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“A very pleasant experience”

The Blacksmiths Arms
Ranked #111 of 511 Restaurants in Doncaster
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Business was sold in November 2015 To Bawtry's Bar and Colemans Steakhouse please direct all enquiries to them there is no assosation between the blacksmiths arms and the ship at bawtry They are now totally separate businesses
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“A very pleasant experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

we visited after a break of over 10 years and loved the place all over again. Food, drink and service all spot on. A little pricier than some other local pubs, but worth it. We will be back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank rob j
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Dave W, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hi

lost for words which doesn't happen often

Thanks for the reveiw really happy that you enjoyed your visit

look forwars to seeing you again soon

Best regards

Dave
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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“"Always superb"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

My family and I have been regular visitors to the Blacksmiths Arms for the past 5 months, we are a family of 4 (2 young children). We visited the pub for the first time in early April on the recommendation from close family. As we entered this lovely pub, we received a warm welcome by the manager and bar staff. The food and service is always excellent, there is plenty of selection on an ever changing menu! My husband and I have had many different meals from the menu and have never been disappointed. The presentation and quality of the food is exceptional, complemented by good drinks and delicious deserts. Our children always enjoy their food, the portions are generous, they feel comfortable, safe and love the play areas. I highly recommend this pub!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Lucretia Y
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Dave W, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Hello

thanks for the great reveiw so glad you enjoy the food and it is the best news ever that the children feel comfortable and safe out our venue as much work goes into creating a family freindly enviroment, I always say to all the team look after the little ones customers of the future fingers crossed

hope to see you again soon

thanks once again

Best regards

Dave
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Retford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The Best By Far”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

After eating in this pub for the last 12 years its probably time I left a review! For service atmosphere food and especially the vast array of cask ales it beats everyone hands down! We eat there approx twice a week, usually Saturday night and sunday lunch and the quality never changes. Its always excellent and chris, dave, neil and the team are lovely people. The pub went through a very difficult period three years ago, but since chris and dave took over my god has it bounced back!! The menu always has classic pub favourites but also other dishes which are a bit more interesting such as lamb henry, venison, guinea fowl and my favourite roast belly pork. It was the voted Retford pub of the year last year and I am sure it will be a strong contender this year. Thank you everyone for many enjoyable evenings. The Waddos!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank chriswwalton
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Dave W, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Cheers me dears,

Thanks very much for making your opinions public for us we really appreciate the gret reveiw.
The people with me when I readit seemed to think you couldn't know me very well if you thought I was nice!just goes to show how your nearest and dearest thing of you.I appreciate the irony of the signature after the conversation you had with Chris.

On a serious note we really value your custom and continued support and you are without doubt always a pleasure to have here and to serve thanks a million once again

Best regards

dave
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Retford
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“Excellent food. Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Today I took my daughter for her birthday and we had a great day there was 14 of us.
The food and the service was excellent and they made us all feel very special.
Nothing was to much trouble for the Manager or the staff.
I would highly recommend it to friends
M. Record
Retford

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Margaret R
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Dave W, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Cheers

Your recommendations are as welcome as your great reveiw and kind words

Thankyou so very much and i am glad your daughter enjoyed her birthday

see you soon i hope

Best regards

Dave
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Retford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great bar meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Lovely pub with good atmosphere.Good selection of bar meals offering the usual and also something a bit different. Meat was of excellent quality portions very generous none of us managed to finish main courses. Also good variety of ales. Will be back

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Diane2310
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Dave W, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
thanks very much for the great reveiw

will be great to see you back and we really enjoy getting it right for you

thanks again

Kind regards

Dave
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