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The Blacksmiths Arms

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Broughton Mills LA20 6AX, England
+44 1229 716824
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Millom, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many thanks to Michael and the team for a great night out. Love the new menu: salt and pepper squid delicious, same for the arancini with a great tomato sauce. Rib-eye cooked to perfection as ever. How lucky are we to have this great pub as a local?

Thank lesley12342
London, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A superb friendly community pub. A local lass' birthday was just starting 🎂🎁Traditional small cosy rooms with open fires and that welcome feeling. Even the wood smoke aroma is great 🔥Enjoy all the local photos in the bar room 👍

Thank Jason C
Skipton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I located the pub, over the fell from where I was staying in the beautiful Duddon Valley. A pleasant walk in fabulous countryside for a well worthwhile pint of 'Nightingale'. Thank you! Have eaten here previously and always enjoyed - need to book, however!

Thank 503Richard1968
Grantham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't the easiest place to get to, and it's very much the only stop off point in the area, but it's worth it for a couple of reasons: the local walking is wonderful, as is the food. Last fitted out in 1850 (so it seems), it's a pretty and authentic village pub, with a small seating area out front,... More 

Thank Theo P
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden in the bottom of a deep valley, the Blacksmiths Arms is a delight. Quaint and very old with beamed ceilings and open log fires, this is great place to eat well and drink local beers. However, it is tiny and very popular for dinner so essential to book. We had a very pleasant lunch, sitting outside on the terrace... More 

Thank John W
Truro, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub is a little in the sticks but well worth the journey. It is a very friendly pub in a small hamlet. It serves great local beers and the slow roasted lamb "Henry" is really fab. Best to book.

Thank Chris H
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meals great, forget the surroundings, and enjoy. quite a variation of food, have enjoyed all up to now, seating and fire really "Old Fashion" but fine.

Thank rocky773341
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at a local hired cottage in this splendid southern Lakeland location, so the Blacksmiths was our closest pub for a week. It took us though three attempts to eat there, but that was our fault for either not booking, or not appreciating that no food is served on a Monday. However, we finally made it on a... More 

Thank creedman60
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This is the best pub in the galaxy as far as I'm concerned. I've been a good few times and it's always brilliant. An amazing ancient inn with atmospheric beamed rooms with stone floors and farmhouse tables. Great ales, and the food is stunning. This time I started with the pigeon with black pudding, followed by the chargrilled guineafowl, then... More 

Thank Matthew F
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this pub via our hosts from Bigert Mire, the walk itself left much to be desired because the weather had turned on us 30 minutes in, however we constantly looked forward to the welcoming sign of the Blacksmiths Arms, after 2.5 hours of walking in the rain I don't think I have seen anything more beautiful than... More 

Thank Jane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broughton Mills LA20 6AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Broughton Mills
  • Phone Number: +44 1229 716824

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?