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“Best Chinese food I've ever had!”

The Forge Hammer and River Spice
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Lydbrook
Price range: US$7 - US$33
Cuisines: Indian, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We were staying for a couple of nights in Upper Lydbrook and whilst out walking found the pub and restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious, the service was fantastic and the chef even came down to entertain our 9 month old! Would definitely recommend! Best Chinese I've had in a long time!

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1  Thank Clair H
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

We were staying in the area on a stop over from Cornwall to home and looked on TA to find a good restaurant near our B&B. From the reviews we chose here.

We had trouble in our journey up and had to change our time for reservation which was no problem and done without question. We arrived to be sat quickly and promptly served drinks.

The food was excellent. Hot, tasty and well cooked. The service was good, not too quick and not too slow. We had two kids with us that felt welcomed too, the lady showed them how to use chopsticks, offered a pair as a souvenir and gave them both a lollipop with our bill.

Very happy with the decision to eat here. The bill was reasonable, not riddiculously cheap or expensive. We would recommend the meal for two - it fed the four if us with an additional portion if noodles!!!

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Thank John M
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Have had two take-aways.
Both have been very good
Phoned orders through meals ready to collect on time

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Thank nivekronnoco
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

We were staying in Parkend and found out about this place from the man that runs 'Canoe the Wye' at Symonds Yat, who recommended it. The food and service was very good, and the lady who served us very friendly. They also served excellent 'Sharps Own' beer in the pub, which they bring thru to your table. Well worth a visit

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Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

We arrived about 4.45pm ish on a Friday and found this pub really welcoming - seemed like a true locals pub so I was a bit worried about takeing the family in but tbh it was great! We have 3 children who ate crisps galore and loved the Juke box on the wall. Free Wifi which was a bonus ;-)
We left by 6 pm (becasue of our young kids) but will definately go back soon and might even try the Chinese next time.

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Thank Angela H
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