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The Forge Hammer and River Spice

Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
+44 1594 860310
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (15 reviews)
“poppadoms” (8 reviews)
“dhansak” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Forge Hammer Inn Forge Row | Lower Lydbrook, Lydbrook GL17 9NP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lower Lydbrook is a pleasant village on banks of River Wye. The pub feels very like a local pub with people from the village. Attached is an Indian restaurant. We had a good meal. The Dhansak was not too sweet, the chops spicy and tasty....More

1  Thank Gill M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having arrived in Lydbrook after a 12 mile walk with 4 companions we came upon The Forge Hammer. We went straight into the bar in our kit and received a very warm welcome from the owner/landlord. I drank Sharps Explorer which was excellent, Sharps bitter...More

1  Thank Bedders219
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My title says it all. Spot on. As a tourist to the area, we decided last minute to go for an indian. We werent disappointed. As soon as we got out of the car the Indian spices hit our senses. The locals in the pub...More

3  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Found this pub on here Fantastic beer Curry was fantastic all family members loved it If it's not hot enough they will add more spice and chill is Would return no problem

Thank tkroberts63
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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 19 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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