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A Proper Country Pub

for relaxed drinking & dining


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Our Story

Welcome To The Blacksmith’s Arms

The Inn known as the “Blacksmith’s Arms” was built during the reign of Charles I (1625 – 1649) in the year 1628. The property at this time is described as a farm dwelling with stables.

Covid-19 Secure

The Blacksmith’s Arms is now open – Covid-19 secure

We would love to welcome to you back to see us.

We’ve put many measures in place to keep you safe during your visit.  Please have a look at our Risk Assessment for the full details.  But the highlights are;

  • Please come another time if you – or anyone in your household – are not feeling well.
  • You’re welcome to book a table indoors to eat or drink – 1 household per table. If you are a party of 2 x households, we’ll book you on an adjacent socially distanced table. 
  • Please give your name and phone number to the staff before you order. These details will be given to NHS Track-And-Trace only if required… and will be kept safely and destroyed after 21 days.
  • The bar is screened off to keep you and our staff safe.
  • You’re welcome to use the limited seating indoors, but we’ve removed most of the tables to enable social distancing. Please take your drinks outside when there’s nowhere to sit. There is no standing indoors (Even if it rains – sorry!)
  • There is a lovely big canopy outside in our beautiful garden, where you can sit away from the sun / rain. (no sides), with plenty of socially-distanced tables (please don’t move them).
  • The pub has a one-way system and marks on the floor to help you social distance. FRONT DOOR = in only and BACK DOOR = out only.
  • Please use contactless payments wherever possible
  • The kitchen is open with a reduced menu and times to help our kitchen staff stay safe.
  • We are regularly handwashing & cleaning all areas.
  • Toilets are open – 2 people at a time.
  • We are happily serving all visitors who are observing government social-distancing guidelines. But we regret that we will refuse those who choose not to.
  • Total numbers are limited to help our customers stay safe. Please accept our apologies if we ask you to wait outside when we are busy.
  • All our music events are cancelled for the time being.  We cannot have the TV or music on loudly.


Our lunch menu offers a whole host of delicious light bites & classic favourites. So whether you’re having a working lunch, catching up with friends, or enjoying a leisurely day out, our menu is sure to get your taste buds going. 


All made from fresh, local produce delivered daily, choose from hearty pub favourites to our famous roasts, home made burgers and healthy salads. Our evening menu features superb selection of dishes that have been prepared to the highest standard by our experienced and incredibly talented chef.


Sunday is the one day of the week when the majority of us tuck into a delicious roast. Our Sunday menu will allow you to enjoy the freshest seasonal ingredients. Then you can kick back and relax, because that’s what Sunday’s are for.


What People are Saying


"For a Thursday the pub was busy which shows that it's good! Nice atmosphere, beautiful hanging baskets and tubs outside, still flowering abundantly in October, more..."

Cheryl095 (05/10/18)

“A real gem of (Greater London)”

"Wonderful (historic building, food, garden, and scenic views), in a rural hilltop serene old village (quite easily the best pub in all of Greater London). more..."

Karl C (26/09/18)

“Brilliant place for lunch”

"Had lunch here with some friends and sat in the gazebo cover in the picture. Great for a number of us. Felt as though we were just on our own. Food was more..."

Jackie S (12/09/18)

"Great setting, nice staff, but needs faster order to delivery"

"This pub has a stunningly beautiful setting - high on the hill with great views across the valley towards the lovely more..."

Barzini (30/08/18)

Bar Opening Times

11am - 10pm

11am - 10pm

11am - 10pm 

11am - 10pm

11am - 11:30pm

11am - 11:30pm

12 midday - 10pm

Kitchen Opening Times

12 midday - 3pm

12 midday - 3pm

12 midday - 3pm

12 midday - 3pm

12 midday - 3pm

6pm - 9pm

12 midday - 9pm

12 midday - 4pm

Drop Us a Line

01959 572678


Cudham Lane South
TN14 7QB

Dogs are welcome in the bar area