People’s Choice Award: Great Food Club Awards 2023/24

The GFC People’s Choice Award is the annual gong that goes to the business that garnered the highest number of votes overall during the public voting phase of the awards.

This year, The Forge at Glenfield, Leicestershire – a large, buzzing and professionally run independent pub – smashed the popular vote. As part of The Beautiful Pubs Collective, The Forge has long set the gold standard for relaxed but polished pub experiences. With a focus on impeccable service, attention to detail, and staff professionalism, it’s no wonder the pub received the highest number of votes from our community.

Celebrated for its balanced seasonal menus, heavenly Sunday roasts, and bustling Saturday brunches, The Forge was recognised by Observer Food Monthly as one of the UK’s best places to drink in 2022. The lush garden becomes a social hub in the summertime, an extension of the welcoming atmosphere that defines The Forge.

Marking its 15th anniversary as the founding member of the Beautiful Pubs Collective, the pub is currently undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment. After a brief temporary closure, it will soon reopen its doors, rejuvenated and ready to serve its customers in newly invigorated splendour.

From pulling the perfect pint to whipping up a frothy cappuccino, The Forge continues to excel in crafting exceptional experiences.

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