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The Blacksmiths Arms

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
+44 1642 700303
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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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: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • 251
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
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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
SIMPLY THE BEST 5*****

Me and the hubby have been coming here for years but recently it seems to be more on a monthly basis simply cause we know there's no where better the steak on the stone is the best way to have it cooked delicious . The place itself is lovely great setting love all the quirky little touches the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
duff28
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with my sister and our children, we booked table for 1.30 and were asked what we wanted to drink before we even sat down I asked for 2 mins to decide. We were given exactly 2 mins and just ordered when returning with our drink we gave our food order which then took 40 mins to come, it... More 

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Thank Elvira666
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and the hubby have been coming here for years but recently it seems to be more on a monthly basis simply cause we know there's no where better the steak on the stone is the best way to have it cooked delicious . The place itself is lovely great setting love all the quirky little touches the staff are... More 

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Thank duff28
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First time at the Blacksmith Arms, food 1st class highly recommend the fillet steak cooked on a stone to your liking in front of you. Service outstanding definitely returning soon.

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Thank Gary B
Teesside
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not normally a fan of eating out on Christmas Day but this was really enjoyable, great food and a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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Thank Toytowner
Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Blacksmiths Arms for a birthday meal the other Monday with a small group of friends. We were all very pleased with the lovely service we received. Our waitress Andrea was polite, friendly and very efficient. The food it was AMAZING, I had mussels to start and I must say they are value for money.For mains I... More 

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Thank JDel66
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We need to tell someone what a good experience we have had at the blacksmiths arms three ladies met for a catch up and lunch today,,,, we were from YORk,,,,,,,, Ingleby Barwick and Redcar we have to say the journey was worth it and Catherine looked after us ,, we will do this again thank you

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Thank colin1214
Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Blacksmiths on early Saturday evening with my husband. Having heard good things about the steak on the stone, my husband order a sirloin. The steak was cooked at the table by Sarah, who cooked it to perfection whilst answering all our questions about the stone! I had the cream of chicken soup which was served with homemade... More 

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Thank HFW16
Redcar, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family booked a table for a birthday meal was a table of 12 booked in advance. The food I have nothing to complain about was lovely however, took 45 minutes to come when I asked if it would be much longer I got a snappy reply that we had ordered starters, this was 2 potato skins which came within... More 

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2 Thank SarahOsborne91
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for about 17yrs.Catherine Jeff+ their staff are so welcome friendly+ helpful they go the extra mile to make sure our visit is as relaxed + enjoyable as can be Beautiful place lovely surroundings cosy+warm with a nice log fire .The meals are done to perfection .Very Big Portions too .The presentation is superb . It... More 

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Thank Pat S
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I am slightly biased from working at the blacksmiths arms as a teenager, I would always recommend this restaurant to anyone I knew looking for an excellent dining experience, wether it being an elegant meal for a special occasion, or a cosy Sunday dinner by the fire in a beautiful location. From working there I not only see the... More 

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Thank Victoria E

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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 7 - 43
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?