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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 #14 of 70 restaurants in Minehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $28
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We looked up reviews to go out for a nice meal and this was the place which had the most good reviews. Why?? I don't know. Don't get me wrong 3 out of 5 meals were actually very nice. The Cod, the Lamb & the Prawn linguine. However the steak that was ordered was disgusting. I know this can be... More

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Bowmanville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Our B&B hosts at the Langbury down the road arranged a late table for us at the Smugglers, and the staff at the restaurant were very pleasant & helpful even though we were keeping them a bit late. The food was great, especially the local mussels!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I hired the upstairs function room for my 30th birthday. From start to finish the staff, service, preparation, helpfulness and overall venue was fantastic! I can't thank them enough. Everyone had a good time and we will be back again for sure. Great venue to hire.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I took my elderly mother to the Smugglers last week, she being in a wheelchair. We managed to get in via the kitchen and placed our order. We were advised that a large (28) party was upstairs, we bought a glass of wine and waited over 45 minutes. No further explanation was forthcoming. I was reduced to cancelling order, paying... More

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

I wish to respond firstly to your review by apologising about your experience at the Smugglers Inn. As I was available that day I can assure you that everyone who came up to the bar to place an order whilst that function was happening was told that there would be a wait on food. Also, when entering the kitchen I... More

Talkeetna
Top Contributor
309 reviews 309 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I and our grand daughter booked a table at the Sugglers on Saturday evening 9th August. A nice drive along the sea front with many anglers fishing from the shore. Upon arrival we entered to a down stairs bar and ordered drinks, and then food, my choice was the Steak and Ale Pie, with an offering of... More

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Oldham
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The restaurant is situated by the sea front and has a lovely beer garden at the side with good views over the Somerset countryside. We ate in the restaurant and all 3 of us had the home made steak and ale pie with mashed potato and veg. We all agreed that it was an excellent choice. We visited the following... More

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Fairford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went to the Smugglers for an evening meal at the beginning of July and the new team is excellent. The staff could not have been more attentive, and the food and beer were very good indeed. With 2 dogs tucked under the table, 4 of us had a very pleasant time indeed. When there was a mistake with part... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

If they are wondering where all their customers are .... Look at your menu. I eat out a lot, but find the offering very limited. This type of establishment needs a much more family friendly menu (and I haven't got children). Unless your market is upmarket couples. I had Macaroni Cheese one night, and at £9 for a small bowl... More

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We live locally and took visiting family here for the first time. The restaurant / pub is very well presented and feels modern while keeping the old design. There was a good choice of food for a Sunday evening, we ordered from the menu and the specials board. The food was fabulous , well cooked and fresh. The staff were... More

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barnwood
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203 reviews 203 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have been here many times over the years and during the last few years the Smugglers has gone down hill. Now we have bought a holiday home in Blue Anchor and seeing that the Smugglers was under new management we would give it a try again. Much more welcoming than previous with the gardens much tidier and with nice... More

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