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The Smugglers Inn

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27 Teignmouth Road, Dawlish EX7 0LA, England
+44 1626 862301
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Popped in on way back from Paignton 4 of us for tea It wasn't very warm,and food was disappointing chips were cheap,not very warm,vegetables were soggy,didn't enjoy it at all.it's a shame as was recommended won't be back.

Thank BrendaTruro
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

good food.but waitress to quick to take away plate before you have finished.short measures on bottled beer.barmaid/manager argumentative.

Thank Maria C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite. Had a lovely carvery. Staff efficient. Reasonable real ales too. I would go back. Lovely views out to sea.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful carvery here, all fresh and plenty of meat. Plenty of choice for the children on the menu aswell wich is always great, We will definitely be returning again.

Thank l0vef00d84
Portishead, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A charicterfull place, with great sea views, staff are efficient, and the carvery very good, but not the best, it is a great place to sit outside on a sunny day, and allways has a buzz about it, the only place I go when in the area, you wont be dissapointed, Hope this has been of some help for you...

Thank garylomas
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautifully located resturant the views from the large garden over the bay are fantastic in the summer sitting outside having a drink and a meal would be fantastic, the resturant itself is comfortable clean and well run,all the staff are so friendly and welcoming,the quality of the food we had was fantastic the carvery was enormous and... More 

Thank dicklucas
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service great choice of meals lively atmosphere and very popular a table booking is a must especially at weekends

Thank ymlane
Voyage Torba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Chudleigh for the weekend and was looking for a Sunday carvery. A friend had recommended the the Smugglers so we called to book a table. Unfortunately it was fully booked. We went out for the day and popped in later hoping for a table to be available, and luckily one was (the one & only free... More 

Thank Lisajo73
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a meal for 8 on a Saturday evening having booked a table, which was good because every table in the restaurant and bar was booked. Bought a bottle of wine in the bar before going into the restaurant, we were charged £18.00. When given the menu we saw the same bottle of wine for £15. We did get... More 

Thank patricia w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From grandparents to children, all enjoyed our meals. Good service well organised. This was our third visit, will be back again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $22
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Teignmouth Road, Dawlish EX7 0LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 862301
If you would like to book a table with us you can do so in a number of ways: Telephone (please note that when busy we will not be able to answer the phone but please be patient and leave us a detailed message and we will get back to you) we pick up our answer phone messages twice daily Email- we respond to emails every morning Facebook- we also take messages via our Facebook page. Again these will be dealt with on a daily basis. NB Please don't assume that your booking is confirmed until we have actually called you back. Thanks so much

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?