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The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (23 reviews)
“salmon” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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1 - 10 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

i have the rost or cottage pie very good food price is just right has 12 tables to sit 4 at a table and has sea food as well i go to this little restaurant every sunday

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last night of our holiday we booked the Smugglers although a bit snug the place was packed always a good sign we had passed this restaurant all week and it was busy all the time good tip book ahead. Staff very friendly and...More

Thank getlez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited this restaurant with my husband for a meal out whilst on holiday. This is a Very cosy little pub/restaurant serving the likes of seafood, steaks and traditional meals. We found the staff very are polite and efficient and The food is absolutely delicious!...More

Thank katie b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A popular harbour side restaurant seving traditional fare. The theam is old items of interst lots of copper and brass. Good service and food was fine. Good size portions and reasonable price

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food ,very clean , nice staff , reasonably priced , food was quick out .visited on Monday so fairly quite time

Thank kevin t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had evening meal here, the seafood was fantastic. Plaice, prawns,whitebait..mmm..delicious. My friend had a steak which was lovely and tender. The pub itself has little booths in the main dining area. Its a throw back pub really, high gloss and varnish everywhere, lots of sea...More

Thank davro4071
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant while on holiday in ilfracombe visited three times lovely meals each time and good service

Thank phillip d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small and very uncomfortably squashed together for a meal out. There was 12 of us and struggled to accommodate us together, food average as was the service

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and food was excellent. We are here on our first night in Devon. Great location. My partner had the Seabees and I the chicken.

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found this place to eat the first night we were in Ilfracombe. We enjoyed the food so much we returned on several other days. It was immaculately clean and had a lovely ambience. We would definitely recommend it.

Thank davidholdstock
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24 June 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke |
Do you have disabled access? Do you have free wifi? Do you allow children and or well behaved dogs? What are your opening days and hours? Do you bake all your own food? Do you take part in the 'suspended coffee... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
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