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The Smugglers

212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
+44 1843 841185
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 49th wedding anniversary.....nothing planned for the actual day,so what to do? We went to The Smugglers for lunch and couldn't have made a better choice. A lovely welcome from "Mine Host" Bob and head honcho Josh. Our three course lunch was excellent , and...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a total waste of money. Murder mystery consisted of a man reading from a script, and then choosing people to be characters who then had to stand up and read a script. It was terrible and to top it all the food was poor....More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

mothers day was busy at the Smugglers but the standard of food and the service were both excellent. just enough waiting time for a leisurely drink and the Sunday roast was as good as any we have ever had. We shall be back to sample...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here within friends on a Saturday night out they had a George Michael Tribute night on the food we where given was to a high standard and all The people in our group enjoyed there meals the entertainment was great The only thing I...More

Thank clc22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely night out, fun well organised entertainment, lovely food and great atmosphere, waiting staff were all very friendly, polite and attentive. Cosy setting with a very warm welcome, never been before but was made to feel very welcome from the second you walk...More

Thank KFHaines
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Over from Australia and went to the Smugglers for the George Michael tribute night with four friends, the Food was 1st class and the show was very good coming from Oz you expect good food & service which you get back home and the Smugglers...More

Thank Annette and Ter... C
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Came here a few months ago with a party of ten and had a great time (see previous review) This time we were with two other people and arrived at 12.30 for lunch and there was no-one else in the place. We waited and waited...More

Thank eric h
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Have visited several times and never leave disappointed. The food is simply outstanding and the mussels are the best I have eaten anywhere in the world. Fresh local produce, priced a little expensive BUT you defo get the quality that your paying for.

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Eleven of us of various ages descended on The Smugglers one Saturday night in February. We’d booked so we weren’t a surprise. We had a lovely evening. The staff were attentive, Millie particularly; the food lovely. The children with us were able to stretch their...More

Thank AnoifY
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I've been to 3 themed cabarets, a hen night and Sunday lunch here. The service is good, the food is well cooked, with decent portions, and there's always a good atmosphere.

Thank susan s
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31 August 2017|
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Response from hilaryjones1121 | Reviewed this property |
the best way to find out is to call the Smugglers and they will tell you what is on for the month try one of their dinner nights you will really enjoy yourself.
15 January 2016|
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Response from Thanet48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think there is a problem with the link. Phone or email them. They are very friendly. If you want to go I would book as it is quite popular. I am sure you won't be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 841185
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