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The Forge

The Avenue, Washington Village, United Kingdom, NE38 7AB
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Opening Information

Wed - Thur 12:00pm - 10:30pm
Fri - Sat 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Children's Menu available
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About The Forge

The ‘Old Smithy’ in Washington Village, is a 400 year old grade II listed building. The building has had a colourful past, formerly; a blacksmith’s forge, stables and even a pottery, it is famed locally for its connection to the capture of the highwayman Robert Hazlit who was arrested and subsequently hanged after being spotted having his horse shod here by the local blacksmith. Things are slightly different these days…

Now ‘the Forge’, the building has undergone a full restoration and has been transformed into an eclectic, vibrant eatery, serving the highest quality wholesome fresh food this side of the river. Accompanied by an extensive wine selection, locally distilled gins, real ales and great cocktails, the Forge is an excellent destination for those seeking fantastic quality food and drink, prepared by experienced talented chefs in an historic yet cosy setting.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Third time we have been and like the other times food was delicious, friendly staff and an enjoyable evening

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Lunch Menu, fabulous sharing tapas, the food was a little different, but we like to try something new, the scotch egg was to die for, and the monk fish cheeks were lovely, but the chicken was fabulous in the curry sauce, well worth the money, service was spot on, nice to see a waiter with knowledge about the produce used , we will go again

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Early so restaurant was quiet. Appreciated chefs flexibility. We were advised that dishes would arrive as they were ready. With hindsight would be useful to be offered a “wait time” between small and large plates (there will be many people who might regard the large plate as a main). Overall we loved it and will come back. Constructive comments only. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

The staff really made our day very pleasant and nothing too much bother

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Always high quality food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Really enjoyed everything about the forge,a lovely place and the food was very good as was the service

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

The food was okay but didn't feel worth what we paid for. Staff were lovely. Espresso martinis tasted like cinnamon which wasn't pleasant but didn't want to have to pay for another. Overall okay experience but probably won't be back.

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