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“Food fine”
Review of The New Forge

The New Forge
Ranked #14 of 60 Restaurants in Blackwood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Whether you want a bar snack, 3 course meal or Sunday lunch, the New Forge has something on their menu for you! We can also cater for dietary needs such as gluten free - please contact us for more information. We also have been awarded the highest hygiene rating of 5 stars by the Food Standards Agency!
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Haven’t been in here for a number of years but popped in one night with a mate for a quick bite to eat.

Although there was only about 10 people in there and only 2 eating that we could see we waited almost an hour for food.

I had a burger and chips, it was ok, my mate had chicken curry which was very watery but he said tasted fine.

Not sure I would go back for food just because of how long it took to get the food out even though it wasn’t busy.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Called in on a wet and windy afternoon
It wasn’t very warm inside and the lovely log fire wasn’t lit
but we had a nice warm welcome from the lady who served us
but the food was pretty tasteless
Which is a pity as it could be so much better

Thank mtx7x
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Used to frequent this place years ago when it was more pub based and was always packed to the rafters....loved it. Attended a leaving party for few work colleagues and room was decorated very tastefully and you could smell the hot buffet through the swing doors- it smelt lush. Round tables set out with room between for movement to converse with friends. DJ was fab and played plenty of requests and music suited to different ages....defo had the knack to include everybody.
Buffet was beautiful just not enough for people to have good amount. Still enjoyed though. Bar service bit slow due to inexperienced staff I thought but overall The Forge provided an enjoyable night

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Thank 221helz
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Booked for three adults and three children for 2.15 pm.Restaurant was quite quiet..Didnt know if we had to order at bar or wait for someone to take our order untill we asked after waiting.
We ordered two starters which were very nice,but thereafter it went downhill.
The beef was dreadful,very tough,inedible [we ordered 3 beef for us adults]
Some of the food was very salty,staff seemed rushed off their feet,the young lad behind bar doubling up to help out. Dont know how they would manage if busy.We had 2 small jugs of gravy for 6 so I asked for more [had 3 more after].No one asked if we wanted any sauces etc so had to ask for them.
The 3 children had a desert each.One had hot chocolate fudge cake with ice cream.the ice cream was just a small blob which was solid and icy.We asked for another ice cream but they said they had run out. Our other child had just a bowl of custard because thats all she wanted,and other child had lemon torte.We checked bill at end checked and was charged £14.95 for their deserts which was rectified when we pointed this out.The staff I must say are pleasant but no organisation it seems, [which I dont think is their fault]. I did say to the young man who took plates away about the beef being awful but that was that.,We are not ones to moan and grumble but very disappointed.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We hired the New Forge for a Caribbean themed party for family and friends and the room was decorated beautifully. We brought some stuff ourselves but the Forge supplied 90 per cent of the decor. It was brilliant. The staff were great and looked after us very well. The only reason this review is not 5 is because we had booked the venue months in advance and the chef there at the time came up with brilliant ideas for the food but on the night it was a different chef. We weren't told it had changed so were a little disappointed but the food that was supplied was very good in itself. Everyone enjoyed themselves and enjoyed the food but we originally wanted a bit more Caribbean variety. In all though a great night and we would have no hesitation in recommending the venue for a themed party.

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Thank huw66
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