Traditional Pub and Authentic Indian Restaurant

Welcome to the Forge Hammer

The Forge Hammer is located in Lower Lydbrook and set in the Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty and just 100m from The River Wye. We are able to offer a range of cask conditioned ales, draught lagers and ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

From March until the end of September we have a Gourmet Burger truck situated in the car park at The Forge Hammer. Serving a selection of different snacks, meals and drinks. Why not visit their website at to find out more. Open in the morning to serve early birds whether they be local, canoers, walkers or just passers by.

Incorporated within The Forge Hammer is River Spice Indian restaurant. Offering a new and exciting taste of the Indian Sub-Continent. River Spice staff offer diners a complete gastronomic experience. We work hard in maintaining exceptionally high standards of cooking and service for every customer. We cater for group bookings, events, special occasions and outside catering. To view the restaurant or takeaway menu please click on the button below (Please Note: Indian Food will be unavailable until 7th November 2017)


Pop Up Kitchens are coming to The Forge Hammer on Fridays and Saturdays from the 20th October 2017 until 4th November 2017.

The first is a “Pop back to the 70’s”. Pub grub classics from the early days of sophistication.

The menu can be viewed below:  

20/21st October Pop Up Kitchen 70’s                   

The second is “From Dusk ’til Dawn (in Mexico)” due to the proximity of Halloween. Mexican food cooked by Tabby in the Sonoran regional style.

The menu can be viewed below:  

27/28th October Pop Up Kitchen Mexican   

The third  “On the Wye-O (Cajun food in Forest)”  Cajun food Louisiana style cooked by Annette from Deli-Verance the Gourmet Burger truck. 

The menu can be viewed below:   

3/4th November Pop Up Kitchen Cajun

If you would like to make a booking please call 01594 860310



View River Spice Takeaway Menu & Order Online 

View River Spice Takeaway Menu & OrderĀ OnlineĀ 

The Forge Hammer,
Forge Row,
Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9NP

Tel: 01594 860310 Bar
Tel: 01594 860682 Restaurant