We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ye Olde Smugglers Inne

Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UE, England
+44 1323 870241
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“treacle tart” (2 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“fish pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UE, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (138)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff were nice enough - but the food was just not up to par. I had the pan fried duck - and the skin hadn't been scored - so it was tough as anything and dry. The sauce was overpowering - and I believe...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on 10/09/17 a wet sunday evening in a party of four. Staff friendly and helpful, had a drink to start and ordered our food at the same time. They have a pub classics menu and a lovely specials board. I had black bream with...More

Thank HaylesB33
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A group of ten of us visited this Wednesday lunch time and were all impressed by the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff. We had a nice drink in the beer garden and moved into the conservatory for the food. I had...More

Thank JohnGranshaw
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Dreadful meal, dreadful service. Avoid at all costs. Meals do not fit the description on the menu. Nearly an hours wait for a steak. Total disappointment as had a drink at lunch, lovely friendly barman then, evening staff however really let the place down. No...More

1  Thank Julie080887
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful old pub serving good beer, however severely let down by slow service, it would appear that a skeleton staff was working in height of summer season. We had to wait almost 1.5 hours for 4 meals, food when it eventually arrived was good. An...More

1  Thank 98owa
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My wife and I ordered 'roast lamb' for our Sunday lunch - we decided to eat in the garden - we had no sooner sat down than we were most surprised to see our meal arrive. It was cold - the meat was out of...More

1  Thank davidrgjohnston
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Right in the centre of this beautiful village. Friendly staff and still some old world charm. Sadly the beer garden is a dumping ground for dead pot plants and the odd shower screen.

Thank MBlanche
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Four of us had an evening meal while staying in the village walking the South Downs Way. We chose this pub as prices were definitely lower than the other two pubs in Alfriston. Bar staff were very welcoming and we sat in the conservatory at...More

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Quaint old pub in the lovely village of Alfriston located in the village square. Very nice inside with friendly and fast service. We had ham salad and leek sausage/chips - very nice, fresh and hot. American ale by Longmans. All in cost was GBP 27....More

Thank Whistledown
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Visited this lovely pub for Sunday lunch several times the roast is excellent and great value for money. Lovely roast potatoes just like my mum used to cook.Treacle tart is to die for. My husband had fish pie and he said that was excellent too.Lovely...More

Thank paradisewalker
Nearby Restaurants
Badgers @ The Old Village Bakery
343 reviews
.06 km away
The Plough and Harrow
424 reviews
1.48 km away
The Sussex Ox
496 reviews
1.54 km away
The Singing Kettle Tea House
240 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alfriston Clergy House
204 reviews
.24 km away
St Andrew Church
72 reviews
.19 km away
The Plough and Harrow
11 reviews
1.34 km away
Much Ado Books
13 reviews
.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ye Olde Smugglers Inne staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing