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“Barman needs Maths lessons!”

Ye Olde Smugglers Inne
Ranked #9 of 12 Restaurants in Alfriston
Price range: $10 - $20
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We arrived at 12:45 from a coach. The one group in front of me ordered 3 £12 lunches which required using a machine for calculation and took 15 minutes. I ordered after 20 minutes and we received our food at 1:30 - coach leaving at 2:00 and I was with very slow-walking older friend.
Food was average with fish plonked on top of chips and dish of peas. Euro tomatoes and brown stalks on salad leaves.
No time to eat it all before walk back. The staff in this place seem disorganised and incompetent and slow, very slow. Costs were high for pub food.

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Thank Daphne D
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

After an energetic and muddy walk on the Downs and through the woods we didn't feel like sitting in a restaurant setting eating "gourmet" food so we chose this pub on two consecutive nights . The menu is quite short and simple and there were specials which varied over the two nights. The Steak and Stilton pie was a delicious piping hot slice of meaty goodness with good chips and veggies. A chicken breast with brie and bacon was served with lovely mustard sauced saute potatoes. The beer was good, the portions big, the prices keen and the service as you would expect in a pub.

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Thank CamCurls
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We sometimes eat a Sunday roast here, always good and value for money. We also pop in for coffee in the mornings, to sit under shades outside. They make a good cappuchino! And do refills of filter coffee. Lovely olde worlde pub inside, and other meals being served always look appetising.

Thank barnaclesBerkshire
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stopped just for lunch on a not very busy Monday about 1 . The barman was offhand, we ordered two ploughmans, 25 minutes later they arrived, an average ploughmans at that.
The village is worth a visit but not this pub.

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1  Thank donswim
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Food was lovely, nice size portions and not a bad price. The roast dinner was £9.50 and there was no problem with extra gravy or any other changes to the meal. I think i met the owners on the first night, very friendly and the pub had a nice atmosphere. However, on the two occasions when the owners son ran the bar the atmosphere was different. We were asked to leave the beer garden as neighbours had previously complained about the noise - we moved inside but regulars were not asked to move and later the barman was outside with his friends making considerable noise. Also, the previous evening we were told to leave at 11.10 as the pub was closing, we were hurried out. As we passed the window we could see the other side of the pub full of regulars enjoying their drinks - my friend said he would never go there again. I think its a shame one person has spoiled the experience and I would go back as the owners were very nice and the food was great.

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Thank Jayne w
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