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The Forge Hammer and River Spice

€€ - €€€Indian, Asian,
Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
+44 1594 860310
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (15 reviews)
“dhansak” (2 reviews)
“prawn dish” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Bar, Fast food, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well what can i say about this place. It was definately the best indian meal we have ever had. Tucked away behind a small village pub the restaurant is well decorated, beautiful atmospheric music and the staff are friendly and helpful. They are attentive without...More

Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a little hiccup with the online order but as usual a great takeaway and just on the doorstep and we'll worth the wait, best Indian food in the Forest of Dean10*

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to say we had a pleasant drink in the forgehammer . We also ordered a takeaway meal which was absolutely delicious would definitely recommend their food and friendly staff. We will be back

Thank andrealindsay33
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Forge is a smallish pub which brews it's own beer. Obviously well used by the locals and a good selection of beers. The restaurant was not particularly busy but our table of 10 proved a challenge to the one person serving. Mario (we learnt...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Environmental friendly pub as they make their nice beer on the premises. Staff are all friendly. It’s like one big family. Even when us passer bys pop in.in the back room is an Indian restaurant food is tasty and well presented. I’d certainly recommend this...More

Thank uksayhello
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. We went on the off chance of getting a table. So glad we did. Service was excellent and food was amazing.

Thank karenstyling
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I got a take away from here whilst on holiday. The mixed platter was huge and very good value for money but our prawn dish needed more spice. The pub itself served it's own beer whilst you waited for the take away and the owner...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely curry the other day nice flavour in good surroundings. It’s good service and value for money.

Thank X4102CTjohnf
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I do not appreciate being shouted at by a bar man for the crime of not ordering my drinks in an order that he deemed appropriate.More

Thank Neil P
SausageChillyFry, Owner at The Forge Hammer and River Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

I didn't shout at you. I merely told your friend who was the customer that he could have possibly chosen the order of the drinks that had been placed in a better way for the expediency of everybody waiting for a drink. As you didn't...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Didnt go to the restaurant just the pub for one drink after a hard day's canoeing! Not all but one member of the staff was rude to say the least. All I can say is don't order a Guinness last or you may get a...More

5  Thank Daniel M
SausageChillyFry, Manager at The Forge Hammer and River Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

If we could rate customers and their friends these ones would receive zero out of five. Hopefully this 'reviewer' will avoid this establishment in future which will be good result for all concerned. By the way you were served by Rachel a long term, friendly...More

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jayne a
1 November 2018|
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Response from SausageChillyFry | Property representative |
Yes we allow well behaved dogs and their owners in the bar but not the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 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. 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.
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