The Forge is a not-for-profit organisation, opened in 2009 by musicians Adam and Charlotte Caird. It is an intimate venue specially designed with natural acoustics for live music, making it the perfect space for concerts, rehearsals, recordings and other arts-based activities. Its beautiful décor also makes it a fantastic venue to hire for parties, functions, wedding receptions and business events.
The building has been designed where possible with environmental issues in mind and includes features such as solar panels and natural ventilation systems.
The Forge shares the building with The Foundry Restaurant and Bar, which serves beautiful freshly-made food from top quality gourmet dishes to handmade cakes, breads & pies and rustic sharing platters.
The Forge is connected to the downstairs bar by a beautiful double-height glazed courtyard which acts as both an eating space for The Foundry and a foyer space for The Forge. Within the courtyard is the building’s central focus: a stunning 6.5 metre high ‘living wall’ of plants. Designed by Katharine Bradburn, we are able to boast the first and only internal living wall within a restaurant throughout the UK. The perfect inside-outside space.