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Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 11 December 2020 via mobile

The blacksmiths could be amazing. The atmosphere is always warming and the staff are always friendly and welcoming. Not to mention a fantastic array of drinks for your keen drinkers. However, the food is quite frankly poor. Most country pubs nail homemade chunky chips, it’s...a basic expectation among the fine dining scene. However, the chips at the blacksmiths are straight from the ‘freshest’ of bags, lacking flavour and ultimately taste. One could only describe them as the type you would receive at a school canteen or either a “little chef” just off the M1. I would be pretty confident in stating that most of the food at the blacksmiths is microwaved to order and not as fresh as you might expect. The prices at the balcksmiths are quite low in relation to other pubs but the food doesn’t justify the prices. If you are wanting a quick, average meal in a lovely country pub with a great atmosphere, then go to the balcksmiths. If you are looking for higher quality food then travel elsewhere.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

What a fabulous evening, despite Covid restrictions. The owner and his staff could not have been friendlier, and the food was generous and so tasty. Loved the little fried macaroni starter, and the desserts were simply divine. Wish we lived nearby...we’d be regulars!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020

Just what you need this cold wet winter. A cosy traditional pub serving amazing food, so much choice too. All cooked fresh and served piping hot. Good choice of drinks real ales wines and spirits. Fast efficient friendly service and excellent value for very generous...portions. Thank you see you next time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2020

A great place to go with family and friends. Good choice of well cooked tasty food and drink. Great service

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

A surprising gem in a quiet village. From the moment we stepped through the front door the welcome was warm and friendly. The overall pub atmosphere was great. Just as important, the food and drink were great as well. Interesting variations on standard pub grub....Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 June 2019

After driving around the amazing countryside for a few hours, we were starting to get hungry & came across this pub by chance. Glad we did, the owners/staff were very welcoming, the food was delicious. Didn't realise it was a B & B so have...taken information for a future stay.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 April 2019 via mobile

After reading some unfavourable recent reviews of the Blacksmith Arms, we weren’t holding out much hope. However, from where we were staying just 5 minute walk away, there wasn’t much in the way of choice. From the minute we stepped in we were welcomed warmly...by the staff. Seated instantly in a cosy wee restaurant part of the hotel, our drinks orders were taken and we were offered the menu, specials menu and kids menu. I asked the waiter for his recommendations from the menu and he gave up a few suggestions, one of which was the Lamb Shank Main dish. This is what I went with. My wife chose the Leeky Mac & Cheese and my son, the lasagne. The pasta dishes were both perfect and the Lamb Shank was succulent and was served with the most amazing Gravy. With a varied choice of beer on tap available, I decided on my favourite, Moretti which was perfect. And my wife was served a nice cold, crisp glass of her favourite Pinot Grigio. I would like to thank the staff for the perfect, friendly and welcoming service and can’t recommend this little place highly enough.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 31 March 2019

We visited this pub on recommendation and had a really good meal and some very nice local beer. It was a cold February evening and the fire was lit. A great way to finish a day’s hiking on Hadrians wall.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

Had a lovely night here in clean, cosy surroundings. Bed was super comfy and the room well supplied with tea and coffee, a tv, and access to WiFi. Shower was roomy and there was plenty of hot water. Breakfast is included in the price and...was excellent. Food in the pub itself was also very tasty and beautifully presented. We found the staff very friendly and welcoming. Thank you to you all for a lovely overnight stop.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Every time I've been there I've always enjoyed my meal and the staff are lovely and the atmosphere is always peaceful.

Date of visit: January 2018
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