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The Forge Hammer & River Spice

Popular local village Pub and MicroBrewery 100m from the River Wye serving excellent real ales, ciders and lagers. Selection of bar snacks. Incorporating an Indian Restaurant.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Lydbrook


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.

Our latest  addition to The Forge Hammer is our newly installed Microbrewery know as Lydbrook Valley Brewing Company. Production started in April 2018, our first beer is an I.P.A (India Pale Ale) and we will be rolling out a new test beer every 2-3 weeks.

From May 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 our menu please click on this link


Opening Times


  • Tue - Fri 16.00–23.00 (12.00 in summer)
  • Sat 12.00–23.00
  • Sun 12.00–22.30


  • Tue - Sun 17.30-22.30
  • Closed Monday


  • Dog Friendly
  • Evening meals
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • High chairs available
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub / Restaurant


Forge Row
Lower Lydbrook
GL17 9NP

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