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The Old Forge Lelant, Hayle, Cornwall

The Old Forge Lelant

4.8
4.8
748 Reviews
£25 and under
Continental

The Old Forge holds value to the ethos of high quality ingredients, great flavour, yet simple dining served with warmth and humility.

With our small team of kitchen and front of house staff, we aim to provide a relaxed experience, with consistency, control and quality. Serving seasonal, cheerful and nostalgic food.

Breakfast served 9-11am
Lunch served 12-230pm
Dinner served 5-830pm
Coffee and drinks served throughout the day.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 09:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    01736 753696

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 748 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Neighbourhood Gem

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    Notable Wine List

  • Cornwall

    Outdoor Eating

  • Cornwall

    Romance

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    Most Booked

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    Best Overall

  • West Cornwall

    Best Food

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Best Ambience

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    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

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  • West Cornwall

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. AC

    AlisonC

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this hidden gem. Lovely staff, nice ambience, beautiful food and wine. Visiting three times this week whilst away as love it here so much. Our beautiful dog is also welcomed too which is lovely. Thank you

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing here

  3. WH

    WesH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Had read the reviews and they said food amazing. Was so disappointed with the breakfast. 2 small mushrooms, half grilled tomato, 1 small rasher of bacon which was overcooked. Poached egg was precooked. The sausage and toast were tasty. Thought £12 was too much to pay

  4. JP

    JasmineP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely dinner, lots of choice for my little 5 year old

  5. LB

    LinzieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A gorgeous meal and lovely service. Highly recommended

  6. JJ

    JoJoChicken

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favourite place to go out for breakfast in Cornwall. It's a must

  7. PC

    PamC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Never had a bad meal. Wasn't expecting much from a £10 lunch menu but was superb. Highly recommend this place

  8. KT

    KyleT

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very welcoming, great service & food! Even went out the way for an anniversary message!

  9. TC

    TraceyC

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute Gem of a place . Food first class service spot on 👍. Always made to feel welcome 😊so clean. Will be back Xx

  10. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing lovely food and very pleasant staff would highly recommend

  11. KF

    KayF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Portion sizes are large !!!! Pizzas good although the fungi blanc was a bit bland , disappointed in the truffle chips very very dry and couldn’t taste the truffle , service excellent we would go back I’d just choose something different next time , husband had burger which was delicious ,

  12. D

    Derekf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere, good wholesome food and friendly staff

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to go have been a number of times and it never disappoints!

  14. MS

    MandiS

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food, freshly prepared. Prompt, helpful and friendly service. Always reliable - good organic wine too. Highly recommend.

  15. JN

    JonN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round, and additional Vegan menu a real bonus - it's one of the reasons we visit regularly.

  16. C

    Checkie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A hidden gem! You could drive past this unassuming little restaurant…but it would be a shame if you did!! Wonderful food…lovely atmosphere, excellent staff and cheaper than some of its competitors in St Ives!! Can’t recommend it highly enough

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food was delicious the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. I can only recommend The Forge.

  18. J

    Joan

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food, and plenty of choice for non-meat eaters.

  19. PA

    PAULD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly and welcoming staff. Very efficient serving staff. Dog friendly, and not being rushed between courses.

  20. IH

    IanH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Excellent, welcoming local restaurant. Good range of cocktails and a brilliant wine list. Would be nice if the menu changed more often.

  21. GS

    GinaS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend! Partner and I are massive foodies and this place did not disappoint. Possibly the best scotch egg and crab cakes we’ve had. Already told others and will be back! The team were great and friendly too!

  22. DY

    DomY

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful menu, fantastic food, attentive service. Highly recommended

  23. JW

    JoyceW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It would be nice to have a choice of eggs. We prefer fried or scrambled and most places offer a choice.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the forge. Our favourite local restaurant. Great service, delicious food and a beautiful setting. The pizzas are gorgeous and I LOVE that pan Abel’s salad. My husband adores the scotch eggs 🥰

  25. FL

    FifiLagoona

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No beer on draught, but beutiful food. Hearty portions!

  26. S

    Slightlycomedic

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food, lovely setting. Only a few parking spaces at restaurant but parking available nearby at branch line train station. Four minute walk.

  27. CG

    CarolineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat in the covered courtyard with our dogs for a lovely meal. Booked on line but made a change via phone call the next day, which was no problem at all. Great table service and excellent food. Something for everyone.

  28. JW

    JuliaW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We loved it- cosy pub with a Mediterranean atmosphere- very nice food- we recommend!

  29. f

    faye

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. Amazing food. Lovely staff. An absolute gem of a place. Can't wait to come back.

  30. CE

    CzesiawaE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good food, excellent service and friendly staff. Would go there again.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Birthday lunch

  32. ML

    MaryL

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and friendly service. Been a number of times & it doesn’t disappoint.

  33. D

    Diamond2107

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Had visited previously and really enjoyed our meal so brought relatives with us on this occasion. We arrived slightly late, I did call ahead to apologise and ask if it was still OK to attend which I was told it was. We had to park a few minutes walk away too. Staff not wanting to take our drinks and meal orders. Told "will be over in a moment" multiple times and not able to order drinks and meals in one go, waitress had to come back for this which took an extra 10 plus minutes. We ended up having our deserts in the bar area across 3 small tables as we were there past the end of our alloted table time. As a group we felt more of an inconvenience rather than a paying customers with a bill around £170. Felt that we were treated different as we were a little late and this experience was nothing like our first impression. We probably won't return after this most recent experience sadly.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and venue, worth a visit.

  35. MG

    McGinlayduzitagain

    Devon

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It’s a great venue that delivers quality every time.

  36. HM

    HelenM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I’ve been past this place a number of times and thought it looked interesting. We finally booked in this year. It is a lovely little place, nicely decorated and the food was fantastic, very tasty. Will definitely return.

  37. NG

    NaomiG

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Forge has an excellent menu; it was difficult to choose. I decided to have the aubergine tagliatelle with a rocket salad; it was delicious. The service was smooth and the staff were welcoming. We had a wonderful meal at the Forge.

  38. TG

    TracyG

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were greeted with a warm welcome and promptly shown to.our table. There was a good menu choice and we were not pressurised to order quickly. The young waitress was helpful and attentive and was on hand for any assistance. The food was hot and delicious and freshly made. I would recommend eating here for sure

  39. C

    Cornwalk

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere. Great food with excellent gluten free/vegan options.

  40. G

    Gourmet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good choice of food, cooked well and good value. Outside area perfect for me.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Old Forge Lelant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01736 753696.

The Old Forge Lelant is rated 4.8 stars by 748 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

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Google Map for The Old Forge Lelant

Hayle TR27 6JG England Griggs Quay Hayle, Cornwall TR27 6JG

Additional information

  • Area

    Hayle

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 09:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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