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Blacksmiths Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Tythe Barn, Alton ST10 4AZ, England
01538 702213
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This pub is very close to Alton Towers so there were lots of families there having a good time, but this is also a proper village pub with atmosphere to match. Food was mostly pub classics, well put together and generously portioned. There's also a child's menu.

Thank weatherwax1
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place just up past Alton village.. had space when all the others were fully booked so can just turn up without pre booking. Large spacious eatery. Starters were delicious little home baked breads in plant pots were delicious and looked great!! In short all the food was fab for price.. however.. steak was well done when requested medium... More 

Thank Lynsey J
Camborne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We pre booked a table of 11. We arrived and had our order taken about 20 minutes later... Half hour later the waitress came over to tell us that burgers had run out and we could have lamb burgers instead... We agreed... The food came out a whopping 1h and 15 minutes after ordering and when it arrived we still... More 

Thank George R
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after a long day at alton towers. We had travelled 125 miles so wanted to ensure we would have somewhere to eat. We booked a table the day before for 4 adults, two toddlers and two babies. When we arrived the table was ready with the high chairs already in place which is great often you have to... More 

Thank Casspb16
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Great staff, lovely location and substantial menu, went Sunday night after visiting Alton towers and sat right down. Immediate service with lovely waitresses. Home made bread in plant pots.... Very different and tasty. Everyone's dishes were well presented, a lot of it and my mixed grill was awesome!! My boy made his own pizza which he was very happy about.... More 

Thank Jumby15
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We were booked into a local pub, but as the chef was off that night had to look for somewhere else, and i was soooooo glad we did, the service was absolutely delightful, they could not have been nicer more helpful if they had tried. very very impressed with them and the food...............i wasn't particularly hungry so decided on the... More 

Thank mumroles
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We were staying at Alton Towers Hotel, but wanted to give the local community some of our custom. We booked here online and had no idea what the place looked like. When we turned up, the outside didn't do it any justice, but we ventured in. The bar itself was dead quiet for a bank holiday Sunday and very dated... More 

1 Thank kr672016
Southport, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with friends... food is frozen.. as in defrosted packed burgers fish cakes etc...how any pub can serve a frozen burger is pure lazy! Local pub =fresh food. Packet prawns (tiny) for the starters. Flys in the vinager and when we mentioned it the girl just said oh yes theyre flies. No sorry or anything... just like it was... More 

Thank JohnEyersx
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

After a busy walk around Alton Towers on Thursday 1st sept we decided to give this place a try, we always look for something different with a nice feel and what better as we are in the country side to have a farm house feeling pub. Interesting menu on A4 printed sheets, although not a problem but if printing on... More 

1 Thank David H
colchester essex
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic local pub , great food , incredibly friendly and they gave us a lift back to our campsite #priceless

Thank olliegee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tythe Barn, Alton ST10 4AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 01538 702213

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