local patrons. The facilities were basic, clean and typical of an older style local pub without the plastic frills so common...everywhere today. The ambiance was very friendly and the resident wire haired dachshund made us all very welcome before returning to its bed beside the bar in order to resume its slumbers. The food was excellent, home made and carefully prepared having never been anywhere near a microwave. Tasty and good value. The chef also took the trouble to visit our table in order to make sure his cooking was to our liking and that there was nothing else we needed before he signed off for the evening - we had taken that long over dinner! Very relaxing and thank you all for a great evening. We only wished we could have stayed longer to enjoy a drink with local customers who seemed to be in no hurry to go home. A hidden gem and one we will gladly return to next time we pass through Gloucester.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

Very warm welcome from the barman and the locals on our stopover on the way to St Ives from Scotland. Thank you for your hospitality.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

Beautiful meal here today,steak for me, sausage for my husband salad garlic bread onions all cooked beautifully.chef came and asked dressing preference,then came to table later on to ask everything ok with meal. Great staff, spotlessly clean pub on the busy A38 at whitminster call...in u won't be disappointedMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

Just visited this afternoon. Decided to stop on a whim for food; no roasts offered but may have run out or just not been on offer today. Had a homemade moussaka and a scampi fish , both came with Greek salad/feta and chips (proper chips...with good oil). Lovely fresh food and great that delightful Greek chef popped out to serve etc and had a quick chat where he came from originally etc. Beer garden much improved with flowers since a previous visit, will return !More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2023 via mobile

We popped in for lunch, and I was pleasantly surprised at the huge portion sizes and the quality of food. We had a wonderful afternoon with some drinks and lunch. We have been back quite a few times as it is a quaint little pub...with very friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend popping in.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

Visiting the area, heading out of Gloucester at 1pm on a Sunday, desperate for food. Came across the old Forge - best Sunday lunch I have had put for a long time. Beautifully cooked meat, and big portion of fresh veg. Staff were really friendly....Really pleased we went here rather than the Whitminster Inn next door who couldn’t fit us in till 3 and in any event didn’t look a patch on what we had. Totally recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. Friendly staff who looked after us and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend coming here and we will come back again for sure. Thank you

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

The food was well cooked & presented , with generous size. Although we was a table of 4, we tried 3 different items off the menu , and all was excellent. Great table service . Excellent staff

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

Visited this quaint pub for Sunday roast and was a bit disappointed to be truthful. Everyone knows that gravy on our dinner is a personal choice - some like lots, others only a little but to be charged £2.75 for a small jug of gravy...on an already pricey roast dinner (£14.50) is rather over the top! Chicken was dry, the 2 slices of lamb were very fatty. No yorkie puds and bland watery vegetables…. It was an OK roast dinner and the 2 roast potatoes were lovely but in our opinion overpriced and as for the extra charge for gravy??… Hmmmm - think they need to review this price point.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 February 2020

We booked a table for three and stopped off for a Sunday Lunch. We ordered "home made" tomato soup as starters and three mains. After waiting 40 minutes for the soup to arrive (only one other table eating) we were disapointed to be served a...shallow dish of tasteless water, as if one sachet of cuppa soup was split between us all. At £4.75 per bowl, I just couldn't justify paying it so decided to leave it. I pointed this out to the waitress who took the bowls to the kitchen but did not say anything. The mains arrived and it was the same story. The cod was Icelands finest, greasy and grey. The Stilton chicken was lovely, so credit where its due. The mixed grill was dry so asked for it to be wrapped for the dog. I put it down to a bad experience and went to the bar to pay. The owner then asked for over £60 so I asked if the soup had been removed from the bill. She rudely said "it says home made, not thick soup". I said I was well aware of that but did not expect it to be home made by stirring a cuppa soup with water from the kettle and they have the cheek to class this as home made. I told her the soup was vile and inedible so she agreed to remove the cost of one. No apology, no customer care at all. There are signs written on A4 paper all over the pub and on the entrance door saying "swearing will not be tolerated, repeated offenders will be banned". If this is how customers are treated, it's no wonder they might have a tendency to say a few choice words.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020

Evening went to old forge today 8/2/20 for an early anniversary meal and would like to say how fantastic the place is and how relaxed the environment it was and how polite the staff is and welcomes u with a smile. Lovely location would recommend...this place to friends and family and will come again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 December 2019

Our meals were okay, no complaints, it was average pub fayre. However, when settling up I was told the two for £15 meal deal does not apply on w/ends, despite the menus advertising it across the page. Curious pub, small but with a large TV...screening football; looking around it certainly seemed to dent the art of conversation.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2019

Went into the Old Forge for our evening meal. Lovely food as always. Good service. It was clean and tidy.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Unfortunately the pizzas are not something we are looking to bring back at the moment, We have returned to a more traditional pub menu we now have a substantial lunchtime & evening menu along with our, Monday pie & mash... More
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