The BlackSmiths Arms

Halland, East Sussex

The Blacksmith's Arms is a traditional 18th century English Inn, providing comfortable accommodation at the village pub. Good Food and an excellent range of Cask Beers, Wines & Spirits. Ideally located in the heart of East Sussex. Conveniently close to Eastbourne, Lewes, Uckfield, Glyndebourne, East Sussex National Golf Course and many other places of interest.
AA 3 Stars Inn
Average Guest Rating for The BlackSmiths Arms, Halland
Rooms:
3.9
Value:
4.2
Friendliness:
4.6
Cleanliness:
4.4
Facilities:
3.8
Staff service:
4.5
Location:
3.9
Breakfast:
4.2
Guest Rating:
4.2
From 93 reviews
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Ric
Alone
Stayed: Jun '17
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
3
Breakfast:
4
"A very nice, comfortable and friendly place to stay"
Like being a guest in someone's house who is looking after you. Informal and friendly. Easy going and relaxed atmosphere. Never once did I feel in the way or like I was being rushed to leave.... Read more
"A very nice, comfortable and friendly place to stay"
Like being a guest in someone's house who is looking after you. Informal and friendly. Easy going and relaxed atmosphere. Never once did I feel in the way or like I was being rushed to leave. Read less
Likes:
The informal and friendly atmosphere.
Dislikes:
Perhaps a bit in the middle of nowhere. Also, being on a roundabout junction spoils the country pub feel somewhat.
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Robert
Alone
Stayed: May '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"My second visit and again everything was fine"
Second time I have stayed here again everything was fine... Read more
"My second visit and again everything was fine"
Second time I have stayed here again everything was fine Read less
Likes:
Everything staff very good and the food was good
Dislikes:
no
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Becky
Mature Couple
Stayed: Feb '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
4
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Quaint, with excellent service"
Weekend in Brighton - staying overnight close by. Had a wonderful weekend... Read more
"Quaint, with excellent service"
Weekend in Brighton - staying overnight close by. Had a wonderful weekend Read less
Likes:
Nothing is too much trouble when you stay, the staff are always more than happy to help. Live music in the bar on saturday night didnt disturb us in the room & proved to be a lovely addition for us.
Dislikes:
None
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David
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jan '17
3
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
1
Value:
3
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
2
Staff service:
5
Location:
4
Breakfast:
5
"nice pub but accommodation very disappointing."
Arrived mid afternoon after a long drive and it seemed like we were not expected. We asked for food but were told the kitchen was closed.however a meal was prepared from a very limited menu. We had as... Read more
"nice pub but accommodation very disappointing."
Arrived mid afternoon after a long drive and it seemed like we were not expected. We asked for food but were told the kitchen was closed.however a meal was prepared from a very limited menu. We had asked for room 3 on booking as it looked the best on the website but we were given room 5. We were too tired to complain. The room we were given had an extra single bed which made the room very cramped. The room and bed was freezing cold . We were the only guests that night. Read less
Likes:
Nice breakfast
Dislikes:
No bath,very cold cramped room,traffic noise,seemed we were not expected,bathroom shelf hanging down, bathroom radiator not working.toilet seat wonky.
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Marie
Young Couple
Stayed: Dec '16
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
5
Location:
4
Breakfast:
5
"Lovely"
Comfortable... Read more
"Lovely"
Comfortable Read less
Likes:
Staff and breakfast
Dislikes:
Shower was too hot and could not adjust temperature.
Response from The BlackSmiths Arms:
Just to update, the problem valve has been repaired and the shower unit in room 1 is now working normally. Once again, our apologies for any inconvenience.
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james
Alone
Stayed: Nov '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"A warm welcome and a pleasant stay"
Pleasant... Read more
"A warm welcome and a pleasant stay"
Pleasant Read less
Likes:
No aggravation, stuffiness, staff glued to mobiles, no staff disappearing for hours on end. Well kept place. Professionals all.
Dislikes:
I could have paid less if I had booked direct.
Response from The BlackSmiths Arms:
Thank you Jim. Great to meet you and swap rugby tales. Your bar billiards team won too ! You have our contact details now, so please call me if you plan to return at any time.

Steve
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Robin
Mature Couple
Stayed: Nov '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
4
Breakfast:
5
"W arm and welcoming"
Just an overnight stay after we came off the boat at Newquay and after a difficult crossing we were late. Lovely welcome with food on offer if we had needed it. Warm, friendly people who could not hav... Read more
"W arm and welcoming"
Just an overnight stay after we came off the boat at Newquay and after a difficult crossing we were late. Lovely welcome with food on offer if we had needed it. Warm, friendly people who could not have made us more welcome. Read less
Likes:
There was nothing we didn't like.
Dislikes:
None
Response from The BlackSmiths Arms:
Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again.
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Colin
Young Couple
Stayed: Oct '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
"Lovely Time"
Enjoyed every bit of our stay, only reason we didnt rate the breakfast was that we didnt bother going down for it as we decided to have a lay in, but the meal we had on the saturday night and the sund... Read more
"Lovely Time"
Enjoyed every bit of our stay, only reason we didnt rate the breakfast was that we didnt bother going down for it as we decided to have a lay in, but the meal we had on the saturday night and the sunday was good so i'm sure breakfast would have been. Read less
Likes:
Aaron was very helpful behind the bar and serving us our meals, Nigel the owner was very pleasant and in the morning the lady that served us tea & coffee was very nice, sorry i didnt catch her name
Dislikes:
everything was perfect, my wife and i will def visit again
Response from The BlackSmiths Arms:
Thank you Colin and Anna. Lovely to meet you both and look forward to seeing you again (even if you do bring the kids ;-))
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Barbara
Mature Couple
Stayed: Sep '16
2
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
1
Value:
2
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
2
Staff service:
4
Location:
4
Breakfast:
3
"Food excellent, rooms far too small"
Nice welcome, good food and drink, good parking, but the rooms were small enough to be classed as singles.... Read more
"Food excellent, rooms far too small"
Nice welcome, good food and drink, good parking, but the rooms were small enough to be classed as singles. Read less
Likes:
As above
Dislikes:
Rooms far too small, the ensuite in Room 7 offered no privacy at all, and a coffee maker hung on a wall hook was a step too far for us.
Response from The BlackSmiths Arms:
Dear Barbara, I am sorry that you found our room too small, I do accept that room 7 is smaller than our other rooms.
Sadly when the Black Lion was built in 1807, rooms then were smaller than todays build, but new buildings do not have the charm.
If you decide to return to The Black Lion, then please call us & I will ensure that you are in a larger room
Regards
Nigel
The BlackSmiths Arms, Halland
Rosemary
Family with older Children
Stayed: Sep '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Good overnight stop, clean and comfortable with very helpful staff and good breakfast."
The room was clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful in accommodating our needs. We were able to arrive back late after a wedding with no problem. Breakfast was good. The hotel recommended ... Read more
"Good overnight stop, clean and comfortable with very helpful staff and good breakfast."
The room was clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful in accommodating our needs. We were able to arrive back late after a wedding with no problem. Breakfast was good. The hotel recommended a local taxi. The rooms are above the pub but this was not a problem as it was closed by the time we got back. Read less
Likes:
Comfy room and easy arrangements to suit our needs. On a main road but pretty quiet.
Dislikes:
None
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Overall rating: 4.2 out of 5
 Second time I have stayed here again everything was fine 
Robert / May 17
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