The ForgeTM Irish Restaurant & Pub
Located at 407 SW A Street, The Forge is inside of Bentonville
Ornamental Iron. Originally opening in 1959, owners Lise Wentz and Frank Wallace have
continued the tradition of since 2006. The store front has become a gallery of their work,
along with other local artists.
Bentonville Ornamental Iron's pieces can also be seen throughout the Restaurant & Pub area. Tables, chairs, lights and
fixtures all bear the mark of these master craftsmen.
Common across Great Britain and Ireland, "Snugs" were for patrons who preferred not to be seen in the public
Ladies would often enjoy a private drink in the snug in a time when it was frowned upon for women to
be in a pub. The local police officer might nip in for a quiet pint, the parish priest for his evening
whisky, or lovers for a private rendezvous.
Now Available for Private and Corporate Events!
Contact us by Phone at 1-479-254-3699, or by Email at:
With the tremendous growth in Bentonville in recent years, manufacturing at the current Bentonville Ornamental Iron location became a challenge.
A trip to Ireland in 2013 inspired ideas of a restaurant, but also concerns of the iron shop loosing it's historic place in the Bentonville community.
Two years later, construction of The Forge began and manufacturing was moved to another location.
Our Restaurant & Pub offers authentic Irish and New American foods, as well as a variety of draft beers and cocktails.
> View Our Printable Food Menu
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Public parking for The Forge is available at:
- 305 SW A
- 402 S Main
- 405 S Main
- 416 S Main
Just south of the Downtown Bentonville Square, there are a number of free parking options available.
Open Tuesday - Thursday (11:00am to 9:00pm)
Friday & Saturday (11:00am to 10:00pm)
Closed Sunday & Monday
Visitors to The Forge can enter through the Bentonville Ornamental Iron entrance on A Street,
or through the patio area on the eastern side of the building.
Our patio area is bicycle-friendly and close to a number of venues including the Bentonville Public Library, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and more.