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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Smugglers Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LF, England
+44 1323 762112
Website
Today
10:30 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 253: English reviews
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff excellent food very enjoyable Recommended sea food cocktail with walnuts 1st class Best steak ever enjoyed around open fire place

Helpful?
Thank andy d
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
381 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been in the area for most of the day, we decided to finish off our visit with a stop here for some tea time eats. It was a welcoming place, which was nice as sometimes when you visit the local pubs and food stops, you find the locals being a bit stand off ish of any one not from... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank peppermint
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Does great food, good selection of drink and most importantly for us has a large fenced off play area for toddlers. Makes it No.1 for us on a nice hot day.

Helpful?
Thank PunkRoadkill
Hailsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here for the first time for our anniversary meal, had a 3 course meal, apart from the mushroom soup not pleasing my taste buds the other 2 courses were very nice, will be going again for sure.

Helpful?
Thank Steve F
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went on a Monday evening with a 9-year old The lady who was serving couldn't do enough to help us. Excellent service. Fried onions not on menu but quickly made me some when asked. Food was perfect and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend.

Helpful?
Thank Kathmumoftwo
Hastings, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Can not believe we only live 15 minutes away but only visited The Smugglers Inn for the first time yesterday! Staff were friendly and welcoming, good cask ale for hubby! We had a delicious meal in lovely surroundings. Will definitely be back, looking forward to bringing the grandchildren in the summer!

Helpful?
Thank Marian B
Wilson, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Pn a recent trip to England, we stopped here for dinner after touring the castle. It is a well kept old bulding, and the food is very good. The locals were especially friendly, and we really enjoyed visiting with them.

Helpful?
Thank Debbie K
Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Walked in to this pub on a Sunday lunchtime, locals closed ranks at the bar to almost prevent access. Managed to get a pint for the wife and I and perched on the end of a table to decide if were going to dine as it was rather busy. Approached by we assume was the landlady (blonde lady)immediately who enquired... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Gary H
Level Contributor
53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is an unspoilt old pub without any TV, slot machines etc. The menu is entirely home cooked (including the deserts) at a very reasonable price. There are frequent music nights and it is always busy. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank chriseadon
Surrey
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Four of us had booked somewhere else, but a very noisy and unsupervised table of 8 young children had us leaving and looking elsewhere. One of our group recalled having a Christmas meal in The Smugglers, and since it was nearby we decided to take a chance. We were delighted! Real old fashioned pub with great service and lovely separate... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank wasbean

Travellers who viewed The Smugglers Inn also viewed

 
Pevensey, East Sussex
Pevensey, East Sussex
 
Pevensey, East Sussex
 

Been to The Smugglers Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 22:30
Monday
10:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:30
Thursday
10:30 - 22:30
Friday
10:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Pevensey
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 762112
Description
BN24 5LF

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Smugglers Inn and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Smugglers Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?