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The Blacksmiths Arms

2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
+44 1642 700303
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with friends last night and all round it was a great experience. From arriving to departing, the staff were extremely friendly and couldn’t do enough to help. The place was very busy (glad we’d made a reservation) but the atmosphere was lovely...More

1  Thank Claire R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pre booked a table recommended by our daughter who has been here before. Seated straight away. Staff are lovely and very attentive. Steak on a Stone (Posh Surf n Turf) cooked at the table by Sarah. Cooked to perfection with home cooked steak cut chips,...More

Thank jacqi1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After us, booking, cancelling then rebooking nothing was to much trouble for the staff on a very busy New Years Eve. We had a table of 7 consisting of adults and children and they managed to fit us in the restaurant at late notice. All...More

Thank GuisboroughGadgey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here for a long time now on New Year's Eve as we know we are always going to get a fantastic a great atmosphere staff can't do enough for you. Thanks very much for a beautiful meal again same again next year

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for over 20 years now. As ever the food was superb. Steak on the stone was tremendous. Staff are very friendly and nothing is a problem.

Thank Stephen U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can not recommend this place highly enough! We decided for the first time to try going out for Christmas Day Lunch and it was Fabulous!! Food was Gorgeous! The staff were excellent and my Daughter who is 5 years old loved that Santa came to...More

Thank julieap007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed a superb meal, we were seated very quickly, the starter and main courses were served quickly and we were given the choice of a break before dessert. We were frequently asked if we required drinks and felt like valued customers, all in...More

Thank Steviedan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3rd (and NOT last) Christmas Day visit here. From the bucks fizz welcome, to the lovely festive vibe, we have always enjoyed our day. We have 5 children ranging from 26 to 9. One child is autistic and has a very fussy diet. His...More

Thank Deestor_69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Would totally recommend if in area or on a day out. Nice prices as well. Rump steak £11.95.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely perfect from start to finish. Seated very quickly order taken and drinks within minutes of sitting down even offering to move to a different table if preferred. The owner Catherine greeted us like we were old friends and the conversation carried on once we...More

Thank Suzie H
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Questions & Answers
Beryl R
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Prefer Homes S | Reviewed this property |
I have seen dogs outside but not in the restaurant. I think it's best to give them a call to check.
Beryl R
February 15, 2017|
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Response from GeeEmm2000 | Property representative |
No sorry But they are allowed outside on the patio
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
We are now in our 24th year at the Blacksmiths, we are a family owned, family run, traditional, independent free house 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 - that's our commitment to you - our valued customers, family and friends.
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