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The Smiths Arms

) #87 of 429 Restaurants in Preston $$ - $$$ , British,
Darkinson Lane | Lea town, Preston PR4 0RP, England
+44 1772 760555
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Darkinson Lane | Lea town, Preston PR4 0RP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for our tea last night, have visited a few times over past couple of years but it has always been very quiet, not last night, was packed which was great to see. We had the Friday night fish deal and it was lovely, the...More

Thank RosieLancashire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not been here for a while due to change over of management and it went downhill.... I can say now it is back on track .. I had cheese and onion pie mash and beans... Was yummy... Hubby had sausage and mash.. He said sausage...More

1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I went to the Smiths arms yesterday for a quiet drink and lunch, I found the place to be very casual and relaxing and after ordering I sat out side on a very colourful and blooming patio in the sun shine. The bar has a...More

1  Thank Russell J
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Myself and two other friends visited on a midweek lunchtime and at first we were the only ones in. A little later there was another couple eating but that was it. The meal we had (burgers and chips) were absolutely fine with no complaints and...More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Visited for tea on Sunday night, service was quick but no check back on food or asked for another round of drinks, food was average at best. Could be alot better with a bit of motivation from the staff who should enjoy their job, McDonald's...More

Thank Christopherjj349
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We ate here three time over a period of a fortnight, there was always a welcome even when we arrived late. The food was freshly cooked and of good quality, the beer, particularly the guest beer was outstanding, go for the copper dragon when it...More

Thank ic0n0clast
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Not been in for ages and popped in after a party , was really busy and atmosphere was buzzing. Staff really friendly /polite/accommodating/pleasant. Landlord about making sure everything and everyone ok. Toilets were immaculate- as was the pub . Don't know who the staff were...More

1  Thank Lucille-Andy
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The Smiths Arms is one of the pubs that are local to us so we've been a few times with my partner. The atmosphere is lovely. The staff are very friendly. It feels like you are visiting a friend's house. The food is very nice...More

Thank Sylvia Y
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of our most favourite places to eat. The family who own it and the staff who work here are extremely friendly and make everyone so welcome. There is an open fire that is so nice to sit next to on a cold...More

1  Thank _salnphil
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Don't often do Monday evening meals out but decided on smiths arms and we both enjoyed our choice of meal steak and ale pie generous portions no room for deserts lovely roaring fire on a cold evening staff very friendly quite busy for a Monday

Thank Mary M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darkinson Lane | Lea town, Preston PR4 0RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 760555
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The Smith Arms is a traditional family run pub set in the picturesque area of Lea, Preston that offers home cooked food, cask ales and a warm welcome to all.
Whether it’s in our extensive beer garden enjoying the sun, or cosied up on a comfortable seat in the bar, our country pub offers the perfect atmosphere to enjoy hearty, seasonal pub food and our great range of cask ales and fine wines.
The food we serve at The Smiths Arms is the food we love – That’s why our customers keep coming back. They know our dishes are simple in creation but big in flavour. Take a look at our tempting menu.
We’re working hard to create a family-friendly, country pub that is the centre of the local community. So whether you pop in for a drink while cycling or walking past, or stay for freshly cooked food; we look forward to seeing you soon.
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