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Preston Le Skerne, Newton Aycliffe, England
+44 1325 314873
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Today
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rarely get to have a Sunday lunch out as too often they stop serving at 2 pm and we prefer to eat later. The Blacksmiths serves until 3 so it suited us to book for that time. Although it was at the end of their service the staff's friendliness, the promptness of taking and bringing our orders, and both... More 

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Thank Ann M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good night on our first visit to the Blacksmiths arms. The food was brilliant, fresh and the best I've had for a long time. The Stilton sauce was the best I've ever had. Definitely going to come back.

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Thank Dean P
Darlington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic family meal for 14, including a wheelchair & 4 children. Very friendly, spacious & accommodating, with lovely food & plenty on choice.

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Thank vickyvic74
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the pub to celebrate with grandchildren and friends when we want in we were told our table was next door or we could be accommodated in the room near the bar we went to find our table set out for us ordered drinks we where given a4well used menu we looked at menu and where deciding what... More 

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Thank johnalfredarmstrong
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice whilst workin away.cant fault the place clean , good kept beer and home cooked food which was exellent. Definatly come again if in the area.

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Rachel W, Owner at Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. Rachel More 

County Durham
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Blacksmiths used to be one of our favourite local restaurants but unfortunately in our opinion since it has changed hands it has gone downhill. We have visited twice recently once for Sunday lunch which was ok and midweek for a special occasion for my wife’s 50th which was a poor all round experience. One of the main changes for... More 

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1 Thank HammerDon
Rachel W, Owner at Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we will take your comments on board. Rachel More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I booked a meal for our anniversary. The staff are very friendly & eager to please which was nice. We both ordered a steak & although a lot of my husbands steak was grissly he enjoyed the rest of it as I did. We will definitely return

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Thank Judith G
Rachel W, Owner at Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. Rachel More 

Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We came here a few times in the past, but this was the first visit since the new owners had taken over earlier in the year. Inside the pub still looks the same, but there have definately been improvements. We visited at lunchtime and had 2 Friday fish specials for £7.50 which included a hot drinks. Although the pub was... More 

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1 Thank paulinepearson8
Rachel W, Owner at Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review, Rachel. More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We have visited the 'Hammers' numerous times in recent months & have not been disappointed. The food was delicious ('Homemade pie of the day') which was 'game' pie tonight & as usual the service was superb. I have never been served a pie packed with so much meat before-& so tasty, it was to die for! The reason I am... More 

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1 Thank Jeff G
Rachel W, Owner at Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review and compliments. It is great for our team morale. Rachel More 

Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Heard that the place had new owners so decided to give it another try. No changes to decor but friendly welcome and food was nice and good value for money

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Rachel W, Owner at Blacksmiths Arms, responded to this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Preston Le Skerne, Newton Aycliffe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Newton Aycliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 314873
Description
Country Pub serving great food!

Maybe it's the warm northern welcome, but that would be too obvious, or perhaps it's the curiously eclectic mix of the ancient and contemporary. It probably has a lot to do with the food, and the beer... Whatever it is that makes the Blacksmiths Arms such a favourite with it's regulars, you need to come and experience it first hand.

Come see our array menus including a Gluten Free menu, come sample our beers with many guest beers changing regularly, and soak up the wonderful Blacksmiths Arms ambiance... We now also have Baby Changing facilities!

We now do Wedding meals, Christening parties and any occasion you might want us to cover...! Call and discuss your requirements and let us give you the occasion you want!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?