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“Wonderful food, lovely staff” 5 of 5 stars
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The Blacksmiths Hartoft
Hartoft End, Pickering YO18 8EN , England   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, lovely staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is a wonderful country pub with excellent food and lovely staff. If your looking for cosy atmosphere with clean rooms and wonderful staff ..

The local surroundings and views are fabulous. A magnificent place for a quiet retreat.

We thoroughly enjoyed it and will be going back

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I was recently walking in this area and came accross this pub. I fancied a chip butty or maybe something simple as it was a cold misty day. Unfortunately the menu is very upper market; lots of game dishes at expensive prices. The sort of thing you'd probably see on Masterchef.! I just had half a lager and left. If this is the sort of thing you are after then go for it, the menu did sound very very nice but just not what I expected. Pub itself is lovely, large and rambles with several different rooms. Worth a visit even if you just have a bag of nuts!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

just back from three night stay at the blacksmith inn,our fourth stay, the rooms are spotless warm and comfortable,we stayed in one of the garden rooms which was spacious and beautifully furnished, the staff are excellent, very friendly atmosphere.the food is fantastic, plentyful breakfasts,and wide choice in the evenings all well presented and very tasty.we will certainly being staying there again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I stayed at the Blacksmith while attending a friends wedding. The wedding party took up all the rooms and the reception was held there. The Inn is located right on the edge of the moors and the purple heather nearby made the view spectacular. The food was delicious (and I had breakfast lunch and dinner there).

Coming from Canada the hotel owners were happy to organize a taxicab to meet me in Pickering at the bus stop and darned if that driver wasn't right there waiting when I arrived! :-)

The one disappointment was the shower in my room which was little more then a drizzle....though I did find many of the old inns around the UK were more geared towards baths then showers.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is the 2nd time my partner and I have visited the Blacksmith Arms for a meal and it was lovely. We sat in the restaurant which had a few other couples eating as well. I had the lamb and my other half had the steak. The food was of a very high standard and very tasty! We had a pudding each as well and I think I definitely picked a winner with the sticky toffee pudding, it was soooo yummy!!! The staff were also very warm and welcoming and are a credit to the place. We would definitely return to the Blacksmith Arms for another meal and are also looking into it as a possible wedding venue too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at The Blacksmith. There was deep snow outside but the warmest of welcomes inside at this lovely country inn. Howard and Daphne have made this a very special place to stay, with every home comfort provided for. We stayed in one of the garden rooms, which was large, tastefully decorated, and had a very comfy bed. The view across the garden was beautiful, but as the snow was knee deep, the garden chairs were surplus to requirements on this visit!
We intended to use the inn as a base for touring the area, however the combination of snow and a dodgy car battery meant we spent the weekend walking instead. This really is the perfect base whether you want to explore by car or on foot.
The food was of a high standard and available either in the restaurant or the bar. The staff without exception are a credit to you, all local people who actually seemed happy to be at work! Particular thanks to Sam for her enterprising provision of a set of jump leads on Saturday, and to Howard for getting us going for our journey home.
Will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Looking for a New Years Eve venue and visited the Blacksmiths just after the Xmas period last year its about an hour and a half from home .After viewing the rooms we booked the festive package New Years Eve and New Years Day .A party of six adults three teenagers and one child .The rooms were excellent and appeared to have been recently decorated .The food was also very good the New Years Eve banquet was included and we ate in the restaurant on New Years Day evening .Remote location ,open fires made for a great atmosphere very busy as expected on New Years Eve with a great crowd of visitors and locals .New Years Day after a full breakfast a two hour walk on a beautiful day then a drive into Hemsley which was mainly closed .The evening opposite to the night before ,very quiet with just hotel residents mainly us round the bar fire until late. Big thanks to the staff that helped make it a memorable stay.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hartoft End, Pickering YO18 8EN , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Pickering
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Pickering
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Blacksmiths Country Hotel Pickering
Country Inn Pickering
Pickering Country Inn
The Blacksmiths Hartoft Pickering, Yorkshire

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