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The Forge Restaurant & Lodge
Ranked #4 of 6 St Clears B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Penarth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An institution!”
Reviewed 28 October 2012

The Forge is a West Wales institution which started life as a cafe in an old forge alongside the old A40. It was updated in around the 1970's and hasn't changed much since and which is in fact part of its charm nowadays. Which isn't to say also that the place is not absolutely spotless.

We have been eating in the resturant regularly on our way to and from Pembrokeshire for years. For fresh, well cooked, traditional fare this place is unbeatable. We especially recommend the chicken curry 'alf 'n 'alf (rice and chips), the home cooked ham, the deep fried cod and the old fashoned ice cream desserts (if you have room left). Some of the dishes like the half of roast duck or the mixed grill are for those with heroic appetites!The Forge also serves the best chips we have tasted anywhere - crisp and golden.

The place is staffed by charming local waitresses, most of whom are Welsh speaking.

This is one of our favourite places to eat.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Most amazing place mind you don't miss it first night a double room. Two king size beds so quiet and dark spent all night trying to find a speck of dirt. The room only has a shower but what a shower spotless hot and power fall. The first night we were too tired to eat in the restaurant so we walked to the garage and just got a snack. We did not intend staying a second night as we were touring the next night we could not find anywhere open that we wanted to stay at so we drove back to the forge. This time king size bed and bunk beds the restaurant is great rib of pork could only eat half we had the second half when we got back home so two meals for £11.00

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Lovely place nice spacious clean rooms also a nice swimming pool. The food was freshly cooked and lovely. The puddings were homemade and amazing! Defo recommend to anyone who wants a enjoyable meal.
Everyone should stop and give it a try :)

  • Stayed August 2012
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Bridgend
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We had a big surprise,the meal was fantastic ,the staff ,who had that day been very bussy were

very polite and helpfull. We will go back very soon thank you all

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Blakeney, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

The lodge has really good sized chalets, with work space, and comfortable beds. The bathroom has shower, but no bath. The shower is excellent. The staff are vrey friendly, and food is very well cooked. I would recommend this to any business traveller.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Stayed at The Forge in July last year...rooms are spacious and very clean...all one easy level(good for older people with luggage) you can park right outside your door....excellent breakfast..good fresh tasty food with very pleasant service..would stay there again

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2012

I regularly visit with friends to eat in the restaurant, and it is always a pleasure. Their duck and spring chicken are 1st rate dishes, and I sometimes splash out on a sirloin steak.
It is all done to order and freshly cooked; you can see the chef preparing meals behind the counter.

Usually have an ice-cream for pudding - big portions, and their peach melba is enormous!
Great welcome, nice staff, and luckily open till quite late (for Carmarthenshire).
I've been here dozens of times and have never been let down.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: The Forge Restaurant & Lodge
Address: A40 | St Clears, Carmarthen, Wales, St Clears SA33 4NA, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Carmarthenshire > St Clears
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in St Clears
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Forge Restaurant & Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Here at The Forge, we strive to be far more than simply another place to stay - we pride ourselves in our work and enjoy offering guests true Welsh Hospitality where the very quality of accomodation and service make sure that your stay is a memorable one. The Forge has been owned by the Hill Family for almost 50 years developing from a small Blacksmiths shop on the side of the A40 into today's modern complex and adjoining leisure facilities. West Wales is a great place to enjoy during any season and a stay at The Forge is the most comfortable way to enjoy it. We offer both comfort and quality and are ideally situated within easy reach of the beautiful coastlines of both Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. The Forge has 18 rooms situated in modern annexed buildings and all rooms are spacious and furnished to a very high standard. Our Restaurant, over the years, has earned an exceptional reputation amongst both locals and visitors alike. ... more   less 
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