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The Blacksmiths Arms

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2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
+44 1642 700303
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:45
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:45
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited one sunny Saturday afternoon in March. Lovely pub with beer garden ideal for dogs, and children's play area. The food was of very good quality. But,... one small negative. My husband I ordered the chicken in creamy garlic sauce with fresh mushrooms. Didn't see one mushroom......and to our surprise, no veg or salad came with it (except cress... More 

Thank Shirley D
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is of great quality the starters are large the steaks are cooked on stone in front of you I could not fault mine and the staff are great I would recommend the food here I had a great night

1 Thank geoff517
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday lunch time after a walk around cod beck. We found this pub pleasant with friendly staff. The menu was filled with a variety of different meals and serving sizes were generous. As well as fairly priced. I strongly recommend a visit.

1 Thank lewislundie
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with family had Sunday lunch, enjoyed every bit of it, faultless. Pleasant atmosphere friendly staff and great views. See you again

1 Thank fayeknight97
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table for a family meal on Sunday evening, we enjoyed the meal so much in the future we'll probably come back on one of the nights they do the steak on the stone thing. I ordered the pork belly, and the rest of the family ordered steaks. When my brother's steak arrived it was slightly more cooked... More 

1 Thank Doc22407
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an outstanding Sunday lunch, friendly and helpful staff. Loved the banoffie dessert. See you again.

1 Thank Gareth K
thornaby on tees
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again went as a party of 8 so we booked as we know this place can get busy for the Sunday Lunch, 2 big roaring fires welcomed you as you enter the bar and restaurant area, same table as last time, once we settled the waitress took our order with the usual efficiency on their Tablets, ( no paper... More 

1 Thank luxoragain
York, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here on the way back to York as we were in need of sustenance, I'm so glad we did. A gorgeous building with lots of oak beams and real log fires. We were greeted by the landlady who was in the process of opening up, 6pm, and she immediately made us feel at ease. Even though things weren't... More 

2 Thank gatkin11
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited last Friday evening. Five of us had starters mains and drinks. Three of us had the sirloin steak cooked on the stone . Sarah cooked these to perfection. We all enjoyed our meal and look forward to going back next time we are down from Edinburgh. Good service and reasonable prices. Recommended

1 Thank fredr80
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a very nice lunch experience at The Blacksmiths Arms. we arrived just as they opened at 12 noon on a Saturday, so were the first and only ones in. we ordered 2 beer battered fish and handmade chips ( which were to die for ), my wife had the Braised Beef suet pudding with creamy mash, which was... More 

1 Thank ashkoppite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Black Horse Lane, Swainby DL6 3EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Swainby
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 700303
We are now in our 23rd year at the Blacksmiths, we are a family owned, family run, traditional, independent freehouse country pub. We like to think that service, value for money and a friendly welcome go hand in hand. We are not part of some faceless corporation - we are just a hard working family who wants to give you the best food and dining experience that we possibly can. We are not robots - we are only human and on rare occasion make mistakes, tell us and we'll put it right - thats our commitment to you - our valued customers, family and friends.

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