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The Smugglers Inn

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Blue Anchor Road | Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
+44 1984 640385
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm in the middle of a kitchen rebuild so needed somewhere local for a meal on a Saturday evening. I rang and got a table even though the restaurant was clearly very busy and popular. I'm vegetarian so ordered the mushroom stroganoff which was freshly made and delicious. There were other options. I followed up with cheese and biscuits served... More 

Thank Guy160444
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dropped in for lunch unfortunately they obviously were not prepared for the season although the two members of staff were pleasant the "beer garden" was in need of attention and a deflated bouncy castle strewn across the grass did little to help with the appearance We were completely put off by the appearance and condition of the property causing a... More 

Thank pinehurstbs
Keith F, Owner at The Smugglers Inn, responded to this review

really.....all this coz the bouncy castle wasn't up.... we always do our nice coffee so this is just rubbish...we are now no3 out of 85 pubs so we know that we can please out customers... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous cosy atmosphere, friendly staff made us feel very welcome, even our dog was welcomed with treats. Food was excellent, and plenty of it, the steak and ale pie was overflowing with meat, quick service too. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Vicky H
Keith F, Owner at The Smugglers Inn, responded to this review

Thank you we are glad you loved our pub More 

Seaford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 80 vespa enthusiasts from the Veteran Vespa Club had a superb 3 course evening meal at the charming venue that is the Smugglers Inn. Host Keith and his staff made us feel most welcome and together with a well stocked bar the evening could not have gone better. Thank you for helping to make our event special... More 

Thank Oldscootman
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been to The Smuglers for a couple of years following a "disappointing experience". Recent visit was very different.Current owner/staff made us feel very welcome,great ambience, real smart decor,good range of beers and wine.We enjoyed a delightful meal and were made to feel like locals Great evening and we will return and recommend to others .

Thank brendaneate
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My apologies to Keith And Martin,Sarah and the rest of the staff, Ishould have written earlier about my experience,i arrived very late in season but the service was amazing.After reading some of the reviews about the food maybe they should have tried Sarahs meat pie(world class) Once again thankyou for a great stay and look forward to staying with you... More 

1 Thank martynseale
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say this is the best place we have eaten around Somerset fantastic food lovely atmosphere great owners and staff you must go here for a meal .

Thank Cindy D
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal Sunday Evening. If im honest hubby had decided it was a chips meal as they couldnt supply bad chips ............ how WRONG could he have been. Fantastic starter and main meals, very filling couldnt manage puddings. Staff welcoming, portions good and price same as others in the location. Definitely worth a visit as you wont be... More 

1 Thank Samantha S
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Keith and his team are fantastic went out of his way for his guests the food drink and suite was amazing well done guys keep up the good work

Thank rich040288
Bath, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely weekend at a camp site by smugglers inn, just popped in for quick drink. Nice pub with good variety of food.

1 Thank Linner2710

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blue Anchor Road | Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead
  • Phone Number: +44 1984 640385
The Smugglers Inn offers a cosy bar, a delightful restaurant and accommodation by the sea at Blue Anchor Bay in Somerset. We are on the edge of Exmoor and the Quantock hills and make a perfect base for walking holidays. The West Somerset steam railway runs through Blue Anchor and the station is just along the road at the end of the bay. Blue Anchor beach is a long sandy beach and is just across the road from the Inn.

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