The Forge

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2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality.
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The Forge
Moycullen Co Galway
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What makes The Forge stand out is the care taken with sourcing - suppliers are listed in detail - and the cooking is reliably good
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The Forge

On the Galway side of Moycullen village, a landmark corner building is home to The Forge, a large pub, restaurant and entertainment centre.


It is ably managed by AnneMarie Kelly, a professional in the hospitality business for many years. Under her direction, The Forge succeeds in catering for the disparate demands of a mixed clientele, functioning not only as a neighbourhood gathering place for functions and parties, but as a competent restaurant operation - and also as concert and entertainment centre.


The modern building houses bar with televisions and restaurant on the ground floor, while the function room is upstairs. The restaurant is comfortably set up, with well-spaced dining tables of solid bare wood offering a modicum of privacy, enhanced by lots of lamps, cosy corners with comfortable leather chairs and carpeted floors.


While menus tend towards the predictable bar/restaurant style, what makes The Forge stand out is the amount of care taken with sourcing (suppliers are listed in detail), and the standard of cooking is reliably good.


Expect tasty renditions of popular dishes like Chowder (about €5.95), Sirloin Steak (€19.95), Fish & Chips (€15.50), Bakewell Tart and Homemade Apple Crumble, both around €4.50. It’s a family-friendly place too, with a separate Childrens' Menu and a Pizza Menu.


The short wine list is well chosen and another highlight is the service by local waitresses, which is a delight.

Open seven days: Mon-Sat, from 9.30am; Sun, from 12 noon. Breakfast Mon- Sat 9.30-12; Day Menu,12-9pm daily. MasterCard, Visa, Laser abbreviations
Last Updated: 05-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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