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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%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (15 reviews)
“dhansak” (2 reviews)
“prawn dish” (2 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:30 Hours
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 25 November 2018

The food from here is great. Although the town I am in has 3 Indians (2 restaurants, 1 take away only) it is worth travelling through the Forest to River Spice to eat or to get a take away.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RogerHFOD
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We were on holiday ,and decided to try this pub and take away , the pub and freshly cooked Indian were very enjoyable and would use again when in the area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jnj82
Reviewed 11 November 2018 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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 27 October 2018 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*

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Julie B
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank X4102CTjohnf
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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