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The Blacksmith's Arms

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Tavistock Road, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8QR, England
+44 1822 612962
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought my brother here when visiting as we find this place dependably consistent and great value. We came on a Monday night which helped as can get very busy at weekends. Both had the lamb curry which is always tasty and plenty of it. However the highlight was the treacle and black currant tart. Wow - really creative and the... More 

Thank Richard W
Totnes, Devon
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54 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I booked a table at the Blacksmith's Arms mid week - it was the first time we had visited but we enjoyed a very nice meal together. We ate in the restaurant part of the pub, but the bar area was also available and several people obviously knew about the Balcksmith's Arms reputation and were also enjoying... More 

St Mellion
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting here by the wood burner looking at the lashing rain out of the window feeling warm and welcome! Bar lady (Susan I think) is cheerful and friendly! Nice country pub with a well stocked bar and a very good menu. All mains are around a tenner and I am sure there is something for everyone! Had the soup which... More 

Thank Ianwaite
Exeter, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited many times and will continue to eat here. The food is varied, the menu choices are wide, the portions are generous and good value for money. The car park can get crowded, but there's space for on-street parking too

Thank ian s
Callington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is a warm, friendly welcoming traditional country pub. The mix of diners at the tables and locals sat talking at the bar I find creates a lovely atmosphere. The food choices are vast and portions good. The stake pie is fabulous. One small criticism is that you need to keep leaving your table to get drinks, a little more... More 

Thank gjhbjjbgvh
Gunnislake, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Pleasant surroundings but food rather ordinary, even bland. Pork crackling was just a piece of baked leather, inedible. Put a message on Facebook, didn't get a reply.

Thank Ian P
St Austell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Chose the Blacksmiths Arms as a meeting place with a an old work colleague who was on holiday. A variety of food was ordered and it all arrived well presented and plentiful. The portions were large enough to fill most appetites and all freshly prepared, hence a short wait. I had the beef and ale pie, home cooked and delicious.... More 

Thank David L
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Odd one this, you can go and get a lovely meal, or it can be rubbish. We've not gone lately as it's been more miss than hit. Overall 6/10 as they seem to get confused over waiter service here, and expect you to go queue up for drinks even after your food is served. It's a pub with food rather... More 

Thank miltonkoi
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Whenever we visit Tavistock we usually call into this pub for lunch! It's always nice to be spoilt for choice and the first thing that impresses is the menu written on a blackboard, offering an extensive choice of food! You would be very hard to please if you did not find anything you like here! I fancied a curry but... More 

Thank specialK1937
Callington, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were treated to an excellent Christmas lunch, the food was piping hot, freshly prepared and plentiful. No one went hungry or was dissatisfied with anything out of a group 20 plus. We had preordered and the food was served in a very effecient but friendly manner. ten out of ten.

Thank Fiddlydee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tavistock Road, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 8QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Tavistock
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 612962
A warm welcome always awaits you at this tradional country pub near Tavistock, with a fine range of real ales and wines. Our chefs run a lunch and evening menu with an extensive homemade specials board. The Blacksmiths Arms boasts a bar area with a large woodburner and a dining room that can hold approx 80 people. Booking a table is always advisable, as we get very busy. We have disabled access via our dining room, also children are more than welcome too, highchairs are available.

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