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Blacksmith Arms

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Lunch time menu - good price, service lacking

The lunch menu with a drink is a good offer - however I never received my soft drink. The food was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
maynardc
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Hertford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lunch time visit

Since last visit appears to have been spruced up. Seems brighter and cleaner. Toilet a definite... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2018
debahayter
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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“Lunch time menu - good price, service lacking ”
May 8, 2018
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56 St. Peters Street, St. Albans AL1 3HG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch menu with a drink is a good offer - however I never received my soft drink. The food was served out in the garden quickly. The fish finger sandwich looked good. My pulled pork felt very sloppy and luke warm. I enjoyed my...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Thought we’d have a nice pub meal & drink at The Blacksmiths. Got the drinks in & went to order food. Not sure which was the longest list, what they did have or what they didn’t have. I must admit the the burger I had...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank PhilMerridan
Reviewed April 12, 2018

My very unpleasant experience chimes strongly with that of disabled reviewer Stephanie Willow, whose review appears below. I asked for a refund on a packet of crisps that were soft. I asked politely for a replacement pack. I was refused a refund on the grounds...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Since last visit appears to have been spruced up. Seems brighter and cleaner. Toilet a definite improvement. Ordered 2 meals for £10.50, better deal than 2 sandwiches. The background music was very loud had to move to another table, maybe it was more for the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Good service, decent pint, good range of offering, fantastic beer garden - impressive! Food pretty good, overall good for a chain pub...lacks atmosphere unfortunately and doesn't stay on top of showing the sport advertised.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

Came here Saturday for a couple of beers, doorman was probably the friendliest doorman I have ever been greeted by! Drinks prices were reasonable and service was quick and efficient. Had football on here, TVs were decent, nice outside area also. Couldn't be a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Good for watching sport but thats about it. Food is honestly disgraceful and way below that of the other pubs in the area. Service is slow and busy. We have found a new local that shows the sport we want so will not be back.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Robert S
Reviewed March 11, 2016

Although The Blacksmith Arms is a very old building the interior is pretty soleless. Service on the particular evening I'm reviewing was efficient but not particularly friendly. We had Prosseco served warm and a fish platter to,share as a snack which was edible but nothing...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed December 11, 2015

Bands play here on Friday and Saturday nights. Usually good, lively atmosphere. Wide range of beers in this pub including real ales. They serve food too. Nice beer garden outside but obviously you need the weather to appreciate it.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank John B
Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have always enjoyed coming here but have been very disapointed as a vegi there is never that much choice. I have found my choice even more limited as my food choice has sold out and its only 12.20 on Sunday.

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