Donkeywell Forge Blacksmiths, Gloucestershire

Donkeywell Forge is a traditional blacksmiths forge on the outskirts of Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Our name originates from the water well that was located at the rear of the forge that was driven by a donkey.

We produce traditional and contemporary ironwork working with all forms of metal including true wrought iron, mild steel, bronze, copper, stainless steel and corten.
We have traditional coke fired forges along with large gas powered forges and power hammer facilities which allows us to specialise in the use and principles of heritage materials and styles including fire welding.
This all sits alongside a 3,880 ft² of workshop space, multiple work benches and modern workshop facilities and machinery. Which allows us to complete much larger projects with quicker lead times.

We hope the pictures of our work say more about us than pages of text as we would rather be creating beautiful ironwork than writing about it! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any enquiries you would like more information about, our friendly and helpful team would be happy to help and move your project forward. We can help with any and all aspects of the project from the design to the installation of the ironwork. In short, we’ll be a safe pair of hands for you, as our work ultimately represents your own reputation – something we highly value and aim to help solidify.

Best regards,

Jon Ward

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“Your service has been excellent and we shall certainly recommend and consider Donkeywell for any future historic ironwork repairs” – David Viner, Canal River Trust

“You worked with us on our ideas and produced a functional work of art that suits our garden perfectly” – Cathryn Brickley

“Just a quick note to say how thrilled I am with the new gates. They have exceeded all expectations. Your company has been an absolute joy to work with.” – George Apsion