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The Smugglers Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LF, England
+44 1323 762112
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“chicken curry” (3 reviews)
“whitebait” (5 reviews)
“burgers” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve visited Pevensey three times so far. Love the area but this was the first visit where we’d actually been in The Smugglers. Great pub, friendly locals and the good is excellent. Very enjoyable evening out on our last day.

Thank JPBManchester
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as a family from munich, bavaria, in pevensey bay on holiday for one week. The smugglers inn is a very good pub, sometimes we eat twice a day in the lovely home feeling site. Very good food, quick service, very nice people and...More

Thank EduardK112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends and we all had the fixed menu @ £11.50. Good honest pub grub, great service and camaraderie with the landlady. Some unusual beers/lagers on tap which are worth trying. The pub is also ‘dog friendly’ which was great for us.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy this pub. Fabulous in the summer sitting out in the garden with the kids and come Christmas it always feels so seasonal and warm and cozy.

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We met my grandson, his wife and two boys on Saturday 30th September for a late lunch at this lovely, quaint old pub. Everyone enjoyed their main course and my fruit crumble dessert was probably the best I have had. The boys were able to...More

Thank collinsCrowborough
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Food was really nice but service was so slow half an hour to wait to be asked if wanted pudding after main . The lady was really friendly but it was like she forgo it what she was doing it wasn't busy as it was...More

Thank Trina818
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We visited The Smugglers Inn on a week day evening for a bar/pub meal not in the restaurant as we had a dog with us. The landlady was friendly and welcoming. It wasn't too busy, and there was a good choice on the menu as...More

Thank Waltham60
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Eastbourne marina for some shopping in the retail parks, fancied something a bit different to the chain restaurants in the marina so dropped in here for lunch. Lovely pub with relaxing interiors, lovely home made food that arrived promptly. Friendly and attentive staff who...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Served table for five and where seated on time staff seemed pleasant but under trained seemed to know little about the food they were serving we all ordered from main menu which took a time to arrive , drinks were ordered and again took a...More

1  Thank Arthur4u
coolcat13, Owner at The Smugglers Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were not happy. Our Fish pie always has large prawns in and we buy with tails off. When the plate came back and we looked at the dish the pie was in, there was 2 small...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We went here after a recommendation from a local and weren't disappointed. The set menu ( week nights only) was terrific value for 11.50 for three courses. We went back on the Sunday, but we're disappointed to learn that all our first choices for main...More

Thank Margaret K
coolcat13, Owner at The Smugglers Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Sorry we had run out of your choices but unfortunately we get very busy on Sundays and as everything is freshly cooked it is hard to calculate. As for our 3 course it is available Monday-Friday lunchtime and evenings. Hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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
Bn24 5lf
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