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The Smugglers Bar and Restaurant

The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
+44 1304 853404
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (33 reviews)
“pizza” (29 reviews)
“fajitas” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Pub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been coming to the smugglers for years and have always had lovely food & service, unfortunately this time we were so disappointed! To put it bluntly if your not a "regular" they simply don't care, A table in the bar area on a...More

Thank charlottefk
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is perhaps the best pub in the area for food in our opinion. and we've tried many. Sunday roasts are a particular favourite and there are some great local ales on offer. The food goes well beyond "pub grub". Nice people, sad to see...More

Thank AndaluciaFamily
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been regular visitors to this restaurant in the past, always lovely friendly staff, always good food. This time however we were put in the bar, and pushed up into a corner, very difficult to talk up and down the table as there were...More

1  Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely dinner yet again (10 oz Rib Eye so good!) Too much to eat when you add all the trimmings (although I managed a nice vanilla ice cream for desert - Don't come here if you are trying to get into that wedding outfit!) Grandad...More

1  Thank Statham B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice typical English country Inn. In the Main Street of St Margaret's Bay nr Dover. Nice picturesque village on the SE coast with amazing views over the channel. The Smugglers Inn is a cosy place with a nice atmosphere, the staff are very friendly and...More

Thank Martmi10
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is excellent. So much choice from English fare, Mexican & pizzas. If you are a small eater, do not have a starter as all portions are enormous! I asked for a child's portion of mushroom stroganoff & still struggled having had a...More

Thank goodi134
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed locally on a biking holiday and after visiting their very expensive neighbours we decided to try the Smugglers instead and I am glad we did. The prices are what you would expect to pay for good food and that's exactly what we got....More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very tasty. I have eaten here before but was a little disappointed in this visit. We sat in the restaurant which is a conservatory, which was very busy. This meant that it was quite noisy, not usually a problem but on retrospect...More

1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 of us went for a meal here last night. We all decided to order from the Mexican menu, 3 starters , 3 main courses. The portions were very generous, and the food was delicious!

Thank LondonCarmel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered fajitas for 3 adults . Unfortunately we didn't enjoy them as the chicken had an unusual texture and odd taste. When we mentioned it to the waitress she gave us a story that they use water filled chicken from the local farmer. I...More

1  Thank cylaharris
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.02 km away
The Coastguard Restaurant
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.99 km away
Nearby Attractions
St Margaret's Museum
41 reviews
1.02 km away
St Margaret's Bay Beach
377 reviews
1.02 km away
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.85 km away
The Pines Garden
115 reviews
1.00 km away
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Questions & Answers
23 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Jonathon W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a beer garden/outside eating area. Not sure about dogs though, best to contact them direct to check. Also in St Margaret's right down in the bay is The Coastguard pub with a beer garden and dogs are welcome... More
Yvonne C
30 October 2016|
Response from Peter K | Property representative |
Hi Yvonne all our menus are available on our website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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