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The Forge

The Forge, Santon, Isle of Man

Isle of Man
United Kingdom

Mount Murray
Isle of Man
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01624 610031

About The Forge

The Forge was born early in the spring of 2013, the spring of the snow! Just a few days after acquiring the keys in March a hefty amount of snow hit the Isle of man and for a few weeks the only way for new owners Artan & Sarah Xhumrri and their children had to visit the site was to park some way off and slip slide down to the dilapidated gateway to the front of the building.

This enforced closure allowed us time to really look at what we had invested in, seeing for the first time the potential of the beautiful grounds and surroundings.

We knew this site deserved to become something special, something true to its roots as an old Manx farm, something Authentic.

We stripped the building back to the bones, and left it there, the interior has been restored using old fittings and fixtures from around the site and we were lucky to uncover some gems such as our slate mantles above the fire places, discovered buried under the old front porch, old tools hidden in sheds, reclaimed timbers and wiring from the original site. Always respecting the environment and local ecosystem.

The Forge smoke house and grill with its crackling fires and large open plan dining rooms allows for leisurely family style feasting in a totally unique and independent environment where quality and authenticity is at the heart of everything we do.
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32 reviews
13 helpful votes
Male age 60+ from Isle of Man
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The food is always reliable at The Hop Garden, it's the disorganised oft-changing staff that can sometimes spoil an otherwise pleasant meal. Don't order your dessert and your coffee at the same time, the coffee inevitably arrives first and goes cold!
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frankie avatar
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22 reviews
15 helpful votes
Male age 60+ from Isle of Man
Review of The Forge - Santon - Isle of Man written
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Yes, yes and yes (in that order). It's like a magnet for me... why? because it consistently serves fresh, good quality food and reasonable prices.

The only small negative is that it can sometimes get a bit busy (because it's popular with others too!) and you may have a short wait for your food.

Other than that, I can't fault it. Quality food, quality service, great surroundings, good price.
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27 reviews
23 helpful votes
Female age 60+ from France & Isle of Man
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The Hop Garden is one of the few places on the Island that know exactly what a blue steak is! In fact, the first time I ordered one, the chef asked how long I wanted it cooked on each side... now that's the sign of a professional!

Tops for quality-price ratio. My only niggle is that, if you order your dessert and coffee at the same time, they always serve the darn coffee first so it goes cold while you're waiting for the dessert. Optionally you can order it after the dessert and wait for it!
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