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Blacksmiths Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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Tythe Barn, Alton ST10 4AZ, England
01538 702213
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Swaffham
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Jumby15
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank mumroles
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank JohnEyersx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank David H
colchester essex
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank olliegee
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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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 August 20, 2016

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 

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West Sussex
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 

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Thank WestSussexGazza
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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?