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Ye Olde Smugglers Inne

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UE, England
+44 1323 870241
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Chef-Boutonne, France
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I travel on my own, but with my dog I'm always thankful for dog friendly places to stay. Ye Olde Smugglers Inne didn't disappoint. Having stayed there before after getting off the ferry in Newhaven, I knew where to go and park, so that was easy. But having booked through an agent the message about my dog accompanying me... More 

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Thank Rangasmum
Wheathampstead
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a typical English Pub with a friendly ambience and good selection of beers. The menu was extensive complemented by a long list of "Specials". The barman was friendly and let me sample a few beers before I made my choice. Service after our first round of drinks was a bit slow but this was due to the pub... More 

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Brighton
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296 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting menu and a bit cheaper than the other 2 main pubs in the village. Very friendly bar staff. Lovely, local, well kept ales. The only downside was that it was a bit chilly next to the window.

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2 Thank BrightonShredhead
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped by for two meals with my wife and 91-yo mother. Meals fine, location (in the glassroom out the back) fine, experience fine. Recommended.

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1 Thank Tony W
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This place look liked it had been decorated by someone employed at Woolworths. Although empty, service was slow and no atmosphere whatsoever

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Notting Hill, UK
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I visited Ye Olde Smugglers Inne a year ago; the least said about that experience the better. I returned recently and the place is almost unrecognisable - friendly professional bar staff, lots of cosy corners to tuck yourself into with a well poured pint and proper pub food. I was there for one of their music nights and once it... More 

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2 Thank njwukofgb
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this pub with my family. Very nice beer garden and pleasant staff. Good IPA beer and a beautiful day. Food: the chicken was dry and the hamburger meat was so tough that only my shoe would have been more difficult to eat. Because the chap who served us was so charming we didn't complain. Go here to drink, but... More 

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Flamborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Staff and choice of drinks good. Great place to have a drink before eating. Very oldy worldly really enjoyed meeting the locals. Would certainly go back next time in Alfriston.

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1 Thank Mavis L
Etchingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

There is always a buzz when you enter a 700 year old pub (or thereabouts). If you have ever read "Treasure Island", then this pub will instantly drag you into the past and engulf you in the time portal that it has created. Once you enter you are in the zone. The word "doubloon" seems to whisper itself into your... More 

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1 Thank Daniel L
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Good Food cooked by Richard who has joined the kitchen team lovely presentation. (The chef has moved on). I will look forward to having a Darren cooking for me in the middle of July.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870241

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?