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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 #23 of 72 Restaurants in Minehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $26
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Smugglers Inn situated a stones through from Blue Anchor beach. Walking distance to 3 caravan parks and a 5 minute drive from one other. Child friendly Dog friendly - all dogs must be well behaved and kept on a lead at all times. Reservations welcome. Large function room available to hire. Hot and cold buffets available in our large function room (pre-orders necessary.)
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Four of us went for lunch. No cars in car park which should have made us wary! Opted for cheap lunch time deal. Two of us had curry. We were asked if we would like any sauces and said we would like some mango chutney. The waitress then told us that, because we had had the cheap deal we would... 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. Unfortunately we are going into the quieter part of the year, so at lunchtimes you will not see many cars in the car park - also because we are walking distance from 3 caravan parks a lot of our customers do walk... More

Dunster, null, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Katherine G, Owner at Smugglers At Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about the Smugglers Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and the service and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 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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Katherine G, Owner at Smugglers At Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Smugglers inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Blackwater, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 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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Katherine G, Owner at Smugglers At Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response about the Smugglers Inn. We love to see all comments made through trip advisor and Facebook. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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

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

Thank you for your kind words about the Smugglers Inn. I do apologise for the atmosphere of the pub, we are working towards that, and have started by filling empty walls with appropriate pictures. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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

Thank you for your kind words about the Smugglers inn. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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

Thank you for your kind words about the Smugglers Inn. I believe that people do prefer our newest menu to the old one. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Felpham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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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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. I do wonder who was pointed out to be the manager as all of my staff wear uniforms with the company emblem and name. Each complaint is dealt with well trained, courteous staff and each one differently. Our butcher... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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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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. I apologise for your experience at the Smugglers inn. Unfortunately we do sometimes have tough steak delivered to us but this is unknown to us until it is cooked - we did speak to the butcher on the Monday... More

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

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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 - 26
Cuisine: English

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