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:
4.0
Breakfast:
4.1
Guest Rating:
4.2
From 97 reviews
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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
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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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Jane
Family with older Children
Stayed: Sep '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
"Wonderful English Country Inn"
We stayed two nights and loved the feel and ease of The Black Lion Inn.... Read more
"Wonderful English Country Inn"
We stayed two nights and loved the feel and ease of The Black Lion Inn. Read less
Likes:
It was cozy with a friendly staff, good food, and accomodations.
Dislikes:
NO
The BlackSmiths Arms, Halland
Irene
Mature Couple
Stayed: Aug '16
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
4
Location:
4
Breakfast:
4
"Stopover in order to attend wedding"
Staying one night in order to attend wedding nearby, convenient for getting to venue. Good breakfast.... Read more
"Stopover in order to attend wedding"
Staying one night in order to attend wedding nearby, convenient for getting to venue. Good breakfast. Read less
Likes:
Easy to find on roundabout.
Dislikes:
Very noisy in the morning, but to be expected being situated on busy roundabout.
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Kerry
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '16
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
3
Breakfast:
4
"Friendly & welcoming"
2 Night stay to see the Opera at Glyndebourne, plus a bit of local sight-seeing. Great welcome, friendly management & staff, good food, good ale. Will visit again.... Read more
"Friendly & welcoming"
2 Night stay to see the Opera at Glyndebourne, plus a bit of local sight-seeing. Great welcome, friendly management & staff, good food, good ale. Will visit again. Read less
Likes:
Warm hearted welcome & service.
Dislikes:
Location not the best on busy roundabout, but very little road noise.
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John
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '16
3
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
3
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
3
Breakfast:
4
"We used the Black Lion Inn as a base whilst visiting the family"
Bedroom small for 2 let alone with a child as well. Family room it certainly was not... Read more
"We used the Black Lion Inn as a base whilst visiting the family"
Bedroom small for 2 let alone with a child as well. Family room it certainly was not Read less
Likes:
Food was excellent and the real ale was kept to the standard that CAMERA would demand.
Dislikes:
The traffic noise which continued day and night making sleep difficult.
Premises needs double glazing to lessen the sound from the traffic.
Response from The BlackSmiths Arms:
this room has a double bed and a single that has ample movement, I remember your stay as said when you stayed this is a 18th century building and are unable to do double glazing, but you slept with your windows open and you are on the a22, but most people go out in the afternoons and don't stay in so they would not notice this. im sorry you didn't enjoy your stay but we are not aloud to change certain things due to regulations. kind regards Paul & Sam

ing dating
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Erica
Young Couple
Stayed: Jun '16
2
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
2
Value:
3
Friendliness:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Facilities:
2
Staff service:
1
Location:
3
Breakfast:
4
"Pleasant stay, a little basic, however we understand the rooms are undergoing a refurb."
Chosen for being mid way between the 2 places we wanted to visit.... Read more
"Pleasant stay, a little basic, however we understand the rooms are undergoing a refurb."
Chosen for being mid way between the 2 places we wanted to visit. Read less
Likes:
The food was very well cooked, and nicely presented, the sports bar was very nice
Dislikes:
A lot of specials were advertised on the menu but when we actually went down to dinner several were not available, perhaps the boards should be updated more regularly.
The BlackSmiths Arms, Halland
Ellen
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '16
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Facilities:
2
Staff service:
5
Location:
4
Breakfast:
4
"Nice"
.... Read more
"Nice"
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Likes:
.
Dislikes:
Found piece of pizza in pizzabox in drawer of desk
The BlackSmiths Arms, Halland
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Overall rating: 4.2 out of 5
 Stayed one night for work. Landlords were very accommodating with our late arrival and early leave. Room was incredibly comfortable, didn't want to leave the bed in the morning! 
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