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The Smiths Arms

££ - £££, British,
Carlton Village, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 1EA, England
+44 1740 630471
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“side salad” (5 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Carlton Village, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 1EA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to visit after seeing the new menu posted on Facebook. It was quite early so very quiet, a lovely girl ( long blonde hair) said we could sit anywhere and took out drinks order. She left us to decide and brought over the drinks,...More

Thank kendra_marie
Olivia G, Owner at The Smiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kendra, Thank you so much for your fab review! We're delighted! We are doing our very best to increase the trade at lunchtime so thank you again for spreading the word! :) We have recently expanded our menu to include more options including our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Smiths on Monday to take advantage of the two for one deal on the ‘posh parmos’ our food was delicious and a lot of it usually when food is part of a deal you don’t get as much but this was not...More

Thank Jennifer140694
Olivia G, Owner at The Smiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jennifer, Thank so much for taking the time to post a lovely review. So pleased that you enjoyed the food and the general ambiance of the place. We've struggled with the Carling and have spoken to the brewery about getting it rectified so that...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Wow great place for an excellent Sunday lunch. Under new management I believe. They are doing a great job. Food is great, tasty and well cooked. Service is also well done by friendly staff. An excellent experience from an Aussie

1  Thank Carl F
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We nipped in here for a quick tea yesterday. Firsts impressions weren’t great with a sticky table which was cleaned with pledge as we sat and not being asked how I would like my steak cooking. But the food more than made up for everything...More

1  Thank lhallstockton
Olivia G, Owner at The Smiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate your feedback. We are having trouble with the tables being sticky, despite hot soapy water, disinfectant and pledge... we think it's to do with the lacquer on the tables as we inherited them from the...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

Returned after a lengthy spell away when the pub lost its mojo - but now pleased to say that the new management has transformed the place. Had a Sunday roast - the food was excellent and the portions were generous. Pleased to see that they...More

1  Thank atkinhump
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

My Wife and I ate here for a second time in the last month and had a very enjoyable Sunday roast. They offer a good selection of meats, and lots of tasty vegetables (especially the cauliflower cheese). There is also a good choice of Wines...More

1  Thank pup67
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Our party of 4 enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch. Meat portions good and cooked well. Sufficient variety and quantity of vegetables also well cooked and extra gravy on request. Would definitely recommend

1  Thank Bamb41
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

James and Olivia and the rest of the team reopened The Smiths in January, waiting to make sure it was perfect rather than rushing the opening over Christmas to make a quick buck. It’s testimony to their commitment to making The Smiths a great place...More

3  Thank Iain F
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Having been in the pub a couple if times it was pleasant enough if feeling a little stagnant. Now under new management who are actively putting the place back into the heart of the village community it's a breath of fresh air. Classic pub grub...More

1  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

First visit to support Olivia and James in their new venture. Enjoyed an excellent meal and very good company. Thank you -looking forward to Sunday lunch. Vic and Rob x

1  Thank Victoria D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carlton Village, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 1EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Stockton-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: +44 1740 630471
  • E-mail
The Smiths Arms is a cosy family run country pub in rural Carlton Village. We are situated in the heart of the village, twelve miles from Darlington, and four miles from Stockton on Tees; we're ten minutes walk from Redmarshall and a short drive from nearby Bishopton. The Smiths is the only pub in the surrounding area that boasts a separate 40 cover Dining Room and its own Tap Room with a cosy open log fire. In the tap room we take great pride in our cask ales, great products and a wide variety premium gins. Good, honest home cooked food is served in our dining room using the freshest of local ingredients. The building was built in the 1900's by Irish labourers . The Blacksmith's shop, which is now the dining room was situated next to the bar. Horses were shod while drink was taken. Original features include the two oak beams in the centre of the dining room.
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