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The Blacksmiths Arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
+44 1642 700303
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place. First time visiting the Blacksmiths Arms and we will definitely return. The food was gorgeous. We were a group of 2 couples and 3 of us had the Santas Feast. The portions were very generous and nicely presented. There was thumbs up all round for all 3 courses. I'm a small eater and didn't have the... More 

Thank Maggie120_12
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times for food, had many of the different items on the menu. The ongllete steak is by far the best thing they serve and the best steak I have had from any restaurant. Lovely staff, very friend and accommodating with children. It has a really nice atmosphere and would definitely recommend visiting if you haven't been... More 

1 Thank Steph W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here many times and can't fault it. service, food and atmosphere is great. Had moules mariniere and sous vide steak tonight, both were spot on and best I've had in a long time. Well worth a visit.

Thank michael h
Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times but finally decided to review. Lovely Sunday dinner with family and my wife. Always nice food and friendly staff/atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank LeeAlexander
Batley, England
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in here on chance back from Whitby & we are so glad we did. The food is amazing. It was Sunday,but there was plenty of choice. We had the chicken Diane and the beef suet pudding. The wait was not a problem as it's cooked freshly. I have to say, this is probably one of the best pub... More 

Thank raistlin66
A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having nice meals in the past was very disappointed this evening, we ordered creamy garlic mushrooms, these were not cooked and cold, we all had fillet steak cooked on the stone, one of the three steaks was very poor and chips were undercooked, creme brûlée desert was very runny and not to standard I would expect. Overall very disappointing... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went today for a 'simple' Saturday lunch and the food was outstanding. We had the mixed grill (massive and tasty) and the pork belly (amazing and so tasty). We have been here previously for Sunday lunch and it has to be tasted as you will have to go far to beat it. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Lee C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I have enjoyed dining regularly at the Blacksmiths Arms for more than two decades - always greeted with a warm welcome from the friendly and attentive staff and the anticipation of sampling a well-prepared meal from the extensive menu on offer, complemented, of course, by an appropriate tipple selected from the well-stocked Bar. A particularly warm reception awaits in the... More 

1 Thank John R
Redcar, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

What a great old Pub this is. My friends and I decided to visit hear as we had heard it served great food and also has a great atmospheric feel, they were so right, situated in the quant village of Swainby. We received a very warm welcome, we chose a table close to the log burner. Although we were the... More 

Thank Victoria B
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I visited here on Friday night with my family for the first time. It was absolutely beautiful and we will definitely be returning soon! We enjoyed three different mains, the salmon, chicken and the suet pudding followed by desserts. Everything was delicious, the staff were fantastic and really friendly, and we thoroughly enjoyed the homemade bread to start. Overall one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $38
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Swainby
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 700303
We are now in our 23rd year at the Blacksmiths, we are a family owned, family run, traditional, independent freehouse country pub. We like to think that service, value for money and a friendly welcome go hand in hand. We are not part of some faceless corporation - we are just a hard working family who wants to give you the best food and dining experience that we possibly can. We are not robots - we are only human and on rare occasion make mistakes, tell us and we'll put it right - thats our commitment to you - our valued customers, family and friends.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?