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Blacksmiths Arms

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Tythe Barn, Alton ST10 4AZ, England
01538 702213
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  • 75
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 11
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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
Great place to stay for Alton Towers Trip

Stayed B&B at the Blacksmiths for 2 nights 30/31 July 2015 to enable trip to Alton Toers & Splashland on different days without the hassle of long travelling. Party of 3 small children & 3 adults. Owners of the Blacksmiths couldn't do enough for us. The evening meals were superbly cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic finish to our day out at Alton Towers. Friendly and very accommodating staff. Would definitely recommend.

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stayed B&B at the Blacksmiths for 2 nights 30/31 July 2015 to enable trip to Alton Toers & Splashland on different days without the hassle of long travelling. Party of 3 small children & 3 adults. Owners of the Blacksmiths couldn't do enough for us. The evening meals were superbly cooked & presented. Even the children enjoyed making their own... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Staying in a B&B nearby we popped in for a bite to eat. Didnt reserve a table and had no problem being seated. Good service and the food was very good indeed. Good sized portions and good prices.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

After a busy day at Alton Towers the 4 of escaped the formulaic fast food and came across this lovely pub & Restuaraunt. It doesn't look much from the outside but it is rustic and inviting inside. My wife had lamb burger, I had beefburger & kids made their own pizzas. The food was fantastic & the service was great.... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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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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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 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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Kellington, United Kingdom
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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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3 reviews
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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8 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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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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: British, Pub

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