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The Blacksmiths Arms

££ - £££, British,
Lewes Road, Halland, Lewes BN8 6PN, England
+44 1825 840304
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (2 reviews)
“curry” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International
££ - £££
Lewes Road, Halland, Lewes BN8 6PN, England
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disgusting management. They failed to cancel my booking due an error on their account and then refused to refund me. Don't stay here!!More

1  Thank Derek L
nig9, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Derek, I do need to put the record straight. You were told all of this by my staff, but you still have proceded to attempt to defame my business. To repeat what you were told, as you booked through Expedia, we are not able...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We stayed for 1 night ,When we arrived we saw some nice food being served from the evening menu ,We stayed in Room 1 ,a small room ,but very comfortable ( my wife wanted to take the bedding and pillows home) . Breakfast was very...More

Thank Gravydavey_10
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I had made a booking on Expedia and checked in on 12.08.17. After a couple of hours it transpired that I had made a booking for 2 weeks time and not the weekend I had turned up! The people who had made the booking had...More

Thank Ayesha A
Reviewed 22 July 2017

No pub ever needs a bad review, justified or otherwise. It would seem that this pub has changed hands and so the reviews both good and bad refer to the pub before and after the change. This can make it difficult to work how many...More

1  Thank philip709
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I visited this pub after a day out with my 18month old daughter, we walked in at 1.30 it was completely dead, a Chinese lady was behind the bar. We ordered our food from the tiny menu, not like the board outside which says about...More

2  Thank milzeed09
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in at 1:45 for a drink and lunch (partly induced by hoarding touting a new and exciting menu!) The lights were on (music playing too) but nobody was home! there were no staff and no other customers either. We left. If any business thinks...More

2  Thank Mark_Elliott
Blacklion H, Manager at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

dear mark thankyou for your reviewe. i will look into this at once. this is a important issus. as i am the manager and was on holiday all last week.

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

So on Monday I enjoy a nice drink as I was in the area and then tonight a Tuesday 1 day later the same drink a pint of coke with a price increase of £1.30 if times are hard shut the front door and allow...More

3  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed at The Forge but this is just across the road and a very good choice. Walking in on busy Saturday night....good beer, quick and friendly service and excellent proper pie! Heaps of vegetables and great chips! As we were finishing there was a walk...More

Thank lorcaa
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We visited this restaurant a couple of years ago and weren't that impressed with the food but due to the restrictions in the surrounding area for roast dinner after 6pm , we thought we would give the place another go. I wish we hadn't. There...More

2  Thank Nicole O
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night with my husband. A very friendly welcome, clean room with everything we needed and lovely evening meal and breakfast.

1  Thank akjfjuueb
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lewes Road, Halland, Lewes BN8 6PN, England (Formerly The Black Lion)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes  >  Halland
  • Phone Number: +44 1825 840304
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Traditional English pub food. Homemade, vegetarian and vegan options
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