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Blacksmiths Arms

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Tythe Barn, Alton ST10 4AZ, England
01538 702213
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice spot of lunch

Popped in for lunch in February half term food was lovely. The meat platter was not consistent one had quiche on the other didn't even though it was the same meal

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
nickyhunter20
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Alton, United Kingdom
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Alton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Popped in for lunch in February half term food was lovely. The meat platter was not consistent one had quiche on the other didn't even though it was the same meal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Ate here 3 years ago and i was glad my husband remembered what it was called so we could revisit. Food was lovely i had kickass chicken beef chili,(which sounds strange but was very nice&my husband had chicken&chorizo pie(&he cleared his plate!)my daughter made her own pizza which included rolling the dough &not just putting on the toppings. The staff... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We are staying at the Alton Towers hotel but decided to go out for a meaL rather than eating in. I am so glad we did as the restaurant we found in Alton is brilliant. The warm friendly welcome the excellent service and the incredibly delicious food do not do justice to the pleasure I have had eating in this... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Came here on the way back from the Alton Towers water park. Ten of us went here for food. Was surprised that there were not many tables occupied as this is a nice place. For starter I had prawns and chorizo. This was served with fresh bread. For main I had the lamb and mint burger. Food was very nice... More 

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manchester
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17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

So glad we found this fab little place, every part of our meal & drinks was superb! Starters were prawns and chorizo and mussels in cider - wow the prawns were as good as any tapas ive eaten in spain, perfectly cooked, brilliantly seasoned and the home made bread was woolfed down! Mains were just as good, all home cooked... More 

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stopped at a campsite a mile away, went for a meal our 1st night there and the car broke down. The owners were quick on the ball to help to no avail! We needed a new starter motor, they was more than happy to let us leave the car there for our stay and also offered to drop us off... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Well staying at Alton towers again splash landings and we thought we would pop out to the Blacksmith arms for tea again.Again could not fault it in anyway thanks for a great meal 😁

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were staying at the campsite up the road and strolled down to village about 2pm on Saturday afternoon. Place was quiet but the welcome really warm. Both ordered a bacon and cheeseburger and what we got far exceeded our expectations- good quality burger, bacon, dripping with cheese and served with a bucket of fabulous home made chips! So impressed... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the second time we have visited the blacksmiths arms prior to viewing the alton towers fireworks from a local vantage point. On both occasions the staff have been friendly, the young waiter even recognised us from last year and everybody seemed to want to please. The food is good, my son always has the children's make your own... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed at the b&b opposite that have dined here twice. Lovely country pub vibe and home cooked meals. Nice variety of drinks too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tythe Barn, Alton ST10 4AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 01538 702213

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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