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The Blacksmiths Arms

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Swainby $$ - $$$ , British,
2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
+44 1642 700303
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (154 reviews)
“suet pudding” (6 reviews)
“chicken parmo” (10 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
5:00 pm - 8:45 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I booked a table for 8 on a Wednesday night to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. I have to say I was surprised that there was only one other couple in the restaurant/pub apart from the 8 of us. But that aside, the ambiance was...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly helpful staff, plenty of tables outside and play area if the weathers good. Pretty village to stroll around. Excellent food with some different dishes form standard pub menus eg smoked fish on bubble and squeak with crunchy veg. Sensible portions size at appropriate prices....More

Thank familyb5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked table for 15 and pre ordered all but two meals as was a suprise party. All staff friendly and welcoming. Food was brilliant ordered vast array off the menu and all was lovely hot and well presented. Eould highly recommend

1  Thank Diane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently had Sunday lunch at the Blacksmiths Arms and despite not having pre-booked a table the lovely owner/landlady found us one almost immediately. A fine selection of pre-lunch gins were on offer and a comprehensive lunch menu. Although the place was busy, the food actually...More

Thank S G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to work commitments we visited on Sunday 25th June with family (7 adults and 2 children) for a belated Fathers Day Lunch. Once again faultless service by pleasant and attentative staff accompanied by delicious well presented food. The meal was made even better by...More

1  Thank AndyNat04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really, really enjoyed our meal at the Blacksmiths. All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed smoked haddock, salmon, fish and chips and steak cooked on a hot stone at the table. When hubby asked if the crumble was warmed up in the microwave or the...More

1  Thank Javea S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chosen because they do steak on a stone - on the table! You can either allow the chef to cook to your preference .... or do it yourself! You've got to do it yourself - every mouthful is perfect and at the perfect temperature! I...More

Thank ScottyMclue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for a table of 6, the food was fabulous particularly the steak cooked on a a stone ! Service was really good staff could not have been more helpful ....👌

Thank Julia R
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, attentive and friendly staff in a gorgeous location and building. We booked a table for 14 of us for my sons 18th birthday and had a great night. We all enjoyed our food - from the steak cooked to perfection on a stone...More

1  Thank emmasmurf
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

We love this place, whether its for a quick summers pint while our daughter plays or if its for some dinner, the parmos are amazing and the kids fish fingers are proper fish not cheap supermarket bought in type, staff are friendly and welcoming, its...More

Thank Tillystevo34
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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 - $39
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, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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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