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The Blacksmiths Arms

Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
+44 1642 700303
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Swainby
Price range: $8 - $49
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Gastropub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went for a meal here after getting a gift of a gift voucher. We have often used the Bay Horse and felt comfortable there but found that has deteriorated over the last 18 months. What a joy to find this little pearl!. Beautifully decorated and warm and cosy. Fantastically clean and what a joy - lovely genuine warm staff, nothing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

After numerous visits to the Blacksmith Arms Swainby we have never ever had a bad meal or been disappointed in any way. After getting talking to the owner on our latest visit she couldn't have been more helpful it was a little chilly outside she did no more but sat us right near the beautiful log burning fire :) All... More

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Blacksmiths S, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, 13th September 2014 Dane & Claire Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us. These reviews are greatly appreciated by Catherine and I plus all our lovely hardworking staff. Thanks again More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited the blacksmith arms, to have a meal for my friends birthday, my chicken parmo was delicious and the service was very friendly!

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Blacksmiths S, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, 13th September 2014 Sophiem1998 Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us. These reviews are greatly appreciated by Catherine and I plus all our lovely hardworking staff. Thanks again More

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

So nice to find a countryside pub with a good beer garden with plenty of space and adequate play equipment for children. We sat outside (weather was perfect) and enjoyed a very tasty and reasonably priced Sunday lunch. It was lovely to find a Sunday lunch menu that didn't just offer roast, Yorkshire puds and veg. Well worth a visit.

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Blacksmiths S, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, 13th September 2014 Neldoo Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us. These reviews are greatly appreciated by Catherine and I plus all our lovely hardworking staff. Thanks again More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

I came here with my husband and daughter whilst she was home from Buckingham palace. We have been coming to the blacksmiths for many many years and we can honestly say we have never been disappointed. In the last few months we have been a couple of times. Once on a Sunday, which we had a 3 course meal and... More

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Blacksmiths S, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, 13th September 2014 EBHutchinson Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us. These reviews are greatly appreciated by Catherine and I plus all our lovely hardworking staff. Thanks again More

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I experienced a unique culinary phenomenon here at The Blacksmiths. It's been a while since I had a meal here. Having talked about the remarkable "Steak On The Stone" I had friends come up from Leeds to sample this delight. They were immensely impressed, not just with the meal but the service and atmosphere. They can't wait to come back... More

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Blacksmiths S, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, 13th September 2014 Roy B We are so glad you enjoyed the "Steak on The Stone" Now in our 14th year of doing that we are pleased to know we are getting it spot on. Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us. These... More

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant, lovely staff and brilliant food. The steak on the stone is a must.... my husband and friend really enjoyed it.

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Blacksmiths S, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, 13th September 2014 Julie G We are so glad you enjoyed the "Steak on The Stone" Now in our 14th year of doing that we are pleased to know we are getting it spot on. Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us. These... More

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I visited the Blacksmith's arms Monday 18th August 2014 at lunch time. We had previously visited on an evening and had a lovely meal of steak on a stone, which we could not fault. However we were very disappointed with the lunch time menu which was very basic. The pub was totally empty, only the 2 of... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Best steak I've ever had and cooked live at your table on a stone - superb! Lovely starters and pudding as well. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Only thing I didn't like were the pink and red spotlights. Looking forward to visiting The Blacksmith Arms again soon.

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Blacksmiths S, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, 13th September 2014 samshols We are so glad you enjoyed the "Steak on The Stone" Now in our 14th year of doing that we are pleased to know we are getting it spot on. Sorry you don't like our energy efficient LED spot lights - they are usually a... More

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Tonight was our first time at the Blacksmiths in over 8 years and it did not dissapoint one bit. I had the chicken supreme which was sooo amazing and the mrs had the parmazan which was also great.. The chips........well we WILL be coming back for a basket of them bad boys soon dont you worry .. What made the... More

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