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“Very poor door service”
Review of Blacksmiths Arms

Blacksmiths Arms
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Sun, 01/08
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Ranked #165 of 330 Restaurants in St. Albans
Cuisines: Bar
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Reviewed 28 May 2021 via mobile

Wow.

After having spent a nice afternoon in this pub, we left and went for a meal in town. Upon our return, we were greeted at the door by a very rude doorman, who told us to wait outside, intimidated my wife, and then aggressively informed us that unless we had booked, we could not get in!

We appreciate the covid situation, however this is not how to deal with it.

Ended up crossing the road and having a drink at Albans well!

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank 14andyp
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Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

We visited on the afternoon when they were having to close their doors again due to lockdown.
Despite this the service was happy and upbeat and the staff were really attentive.

The food was all lovely absolutely loved the burger .

We cannot wait to visit again when they can reopen .

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2020

Great pub got the whole corona thing down to a tee , easy to book , nice beer and great service . Would say table booking and table service has made it a better pub an enjoyable place to have a few drinks and food , shame it has had to shut again but hopefully more of the same when it reopens !!!

Date of visit: November 2020
Thank paulbarty
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Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

Lovely to get out for lunch again, first time for me since lockdown. Staff so welcoming, table easy to book, all staff wearing masks and tables socially distanced. Some screens in place between tables and track and trace used.
Sadly have literally just found out that all pubs and restaurants to close from Thursday until December
I'm grateful that my lunch today was such a lovely experience. Thank you Blacksmiths Arms staff

Date of visit: October 2020
Thank Sheilagh J
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Reviewed 1 September 2020

Waiting for another sunny weekend and an opportunity to spend some time in the lovely garden. Good staff, friendly and efficient. Good range of beer on tap. Happy to support a local business.

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank 979kathb
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