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“Great choice, top service and a cracking price too” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Blacksmith's Arms Restaurant

The Blacksmith's Arms Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 5 Restaurants in Flaxton
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great choice, top service and a cracking price too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

If you're in the area it's well worth making a booking here and if you're smart enough to have booked a room, it simply is a no brainer.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Southport, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely country pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

I went to the Blacksmiths Arms with a group of 12 friends. We received a very warm welcome from Nigel and Claire. Lots of locals were there and we were greeted as if we were regulars! Our table was ready for us when we arrived, service was prompt and we enjoyed an excellent home cooked meal at this friendly and relaxed pub.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank scotsphile
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York, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“A gem of a village pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had dinner in here on Saturday evening. Pub was very busy, which is always a good sign. Wine is quite reasonably priced and of good quality. Everything comes from local suppliers so you know it is fresh and wholesome. It was a nice homely touch to have a platter of olives on the table to nibble at before the food arrived. Service was good and attentive. Having been here several times we know the portions are quite generous, the menu (we are both vegetarian) varied and the food of excellent quality. Instead of having a starter this time (Claire's port and stilton pate is heavenly) we decided to save ourselves for the main course and dessert. One of us had the butternut squash curry and the other the sweet and sour aubergine. Both were delicious and came with rice. The 'Praline Pecan Delight' ice cream is wonderful and not to be missed! One of the mature gentlemen (in his 80s) at the next table said the 'Flaxton Flipper' was the best fish he has ever had! Claire and Nigel have made it a really good place to eat and we shall certainly be back to enjoy their hospitality. Full marks to them. :-)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Homely Country Pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Went Easter wekend with family and was very pleasantly surprised with what we saw. Having lived in the area this was our first try at the Blacksmiths. Welcomed by a friendly host and seated at our reserved table near a very warming log fire. We had a variety of meals from the selection on offer and on the whole we were very delighted with what we got. The selection of beers and wine was welcome and not pricey.

Visited March 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Easter Sunday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Our party had a varied age group from 5 year old to 90yrs, nine of us in total. The pub itself was very busy as one would expect for Easter Sunday, but the service was efficient and prompt. The staff were friendly and accommodating. There was a choice of 4 mainstream meats and 2 vegetarian options on the specials board. Children were provided with smaller meals from the main menu.
There is an a la carte menu for evening meals which was quite extensive.
After the meal there was a children's egg hunt in the back garden, supervised by the hosts, and well done. Small plants were gifts for the ladies and Easter eggs for the gentlemen.
7 adults ( 2 being vegetarians, and one having an appetiser ) with 2 children cost £82

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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