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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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • 147
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and beer

Went twice for drink and then meal. A bit of a work in progress as current landlord only been there a short while. Well kept beer - good pint of Tribute. Meal pretty good - food freshly cooked and not too fancy. I had sea bass which was very nicely cooked. Wine selection a bit limited and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Tim W
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Loughborough
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Loughborough
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went twice for drink and then meal. A bit of a work in progress as current landlord only been there a short while. Well kept beer - good pint of Tribute. Meal pretty good - food freshly cooked and not too fancy. I had sea bass which was very nicely cooked. Wine selection a bit limited and unadventurous. Overall, nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A quiet little beach with breath takeing views. Not many people know its there but it is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

so glad the Smugglers in under new ownership - not rented - makes such a difference, as they care about the place and the feedback. Food good, Sunday carvery excellent, friendly staff. Keep up the good work, Blue Anchor needs you. We will be regulars.

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taunton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Normal 'pub grub' but a lovely side salad with the scampi. Very limited specials board and not inexpensive. Staff pleasant although we were ignored by the manager.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very quiet pub at Blue Anchor. The food was very good and the staff were all very friendly. We didn't have to wait long for our food. Would go back again.

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have eaten here a few times and never been disappointed - the range they offered our vegan friends was very impressive - we always recommend it to other people.

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barnwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Glad The Smugglers is open again and back for business and for good I hope. Food up to the standard as before and with great staff. Garden looks tidier now. keep it going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We met up with friends here for a catch up and lunch. The staff were attentive and helpful. We sat outside as it was very sunny, they have mainly picnic benches to sit at so you need to be ok with that, although I did notice one table with chairs. Two of us struggled to sit there, but lovely food... More 

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Bydgoszcz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great experience from smugglers. Staff very friendly especialy Jason but Richie bar manager and Keith the owner are trying to make you feel like in your local pub. Great atmoshphere and very good food. I will defenetly come back again :) Thanks :)

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Wantage, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Pretty empty on a Wednesday lunch time, even so the landlord was hassling his two staff, one of whom was obviously very new to the job, to the point they were running around in disarray. Not a good manager. His two staff were both friendly and attentive but not overly so. There was a decent array of beers which were... 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 25
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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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