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The Forge Hammer and River Spice

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in Lydbrook €€ - €€€ Indian, Asian,
Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
+44 1594 860310
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (12 reviews)
“poppadoms” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying very close by and therefore found it convenient to visit for dinner. The pint of ale was fine, the food was not There is the usual selection of typical curry house offerings on the menu, but in addition, a few surprising items...More

Thank RamjiRA
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Had a delicious meal here recently, great service and so grateful to find a place to eat late - open till 10.30pm

Thank DJeanette
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived at pub at 5.25 and asked if restaurant was open. We were led through a door to the restaurant which was nice and clean. The manager was friendly enough and served us well. Food arrived quickly, poppadoms and chutneys and bhajees were excellent and...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We saw a sign for an Indian restaurant but coudln't find the entrance. We walked into a pub bar and were warmly greeted - the landlord diversified several years ago ! The restaurant at the back was fairly basic but the food was DELICIOUS !...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Good tasty indian grub, well presented and freindly attentive staff. Shared a lamb and chicken dish and meat was tender and of decent quality. The sauce was consistent and with the right balance of spice and taste. Also, good to have a nice pint with...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Food broadly fine - the South Indian chilli chicken and what seemed like home-made lime pickle stood out. Poppadoms less good (slightly greasy) and we had to ask for plates to eat them and the pickles off, and to nudge when requested water was forgotten....More

1  Thank kate_rugby
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I must start by saying I don't normally bother doing reviews, but this was too good not too! I had the lamb bhuna. The lamb was cooked to perfection. It melted on my fork. Some places I've been the lamb had been hard and chewie....More

1  Thank Matt S
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very nice food & service and reasonably priced. Handy location if you're staying in any of the local B & Bs.

Thank 28Sheila
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We descended on mass!!! 16 of us were seated and food choices on the set menu was plentiful, our main dishes could have warmer in temperature but very tasty. Would happily visit again!!!

Thank Wedding33
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Admittedly we came with high expectations having come from an area in the midlands that has loads of excellent Indian restaurants. Sadly we were all left very disappointed from our take away. We unfortunately found the food bland and of low quality. The low light...More

1  Thank Henry W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 860310
  • E-mail
Popular local village Pub 100m from the River Wye. Serving excellent real ale, cider and lager. 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.
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