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The Smugglers Bar and Restaurant

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The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
+44 1304 853404
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 11:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 11:00
Mon - Thu 17:45 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited the smugglers on many occasions and hadn't been that impressed but recently we had a fab meal. Excellent food, efficient service and friendly staff. We had fajitas which were fabulous !

Thank Stokesy123
Dover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another wonderful meal in an excellent restaurant. As always the staff are friendly , the atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food selection is outstanding ,whatever you choose will be amazing. Thank you all again for a wonderful valentines dinner.

Thank Share O
Dover, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a last minute decision to go out for dinner, based on Trip Advisor reviews decided to give the smugglers a go. Standard village pub from the outside, but upon walking in was greeting to a wonderful warm welcome, we were a little early so got a drink and were offered menus to review. My wife Loved her starter... More 

1 Thank rsKent
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit apprehensive when we pulled up. Thought it was going to be a local pub grub night. Thankfully very wrong. Very welcoming friendly and attentive. Food was exceptional. Thank you guys so much

Thank Shoestringmum
Whitby, Canada
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful traditional British Pub...Service was very good...Food was exceptional.. portions very generous....highly recommend.

Thank Brucet425
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another great meal at the Smugglers this evening, great service from Lindsey and Jackie, both friendly and welcoming and as in previous visits, food first class. Well worth a visit!

Thank Paul W
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both had sirloin steak which was very tender could not eat all of it large meals good value and the staff put it in a container for a sandwich later Made to feel very welcome recommend to all

Thank tanyatt
lydd kent
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

always love coming to the smugglers for food everytime were in the area the service is always good and friendly staff ..

Thank iguana1
south wales
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

On holiday and have had 5 meals there which were absolutely gorgeous. BUT I can honestly say that is also because of the service we received on the days we ate there. We called in on a Sunday evening for a drink as they don't serve food at the moment on a Sunday (website needs updating). Sundays are obviously for... More 

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

For one of our dinners out while staying in Dover we wanted a meal at a nice privately owned restaurant close to town, The Smugglers fit the bill nicely. About a 10 minute drive from Dover Castle, sits this restaurant within the little village of St Margaret's at Cliffe. I love the feel of the village as it's quaint and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's at Cliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 853404

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