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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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colchester essex
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank olliegee
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at Alton Towers for the night but didn't want to eat in the resort.went in as the menu looked for good for us though the building didn't have a pub-y look. Lamb burger excellent. 2x JD burgers very nice 1x local sausages very tasty. Potions generous. Service good. And good value for money.

Thank woosk
Leek, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on saturday. No one in. Ordered salmon fishcake on menu as a homemafe salmon and dill fishcake for £13 I got a overcooked and incredibly thin salmon burger (i defy anyone to deny wasnt from a packet and freezer) chips not great. Clearly not kitchen up to scratch. Shoukd have complained but woukd have ruined the very small amount... More 

1 Thank altravelsEdmonton
West Sussex
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

first time we've been back for about 10 years, and it's still as good... seated and served quickly, food arrived promptly ( especially so as the fussy kids virtually wrote their own menu with their changes), all tasted delirious especially my house burger witch was cooked to perfection, and portions large enough to satisfy all of us after traipsing round... More 

Thank WestSussexGazza
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fitted us in at very short notice, all food and drink was lovely however the starters were amazing. Great service and reasonable priced.

Thank claire_bev
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here early evening midweek, the restaurant was empty when we arrived so we had the full attention of the staff. The service was friendly and quick. The menu had a pretty good selection at reasonable prices. My 9yr old had the Italian picnic, make your own pizza from the kids menu. This was a great idea and he really... More 

Thank Tanya B
Dorset, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this pub a number of times as we stay in the b and b over the road. Each time the food is lovely and the kids menu is also good. This has good quieter over the last year or so as alton towers has become quieter (they rely mainly on alton towers custom) and considering there were... More 

Thank anna c
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here after a visit to the theme park. The menu was priced on the higher end of average but the food was spectacular. The Jack Daniels burger is something to behold in itself. The flavours were incredible. Top marks to the chef! Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Only downside was service was slow but as we were not... More 

Thank Heretique
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Visited after Alton Towers. Its a lovely quirky pub with an excellent waitress -10/10 for service. Good choice on the menu, but portion size variable. Fish and chips at £12.95 is okay but the size of the fish was tiny, more like a child's portion, and the bread was out of a cheap thin packet loaf. Fishcake (1), chips and... More 

Thank KITTEN86
Leeds, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to come and get some traditional home cooked pub grub. It's a family run pub according to the sign and it's got the feel of an independent place. We had a baby with us who was easily catered for using the baby change facilities in the ladies toilets.

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?