Opening Times

OPENING TIMES

  • MONDAY ……………………. CLOSED
  • TUESDAY ……………………. CLOSED
  • WEDNESDAY ……………………. 12PM - 11PM
  • THURSDAY ……………………. 12PM - 11PM
  • FRIDAY ……………………. 12PM - MIDNIGHT
  • SATURDAY ……………………. 10AM - MIDNIGHT
  • SUNDAY ……………………. 10AM - 10PM

FOR FOOD, PLEASE SEE OUR KITCHEN OPENING TIMES ON OUR CONTACT PAGE.

Greetings, friend, and a very warm welcome to The Forge Kitchen!

Come inside, take a look around, make yourself at home. Some curiously tantalising tastes and tipples await you…

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Allow me to introduce myself…

THE STEAM TEAM

Bertram Black, Esquire – how do you do? Alongside Prof. Eve Hegarty (my trusty partner in wine), we’re responsible for the curious creations you’ll discover on our menus. While Eve can be found (or not) scouring the globe on a relentless quest for the finest, most sought-after ingredients to work our magic upon, I’ll be at the fire, hammer in hand, cogs whirring, in pursuit of the most marvellous flavours to offer up to your exquisite taste. Not one to brag, but I tell you, we’re quite the team.

While you’re here, perhaps you’d like to delve deeper into our weird & wonderful world and become a fully-fledged friend of The Forge? Sign up via the link at the bottom to keep in the know & enjoy an offer or two. We suspect a bubbly treat on your birthday wouldn’t go amiss? New friends will receive a complimentary Forge Flavour & pudding. Excellent news, eh? And did you know, fellow scholars from the University of Suffolk & Suffolk New College get 20% off food? Cheers to that!

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Seasonal events & offers

WHAT'S ON AT THE FORGE

Oh, we do love an excuse to celebrate here at The Forge. Whether it’s Christmas or New Year’s Eve festivities, a delectable Valentine’s Day meal for two, or treating mum on Mother’s Day, we’ll have a carefully crafted offering to suit the special occasion. Head over to the What’s On page to find out more about the events and offers we have going on or click below for info about Christmas 2022!

Christmas Book a Table
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FORGE FLAVOURS

Our menus are born from the heat, flames and stripped back elements found at the forge. Whether you stumble upon us for brunch, lunch, dinner, a proper Sunday roast or a cheeky tipple or two, we’re almost certain we’ll have something to offer your fine taste.

CHRISTMAS 2022

A Forge Festive Feast
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MAINS

Spring / Summer
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DRINKS

Thirst Quenching
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KIDS

For the Little Smiths
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PUDS

For the Sweet-Toothed
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BRUNCH

Weekends from 10am
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ROASTS

Every Sunday from 1pm
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POKER

Wanna Play a Game?
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Enjoy a little at-home tipple with Smith's

CRAFT COCKTAILS

Did you know, as well as savouring our latest concoctions at The Forge, you can also buy our meticulously crafted, bottled cocktails to enjoy at home? You can order them from the Smith’s website for free delivery, add them to your delivery or collection food order via our app, or take some home with you after your next visit to The Forge. We’ve created 4 luscious libations for the initial batch – simply chill, shake, pour and enjoy!

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About us

THE FORGE STORY

While Bertram Black Esq. and Prof. Eve Hegarty lurk in the shadows (if you have your wits about you, you may glimpse them), painstakingly exploring, tinkering and finessing to handcraft our tastes and tipples, the day-to-day running of this most intriguing independent dining discovery falls to husband and wife team, Grant and Robyn. Their Forging vision is just a 30-second walk from the historic waterfront and marina in Ipswich, home to a spacious bar area, a 2-storey restaurant and an outdoor roof terrace – all marvellous locations for sampling some exceptionally tasty bites and wondrously peculiar potations.

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We’ve made it easier to order

Order your food and drink to-go, directly from your smartphone with The Forge Kitchen app.