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Sandown, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food here is nothing special, just average. However, don't forget your coat as it's uncomfortably cold inside and if you need to use the toilets, well they're absolutely freezing! Lots of radiators but none of them turned on on a cold December evening, just a single log burner for the whole place. When we were there they also seemed to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint pub, that serves outstanding food. It is probably the best food we have been served in a pub for a very long time. Congratulations to the chef and his staff. Unfortunately it was a cold autumn evening and despite there being a traditional fire, it remained unlit and so our meal was eaten with our coats... More 

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Freddyhambleton, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Good evening Carol, this is Fred - the owner of the Blacksmiths. many thanks for taking the time to write a review and give me some positive feedback - something it's priceless when building a business. We have owned the pub 5 months today and the place has undergone substantial improvements and changes. We are constantly repairing our beloved 300... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch today today the pie was not a pie but a casserole with a bit of pastry on the side!! the Pork &black pudding burger was ok ish The espresso coffee was weak & undrinkable, the best bit was the pint of Harveys Bitter, I have known this pub for over 60 years very disappointing

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Thank john c
Freddyhambleton, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Good evening John C. Many thanks for taking the time to put your thoughts down in a review. Unfortunately myself or Oscar were not working on the day of your visit. - I have taken time to investigate the points you make. Firstly how a 'pie' is presented is open to huge interpretation and simply comes down to like or... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic stay here on 5th November. The room was gorgeous - 4 poster bed, stunning views of the countryside and immaculately clean. The hosts (as well as the ambience) was warm and friendly. We were already seriously impressed - and then we had breakfast...... and OMG! Just when we thought things couldn't get any better we were served... More 

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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We've been here 3 or 4 times since the new owners have taken over, the pub has been so tastefully redecorated and the menu has had a re-vamp too. I can honestly say I've never felt so welcome in a pub environment before. The open fire and great beers help alot but the owner is so attentive and really knows... More 

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Freddyhambleton, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Dear Dan, Thank you very much for your comments about the business. As you know we are trying to keep international standards and expectations with a countryside flavor. The redecoration is still on , but we are doing our best to have it ready as soon as possible. Thanks again for coming and supporting our little restaurant. Fred and Oscar More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed 2 nights. Room was very comfortable and nicely presented. Breakfast was excellent and freshly cooked to order, and the fresh orange juice was a lovely touch. Very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble and we were well looked after. Look forward to staying there again when next down visiting family.

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Thank leldy2016
Freddyhambleton, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments about us. We are trying to look after our guests as we would love to be treated. It was a privilege to count with a couple like you were. You will be always welcoming. Fred and Oscar More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had a fantastic Sunday, delicious Roast and better brownie close to the fire with a little walk after lunch. Relaxing, nice and perfect for a Sunday to clear you mind out of London. Better than the food, Oscar, Fred, the friendly stuff, and the fab Dorothy! We are planing another visit!! Thank you very much to have something cute... More 

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Freddyhambleton, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Mrs Zapatero, It was a pleasure of having you here for Sunday Roast with Mrs Corchero, and Mrs de La Mota, and little Baby Irlanda. Dorothy enjoyed your company as much as us. We are looking forward of seeing you as soon as possible. Best, Fred and Oscar More 

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great food,lovely setting, roaring fire with Dorothy lying in front of it(rescued greyhound)! Wonderful atmosphere, nothing too much trouble and made very welcome.Thank you Fred, Oscar and Dorothy for our week-end, hope to be back. Angie & Gordon Mitchell

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Thank Szota
Freddyhambleton, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Dear couple, Thanks for those lovely words, we do really appreciate them. In addition, we would like to thank you for being our amazing guests, you will be missed. Actually, Dorothy is asking for you from the warm bed next to the fireplace (zZZZ). Looking forward for seeing you soon. Best, Fred and Oscar More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Arrived late in the evening and was welcomed Very Friendly and shown to our room (Stoke), Which was warm and Clean. Nice touch was ear plugs for those who may have trouble sleeping. We didn't find it noisy even being above the bar. The couple only took over the hotel a couple of months ago. They are decorating the pub... More 

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Freddyhambleton, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, It was a great pleasure of having you and Russell as guests. We did enjoy your company and sense of humor. Remember my mum's tip about the apple juice, that it's great to clean liver. You should have picked some apples to make it at home before you left. Anyhow, next time. Thank you very much for this... More 

East Sussex
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had ciabattas with ample fillings and side salad. Chips were obviously homemade and lovely. Food arrived promptly and service was good. Lovely to sit in their sheltered garden on a September day. Look forward to our next visit.

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Thank Nicja
Freddyhambleton, Owner at The Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Dear Nicja, Thank you very much for this nice words about our business. October is giving us the chance to enjoy the terrace a little bit more. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best, Fred and Oscar More 

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Address: London Road, Offham, Lewes, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes > Offham
Price Range: $133 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blacksmiths Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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