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The Smiths Arms

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About
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews side salad burger sunday roast fish and chips salmon the pub live locally piled high great sunday lunch enjoyed our meal visited twice choice of drinks pleasant atmosphere portion size under new management lovely meal generous portions
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited yesterday after emailing an enquiry/booking earlier in the week. I wanted to know if a full menu was available lunchtime and if they still did the seafood linguine? Very fast communication, the full menu/seafood was available along with the lunchtime specials. Took my wife...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ray L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live locally and decided to try The Smiths for our New Year dinner. The meals were faultless and service excellent. Many thanks to Olivia and the rest of the team for a brilliant evening.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Macphed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live locally to the smiths arms and have never been in. After the festivities, we popped in and were pleasantly surprised. We didn't book and went into the cosy bar area where we were greeted by friendly bar staff and locals enjoying their evening....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve seen this pub change hands so many times over the last 30 years. I am pleased to see that the latest owners are providing quality food once again. Visited twice in the last month and on both occasions the service and food were first...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lovethesunStockton
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Saturday lunch for 3 in the dining room on a cold December day. Very welcoming and pleasant staff, wide menu choice. 3 different meals, excellent ribeye steak, tasty smoked haddock and great chicken/chiroso pasta, all reasonably priced. The pub has been refurbished and looks welcoming...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Went as a family of four twice within a fortnight, food was great very nicely cooked and displayed. I like the way things are and will definitely be back. Have a nice Xmas and a good 2019 for you.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dave7819
Olivia G, Owner at The Smiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hi Dave, Thank you so much for your fab review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience and will be looking forward to seeing you again soon. We have lots of new and exciting events taking place of the coming weeks/months. Merry Christmas to you...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Fabulous meal. Was very full but still wanted more. Extremely tasty. Staff were very efficient and friendlyMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sueemorrison16
Olivia G, Owner at The Smiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. I will pass on your lovely comments to the staff, they will be delighted that their hard work is being well received. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Merry Christmas &...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018

We went for a family gathering, to be honest, because we couldn't get into our local however, we need not have worried as the parmo were just great that we ordered. Haven't been back yet but definitely will.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Likestotravelallover
Olivia G, Owner at The Smiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hi, Thank you very much for your 5 star review, we so pleased we could accommodate you and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope that you will come again soon. Merry Christmas!

Reviewed 14 November 2018

My wife and I visited the Smith Arms recently ....had an excellent meal in a great atmosphere, with top class service and cooking....highly recommend in every way.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank _ken_macgregor
Olivia G, Owner at The Smiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hi Ken, Thank you for your great review! We're delighted that you and Wife enjoyed your experience with us! We do hope that you will visit us again soon. We have lots of exciting events coming over the next few weeks/months. I will also make...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018

our first visit, very good food, portions a bit on the small side, made to feel very welcome,lovely old fashioned village pub, manager explained his future plans, and is very passionate, our son and his family highly recommend the sunday lunch, well worth a visit,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jmatchett1
Olivia G, Manager at The Smiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hi J Matchett, Thank you so much for your fab review. We really pleased you enjoyed your experience with us, please feel to ask for extra next time, it would be our pleasure. Not sure if you have returned for Sunday Lunch yet, but I...More

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