Opening Times

OPENING TIMES

  • MONDAY ……………………. CLOSED
  • TUESDAY ……………………. 5PM - 11PM
  • WEDNESDAY ……………………. 12PM - 11PM
  • THURSDAY ……………………. 12PM - 11PM
  • FRIDAY ……………………. 12PM - MIDNIGHT
  • SATURDAY ……………………. 12PM - 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. Why not sign up to our mailing list and enjoy a free lunch and a little birthday treat?

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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 really quite the team.

Did you know? We now offer private hire on Mondays where you’ll basically have the run of the gaff for whatever you might be planning! Oh, and fellow scholars from the University of Suffolk & Suffolk New College + NHS & blue light staff get 20% off food. Cheers to that!

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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. But what about all those other days? Fear not, we have something special in store for every day of the week, like our poker game, Taco Tuesdays & Wings Wednesdays, and Sundays, oh Sunday, how magical you are…

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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 breakfast, lunch, dinner, a Sunday roast burger (yes, you read that right!), or a cheeky tipple or two, we’re almost certain we’ll have something to offer your fine, fine taste.

MAINS

Delectable delights
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DRINKS

Thirst quenching
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PUDS

For the sweet-toothed
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SUNDAY BREAKFAST

Something for the weekend
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ROAST BURGERS

Every Sunday from midday
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KIDS

For the little smiths
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POKER

Wanna play a game?
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20% off

STUDENT & BLUE LIGHT DISCOUNTS

Esteemed scholars from the University of Suffolk and Suffolk New College, you are cordially invited to partake in a most generous offer of a 20% discount off your food bill! Likewise, our amazing NHS staff and other emergency services (Blue Light Card holders) are also entitled to this discount as a token of our gratitude for your invaluable service.

The discount can be used all day Sunday – Thursday plus Friday and Saturday until 4pm (from January to November) when selecting from our main, breakfast or pudding menus.

See 20% discount offer terms.

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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.

If you're looking to book a larger table for a group of 12+, a special function or private hire, please click here.