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The Smugglers Inn

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High Street, Milford on Sea, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 0QE, England
01590 644414
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely atmosphere

Lovely atmosphere and brilliant food. Very friendly service would not hesitate to return here. Might be a good idea to book as it gets very busy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
AHAMIL
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely atmosphere and brilliant food. Very friendly service would not hesitate to return here. Might be a good idea to book as it gets very busy.

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Kent, England
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90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We reserved a table and this proved to be a great idea. The food was delivered very quickly after ordering. The bar staff were very helpful and happy in their work. The food was really nice, well balanced and good portions.

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Oxshott, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a really nice lunch and Sunday roast in the smugglers inn. It's a child and dog friendly pub. Would definitely go again.

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Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Nice warm pub with friendly staff but food is average at best. I had the chilli which just tasted of chilli powder and little else. The steak looked greasy and the chips on both of my dining partners plates were undercooked. Nice, fresh bread with the starter. Pub smelt of bleach but toilets were clean, a good sign for me.,... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Met friends last night at the Smugglers Inn and food was OK but service was average but friendly. When we checked our bill at the end we found that another tables food order had been added to ours and when we asked about it we did not get even a sorry and it made us suspicious. Good job we always... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great atmosphere and a warm welcome. Busy but they found us a table.Good wholesome food. Nothing too clever and excellent beer.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Miserable unprofessional staff, serving very mediocre food. It's fine for a drink, nice decor and a good sized garden but avoid the food unless you're starving.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

So a second visit while on holiday very near by . This time on a Thursday evening. Exterior still grubby but inside clean , obviously popular with locals and tourists and a nice buzzy atmosphere . Bar staff much more engaged this time , maybe last visit they were just having a bad day . Specials board included venison which... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Probably the best pub in Milford. Always good beer, good value wines, and hearty pub grub. Lots of parking (helpful in Milford) and friendly staff.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Log fire burning in the dining room which was next to the bar great selection on the menu helpful staff I had fish pie my husband had the local sausages Then we both had pudding all for under £30 Excellent Would definately eat here again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Milford on Sea, New Forest National Park, Lymington SO41 0QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lymington  >  Milford on Sea
  • Phone Number: 01590 644414

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?