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The Smugglers Inn

St Mawgan, Newquay TR8 4EQ , England (Formerly Airways Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Smugglers Inn on the way back to our camp site one evening while holidaying in Cornwall. Well..... What an absolute awful place to ever visit. If you go to every other pub in the world bar one, make sure it's this one. Don't order the steak, it will be cooked wrong. If you do order the steak,... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very impromptu stop for coffee as we arrived too early for our flight home from Newquay Airport after holidaying in Cornwall. Although it wasn't even lunch time/ bar opening time the very friendly owner gladly welcomed us in and made us fresh coffee to be accompanied by delicious pieces of cake. We were very glad of the... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ye olde pub in quaint location with views across the valley to the sea. Service although very friendly was yet again let down by the 45/1hr delay "we are really busy" heard the same excuse on the last two occasions - yes height of summer but only half full - Get some MORE STAFF!! We were a large group... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located a stones throw from the airport, I can only imagine its proximity would be the singular reason to stay. The room we were given was clean, and the bed comfy. Unfortunately this is as far as it goes in terms of positives. The decor throughout the establishment is dated and tired. The room itself was woefully below what could... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in for a family meal, staff were unfriendly and rude, the food was reheated from the lunch time carvery, we ordered a roast,£8.50 ( About £7 over priced!!!) meat was rubbery, asked for extra gravy to be told " yeah if we have any left! Had to wait for over an hour for food which is fine if it's... More 

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John H, Owner at The Smugglers Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I am very sorry that you found the meal below par, but I can assure you that you did only wait 26 minutes before the meal was served from the time the order was taken. Also I apologise for your little children not being allowed to play on the pool... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived to eat at 5 thinking it was an all day venue. They were more than happy for us to sit and wait with a drink until 6 when the restaurant opened. The menu was pretty comprehensive and I was pretty impressed with the steak. Overall I would recommend the smugglers, quick and courteous service in a pleasant surrounding. Well... More 

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

room was big very comfy bed nice breakfast nice view friendly staff very important to us ! pet friendly ! overall nice place to stay Good wide variety of spirits, beers, ales and bottle drinks I will be back here

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First let me say that if your tired and hungry,do not care to much,just need to fill the void then this is your place. Basic food that reminded me of greasy spoon cafes where Ham came from a can & tasted of little or nothing. Friendly Cook and Cat. Note...2% charge for Visa usage!! now that is a first for... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

we came to this Pub for lunch on the 5th of june 2015 and have recommended it ever since.. for its generous portions and friendly man behind the bar, However our return trip today was extremely disappointing, we were a group of four who all ordered a ploughmans lunch, which on our first visit was very generous.. when brought to... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Ideally located just a stones throw across the road from former RAF St Mawgan, Newquay airport and therefore ideal if you are flying in or out of the airport. Friendly welcoming hosts provide a pleasant environment for families, couples and business visitors to the area. The rooms are small but comfortable and functional. Full English Breakfast was included in our... More 

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