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£5 - £10
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

Spot on Staff are friendly and the food is well cooked and plentiful. The place has plenty of car parking and toilets are really clean

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 February 2024

Lovely, generous sized, well priced lunch. Despite arriving at same time as a large group service was still friendly and efficient. Dog friendly in the bar area too is an added benefit for us too.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Yet another fantastic Sunday carvery, Maria has excelled herself this week and Rachel on the bar was very attentive and checked on us to see how we were.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

What a flavoursome, Sunday carvery we had today. Sublime! Staff are wonderful. Great pint of Bass bitter. Service is faultless. Lovely Pub and great value for money. Thank you.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 June 2023

Went for Sunday carvery to meet up with family who live down south, there were 8 of us. The staff were very accommodating, we even got table service being such a big group. The cook did a fantastic job of helping my son choose what...to have and bar staff very friendlyMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2022

Came here yesterday for the carvery with my partner and daughter. We were greeted by friendly bar staff,we ordered drinks and were shown to our seats. I chose beef which was melt in your mouth delicious and partner and daughter had Turkey, pork was also...an option. We had plenty of meat,home made Yorkshire puddings,mash, roasties and good choice of veg. My daughter is very fussy with mash and usually leaves it as it doesn't taste like mine but she loved it and ate three big helpings of it. I particularly liked the cauliflower cheese with crispy top and the gravy just made a delicious meal even better. I definitely want their gravy recipe! Myself and partner were so full but our daughter managed a chocolate brownie for dessert which she thoroughly enjoyed. Partner said the guiness was a good pint. We will be returning soon and we definitely recommend this pub to everyone. Thank you!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

Friendly staff and made to feel very welcome, Food was lovely and quick service. Was very busy but what do you expect for a local pub!! Will definitely be going again!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 March 2022 via mobile

Greeted by Rude lads crowding the door effing and blinding and had to walk through a cloud of smoke and then they came into the family area of the bar shouting and swearing. Ordered food and only 1 out of 5 meals were edible. 3...lots of chicken was “slimy” and not cooked and the 4th was rock hard, couldn’t even bite into it. Really really disappointed as this was a special occasion and we don’t get together very often. The toilet floors in the gents and ladies were like they’d been mopped with oil, so slippery. The 3 kids always always ask for Blacksmiths whenever we say we are going out for a meal but after this it really has put us off. Really disappointing 😟More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

We visited the blacksmiths arms to have a meal as we hadn’t been out for a while. Immediately made to feel very unwelcome and like we were an inconvenience to the staff because we wanted to sit inside rather than outside. The service was not...good and covid regulations were not being followed. Customers were allowed to walk up to the bar when it should be table service and they were all unmasked. Staff didn’t wear masks either and had no proof they were exempt. Just generally not good service and regulations not being followed at all. We stayed for starters and then left.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

Been coming to blacksmiths arms for years now it's a great family atmosphere great nights at the weekend when there's disco and karaoke the pub is is ran really well by Maria and staff and the food and the carveries are delicious an all round...great community pubMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 26 July 2020

Had a Sunday carvery it was a lovely meal chef very polite and so were bar staff and waiting on staff food very hot reasonable price to would recommend and will go again. Place its self very clean good old English pub grub

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

Used to be a nice place. Now full of underage drinkers and the smell of weed doesn't help either. Such a shame,it used to be a lovely ,friendly family pub.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

I popped in whilst passing yesterday for lunch and can honestly say I would never stop here again. Apart from the manageress having a very rude manner, the stench of weed, the offer to sell me some in the gents and the cold food served...to us. Can you give minus stars !More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 25 December 2019

Took advantage of 'The Blacksmiths Arms' Christmas lunch this year and the whole experience was faultless. Lots of lovely piping hot food, pleasant and helpful staff, and a really nice atmosphere. Many thanks to Maria and all concerned - highly recommended. Happy Christmas!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019

My friend and I were looking for a late Sunday lunch having done a charity event in Burton and (not being local) googled where to dine and came across this lovely pub. The carvery had just finished but there was plenty of choice on the...main menu and the staff were quite happy to tweak one of the dishes for me. The food was good and reasonably priced. £7.95 for a curry, rice/chips, naan bread, two poppadoms and lots of mango chutney. We enquired if there were any flavoured gins and were offered a whole range of unusual ones! The staff were welcoming and very pleasant. What's not to like? Would definitely dine here again if in the Burton area.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Les C
19 May 2018|
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no sorry altho we have lots of children in they have grown up in our pub
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depheaddw
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Yes we are open and have web site
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David R
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If you would like to ring 01283 564332 I will do my up most to help
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The Blacksmiths Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4