The New Forge

The New Forge

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
Brynhoward Terrace, Oakdale, NP12 0LG
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Sitting in the tranquil village of Oakdale, around 30 minutes' drive from Cardiff, is The New Forge bar and restaurant. It's easy to find, located just off the main road, and offers ample parking facilities for guests. Having recently been refurbished, the interior is comfortable yet refined, and includes a formal dining room and a cosy corner complete with comfy sofas and a wood-burning stove, as well as a traditional bar area. The inn has ten restful bedrooms and a large function room, and the pretty terraces at the front and back offer diners the chance to enjoy their meal in the sunshine.

In addition to a familiar bar menu, daytime, evening and children's choices are also available, plus breakfast deals and a specials board. Whatever you select, prices are guaranteed to be affordable and the portions generous. The varied evening menu offers traditional starters like homemade soup, alongside more unusual dishes like Scotch egg baked with black pudding. I opted for smoked salmon to start, which was served with capers and a light, herby lemon mayonnaise, while my companion tucked into creamy melted Brie on toasted French bread with sweet homemade onion chutney.

From a wide selection of meat and fish dishes, including fillet and rump steaks, gammon, tuna and sea bass, I chose the tender braised lamb shank and wasn't disappointed when it arrived at the table. Served with red cabbage, honey mustard mashed potato and garden peas, it was a brilliant example of rustic Welsh cooking done well. The roast duck breast was also a triumph; served with a smooth and sweet red wine reduction, butter-glazed carrots, green beans and crispy Partmentier potatoes, it was a real feast for the senses. Indulgent desserts rounded off this culinary adventure: sticky chocolate fudge cake drizzled with warm chocolate sauce for me, and a rich bread and butter pudding for my friend. Needless to say we both left feeling very satisfied.

In addition to great food, The New Forge also has a jam-packed events calendar; there are casino nights, cocktail evenings and live entertainment every Friday and Saturday showcasing talented singers from the local area. The function room is equipped with a stage, disco lights and an additional bar, making The New Forge the perfect place to celebrate special occasions
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Opening Hours:
Mon:9.30am-12am
Tues:9.30am-12am
Weds:9.30am-12am
Thurs:9.30am-12am
Fri:9.30am-12am
Sat:9.30am-12am
Sun:9.30am-12am
Food Served Times:
Mon:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Tues:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Weds:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Thurs:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Fri:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Sat:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Sun:12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm

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