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The Blacksmiths Arms

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Steakhouse, British, Gastropub
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2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
+44 1642 700303
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12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are now in our 21st year at the Blacksmiths, we are a family owned...
We are now in our 21st year at the Blacksmiths, we are a family owned, family run, traditional, independent freehouse country pub. We like to think that service, value for money and a friendly welcome go hand in hand. We are not part of some faceless corporation - we are just a hard working family who wants to give you the best food and dining experience that we possibly can. We are not robots - we are only human and on rare occasion make mistakes, tell us and we'll put it right - thats our commitment to you - our valued customers, family and friends.
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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Service

We had my parents Anniversary meal here and the staff and service was brilliant... Everything we asked for was done and food was excellent it made the day even more special. the setting and atmosphere is first class.. thanks again for all your hard work.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Gemma W
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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had my parents Anniversary meal here and the staff and service was brilliant... Everything we asked for was done and food was excellent it made the day even more special. the setting and atmosphere is first class.. thanks again for all your hard work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Happened upon the Blacksmith Arms on a country drive, just me and my son. The first impressions were, lovely staff and nice atmosphere. My son had a Hunters chicken and I had a salad and it was so obvious that the food was cooked from fresh which is always nice. The menu is immense - I've not seen such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal here and would highly recommend the steak on a stone, the chef who cooked it was lovely and chatty and we will defiantly be visiting again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Best Steak anywhere, Perfectly Cooked at Your Table, From the Moment you walk in ,the Service is Excellent & plus they sell Running Duck Wine.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Amazing Sunday lunch. Highly recommend - and the price didn't break the bank! Yorkshire puddings are out of this world!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Best steak I've ever had, the chef who cooked it at our table was lovely, really enjoyed the experience. No complaints, great evening.

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

13 of us were booked in for a special family celebration and were greeted straight away and seated comfortably in the gorgeous spacious restaurant, we all ordered different things and every meal was totally enjoyed by all, a big thank you to the excellent chef Alistair Cousans who even cooked the steaks in front of us and made sure we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

FANTASTIC Visited the Blacksmith Arms for the first time this evening along with my partner. Straight away we were greeted with a very warm welcome. Great menu with a variety of dishes to choose from. We chose the steak and what an excellent choice we made, we were looked after by Alistair who was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent, very friendly people a great place to go for a family meal I would personally advise their unique but tasty cooked too perfection steak on a stone, which they bring to your table and cook in front of you . Over all the building fuses a nicely balanced asfetic fusing the perfect amount of classic and... More 

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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Booked a table for 8. Staff greeted us all on arrival and sat us down in the bar until our table was ready. Everyone enjoyed the meal & evening. Food was fantastic especially the steaks which were cooked to perfection at the table on hot stones which was a nice personal touch.

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Additional Information about The Blacksmiths Arms

Address: 2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
Phone Number: +44 1642 700303
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Swainby
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 47
Cuisine: Steakhouse, British, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Swainby
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 700303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 47
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, British, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

We are now in our 21st year at the Blacksmiths, we are a family owned, family run, traditional, independent freehouse country pub. We like to think that service, value for money and a friendly welcome go hand in hand. We are not part of some faceless corporation - we are just a hard working family who wants to give you the best food and dining experience that we possibly can. We are not robots - we are only human and on rare occasion make mistakes, tell us and we'll put it right - thats our commitment to you - our valued customers, family and friends.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?