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The Old Smithy

1 Green Lane, Church Lawford, Rugby CV23 9EF, England
+44 24 7654 2333
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible15%
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“lamb chops” (10 reviews)
“country pub” (11 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Steakhouse, British, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1 Green Lane, Church Lawford, Rugby CV23 9EF, England
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1 - 10 of 469 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in a week or so ago. The first thing we noticed was the jaded look and the impression that the main pub needed a good clean. After we had ordered and sat down we noticed the amount of flies- one lady nearby spent most...More

2  Thank kavanaghhome
Reviewed 1 week ago

They serve a lovely lunch for £4.45 and a dessert for £1. Good size meal, and delicious. Some nice real ales on offer too. Friendly, helpful staff.

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years I have been here loads of times and always had a really good meal. However the last couple of times I have been disappointed, the steaks are nowhere near as goods as they were and service isn't as good. Thought it was...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited last Wednesday evening with a friend as she had been before and noticed how many vegetarian options there were. It was very busy considering it was a weekday evening. Staff were polite and friendly and food seemed to be freshly prepared. I had Vegetarian...More

Thank Cathy W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a family of 7. More flies than a YKK factory.... in October, flies in October says they are breeding inside. Toilets dirty and in poor state. Food mediocre. Dirty glasses. Flat poor beer. Twice asked for a different glass and every time given...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went Recently, Had the most amazing steak, it was cooked perfectly. Couldn't fault anything, portion size was just right. Made the mistake of ordering a sharer sundae on own! Was Huge. Will 100% Return. Only downside was it was packed and no many seats felt...More

Thank Laurenanne96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple solution to the problems you seem to be having before you lose all your customers. Get rid of that so called ‘management’ and beg some of your old staff to come back!!

Thank dan1985dav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the first time last week.Four of us ordered different mains but they all arrived at the same time and nice and hot. We could not fault the food and are going back again this week.

Thank rharbin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh dear how the mighty have fallen. A year ago, the Old Smithy was at the top of our list to visit whether it was just my husband and I or the whole family. In fairness, the food remains consistently good but the running of...More

3  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boy, has this place gone down the pan since Dan and Amy walked out... We've used this pub literally 100's of times over the last decade, but that will change... The food is still good, but we are aware that Chef is under pressure. It's...More

1  Thank DaveAndKaz
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September 2, 2016|
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Response from PippaKHT | Property representative |
Children are welcome in our pubs at all times. We just ask that at The Old Smithy they are not seated in the bar area. Our Christmas Menus are on our website with special prices for children under 12 and children under 5 eat... More
September 2, 2016|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
I think it is eight in the evening, but give them a call to make sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $33
Steakhouse, British, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Green Lane, Church Lawford, Rugby CV23 9EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Rugby  >  Church Lawford
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7654 2333
  • E-mail
A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Smithy. If you asked most people to draw their idyllic 'roses round the door' village pub, they would probably draw The Old Smithy at Church Lawford. It really is a very cosy pub and has a great atmosphere. There’s a garden and a patio area for those balmy summer nights and a huge log fire for those cold winter days.
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