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Smiths Arms, Brecon Hill - pub details

Address: Chester le Street, Castle Dene, Chester le Street, County Durham, DH3 4HE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 32516) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Chester-le-street (1.7 miles)

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user reviews of Smiths Arms, Brecon Hill

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Don't bother phoning the Beer in the evening number as it just charges you for playing an awful noise in your ear and doesn't connect you.
kayeselle - 16 Apr 2012 17:58
After trying the Butcher's Arms, Wicket Gate & Chester le Street Cricket Club in the centre of town (none of them listed on here), we intended to round off our tour of Durham in the Smiths Arms. Locating it is difficult, especially if you're using a Sat Nav. Look for the signs on the roundabout in Castle Dene. On arrival, we stumbled upon a wake for a local funeral. This always makes for a quite uncomfortable situation. But within a few minutes, we were left alone in the pub with the landlord who was an extremely friendly and chatty guy who had clearly been in the pub trade for many years. Black Sheep Best & Jennings Cumberland Ale were the 2 ales on offer. Although there are apparently 3 or 4 during the busier summer months. The interior is fairly interesting with 3 separate rooms and plenty to admire. Certainly worth the effort trying to locate it and not too far from Chester le Street.
blue_scrumpy - 20 Jan 2012 22:48
I'd rather given up on a decent pub in the Great Lumley area until I spotted the sign for The Smiths. Not anything like as miserable as its indie Manc moniker would suggest, this is a good old-fashioned British boozer. A pint of Black Sheep was just the job and the food looks worth further perusal. Good attitude to kids as well. Will be back.
Alehound - 7 Jun 2010 19:51
Cracking little pub, it's a little walk from Great Lumley (10 mins) but well worth the effort. Small bar with open fire, usually good crack going on. The Jarrow brewery rivet catcher is my particular favourite real ale.

There is a larger lounge area and food is good and reasonably priced.
Miceybhoy - 7 Jun 2010 16:53

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