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The Hammer and Pincers

) #7 of 27 Restaurants in Newton Aycliffe ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, British, Pub
Preston Ln, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH, England
+44 7984 930784
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Preston Ln, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH, England
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Reviews (98)
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1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often taken advantage of their theme nights, not because we're tight :-), but they are excellent value for money, especially if you've a large family. Great food every time, and the staff are always welcoming and friendly. And now they have the TiPi too...More

1  Thank Toni S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very good service polite staff value for money more than ample well cooked food and would recommend ----this is the second meal we have had here and will be going again

1  Thank madaca
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Spontaneous decision to visit and expected spare table to be a problem but not so. Dining with vegetarian partner and limited choice further undermined by unavailability of the asparagus risotto due to no rice in the kitchen. Veg lasagne the dependable alternative which was ,well,...More

Thank al e
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch first time enjoyed our chicken dinner plenty veg and would recommend slightly more expensive than we normally pay but worth it and good value will deff return M

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

First time visit with friends . Sunday Lunch . We booked in advance . Clean light and fresh restaurant. Food well cooked and well presented . Friendly staff room for kids to run around in the enclosed garden . Portion sizes were just right for...More

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 4 April 2017

ten of us for Sunday lunch in a nice clean restaurant that was recommended and we were very pleased with the meal and service served by very polite staff , the meal was well cooked and value for money ,more than satisfied ----only fault is...More

Thank madaca
Reviewed 12 March 2017

From the minute our party of 6 arrived staff were attentive, polite and friendly. The pub was busy with a vibtant atmosphere. Although we had a delay in our starters, staff acknowledged this and appologised. The food was plentiful and of a high quality for...More

Thank Anthea R
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for my birthday meal in February after hearing good things from friends. It was a saturday night and we had pre-booked; when we arrived there were only 4 other tables occupied. The family who came in just before us...More

3  Thank Sarahhill159
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I was tempted to give this place no stars, but that would be unfair for the staff, they were polite and friendly. 4 adults, 2 children, The adult portions were no different to the children's portions, paltry to say the least for adults. One child...More

1  Thank KevatTrinity
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

4 adults 2 kids for Sunday lunch, all adults had beef, one had 4 slices of beef another had one and half slice, another had 2, 2 parsnips and 2 roasties each ! And small scoop of mash. Vegetables came in 2 bowls which wasn't...More

1  Thank Iain J
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Carol J
could you tell me if you hold wedding receptions please thank you carol
8 May 2017|
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Response from Glenn S | Reviewed this property |
They might not have seen this comment as they are really busy but yes they do we have done wedding events there and are having a party there in the tipis later this year.
Sharon W
I see you have a gluten free menu. Do you have many dairy free dishes?
29 September 2016|
Response from boydy73 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Preston Ln, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Newton Aycliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 7984 930784
  • E-mail
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. For weddings, birthday parties, special occasions and corporate events:- Ask about our beautiful giant Nordic Tipis and our canvas marquee which can be hired for weddings either in our own garden or we can transport and rebuild them in a location of your choice within a 2 hour radius of Darlington. Suitable for 40 to 250 people. For a party with a difference why not book our newly re-furbished Anvil room, perfect for a private party of 10 - 30.