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The Blacksmith's Arms Restaurant

Bar, British, Pub
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Flaxton, Flaxton YO60 7RJ, England
01904 468210
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing meal for our family of four. Busy Friday evening with skeleton staff. Food was well presented but the plates were cold and the food barely warm. My wife left most of her meal due to this but the waitress did not comment on why the meal had been left. Overall a disappointing dining experience.

Thank travellercountry
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our B&B host recommended The Blacksmith's Arms as being a good place to eat but I must say we were disappointed. Everything seemed surprisingly over-priced for what was in effect pub-grub - although the food was nice enough and the staff were friendly and welcoming. It's a nice building and has a good country pub atmosphere but the soft furnishings... More 

Thank JoanScotland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We have always been very happy with this cosy, friendly & busy country pub but were disappointed overall at our recent visit for evening meal . We firstly arrived to find out that we were to be the only one's in the dining room so we chose to eat in the bar where there were a few more people for... More 

Thank Judith L
York, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

we ate on Friday evening. The pub was busy, with a lovely open fire keeping us warm and cosy. We ignored the interesting specials board and had our 'regular' fish and chips / gammon and chips. 'The Flaxton Flipper' was huge, and well presented: quantities and quality were matched by the gammon. I'm afraid we didn't get to the dessert... More 

1 Thank andymendus
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Went for a pre-booked evening meal. Very few staff on, just one harassed bar maid/waitress for the whole pub. She came over as unfriendly but I think she was just stressed. The meals took an hour to come and were decidedly average. The fish was fresh but over fried and the cottage pie wasn't brilliant either with very over done... More 

Thank EllieMary4
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Typical country pub, walked in on a Thursday evening to be welcomed by a warm welcome by the staff. The thick soup was delicious. The fillet steak was tender and cooked just to our liking. Thanks for looking after us so well.

Thank Melanie S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a lovely fire roaring get away with home cooked food to die for you don't need to go any further than this gem ! Claire the owner is the perfect host , making you feel very welcome and relaxed from the moment you walk in . With quaint super clean bedrooms and extra comfortable beds your... More 

Thank Clarenstephen
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Recently had a family birthday meal here and all 6 of us were disappointed. Lovely pub but absolutely no atmosphere. Menu very limited. The portions were plentiful but I'm afraid that's the only positive thing to say. A couple of us had Baked Brie to start with & it was tasteless. The main course was really disappointing. I've never had... More 

Thank Northstar1955
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We were told about the blacksmiths arms by friends so we thought we would give it a go one Friday night, booked no problem, service from the bar staff was friendly, I ordered a steak, I asked for peppercorn sauce, this was not on the menu but I presumed they would be able to make one up as I've never... More 

1 Thank ruthmartinebell
Bradford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We hadn't booked a table however this was not a problem on the evening we visited, though it might be prudent to book . The food was good & plentiful & service was friendly , only drawback was pie had no bottom crust as was served in a ceramic dish . The pastry was tasty but the filling was watery.... More 

Thank CherylMO2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Flaxton, Flaxton YO60 7RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Flaxton
  • Phone Number: 01904 468210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?