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Blacksmiths Arms

Preston le Skerne, (off Ricknall Lane), NEWTON AYCLIFFE, DL5 6JH

Rachel and Peter Walton arrived at 'The Hammers', as its regulars call it, in February 2016. For a light starter there's Caesar salad, or the slightly more substantial pan-fried chorizo, red wine and honey. Home-made pie of the day comes with hand-cut chips and peas, as does battered cod but with tartare sauce too. The Blacksmiths burger is always a good bet. Speciality dishes include chicken breast stuffed with brie wrapped in Parma ham, dauphinoise potatoes and creamy herb sauce; pan-fried sea bass on a warm salad of chorizo, cherry tomatoes, green beans and new potatoes; and leek and mushroom risotto with crème fraîche, parmesan and dressed rocket.

Further information

Tel: 01325 314873
Please quote 'The AA'.

Principal beers

Guest ales


11.30-2.30 6-11 (Sun 12-10.30)


1 Jan, Mon


Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Coach parties catered.



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Exit A167 (dual carriageway) at Gretna Green pub signed Great Stanton, Stillington & Bishopton, into Ricknall Ln. Blacksmiths Arms 0.5m

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