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The Smiths Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Darkinson Lane | Lea town, Preston PR4 0RP, England
+44 1772 760555
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Darkinson Lane | Lea town, Preston PR4 0RP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 9 of us attending for a birthday tea. Food and service brilliant with very friendly and attentive staff. Also received a 20% off food and drinks card to be used between Jan and Mar. We will definitely be going back soon.

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Having been a local of this establishment for many years before moving north to a better class area, I ventured to the Smith Arms as it was a favorite pub of my parents. Having just buried my mother of 91yrs old I considered it respectful...More

Thank Geoffg1952
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Met two friends for lunch at The Smith's Arms. A lovely old pub with glorious hanging baskets full of really colourful flowers. Lovely warm dining room with a fire burning. We all chose different dishes and we all enjoyed our food. Being pigs we all...More

Thank sandra b
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

First time visiting . Walked in to a very nice welcome, found a table we wanted and within a minute our drinks order was taken, after looking at the menu we decided on the Sunday roast, which was served in approximately 5 minutes, all the...More

Thank pamela h
John D, Owner at The Smiths Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

thank you for your positive responce JOHN the landiord

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Chanced across this pub after finishing work and wanting a quick bite. Amazing! not far from home and the food was beautiful, well presented 7 piping hot. The young waitresses could not have been more attentive. no wonder it got busier, will definitely return. 5...More

Thank amd2902
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Friday night in the middle of summer. Staff were really friendly and service was quick and efficient. Gammon was cooked perfectly, but the egg was over done. The sausage and mash was amazing, huge sausages and fluffy mash. Lots of deals on...More

Thank Habar25
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

After seeing that one of are local watering holes was back in business we thought we would take the family out for tea it was great had many good meals at the smiths arms , started with the home made soup potatoes and leek it...More

Thank Izzarda
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I was born in Salwick and I have seen this place change hands so many times and now it has changed for the better on a recent visit 2 months ago it is now run by father and son the son being very hands on...More

Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great menu. Specials change on a regular basis. Friendly service nothing is too much trouble. Visited a few times and always consistent.

Thank _ll03bul
Reviewed 3 August 2017

A gourmet guide to Lancs would definitely include the Smith's Arms. Great range of beers and really good home-cooked food. Excellent pies (this is Lancs!), fish, and some slightly more Mediterranean dishes at extremely reasonable prices - they could charge double. HIghly recommended for lunch...More

Thank Rick_and_Pepa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darkinson Lane | Lea town, Preston PR4 0RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 760555
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The Smith Arms is a traditional family run pub set in the picturesque area of Lea, Preston that offers home cooked food, cask ales and a warm welcome to all. Whether it’s in our extensive beer garden enjoying the sun, or cosied up on a comfortable seat in the bar, our country pub offers the perfect atmosphere to enjoy hearty, seasonal pub food and our great range of cask ales and fine wines. The food we serve at The Smiths Arms is the food we love – That’s why our customers keep coming back. They know our dishes are simple in creation but big in flavour. Take a look at our tempting menu. We’re working hard to create a family-friendly, country pub that is the centre of the local community. So whether you pop in for a drink while cycling or walking past, or stay for freshly cooked food; we look forward to seeing you soon.
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