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The Blacksmiths Arms

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Broughton Mills LA20 6AX, England
+44 1229 716824
17:00 - 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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its really old and I liked it a whole bunch. My wife is pregnant and she had the duck with orange sauce which is off the chain. My rack of lamb was great. So good! The place was very smokey, really smokey. Loved that though, we smell like a bonfire. Rosie says i sound insincere but I'm being honest, it... More 

Thank Jimmrip
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here tonight with my 10 year old daughter and her friend and our dog. I phoned to book in advance as I'd seen that they get busy. We arrived to a pub full of blazing fires in each room, friendly locals and visitors. I had the tack of lamb, my daughter had the rib eye steak and her... More 

Thank Anne T
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Family meal for 14 people, food excellent and nicely presented ( I can recommend the lamb Henry, huge portion) very friendly staff, nice cosy atmosphere. 10/10

Thank pjs24
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were a party of 11 for a birthday celebration. We left it rather late booking a table but they said they could accommodate us, and as usual we were not disappointed with this lovely little pub. There are always a couple of real ales on offer in the small bar, and the menu offers substantial portions of very tasty... More 

Thank John S
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

A lunch time birthday party and we all enjoyed our meals. Tried Lamb Henry, Gammon, Chicken, Belly pork, Salmon and a vegetarian pea risotto, so as you can see a wide choice and we all thought it very good. The tomato and garlic soup was complimented but the Tempura prawns were the highlight for me! Sticky toffee pudding and the... More 

Thank BargainQueen1952
Leeds, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived early and staff squeezed us in. It sounded like it was busy and people were being turned away, booking recommended. Food was delicious, something a little different. Would definitely visit again

Thank Deb_Ian1976
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

A family of 14 needed fed and this place went above and beyond our expectations. All the different combinations of meals and everyone enjoyed it it form 3 year old upto the 63 year old. Staff members very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend and go back again.

Thank guest79963
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

From the moment we stepped inside the pub till the time we left everything was fantastic! The meal was really amazing!

Thank yum_yum39

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?