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Smisby Arms

Nelson Place, Smisby, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Smisby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 24, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Swadlincote
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I took my dad here today as he wanted to visit all of the places that hold a memory dear to him. The last time he had been here was at least a decade ago if not longer! We stopped off for food and drink. The pub was lovely. A quiet country pub was perfect for my father. The service... More

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Called in early this evening for a quick meal and bottle of wine. Place was almost empty. Ordered wine and said we wanted to eat, but told it would be difficult if we hadn't booked. Offered a table that had to be vacated ready for a booking in just over an hour. Quite clear they wanted us out asap- not... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Visited on a recommendation from a friend. My wife son & his girlfriend came with me as it was my birthday, what a fantastic meal we had, all fresh cooked & obviously home made cottage pie, meat & potato pie & lasagna, enormous T-bone steak with all the trimmings, great service & real ales to boot. Will definitely be making... More

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited with family, the food is really good quality and all home cooked. The portions are HUGE, great for those with massive appetites. Can recommend the steaks with hand cut chunky chips!

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

first time to the smisby arms and loved the quaint country pub straight away. the staff were welcoming and made us feel almost at home (pair of slippers n would have been lol) i had the steak and it was cooked to perfection, with pepper sauce which just amazed me. real onion in the onion rings and rustic chips...... i... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This pub and its fish and chips were recommended to us. I had fish and chips at £11 and was very disappointed. It was obviously frozen fish in batter, the fish was mushy and not very hot. The waitress offered to warm it up but I felt that would not improve matters. The chips were good but I feel at... More

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Burton on Trent
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

What a shame,we have been here several times and always had excellent food,but not tonight,the steak was wet and taste less and the cottage pie was all mashed potato and just a little meat,won't be back for a while

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birmingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First time iv ever been to this pub. I had a very good lasagna with a proper side salad, it was fantastic. The rest of my group had steak and the gammon. The steak was cook to perfection. We will be back for more

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Burton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

7 of us went today for a Sunday lunch and it was superb. Staff were polite and attentive and nothing was too much trouble, kids portions were available on request and we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Will definitely take the trouble to travel here again.

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County Durham
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

a quaint pub with log fire and low ceilings. The food was freshly cooked and the real chips were lovely, well cooked steak and a decent choice on the menu, overall a pleasant experience and a well cooked meal

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