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The Smugglers Inn

Blue Anchor Road | Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
+44 1984 640385
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (33 reviews)
“pie” (20 reviews)
“mash” (14 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Blue Anchor Road | Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
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Reviewed 2 days 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...More

Thank Oldscootman
Reviewed 3 days 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...More

Thank brendaneate
Reviewed 2 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...More

1  Thank martynseale
Reviewed 2 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
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...More

1  Thank Samantha S
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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Keith, Ali and the team have just put on a fantastic night at the Smuggs. Food excellent, entertainment brill but what makes the Smuggs so good is the welcoming atmosphere created by mine host.

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are very friendly and make you feel welcome as part of the family. The food always comes out hot and tastes delicious. The room we stayed in was warm and comfortable would definitely come back again we are very happy with our stay...More

Thank Lola-Kira
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A warm friendly welcome and quick service. Good selection of starters and home cooked meals. A wide selection for children too, although could possibly consider including vegetables as not all children are chips lovers. A welcome change to the usual mass produced pub grub and...More

Thank DeanAnt
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
smugglers cottage
9 March 2016|
Response from GerryL592 | Property representative |
Telephone The Smugglers Inn for The cottage availability and rates.
Are you open all year round for food and drinks? Are children welcome?
10 October 2015|
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Response from Airey_Odiham | Reviewed this property |
It's great for children because of the garden. I imagine they will be open all year round but check their website for times.
Do you have any gluten free options please. ?
24 August 2015|
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Response from GerryL592 | Property representative |
New menus this month with gluten free options. Menus will be published on the website soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 52
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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.