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Smisby Arms

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Steakhouse, British, English, Pub
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Nelson Place | Main Street, Smisby LE65 2UA, England
+44 1530 412677
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A Traditional Village Pub & Steakhouse, With up to 4 Well-Kept Ales on at...
A Traditional Village Pub & Steakhouse, With up to 4 Well-Kept Ales on at a Time and Good Value, Traditional Pub Food aswell as a huge choice of chef's specials and steakhouse specials.
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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Evening out with friends

Went to the Smisby arms with friends the food was fantastic great service with a good selection of beers would definitely recommend this establishment

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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English first
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Probably the worst food ever, Rib eye steak tough & grisly had it replaced 2nd one no better, chips massive & greasy, onion rings soggy, our own cooked ham was wet super market type, Rump steaks tough, portions excessive large should concentrate on Quality not Quantity especially at prices on Menu

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went to the Smisby arms with friends the food was fantastic great service with a good selection of beers would definitely recommend this establishment

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited the Smisby Arms for the first time today and will definitely be back in the near future. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals, lovely home cooked food and plenty of it!

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belper derbyshire
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121 reviews 121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I Go to The Smisby regularly and it has never disappointed. Yes it's very oldy worldly bit it's clean and friendly. The servings are enormous and worth every penny. All home cooked and prepared food. Just like a descent pub should be

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Lichfield
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116 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We ate here with friends on a Friday night (although we have visited several times over the last few years with a range of different owners). The outside and interior is old fashioned and 'pubby' but the food is excellent including good steaks and a changing specials board. Everyone enjoyed their meals which were high quality and well cooked. If... More 

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Woodville, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Upon arrival we were offered drinks. There is a comprehensive specials board and menu. Absolutely fantastic food for all in our party, there were 8 of us each having different starters, mains and deserts. Brilliant friendly service from all the staff with the chef even checking our satisfaction with us. Definitely recommend.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went here for lunch the other day with my family. The pub has parking which is good. The inside would do with some love - it's pretty dated and all the chairs are worn. We ordered from the lunch menu. All the portions were really generous - the chips were a bit greasy and some of the thicker ones were... More 

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Coalville, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Decent pub with a fire and proper beer. Food is excellent and it is good value especially at lunch for the quality of dishes. Cannot tell you the quality of deserts, never get that far due to the generous portion size.

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Nottingham
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Found in the village of Smisby, just a few minutes from the A42. Car park to front and plenty of on street parking. Lovely homely pub, with welcoming staff and a nice wood fire warming the place on what was a cold winter evening. We hadn't booked a table, but managed to get one, but I would advise booking as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Smisby is such an unassuming pub but the food is on another level. Great steaks always heaps of specials. Food always arrives piping hot not service lamp warm like most places. Service always spot on. Really well priced. 5 stars. Visited Feb 2015 for the millionth time

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nelson Place | Main Street, Smisby LE65 2UA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Smisby
  • Phone Number: +44 1530 412677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 36
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, British, English, Pub

Description

A Traditional Village Pub & Steakhouse, With up to 4 Well-Kept Ales on at a Time and Good Value, Traditional Pub Food aswell as a huge choice of chef's specials and steakhouse specials.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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