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“Traditional Free House” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Smugglers Inn

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Old Smugglers Inn
Ranked #8 of 10 St Brelade B&B and Inns
Jersey
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259 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Traditional Free House”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

You can still find traditional pubs around the place every now and then - I'm gald to say this this is certainly one of them. No plastic out of the box furnishings, microwave ping meals or the same boring range of lager / mass produced beer. Traditional decor, really good pub grub and some excellent hand made fish based dishes as well. This is also a free house, so you're always bound to get something new or different to try.

The pub is based in Quaisne Bay right opposite a larger car park and about 1 minute stroll to the beach. No buses serve the bay, but's it's a 10 minute walk up to Portlet to get the bus if you don't want to drive. Or a 5 minute walk down the beach from St Brelade.

For me, it's the best real pub on the island. Great atmosphere - especially for the 6 Nations rugby matches. Good mix of locals and tourists during 'the season' as well - always a good sign if the locals keep coming back time and time again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2011

We used to go to the smugglers quite often. It has a nice warm atmosphere and good service. The food is OK, a bit overpriced.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kirsten N
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UK
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77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

Can really only endorse what everyone else has already said. Great local pub down by the bay at the end of a windy road, busy with both locals and visitors, good pub grub at a decent price, lots of good ales and a friendly welcome. We used the public car park more-or-less opposite.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

Every time we visit Jersey we always call here. The staff were very pleasant and the meals very good. It is located down a winding lane but beware of the sharp bend halfway down. The interior has an old traditional feel to it and was busy shortly after we arrived. There is a large car park opposite and the sea is less than a minutes walk away.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2011

The staff at the bar were very welcoming. We only had drinks but the food looked good. Log fires burning in the bar areas. Definately worth a visit.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Old Smugglers Inn

Property: Old Smugglers Inn
Address: Quaisnè, St Brelade JE3 8AW
Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Jersey > St Brelade
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in St Brelade
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Old Smugglers Inn Jersey/St Brelade

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