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The Drop Forge

$$ - $$$
Bar, British
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6 - 10 Hockley Street, Birmingham B18 6BL, England
+44 121 448 4578
11:00 - 00:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used the Drop Forge for our company strategy day on a Tuesday afternoon in September. There was about 12 people in our party. The room we used for our meetings had a unusually sticky floor. It seems like it may have been melted by the sun! The staff were also a tad unprepared for us, which resulted in a... More 

Thank iTomCash
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly I have to start off by saying that this is a nice venue, which is why it is such a shame that this is where the positives end. The service is shocking. Me and a friend arrived and there were no staff behind the bar at all. We waited and then looked into the office to find both of... More 

Thank ley123
Penzance, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal place to stop off for a business lunch or a break from shopping being right in the heart of the jewellery quarter, an old building with contemporary furnishings food is very good, and staff are always friendly, it is also a good place to pop into for a coffee. Last time I had the haddock which was lovely.

Thank JulesJewellers
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124 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here with mates, as a couple and for a work meal and was great for all three. Nice steaks and (if they still do it) had a great weekday offer on steak and wine. Was easily able to accommodate a large group.

Thank Paul L
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first experience of the drop forge whereas my husband had been before and had a positive experience! We had the Christmas menu which did not include a turkey option! The tapas was tasty but we did not know what was what as no menu in sight! The main was a very small dish and had I been a well... More 

Thank paulene78
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited a couple of times before (although a couple of years ago) and always liked the Drop Forge, so I suggested it for my department Christmas meal. We had a booking for 7 but arrived really early after work on a Tuesday, and the place was basically empty - not a great sign! We were given a table... More 

Thank Daniel M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been there on previous years and hence thought we'd go back this year. Took forever to get hold of the manager for the booking... he is rarely about and the staff never know his whereabouts, never got email confirmation which we were promised several times... Starters and main were great... took forever for the dessert to arrive and... More 

Thank palminder k
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We came here for our Christmas meal and were treated very badly throughout by the staff. After they entirely forgot to give us our first course there was no apology and only scowls from the waitress. The standard of service was poor throughout and a service charge was added anyway. Needless to say for a much needed celebration we were... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Just a cool place with great staff and good food ... would be a great venue to hire the entire place for a party or wedding reception.

Thank Leon E
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I first knew of this place during a business gathering and was very impressed with the layout. Immediately upon entrance is a beautiful dark spiral stair case, but once entering inside, you get this instant feel of cosiness and warmth. Been coming here very frequently as friends have held their birthday dinners here, social gatherings and I even held a... More 

Thank CynicallyOptimistic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 - 10 Hockley Street, Birmingham B18 6BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 448 4578
See info on website. Let me know when it's listed as would love to be the first to write a review. Very impressed lovely converted industrial builidng in Birminghams jewellery quarter.

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