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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 #12 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
Fairford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW 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
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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197 reviews 197 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited this lovely cosy restaurant with Great menu & friendly staff. We had the beer battered cod, chips, peas and it was beautiful....light crisp batter! We also had various desserts which were all very nice....would certainly return

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Stroud, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Extra gravy for £2.25 .... So yesterday I have a day out with my parents and cousin and take lunch in a rather ramshackle hostelry called the Smugglers Inn in Blue Anchor near Minehead. Good job I am on a diet. I selected chicken breast with extra savoy cabbage minus the mash and stilton sauce. My father had the same... More

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

As per your comments on Facebook, to my waiting staff and to myself, I will continue to explain our situation. As your comment states you asked for EXTRA gravy, you yourself said that you were an ex chef whilst in my establishment and therefore you must know that if you want something extra then you have to pay for it.... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Once again we have visited the Smugglars with friends, as on my last visit I stated that the food was good, again all four of us had excellent meals. We know there has been a change of kitchen staff but the standard has not dropped at all and if anything it has improved. Well done to Lauren and the other... More

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Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went twice whilst on holiday in Blue Anchor Bay, once for a drink and again for an evening meal. We selected this pub not only because it was close to where we were staying, but they were dog friendly in the bar and part of the restaurant. The owner and his staff couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Well simply brilliant Fresh food cooked superbly what more do you want I will be back had the steak it was the best I've had in a long time thanks

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was our third visit we come every year this year the inn is under new management but the food and service was excellent very friendly staff very dog friendly would recommend this to anyone in the area well worth a visit. Thanks Katherine and Rob for a lovely welcome and excellent food

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