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Smugglers At Blue Anchor

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Blue Anchor, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
+44 1984 640385
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Smugglers Inn situated a stones through from Blue Anchor beach...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 136
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My yearly treat !

Every year we come to Blue Anchor for our holiday and it wouldn't be the same without calling in here. Last year there were new owners and a new bouncy castle was going to be put in the garden , my children are already wondering what it will be like.It needs something for children so parents can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
hotelblog3456
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south wales
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
south wales
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4 reviews 4 reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Every year we come to Blue Anchor for our holiday and it wouldn't be the same without calling in here. Last year there were new owners and a new bouncy castle was going to be put in the garden , my children are already wondering what it will be like.It needs something for children so parents can spend more money... More 

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Langport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A wonderful warm welcoming haven on a very cold New Years Day. The food was excellent, one of the best steak and ale pies ever tasted, pastry was as light as a feather, wonderful. The cod and chips were to die for as was the Speciality Burger and as for the Hunters Chicken, well that was just melt in your... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

I came here for my birthday turning 42 and was surprised to find the best food yet tasted in all my life so far. The cod was great and deffonitely the best batter yet. The service good and the staff friendly. Its a place i will ebjoy from time to time.

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gloucester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

5 of us ladies came here when we were on holiday at bitlins for a weekend. We had starter and main meal which was steak it was beautiful food,we complimemted the chef and the bar staff,waitress were very friendly too. All freshly cooked worth every penny I would recommend anyone to go for food if you are in the area

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

Thank you for your review, we appreciate all comments made through trip advisor or Facebook. Thank you for your kind comments, these will be passed to my staff once again. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blue Anchor, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead
  • Phone Number: +44 1984 640385

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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