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The Blacksmiths Arms, Ashford

84 The Street
Willesborough Lees
Postal town: Ashford
TN24 0NA
Phone: 01233623975
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Blacksmiths Arms

This pub is quite close to Ashford's main hospital and lies in a village that appears to have been swallowed up by the town.

We were greeted by a number of handpulls displaying a couple of Fuller's London Pride pumpclips and also Otter Ale. On ordering the Otter, we were swiftly informed by the friendly barman that it wasn't actually on. So, the choice was Pride or Pride. My drinking partner chose the Pride, which was actually pulled from a cask behind the bar, whilst I opted for a soft drink. There is no real cider.

The interior was fairly cosy and had a decent trade for a late weekday afternoon. There was a good mixture of customers from all ages and sexes. A large car park can be found on the opposite side of the road from the pub. Somehow, I completely missed it.

On 20th January 2022 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1317 recommendations about 1317 pubs]

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Manky Badger left this review about The Blacksmiths Arms

Under new management - and wasn't what it was six months ago. Food took an age to arrive, and when it did it wasn't what was ordered. Staff friendly enough, but in this competitive pub scene, there's better out there.

Keeps the 7/10 rating for the ale selection.

24 December 2007
OK pub near the hospital which seems to have taken on the role of hospital social club (since the social club closed). Good beers, good food.

On 7th November 2009 - rating: 7
[User has posted 155 recommendations about 154 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Blacksmiths Arms, Willesborough Lees
20th Jan 2022, 11:34
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
13th May 2021, 19:28

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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 20 January 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 November 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 January 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
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