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Blacksmiths Arms

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Tythe Barn, Alton ST10 4AZ, England
01538 702213
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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't let the outside fool you, very good.

From the outside, this pub looks a little lacking in character, however, I recommend you venture in. The front part of the pub looks like any traditional country pub, with traditional games, darts, table skittles and a piano! Go through into the dining room and you get a totally different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
TD5Clive
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Me and a group of friends decided to visit here on our short trip to Alton towers in the evening. Upon walking in it was clear to see that both the owners had a passion for what they were doing. All the staff were very helpful and welcoming. We sat down for food in the restaurant area, although the prices... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

From the outside, this pub looks a little lacking in character, however, I recommend you venture in. The front part of the pub looks like any traditional country pub, with traditional games, darts, table skittles and a piano! Go through into the dining room and you get a totally different experience. Very airy and comfortable. Meals are great value and... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited with my hubby and daughter yesterday. It was nice to be given the option of sitting in the quieter area away from the main eating area. My cauliflower soup was delicious, and the home made bread a lovely touch. My Hubby's lasagne looked and smelt delicious, as did my daughters. My pie was succulent and very filling. We, unlike... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We found this pub by accident after a day out at Alton Towers; all other pubs in the area were fully booked. The staff were some of the friendliest I have ever encountered, we were welcomed so warmly! The food itself was some of the best 'pub grub' I've had, all of our meals came out quickly and we were... More 

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Leeds
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Was looking for a good old fashioned local pub for some traditional pub food. It looks the part in terms of the building and the menu. We came early tea time on a friday and was happy to see the place was not too busy. We had plans for later in the evening and also two very very hungry todders.... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Came here after visiting Alton Towers with friends, as it is 5 mins from there. Very nice service and friendly atmosphere, decently priced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped in this beautiful pub/restaurant through 'Brit Stops'. We slept in our campervan on the car park. Brilliant service, friendly accommodating and welcoming service. We were offered breakfast the next morning, which we did not expect, but I must say that this was the best breakfast we had ever had in a b&b. home made smoothies, fabulous presentation, and... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A stop on our way to Alton Towers, very quiet in the pub, only a few tables but a very warm welcome. The landlady came over to check everything was ok for us and nothing was too much trouble. The food was good quality, presented in a modern fashionable way with little metal buckets of chips, garlic bread in a... More 

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Staffs
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Had a wonderful meal here with family. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The menu is varied with something for everybody including children. Prices reflect quality. The restaurant is very spacious and comfortable and there is ample parking. Would highly recommend a visit. They also cater for large parties and special events where you can write your own menu.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Really lovely staff and warm welcome and excellent service. The food was fab, the children loved making their own pizzas.

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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, Pub

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