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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
Nice evening meal

We came here after driving past a few times during our stay and being put off by the modern drab looking extension, but don't let it fool you inside its rather nice and old looking. We came late and they were accommodating, the young waitress was very friendly and made sure we had all we needed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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English first
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We came here after driving past a few times during our stay and being put off by the modern drab looking extension, but don't let it fool you inside its rather nice and old looking. We came late and they were accommodating, the young waitress was very friendly and made sure we had all we needed, until her shift ended... More 

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Fife, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great having the option for kids to roll and design their own pizza but service whilst polite, was slow, and the other food was basic e.g. the fish in batter was too greasy and the salmon dish was topped by pieces of potato and green salad, boring really.

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Snaith, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Called in on the off chance, very quiet inside. We waited a while for the food, but we enjoyed it none the less

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

stopped off here after long day at Alton towers , great food , great staff , table of 4 adults , we had 4 mains 4 puds 2 sides 4 drinks just under £100 so good value , better vale then that fast food rubbish at Alton towers !!!!!!

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Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited this pub as we did not wish to eat at the Alton Towers Resort. Service was good and it is near to the resort. Children were welcome. The menu was varied but prices were a little on the expensive side. An 8 0z sirloin was around £18.95. The food was good but not excellent. A meal for 4... More 

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Stoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

After a long day at Alton Towers, we stumbled across this gem. We always approach any eating establishment with a bit of trepidation as one of our sons has multiple food allergies and is not easy to cater for. We are often disappointed with the attitude of staff and the selection available for him. Here it could not have been... More 

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Worthing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

After a full on day at Alton Towers our family didnt want to eat at the hotel so we took a car ride to see what we could find and came across this beaut of a pub. Very friendly staff, cute teapots everywhere in display. It was a genuine country pub. The best bit.... the food! We ordered from the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went for a meal here after staying in a cottage in the local villages. The first thing that you will notice is that the restaurant itself is fantasically decorated and feels rustic, charming and an ideal decor for a country pub. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and plenty of space. They were printing menus when we arrived so I assume it... More 

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Tiptree, England
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108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My daughter and I ate here as we were staying in the B&B across the road. We both had salads and they were very nice and well presented. The highlight of the meal, though, was the garlic bread which came up in a flower pot and is one of the best garlic breads I have had. It was light and... More 

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Sttaffordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Decided to try here after picking our son up from work, and weren't disappointed. The children's menu was great and the adults had some unusual dishes. We had excellent service even though it was quite busy. We all ate our food and even had puddings. No complaints.

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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