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The Old Forge

St. Andrews Lane | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4AQ, England
+44 1536 330014
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (51 reviews)
“granary bread” (11 reviews)
“cake” (18 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St. Andrews Lane | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4AQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rare find of extreme friendliness and great food. We had a great experience here all because my daughter was caught short and they allowed her to go to the loo and even gave her a sweet! I had no money on me to buy...More

Thank Gemma G
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited here on the morning of my birthday. My wife rang in advance and was advised to book so she did, good job too as when we arrived the only free seats were at our reserved table. We both went for the large breakfast...More

Thank Weldon-LUFC
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This café is a lovely friendly place to eat especially if you have walked across the fields to get here. Great varied menu and lovely outdoor seating area for fine weather. Friendly staff and a happy homely feel.

Thank adventuroushare
Reviewed September 16, 2018

After a long dog walk we were looking for somewhere to have lunch. Several pubs in the area were full, so we drove on and explored the Cranford area. Down a side road we came upon The Old Forge Tea Room. What a welcome surprise...More

Thank David L
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

My first visit to The Old Forge and it was a great experience. The service was excellent, so accommodating to dietary requests and all done in a friendly manner, it felt like nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended!!

Thank nitnywilf
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Came here on a recommendation and had a jacket potato no mayo was agreed although not on menu. The potato was done to perfection lovely side salad and great coffee. Had great selection of gluten free cakes I can recommend the lemon and polenta washed...More

Thank Joo-bug
Reviewed September 4, 2018

The breakfasts, priced at £5.50 and £6.75 are excellent. Service wasn't too speedy, but the plates all arrived at the same time. A cosy and popular eatery, with locals and visitors alike.

Thank bizzydragon
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Have been here before, and would recommend this as a friendly place with great food. Although the food was good when it arrived, the delay and attitude of the staff was not what I would expect. We had called ahead and reserved a table as...More

Thank lovetheatre
TheOldForge, Owner at The Old Forge, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

I am glad you enjoyed your food. I would agree over an hour was an unusual amount of time. But having checked with my very capable staff , on this particular day there was a whole run of hot dishes on order which take more...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018

Rob and his team put on an afternoon tea for my mum’s 80th birthday. Fantastic atmosphere and a wonderful spread. So much so that a number of doggy bags were taken home! Very helpful with all practical arrangements and very friendly and attentive service. Highly...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Lovely cafe in a perfect spot in the middle of the village. Excellent service and dog friendly. Lovely cream teas.

Thank flossielabrador
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June 6, 2015|
Response from TheOldForge | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for your enquiry. We sometimes cater for private parties on request in the evening. (14+ people). Our standard opening hours are 10-4 mon to sat, 11-3 Sun. regards Rob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Andrews Lane | Cranford, Kettering NN14 4AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: +44 1536 330014
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The Old Forge Tea Room serves breakfast , lunch, cream teas and homemade cakes. Indoor seating for 30. Outdoor seating for 30.6 Days a week (plus sundays mid may to mid oct)
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