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Blacksmith Arms

Open Now: 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open today: 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Lunch time visit

Since last visit appears to have been spruced up. Seems brighter and cleaner. Toilet a definite... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
via mobile
Decent chain pub

Good service, decent pint, good range of offering, fantastic beer garden - impressive! Food pretty... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Scott I
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  • Excellent0%
  • Very good34%
  • Average33%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible8%
17 Jan 2018
“Lunch time visit”
8 May 2018
“Family visit to The Blacksmiths Arms”
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56 St. Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3HG, England
+44 1727 868845
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Thought we’d have a nice pub meal & drink at The Blacksmiths. Got the drinks in & went to order food. Not sure which was the longest list, what they did have or what they didn’t have. I must admit the the burger I had...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank PhilMerridan
Reviewed 12 April 2018

My very unpleasant experience chimes strongly with that of disabled reviewer Stephanie Willow, whose review appears below. I asked for a refund on a packet of crisps that were soft. I asked politely for a replacement pack. I was refused a refund on the grounds...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank RichTea547
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Since last visit appears to have been spruced up. Seems brighter and cleaner. Toilet a definite improvement. Ordered 2 meals for £10.50, better deal than 2 sandwiches. The background music was very loud had to move to another table, maybe it was more for the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank debahayter
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Good service, decent pint, good range of offering, fantastic beer garden - impressive! Food pretty good, overall good for a chain pub...lacks atmosphere unfortunately and doesn't stay on top of showing the sport advertised.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Scott I
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Came here Saturday for a couple of beers, doorman was probably the friendliest doorman I have ever been greeted by! Drinks prices were reasonable and service was quick and efficient. Had football on here, TVs were decent, nice outside area also. Couldn't be a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Spartacus20863
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Good for watching sport but thats about it. Food is honestly disgraceful and way below that of the other pubs in the area. Service is slow and busy. We have found a new local that shows the sport we want so will not be back.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Although The Blacksmith Arms is a very old building the interior is pretty soleless. Service on the particular evening I'm reviewing was efficient but not particularly friendly. We had Prosseco served warm and a fish platter to,share as a snack which was edible but nothing...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Bands play here on Friday and Saturday nights. Usually good, lively atmosphere. Wide range of beers in this pub including real ales. They serve food too. Nice beer garden outside but obviously you need the weather to appreciate it.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank John B
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I have always enjoyed coming here but have been very disapointed as a vegi there is never that much choice. I have found my choice even more limited as my food choice has sold out and its only 12.20 on Sunday.

Thank blueopal7
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

I was staying at a Premier Inn on business near this pub and I thought I'd try it for my evening meal. Ordered a steak which was cooked as requested and delicious. Washed down with a nice real ale of which there a plenty to...More

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