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“Great advertisement for the Island”
Review of The Blacksmiths

The Blacksmiths
Ranked #5 of 74 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A wonderful view from this child friendly, very welcoming pub on the Isle of Wight, UK.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a pub restaurant with quality food at a reasonable price with friendly and efficient staff, look no further than the Blacksmith Arms. We took our Australian friends for dinner on an evening that coinciding with the start of the Festival. We are glad we booked a table as the restaurant was very busy . From the moment we arrived there was no delay in being shown to our table, menus provided and an initial drinks order taken.
Two of our party had small portions for their main meal , both turned out to be substantial. The Lamb shank pie was excellent as was my wife’s belly of pork. The ‘Specials’ were varied to suit most tastes which complimented the main menu.
Drinks were reasonably priced for both beers/ lagers and wines with a good choice.
Clearly the new owners have transferred the success they enjoyed at the Pointer Inn(Newchurch) to their new venture. Well done!

1  Thank James W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has an old(ish) pub plus conservatory -which as where we ate. Rural views were very nice. Menu was varied but had traditional favourites as well as more unusual dishes. Some dishes were offered in smaller sizes and next time (and there will be a next time even though I live in Australia!) I would go for the smaller ones as the puddings looked great but we had no room! Good range of beer and wine too.

1  Thank Jimnmel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the signature lamb pie and it was so delicious. Amazing shortcrust pastry. We were on our bicycles so opted for the half portions which were very generous and so reasonably priced. All the food our group had was great. Can’t fault this place. And what a view too. We’ll be back.

Thank stephmbrown
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent. Better than expected. Also great that some mains and puddings came in smaller portion sizes which is great if you have a smaller appetite and/ or want to have 3 courses . Beautiful views outside as well. The staff were not the warmest-perhaps it had been a long day! If the staff were a bit more cheerful it would be 5/5!

Thank kateoprych
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Fab-u-lous! Who ever thought chicken Caesar salad could taste so good? The little egg yolk covered in bread crumbs could have been a meal by itself. My husband had the mixed grill and loved it. The 2 meals plus a pint of cider and a pint of lime and soda was £48. I also had the Eton Mess, which strictly speaking was a meringue with cream and chopped fruit, but who cares, it was divine. And the view sitting outside was faultless. Hint: do book as others like it too and it was packed. Can’t wait to go back!

1  Thank Linda4663
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