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“Wonderful place, people and value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blacksmiths Arms

Blacksmiths Arms
Tythe Barn, Alton ST10 4AZ, England
01538 702213
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Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in Alton
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Newtonmore
1 review
“Wonderful place, people and value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Hi
We are family of 5 and 1 dog who took last minute decision to go to Alton Towers, we were lucky enough to stumble across the Blacksmiths Arms. We had lunch then also dinner then also stayed in their newly renovated bed rooms...all was very good and all was excellent value. Very welcoming and we feel lucky we found this place within 5 mins of Alton Towers, a way better experience than staying in a large chair establishment, would recommend to any and all.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Reading, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Traditional food cooked well!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Visited the blacksmith for dinner whilst staying in the village on recommendation from one of the local pub owners.

Staff were welcoming and we ewe seated quickly. The menu was varied and they are great with kids. Food was nice served piping hot with good portions. Nice extra is the home made clay bread.

Would visit again if I was in the area.

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England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Never fails to impress....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Early doors up at The Blacksmith's lovely food...Joe as helpful as ever and Denis and Janet always seem to have a smile on their face for some reason....
Food up to expectation and the puddings were too good to say no to...
Very enjoyable evening....

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“The best local in Alton!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Had two great evenings at the Blacksmiths Arms while staying in Alton for a visit to Alton Towers. The food was very good and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The pub is just a short walk from Alton village centre. The pub wasn't busy when we were there but it was mid week and out of peak holiday season. We quite liked the fact it was quiet! I look forwatd to going back next time I stay in Alton!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“21ST Birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went to the blacksmiths alton for my sons 21st there was 20 plus for a sit down meal the food was lovely and the staff was really nice made us really feel at home THANKS

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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