We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Blacksmiths Arms

Open Now: 12:00 - 00:00
Open today: 12:00 - 00:00
Review Highlights
Great food and lovely service for our lunch with friends.

We were a group of work colleagues and friends getting together to catch up over lunch. Ideally we... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Ashford, United Kingdom
Lovely food, let down by service

We visited last Sunday. To start with everything was lovely, food, drinks and friendly service... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 18 reviews
Enhance this page - Upload photos! Add a photo
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
1 Nov 2018
“Lovely food, let down by service”
17 Mar 2018
“70th birthday dinner”
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 - 00:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
84 the Street, Willesborough, Ashford TN24 0NA, England
+44 1233 623975
Improve This Listing
Reviews (18)
Filter reviews
18 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We visited last Sunday. To start with everything was lovely, food, drinks and friendly service. Dinner was served and then the service disappeared into thin air. Empty plates took ages to be collected then after about half hour of being totally ignored we asked for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kim1967020
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I manage a team of staff and volunteers at a nearby charity and wanted to celebrate two volunteers’ 70th birthdays as they do so much for our team. Everyone at the pub was so helpful, reserving the whole area for several hours so I could...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CuddlyCakeCat
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We telephoned ahead to ask if they were a dog friendly pub and when we arrived five minutes later they had reserved a lovely table for us without us asking. The table that they reserved was not near the other dog in the bar and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 873kma
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The worst meal ever. Just avoid this place unless you want slow service and badly cooked food. Never again.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

In addition to occasional meals we regularly attend the pub for a "boys" Monday night drink. Although the pub is often busy for their regular quiz's we are always made welcome and the landlord will find us somewhere to sit. Warm and welcoming - how...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank saleerobbo
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We visited the Blacksmiths last night for our son's birthday meal. From the moment we phoned to check about a table and options for one of our party with specific dietary requirements everyone was more than helpful. The vegan options were ideal and the kitchen...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank GeoffreyandCaroline
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, friendly staff and great selection of drinks. Great beer garden and nice atmos inside, a rare gem in Ashford.Perfect night with friends thanks

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank icarusflame
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I visited The Blacksmiths Arms with 3 friends for an evening meal. We've eaten here several times before, and have never been disappointed. The menu changes occasionally to keep it interesting for regular visitors, and the service was as efficient and friendly as ever. This...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank John M
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were a group of work colleagues and friends getting together to catch up over lunch. Ideally we wanted quick service, good food and a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy our meal. I am happy to say The Blacksmith's Arms ticked all the boxes. Our choices...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank wearpurple
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a 3 course meal and a bottle of prosecco. The menu was lovely and plenty to choose from. The welcome was warm and friendly. We have been here a lot as...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sarah B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Premier Inn Ashford Central Hotel
712 reviews
1.64 km away
Holiday Inn Ashford - Central
715 reviews
2.91 km away
The Conningbrook Hotel
396 reviews
2.98 km away
Travelodge Ashford
681 reviews
3.75 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 11 nearby restaurants
The Blacksmiths Arms
261 reviews
.02 km away
Willesborough Cafe & Pie N Mash Shop
139 reviews
.73 km away
Pukka Fish & Chips
45 reviews
1.46 km away
Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar
61 reviews
.69 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
Willesborough Windmill
56 reviews
.77 km away
The Kent Cookery School
140 reviews
2.79 km away
Kingsnorth Golf Club
10 reviews
.97 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Blacksmiths Arms staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines