When it first opened only a couple of years ago, the novelty gave
the bar popularity making it a busy leg of the central crawl. Recently
it has lost popularity, and with no character or great attraction
and a pitiful beer selection we're not surprised. On our last visit,
after 9pm on a Friday evening, we were the only people there...
Review by John Plater 18/09/07
"Situated in the heart of Old Dronfield near to the Green Dragon
and the Blue Stoops this modern and recently refurbished bar is
well worth a visit. The week is ideal for those who prefer a quieter
drink but at weekends Friday and Saturday nights are lively and
noisy until closing at 2.00am. A small dance floor is engraced with
a central pole for anyone brave enough to try their hand at this
skill. An ideal place to end a pub crawl. Pole dancing classes can
be taken in the Forge. Thursday night is a curry night prepared
and cooked by the owner of the bar. Various entertainments are sometimes
held on Tuesday evenings, recently a drag act. The fruit machines
pay well for the skilled gambler (I witnessed a punter win £40
and £96). A large LCD TV screen stands in the center of the
bar. Cocktails are served. The center of the bar has clear remnants
from the old foundry in the form of a red brick pillar. This is
a listed building which adds character and atmosphere. The bar
are very friendly.
Functions can be held between One Bar and One Café in the
Forge because they are connected. They are often hired for Weddings
and Birthday parties. The bar has an upstairs function room that
can be hired privately.
The bar is open seven days a week."
Not so much a review as an advert! Thanks anyway John....
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