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“Great setting, nice staff, but needs faster order to delivery”

The Blacksmiths Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Cudham
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This year we have the unique privilege to be THE ONLY pub in England in the National Garden Societies Yellow Book. We welcome you to enjoy our fares and beautiful gardens.
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This pub has a stunningly beautiful setting - high on the hill with great views across the valley towards the lovely woodlands, abounding in trees. When the weather suits it would be delightful to sit outside, but the interior is also very appealing - look out for the exhibits relating to music hall star 'Little Titch' who was born in the 'Blacksmiths'.

Motivated staff take care of their customers. When we were there two of them generously spent a great deal of time and trouble to help a woman trying to find somewhere in the area.

The food was good - we had baked potatoes - and while the potatoes weren't big, the fillings certainly were and, along with nice salad accompanying them, this made for a very satisfying lunch.

Only reservation was that it took far too long from placing the order for two simple dishes - when the pub was far from busy - to getting them before us.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Barzini
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We are not drinkers so rarely go to pubs but this lunch was arranged by friends and we had a really good time. The food was freshly cooked and for a pub not a bad choice. Service was reasonly quick and very friendly.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DrWilliamSterling
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Thanks for a great lunch yesterday.
The 4 of us really enjoyed our meal.
Booked in for 2:30 we were seated and given just the right amount of time to read the menu, drinks order taken etc.
2 Roast Beef, 1 Roast Lamb and a fantastic Steak and kidney pudding.
All superb.
Server asked if everyone was happy and then left us alone.
Some places are too in your face.
Perfect!
We will be back!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Three of us visited this pub for lunch today, two of us had dressed crab salad, which was lovely and fresh, but the third of our group ordered a ploughmans. Just before our food was served a barmaid came and told him there were no baguettes left and did he want white or brown bread, he chose white, which turned out to be just bog standard sliced bread, very disappointing. Imagine our surprise when the same barmaid came and sat at the table opposite us enjoying her lunch of a sausage baguette. Not happy, paying customers should surely come first.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Although a nice pub, the food others were eating looked good. However, we plus 3 other couples waited 70 minutes for the meal. When we were told it would be another 10 minutes to cook an easy dish of liver and bacon, we decided fo leave. The staff were friendly and apologised for the delay. It seems that the choice of menu is far too big for a small pub with a small kitchen. (Maybe Gordon Ramsey could give advice). Some years ago we also came for a meal and the wait was very long then. Will not be lunching there in future, but would not rule out a drink.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank EllenWhite2013
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