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The Forge

Kilbride Cross | Ballon, Carlow, Ireland
+353 59 915 9939
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (19 reviews)
“scones” (11 reviews)
“sunday roast” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
Kilbride Cross | Ballon, Carlow, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a bit of lunch, its right on the main road so you cant miss it , has good parking to the rear, at time we went there wasn't many people there so the girl told us to take a seat. we had...More

Thank sambuca46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in after a visit to nearby Altamont Gardens. We were warmly greeted and invited to chose our prefered seats. We shared a starter of deep fried mushrooms, followed by two sandwiches. I chose double cheese toastie, my wife had roast beef ciabbata. Both...More

Thank PATJORDAN
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I called here with my husband on a Sunday lunch time for a light lunch. They were serving roast dinners but we had a starter and a dessert. The staff showed the lovely Irish hospitality as we were visiting the area for a few days....More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had to wait for a table, which is usually a good thing, however, not on this occasion. Main course was distinctly average, dessert can only be described as a catastrophe. I had been offered fruit crumble, what followed was tantamount to slop, not a...More

Thank Iain E
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Mary Jordan and her crew run this very popular restaurant with tireless kindness & charm. Very welcoming and the food is good & locally-sourced.

Thank Obligado
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance. Mary the owner and our waitress Kiera were fantastic. The food is fresh and comforting. We were so full but we HAD to have the dessert and also take homemade scones home with us. Have a chat with Mary,...More

Thank Setta E
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous setting. Colourful and welcoming from the outside. Beautiful flowers and quaint decor. Food was lovely and the staff couldn't be friendlier. A real little gem of a place

Thank Lorraine R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The staff were very friendly, polite and efficient. The restaurant was attractive and clean with paintings by local artists for sale on the walls. We were brought a carafe of water and our order quickly taken. We both chose the lemon sole and were told...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Off the road between Bunclody and Carlow , hard to find but worth the stop . Home produced sandwiches , cakes and jams .Locally sourced fresh meats .Pleasent location , you can dine in outside courtyard or inside in resturant. Service was good and cost...More

Thank mlb186643
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Driving to Wexford from Dublin, we were looking for somewhere to Breakfast. Got there before they were open, but they made us most welcome, inviting us in. Food served quickly, nonetheless. Great start to a brilliant day!

Thank philip m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 17
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 16:30
Thursday
10:30 - 16:30
Friday
10:30 - 16:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kilbride Cross | Ballon, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: +353 59 915 9939
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Description
Our restaurant is a casual place in which to get honest food in a warm and welcoming setting. Lunch is served from 12:30 every day Tuesday - Sunday. From 10:30am onwards our traditional Irish scones are fresh out of the oven - along with our fresh tarts and other diet crushing desserts. We have a strong association with the local farming community and are committed to local suppliers for meat, dairy, fruit, vegetable and other produce. All are welcome & we are wheelchair accessible. Looking forward to welcoming you and yours to The Forge.
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