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The Smugglers Inn

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Blue Anchor Road | Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
+44 1984 640385
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Blue Anchor Road | Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for Sunday Lunch. Lovely choice of meat, 6 veg, lovely gravy and the warmest of welcomes. From drinks at the bar through to the Chef who came to our table, the people here are lovely and really friendly. Puddings looked incredible and the...More

Thank Runningbelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the recommendation of a friend from Old Cleve who had eaten here last week we decided to go along for the first time since it had changed ownership. From the time we arrived to the time we left we had such a pleasant and...More

Thank FreoJan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing meal with amazing service, I always ask for a gluten free cheesecake when I book a table as I love the cheesecakes they make! Not been let down yet! Today’s choice was orange matchsticks - it was delicious xx can’t wait for next...More

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Smugglers Inn twice during our long weekend break. The hosts were extremely welcoming, particularly to our 6 year old daughter and made us all feel very welcome. The Pub had a lovely, cosy feel and felt very relaxing and friendly. We ordered...More

Thank kellymcdiarmid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been here 12 months ago for a meal and enjoyed it so decided to call again. It must have changed hands as the service was poor and very slow. when the food came it was very bland and poorly presented and cooked when...More

3  Thank AlanandSylvia258
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great pub serving excellent food, the bar is cosy and welcoming, the restaurant area is clean and modern, the staff are warm and welcoming, the locals were really friendly, the pub is dog friendly, a good selection of beer - what more can I...More

Thank Kashpop
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited out of season in our VW camper. Stayed out the back for free and ate in excellent restaurant. Varied choice of good beers and ciders. Nice quality of furnishings and crockery/cutlery. Are we likely to return? Most definitely!!

Thank jeansV5015SI
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely welcoming place had a lovely meal and very friendly helpful staff excellent choice on menu and special board would definitely recommend if you are in this area or nearby you won’t be disappointed

Thank LEIGH r
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Succulent, tasty food in generous helpings, served by friendly staff in comfortable, surroundings. Dog-friendly too. Highly recommended.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous food, brilliant, friendly and funny staff. Made to feel very welcome. Here on a weeks break I will definitely come back x

Thank Claire L
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Julie D
27 October 2017|
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Response from AlanandSylvia258 | Reviewed this property |
Yes They are open all year round
Peter M
9 October 2017|
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Response from Darren C | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed Treats on bar too
9 March 2016|
Response from GerryL592 | Property representative |
Telephone The Smugglers Inn for The cottage availability and rates.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 53
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blue Anchor Road | Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead
  • Phone Number: +44 1984 640385
  • E-mail
The Smugglers Inn offers a cosy bar, a delightful restaurant and accommodation by the sea at Blue Anchor Bay in Somerset. We are on the edge of Exmoor and the Quantock hills and make a perfect base for walking holidays. The West Somerset steam railway runs through Blue Anchor and the station is just along the road at the end of the bay. Blue Anchor beach is a long sandy beach and is just across the road from the Inn.
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