Thursday, 29 January 2009

Smiths Arms, Brecon Hill, Castle Dene,Chester le Street,DH3 4HE. Tel.01913856915.

The Smiths Arms. Its taken us weeks to catch it open (not until 4pm) but was it worth while!

My kind of pub is this. Loads of friendly atmoshere. A small bar. An ancient black oven and fire range blazing away(as my parents and grandparents had in the 40's and 50's) and 4 real ales on tap. I could have moved in!!

In an isolated region near Fencehouses and Great Lumley. If you like old pubs and good beer then here they are.

A Northumberland Ales Pit Pony went down a treat as I'm sure the Black Sheep, the Jarrow Brewery Rivet Catcher and the Courage Directors would have done too if I only had time.

Hurry back if you can Jack!

To check out their website click this link Smiths Arms, Brecon Hill, Castle Dene, Chester le Street


  1. Smiths Arms, Brecon Hill, Castle Dene, Chester le Street, Hi your link to this pub is incorrect ref
    your "To check out their website click this link "
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    Cheers, Paul.

  2. The Smiths Arms has now had a refit and looks fantastic. The place has been brought back to life but still has a traditional black beamed and real fire atmosphere. They have real ale on tap and great bar meals.The Smiths Arms now boasts a new restaurant upstairs catering for people who like good food. Fresh fish and mature steaks are on the menue complete with a variety of sauces and vegetable to complement all dishes. The restaurant is also available for hire for weddings and parties etc. The Smiths Arms website is part of the new restaurant, The Drunken Floor- Tel 0191 3857559.Open from 11:55am every day.