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The Blacksmiths Arms

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Steakhouse, British, Gastropub
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Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
+44 1642 700303
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Today
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Steve

Simply the best steak I've ever had! And great service from Catherine. Will defiantly return soon. Thanks Steve

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Naymilola
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Simply the best steak I've ever had! And great service from Catherine. Will defiantly return soon. Thanks Steve

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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

this was our first visit here we have passed it many times but today 16.4.2015 we decided to have something to eat. all I can think is why haven't we been before ? the food was fantastic and arrived very hot I would recommend this place to all. we go all over and eat but can defiantly say we will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch here and must say after going to lots of other places that I felt the most comfortable here. I went with my husband, daughter and two grandchildren. The staff were very friendly and the food was lovely (well worth the money). Will definately go back

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Houston, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I must say this is my favorite place to eat when I come to visit. The food is always fantastic and the employees are fabulous! We came in during the dinner crowd and the place was packed but were seated within 10 minutes! While we waited we had a cocktail at the bar. I had the prawn cocktails this time... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't been here for a couple of years, but thought we would call in for tea. The service was prompt and attentive, the drinks choice was very good (we went for Boondoggle and Sauvignon Blanc) and the food (mixed grill and Thai cod) was excellent! We will definitely be back much sooner next time.

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teesside
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Another beautiful meal on Saturday night, the steak on the stone is fabulous, it just melts in your mouth and the onion rings are divine. It was Easter weekend with a few large parties and we had to wait a little while, so the fresh baked complimentary bread was perfect. The staff were lovely and worked very hard to get... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went for dinner last Sunday and it was perfect, however we booked a table for 7.15pm last night...... We got seated and around 8.10 !!! Then advised 40 minute wait !!! So after being seated for 1 hour we get our starters .... Finish them and sit and sit .... 1 hour 20 minutes later and they bring our... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Steak on the stone was absolutely fantastic, best fillet steak we have ever tasted. Stafff very friendly and efficient. Nice atmosphere in dining area, overall lovely experience for a family meal, thank you, we will return soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Just got home from having a Friday night out with my mother and father. Wow were we impressed! We reserved and we were placed in the left corner of the bar eating area. Me and pops had black pudding to start and it was single handedly the best black pudding we have ever had. Then came our steak on the... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

An excellent lunch at a very reasonable price with good service.The table was well presented but most of all the meal was really good especially as it was clear the vegetables were fresh and cooked al dente. We will return.

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Blacksmiths_1994, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Hi George W We are so pleased you had a great Sunday Lunch with us. Over the past 21 years we have put our heart and soul into making the Pub a fantastic venue. We have made the Sunday Veg portions "Oliver twist" as in just ask and you can have some more ;-) the Cast Iron Pots are proving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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 - 45
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, British, Gastropub

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 - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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