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Smugglers At Blue Anchor

Blue Anchor, Minehead, Exmoor National Park TA24 6JS, England
+44 1984 640385
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Ranked #24 of 72 Restaurants in Minehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: English
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Dunster, null, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Ashamed to say we live a stones throw from this place and always by passed the door, infact we have not eaten here for at least 20 years. Lovely meal with the family 3 courses each and could not fault the food or the service or the price as we all came away happy and very full, we will certainly... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

There has been some real whining on here about the time it takes for the food to be presented. The reason is there is no ding ding food. Everything and that's everything is made on site. That's the bread, the onion rings, the chips and the burger pate. Absolutely brilliant. Nothing was pre made, everything was made fresh. It was... More

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Blackwater, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

we went here and had a lovely meal. Everything was home cooked and fresh and because of that it did take a while to get our food, but when it came it was fantastic. The bread was still warm and my partners burger was huge. I would definitely come back here and recommend it to everyone to try. The staff... More

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Ashburton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Smugglers was within walking distance of our B&B so was definitely on the cards for a visit. The beer was good as was the meal which was cooked to order and the staff were friendly and helpful. The only down side was the lack of atmosphere and it was rather cold. As it was October (and wet) I feel an... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A very friendly pub with a well run restaurant. The young and enthusiastic staff provided excellent service and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. We ate there twice and had great meals both times. Good value for money and a very enjoyable experience. After speaking to the chef and the owner I suspect that it will... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited the smugglers as a few friends who visit there often mentioned they had tweaked there menu, so thought we would give it try. So glad we did as the food was delicious. I had the gourmet burger which was presented beautifully and tastes fantastic, my friend had the chicken parfait which she said was lovely she then had to... More

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Felpham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited during last weeks West Somerset Railway steam gala and it was busy. The staff claimed that they did not know it was going to be busy, which is odd as the railway is very popular during Gala weekend..... Our beer was good... Food was ok, but the service was very slow. The young staff were very friendly and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I`m a first time reviewer, I could not believe this restaurant had 4 1/2 stars . I ordered a steak medium to rare and it was cooked perfect but I could not cut it with the knife provided so I asked for a steak knife and still struggled to cut it with that.I had tried to chew it it was... More

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have been to blue anchor many times over the last 12 months. We have been to the smsmugglers for drinks in the beer garden and enjoyed . Until we decided to have a meal there. Big disappointment . Over priced for such a small amount of food . What was served was nice but very small amount. The bar... More

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katherine G, Owner at Smugglers At Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. We appreciate all comments made through trip advisor/facebook. We do apologise that you were unhappy with your meal with us. The cost of the meals does reflect us using fresh ingredients and everything cooked to order. We do promote ourselves as a dog friendly establishment, although we... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

3 of the 4 meals were great. Unfortunately my mother had the ribs which were mostly bone, very little meat. However, the waitress was very helpful and apologetic, and returned half the cost of that meal. Wouldn't put me off using this pub again. Think we were just unlucky on that night.

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katherine G, Owner at Smugglers At Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I do apologise again about the ribs unfortunately not being acceptable but we appreciate that you felt that our waitresses response was sufficient. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to seeing you soon. More

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Additional Information about Smugglers At Blue Anchor

Address: Blue Anchor, Minehead, Exmoor National Park TA24 6JS, England
Phone Number: +44 1984 640385
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Minehead
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: English

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