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“Cosy bar great location”

Ye Olde Smugglers Inne
Ranked #9 of 12 Restaurants in Alfriston
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Seaford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Cosy bar great location”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Good food, good beer, inglenook fireplace, a great atmosphere. In the gorgeous village of Alfriston, great for a stop off if you are walking/ biking the SDW.

Visited November 2013
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Cath M, Owner at Ye Olde Smugglers Inne, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for your comments. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to the 'Smugglers' and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. As you say we are very handy for the South Downs Way and we have a good selection of food and local ales to sustain the weary traveller!
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English first
London
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Belly Pork Ever”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

The pub is under new management with a chef "smuggled in" from another Sussex Inn. The first night we just had a couple of drinks but loved the atmosphere of the place so we returned the next evening for a meal. Sat on the Chesterfields in front of the huge inglenook fireplace with a roaring fire. A couple of pints of local Harveys' beer; a decent bottle of Rioja and we both had the best belly pork I have ever tasted with wonderful crackling; mashed potatoes and veg. All for £50. No room for a sweet which was a shame as we saw some lovely examples served up to other tables. despite the good food this remains a real pub with lots of locals just coming in for a drink. The landlord seems to know what he is doing and I hope he retains that balance and avoids the gastro pub route which I'm sure his chef could service. We will definitely return

  • Visited January 2014
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Cath M, Owner at Ye Olde Smugglers Inne, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. As you know, this was our first week as the new owners so it was lovely to read such a positive review. We are committed to serving freshly cooked, locally sourced food. Simon smokes his own duck and James cooks the belly pork using an old family recipe. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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“Unbelievable food!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Came here for An evening meal and was blown Away.. Partner Had the rump steak which was cooked beautifully ordered the peppercorn sauce but the steak had so much flavour He didn't use it. I had the ribs which were in a beautiful BBQ sauce and the meat just fell off the bone was absolutely delicious.. Both had desserts cheesecake was lovely as was the butterscotch pudding.. Thoroughly enjoyed our night and the staff were brilliant.. Under new owners I can't wait to see what the future holds for them. We'll definitely be back

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Cath M, Owner at Ye Olde Smugglers Inne, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. As you may have known, this was our first week as new owners so we are delighted you enjoyed your meal. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Alfriston, United Kingdom
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“Great place, shame that the food service is slow”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

It all works well with tasty food and good ales in this wonderfully historic building. The rear beer garden is larger than expected, but, the food service is so slow compared with visits of only a few years ago. We have been in there of an evening and also lunchtimes, and it is always the same ~ even when the venue is not seemingly overstretched with diners.
The service is usually friendly and the range of ales is good. So close to being excellent ...

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding Service”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Service was unbeatable – the staff were all really friendly. It was lovely to get to know the friendly locals from such a quaint and picturesque town! Atmosphere was great on the whole and food was good too. Highly recommend a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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