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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the Blacksmith Arms in mid-December, we made a late reservation and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. We were late and got lost a number of times, Alex (the bartender/waiter/all round great guy) noticed we went down the wrong road nearby and...came to rescue us in the rain. He literally pushed our car out of a wet field. The pub itself was the perfect picture of a country pub. We had the duck and the Lamb Henry by the fire and spoke at length to Alex and soaked up the atmosphere. The food itself was unbelievable. Couldn't fault it if I wanted to. I'm still having flashbacks to my Lamb Henry. Overall, you should go here. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

Excellent 100% What can i say, last visit, food was excellent, this time 100% plus Brilliant place, food, service, nothing to fault, Covid safe Well Done to you all, credit to this lovely village

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020

My mum and I stopped off at the blacksmith arms yesterday and we couldn’t fault a single thing! The waitress was lovely and the food was delicious! I don’t think I’ll ever forget the steak I had 🤤 will definitely be visiting again!!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 13 October 2020

I doesn't get much better than this for history, food and service. Established in the 1500s and fully renovated in the 1700s the pub takes you back in time. But nothing old world about the food which was hearty and excellent.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 5 October 2020

Excellent service, all new restrictions were handled professionally but felt completely comfortable. The menu is small but extremely well done and is great value for money given the quality. Every dish tasted as good as it looked. Definitely worth a detour from any of the...mains walks or towns.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

Having been exposed to very good but also quite monotonous "gastro-pub" style offerings in some parts we were looking for a non standard pub menu dining in a traditional environment and the Blacksmith's Arms exceeded all our hopes. The pub internal rooms are very old...and excellently conserved with original open fires and the friendly no fuss staff were a delight. The menu and food was great and we will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 25 September 2020

Just back from another excellent supper at The Blacksmiths, our favourite night out in the area. Lots of choice on the menu and excellent cooking as ever. Considered and safe on all aspects of covid precautions. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 21 September 2020

We popped in for a drink after a long walk and the young lady who saw us gave us a really lovely,friendly welcome and then continued to provide excellent, professional service. She observed all C19 rules and kept the tables and chairs spotless. We sadly...couldn't eat there as they were fully booked (unsurprisingly) but we went back for another lovely drink the next day.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 7 September 2020

Our first time, recommended by a friend. Starters of soup and spicy potatoes very nice. However the mains were delicious. Guinea Fowl cooked two ways was delicious and cooked very well. I had minted Lamb Henry which was perfect. Unfortunately so much meat we couldn't...eat a dessert. would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

Arrived at 12.30 and left 2 hours later after a warm welcome and a delicious and leisurely lunch! The precautions being taken due to COVID are sensible with booked tables only, staff in masks and good spacing between the tables but it isn’t obtrusive. The...menu was reduced as explained on the website but that wasn’t a problem and the food was beautiful. As a birthday treat both adults had three courses, all of which were fresh and really tasty. Our daughter was equally well looked after from the children’s menu. A really charming pub and well worth the short but slow drive from Coniston.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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