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The Blacksmiths Arms

££ - £££,
Main Road | Alvington, Lydney GL15 6AU, England
+44 1594 529657
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“hard standing” (2 reviews)
“the pub” (8 reviews)
“campsite” (7 reviews)
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Pub, Bar
££ - £££
Main Road | Alvington, Lydney GL15 6AU, England
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We stayed at the Blacksmiths Arms with our caravan over the 2017/2018 New Year period. The campsite is very nice and we stayed on the hard standing due to the weather. There are toilets and showers which were clean and adequate. Two toilets and one...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Polly C
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Had the Blackies BBQ Special, Wow. Really well cooked, steak and chicken was fantastic and no skimping on portion size. Real value for money. Huge varied selection of food even for vegetarians. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank mikey0908
David T, Manager at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Very glad you enjoyed it, many thanks.

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice lunch eve n though they don’t cook lunchtime A good menu pub very rustic but friendly stay on campsite

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Dee V
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We've just spent 3 nights stopping at the campsite behind the pub on the hard standing area and also enjoyed 2 meals in the very welcoming pub. The landlord David was there to greet us when we arrived and was very friendly and suggested the...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Daisy21Duke
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Just returned from a great weekend here, helped by the weather, Great site, good pub, brilliant location and friendly welcome. facilities basic, but its a pub campsite, they were clean and tidy. Will be returning very soon.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank stephenorman75
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great traditional country pub, great food and an amazing Sunday carvery. Highly recommend buying a Anvil Loyalty card (£10), pays for itself with one meal, but one get one free on most main meals and the Sunday carvery. Great campsite as well. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank mikey0908
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The younger element spoiled what would have been a nice drink. Intimidating drunks were not a nice thing I had to deal with and did feel threaten by three of them, whilst others just sat and watch. One even got into my vehicle and another...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank JynxDuo
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We called in after finding this pub on a campsite website wanting to stay somewhere near the forest of Dean. The landlord was very friendly and, although the pub was quiet, I don't know why, as it had everything to offer including a great pint,...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Michele W
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This pub was my local years ago. The new dining team there is now doing a fantastic job, went there due to my brother recommending it. I had the fish and chips and it's like winding back the clock to a time where the fish...More

Date of visit: July 2016
2  Thank Matt115
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A few people have told me that the food is good so tried it out. We both had fish and chips and they awesome! Light crispy batter and proper homemade chips, I hate frozen chips. A tenner for two is brilliant on a Friday, I...More

Date of visit: July 2016
4  Thank Paulandtracey75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
19:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Alvington, Lydney GL15 6AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydney
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 529657
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Country pub and restaurant with campsite near the forest of dean and wye valley in Gloucestershire. If you like the coutryside and you like staying at a country pub this is the place for you.
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