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“Family visit to The Blacksmiths Arms”
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Blacksmith Arms
Ranked #14 of 16 Nightlife in St Albans
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
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 was ok but really fancied steak no how about fish & chips no. The pie one of us had was tough & the 2 chicken burgers were awful, very tough to bite through. Not that many staff on duty & a mountain of glasses & bottles on the tables in the garden waiting to be collected.Service was ok but please do it with a smile.Can’t say I’ll rush back.

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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 that I had opened the pack (!), and that I had been rude to the manager (I most definitely hadn't). The manager then refused to serve me and when I asked for an explanation I was barred for the pub. At no point was I in any way rude or raise my voice. The pub seems to have a really unpleasant management with a very big chip on their shoulder. I would suggest you avoid this pub like the plague and instead visit another of St Albans many friendly establishments.

Thank RichTea547
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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 young staff than the clientele!

Thank debahayter
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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.

Thank Scott I
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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 cleaner in here.
Good pub to start a night out in and work your way up the street.

Thank Spartacus20863
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