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The Old Smithy

8/12 Castle Street, Eccleshall ST21 6DF, England
+44 1785 850564
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8/12 Castle Street, Eccleshall ST21 6DF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Old Smithy on four occasions over the Christmas period . On the first visit I was entertaining business associates from Hong Kong, one of the visitors recalled eating at the Old Smithy a year before when visiting myself so he asked if...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank martinpeet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on sunday.This was our second visit to this place. We have eaten both times. Its a fantastic pub. Well funished pub. Great staff. The food is out of this world.

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Adam K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife booked a table at this terrific little place for my birthday and what a great call the staff were a delight attentive without being over bearing and the food was superb . This is a well appointed and delightfully decorated place that really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passing through this little town, we were late for lunch but this establishment was open, dog-friendly and welcoming. With having dogs we eat in the bar area - but this was comfortable. I was tempted by the Christmas Lunch - and enjoyed this. Although it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank davidecolyer
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice decor!great staff good selection of drinks great food loveley relaxixin seating very vibrant popular and modern for such an old pub! Brilliant for a Saturday night or Sunday lunch

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Staying the area for2 nights we dropped in for lunch and had 2 good sandwiches. Liked the atmosphere so booked for dinner. Really good food and massive quantities. My wife specially liked the tempura prawns. I had pigeon on black pudding followed by hake. My...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mike C
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We called in on our way back from Birmingham and took a detour off the M6 back to Madeley. We had a Sunday lunch OMG this has to be the best I have out in the longest time. I asked for extra veg thinking I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Caroline L
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The ambience of this restaurant is excellent whether it be for lunch ,evening meal or a celebratory meal .There is a good varied menu to suit everyone ,it is well presented . The staff are friendly and obliging.At lunchtime there is a light bite menu...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dorothy542017
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Wife and I were part of a large group using the upstairs dining room for an evening dinner.Thoroughly enjoyed the evening from start to finish. Even though the pub was busy, the staff couldn't have been any more attentive. The food was splendid, and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank david b
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a drink. Food was awful and far too expensive for what you get. Service was terrible,shame because restaurant is set out lovely.

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Dee H
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May 11, 2018|
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Response from E2007MYandreww | Reviewed this property |
You need to check with The Smithy or their web site
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from susanmJ1987ZP | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8/12 Castle Street, Eccleshall ST21 6DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Eccleshall
  • Phone Number: +44 1785 850564
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