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The Smiths Arms

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Darkinson Lane | Lea town, Preston PR4 0RP, England
+44 1772 760555
12:00 - 00:00
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Truro, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here three time over a period of a fortnight, there was always a welcome even when we arrived late. The food was freshly cooked and of good quality, the beer, particularly the guest beer was outstanding, go for the copper dragon when it comes around again. The dining area is attractively furnished and spacious with a comforting fire.

Thank ic0n0clast
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Not been in for ages and popped in after a party , was really busy and atmosphere was buzzing. Staff really friendly /polite/accommodating/pleasant. Landlord about making sure everything and everyone ok. Toilets were immaculate- as was the pub . Don't know who the staff were but 10-10. Brilliant night. Will be back!!

Thank Lucille-Andy
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The Smiths Arms is one of the pubs that are local to us so we've been a few times with my partner. The atmosphere is lovely. The staff are very friendly. It feels like you are visiting a friend's house. The food is very nice and they have different offers and specials every day of the week. The only problem... More 

Thank Sylvia Y
Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of our most favourite places to eat. The family who own it and the staff who work here are extremely friendly and make everyone so welcome. There is an open fire that is so nice to sit next to on a cold evening. The special food nights are well worth the money and there is also a... More 

Thank _salnphil
Preston lancs
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Don't often do Monday evening meals out but decided on smiths arms and we both enjoyed our choice of meal steak and ale pie generous portions no room for deserts lovely roaring fire on a cold evening staff very friendly quite busy for a Monday

Thank Mary M
Preston, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A night on our own with no family tonight so off out for tea. We found ourselves at the Smiths tonight and settled into a cosy table by the log burner. Service was prompt and I ordered an excellent pint of Wainrights. My wife had a coke so that was the driving sorted! We ordered food, one gammon and I... More 

1 Thank Steve T
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

8 of us were booked in for the 3 course festive lunch and we paid the £5 each deposit the week prior. There were a choice of 4 starters, mains & desserts. We were shown to the decorated table and settled ourselves in. The starters we had were, soup, prawn cocktail and garlic mushrooms which we all polished off. For... More 

Thank Jo-Anne E
Preston, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Really enjoyed an evening meal here. Pleasant atmosphere with lovely roaring fire. Excellent food, with very generous helpings.

Thank Cameron B
Preston, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Dropped in for lunch and the Santa's Sandwich is back on! Great. Christmas lunch in a sandwich. Tasty turkey, all the trimmings (minus sprouts) and great gravy to dunk your sandwich in. And I think very good value. Washed down with a very good pint of Wainrights. Pub is nicely decorated for Christmas without being over the top. Lovely open... More 

Thank ASG-Preston
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Warm welcome and friendly staff. Food always very good. Log fires always good in the winter. We like the seating in cubicles. Landlord and staff always look after you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darkinson Lane | Lea town, Preston PR4 0RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 760555
The Smith Arms is a traditional family run pub set in the picturesque area of Lea, Preston that offers home cooked food, cask ales and a warm welcome to all.
Whether it’s in our extensive beer garden enjoying the sun, or cosied up on a comfortable seat in the bar, our country pub offers the perfect atmosphere to enjoy hearty, seasonal pub food and our great range of cask ales and fine wines.
The food we serve at The Smiths Arms is the food we love – That’s why our customers keep coming back. They know our dishes are simple in creation but big in flavour. Take a look at our tempting menu.
We’re working hard to create a family-friendly, country pub that is the centre of the local community. So whether you pop in for a drink while cycling or walking past, or stay for freshly cooked food; we look forward to seeing you soon.

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