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“Ignorant Barman, food great though!”
Review of The Old Forge - CLOSED

The Old Forge
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Arrived for a pre booked meal with 5 friends. On arrival we were greeted by a scruffy looking man who was quite abrupt with us, we put it down to him having a bad day. After ordering drinks we then waited far too long whilst the same man was busy entertaining guests he obviously knew and were therefore far more important. Finally got our drinks and by this point we were wondering whether or not to walk out and try somewhere else however Kirkby Stephen being where it is there is not much choice so we stayed put...and THANK GOD we did. The food was excellent. Delicious, cooked perfectly and presented with great talent. The waitress made up for the poor service from the barman, she was only a young girl but knew how to treat paying customers. We hope our tip went to her and the excellent chef. Sack the barman and we'll return...0/5 (bar service) 5/5 (waitress) 100/10(food)

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1  Thank jill b
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

The same meal, in terms of quality, would have cost 40£ in a medium size town anywhere else in the uk.
It's definitely worth the trip, or if you are passing plan a stop.
One can tell that they use local produce and they actually cook it and serve it with a passion

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1  Thank MickQ77
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

We went here as a birthday treat and what a treat it was! The food was delicious... locally farmed meat and cheese cooked to perfection.
The portion sizes were excellent if not a little 'too' much (but we weren't complaining)! We didn't even have room for desert which isn't like us!
The restaurant is quite small and really friendly. We look forward to returning here and will definately be recommending it to friends and family.

Thank Verity2012
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

Four of us, shown to our own lounge. Immediate friendly service. Small, intimate room. Food wonderful: hot, tasty, plenty, imaginative. Steaks gorgeous. Great wine. Lovely night and excellent value.

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Thank JGeof
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

.small place but very welcoming.good food and very reasonable prices. decent wine list.get there early it was busy.

Thank lazygirl50
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