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The Blacksmiths

Selsey Road | Donnington, Chichester PO20 7PR, England
+44 1243 785578
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (20 reviews)
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
“quail” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Selsey Road | Donnington, Chichester PO20 7PR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My Wife and I are both foodies and our meal tonight exceeded our expectations. My burger was good and my Wife’s cod in batter was exceptional. It was unsurprisingly quiet on a Monday in March but it was pleasant inside with a wood fire and...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here looking for a family friendly and dog friendly pub that served good food. We found The Blacksmiths thanks to TA reviews and weren't disappointed. Lovely polite and welcoming staff... superb ale and wine... and great food. We had fish and chips, the...More

Thank bedefelts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to the blacksmith for a lovely Sunday lunch before, we were expecting good things and it didn’t disappoint! It was absolutely delicious and great quality for the money! If you are trying to impress someone, bring them here. Great ambience and lovely decor....More

Thank Theresa J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some months since our last visit. Friendly greeting, enthusiastic and helpful staff. Good lunchtime menu catering for most tastes and appetites. One omelette and chips and one fillet steak! Both cooked to perfection and well presented. Puds to follow also good variety and very tasty....More

Thank JonG53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have never been to the Blacksmiths before but our friend was celebrating his Birthday and we arrived on a recommendation. What an excellent recommendation it turned out to be. The food was superb and the staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful, they...More

Thank Phil42bognor
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Posted on the hotel page by accident so second attempt! Had a lovely valentines meal here, the service was great and we were well looked after from start to finish. Our food was delicious and reasonably priced. We both took advantage of the special and...More

Thank lucy h
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went there last night the pub is lovely but disappointed in the food. We had a starter of continental meats for £8 but there was more pickles than meat and we ordered medium T bone steak which was dry and over cooked at £23...More

Thank Swannesussex
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Booked in the week Restaurant was fully booked but not overcrowded.There was a good variety and a specials board.The service was excellent . The food arrived hot and beautifully presented.The portions were good and very filling.Concidering the quality the prices were fare The overall ambiance...More

Thank tonyreed60
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We took our dog, Milly, for a walk along the canal ending up at The Blacksmiths which we have visited before late last summer. As it was a Sunday we thought we would try the roast beef. Have to say the presentation was 100% with...More

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We have visited The Blacksmiths twice lately and we will be going for many more visits to come! Last night my husband and I enjoyed a tasty Burns Night themed dinner, which was absolutely lovely. The food is traditional with a modern twist, beautifully presented...More

Thank Buckshawhomes
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Pamela R
18 May 2017|
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Response from theblacksmiths2016 | Property representative |
Hello, We are a 10 minute drive from the centre of Chichester. You can also walk from the chichester canal basin, up the towpath. Which is around a 30 minute walk. Hope this helps.
10 April 2017|
Response from theblacksmiths2016 | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do allow dogs in certain dining areas of the pub and we have a big garden.
3 November 2016|
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Response from theblacksmiths2016 | Property representative |
Hello, Yes that would not be a problem as both our restaurant and bar are all on ground level. We also have 2 disabled parking spaces by the front of the building so your mother would not have to travel far from the car.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Selsey Road | Donnington, Chichester PO20 7PR, England (Formerly The Blacksmith's Arms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 785578
  • E-mail
The Blacksmiths is a newly renovated pub with rooms situated on the outskirts of the historical city of Chichester in the old village of Donnington. Restored in a relaxed and comfortable style with a few quirky twists, guests can enjoy the blazing fire and homely charm of the anvil bar or the snug elegance of the dining room. There are also three uniquely furnished double bedrooms and a large garden area with outdoor seating, fire pits and our own herb and salad garden. Children will also love visiting the chickens, which supply all our eggs. Located close to the Chichester canal towpath, The Blacksmiths is a perfect stop off point for a refreshing pint, or perhaps an extended afternoon on the terrace. Whether you are visiting by bike, boot or boat - we look forward to welcoming you.
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