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Last service New Year's Eve.

The Blacksmith's is bowing out after over 15 years.
Thanks for all your support and custom over that time.
Our last service will be New Year's Eve. - Angie and Ray

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News Flash!

Our Christmas 2013 Menu is now available. Lunch time or evening - £20 per person.

We have been mentioned in Cumbria Life Magazine, February edition, page 14,
by Sir Tony Cunningham, MP for Workington.
When asked: Where do you recommend for a good bite to eat and a decent pint or glass of wine? he responded, "A favourite restaurant is the Blacksmith's at Bigrigg. The food is outstanding and the service is superb. They do beautiful scallops, which they get fresh from Whitehaven, and the lamb is another favourite."

Lunch and Afternoon Teas

Now open Tuesday to Friday!

Blacksmith's Business Centre

Now Open!
Two very exclusive meeting rooms for hire with refreshments and lunch. Excellent location. Private entrance. Telephone facilities. Please contact Angie for details.

Free Wine!

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Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers make ideal Christmas presents. They are also available for our
Afternoon Tea Talks.


At the Blacksmith's we are committed to quality and freshness. We use only the finest ingredients as fresh as we can possibly get them. Nearly all of the fish and seafood served is bought directly off the fishing boat and straight to the table with only a short pit-stop in the kitchen.


Raymond and I look forward to serving you, and we will try in every way possible to make your night an extra special night to remember.

The majority of herbs used in the cooking process are grown by us in the kitchen garden, together with a selection of the vegetables when in season. There is always a vegetarian option should you require it.

If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, do not hesitate to let one of us know. We have a small intimate restaurant with only 9 tables, so please book in advance to make sure of your table. Once you have arrived your table is yours (so to speak) for the whole evening. We won't hurry you to make way for someone else.

We won't chase you home at the end of the evening if you would like another night cap.

The dining rooms have been decorated in a warm cosy way to make you feel at home.  No glaring candelabras or starchiness here - it's just like having friends for dinner.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to us about anything at all please ring us on 01946 815800, or complete our enquiry/booking form here.


Mission statement

To create a warm and friendly atmosphere, welcoming both new and existing customers, using the freshest and finest local ingredients, delivered with excellent service by staff who are valued making every occasion for the customer a special one and experience to remember and repeat again and again.

Created by all the staff at the Blacksmith's Restaurant