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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)
“cakes” (21 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

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 days ago

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
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely my go to place great food great service really friendly never had a bad meal good selection of meals drinks and cakes I had the quiche on this occasion which is one of my favourites was enjoyed by all

Thank clareehartnett
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is my go o place to meet up with friends for some yummy dishes or coffee. I don't usually manage to have a coffee or a tea without ordering some food. One of my current favourites is scrambled egg with smoked salmon on toasted...More

Thank JustJoyful
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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