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The Old Smithy

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8/12 Castle Street, Eccleshall ST21 6DF, England
+44 1785 850564
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Sunday lunch.went for dinner for my mum's birthday. We had a party of 8 all ages. From the moment we walked in lovely relaxed atmosphere. The Sunday lunch menu had a good variety. I had the soup warm and well presented. Followed by roast beef again cooked well.the sticky toffee pudding was fantastic. We were all loved the place... More 

1 Thank Lorraine B
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a family group of 7 for my mother in laws 75th Birthday, can only say what tremendous value for money. The standard of food, its taste and presentation was first class, none of the 7 of us could fault it in any way. We all had different starters and all had the Sunday lunch option. The Sunday... More 

1 Thank Mrhappydays
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at The Old Smithy more times than I can remember over many years. I have never had a bad meal or anything less than a warm welcome and smashing service. Great local produce, excellent menu choices and good value - not one to miss!

2 Thank Mike L
Stafford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the best dining experience I've ever had but the atmosphere is lacking somewhat. Probably best just for a quick lunchtime bite rather than an evening dining experience. Menu and choice is okay and the food is cooked reasonably well

Thank jacquikaye
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Food was fab, blue cheese and spring onion sauce a big hit 👌👌my creme brûlée was really really good but unsure why there was so much cream on a delicate lemon tart, the tart was fabulous just overdone with cream, white Rioja seriously good, recommended thank you

3 Thank Kath7222
Sale, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Situated in a pleasant Staffordshire village that is very easily reached, not too far from the M6, this establishment offered a very warm welcome and a great dining experience. For a Sunday lunch - we had reserved a table - our group of four were rewarded with terririfc service from the hardworking staff, and superb food. There is an extensive... More 

2 Thank MARK A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Some amazing specials … Always busy. Would recommend you book a table. The Old Smithy has an inviting atmosphere, friendly staff

2 Thank Silverbirch065
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

What a great place to go for a spot of lunch very friendly staff it's a little gem. Great food it's a must

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Seen some outstanding reviews so decided to give The Smithy a try... absolutely beautiful seabass and a perfectly cooked ribeye steak. Would recommend to anyone thinking of trying this beautiful establishment...

2 Thank Kim W
Stone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Another lovely meal at our favourite hostelry /restaurant. My mum and dad organised vouchers from "The Old Smithy" for our 10th wedding anniversary, which were posted out to us. What a lovely touch, when we were shown to our table there was a romantic card from all the staff. Thank you very much and see you soon...

2 Thank Mo P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8/12 Castle Street, Eccleshall ST21 6DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Eccleshall
  • Phone Number: +44 1785 850564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?