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“Smuggle me in with you!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Smugglers Inn

The Smugglers Inn
Ranked #8 of 92 Restaurants in Minehead
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Smugglers Inn offers a cosy bar, a delightful restaurant and accommodation by the sea at Blue Anchor Bay in Somerset. We are on the edge of Exmoor and the Quantock hills and make a perfect base for walking holidays. The West Somerset steam railway runs through Blue Anchor and the station is just along the road at the end of the bay. Blue Anchor beach is a long sandy beach and is just across the road from the Inn.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Smuggle me in with you!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

AMAZING food here. We travelled on the railway and googled dog friendly pubs along the line. This one was our first choice and we would go back time and again. Dogs were very welcomed and fed treats. Food is cooked from fresh so be prepared for a little wait compared to other pubs where they just heat up food. The cheesy garlic pizza bread is the size of a small pizza. Baked camenbert is a whole one and antipasti was lush! Staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. New owners had been in for just five weeks when we went (10 May) but seemed to have been there for years it was so professional and homey.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amanda688
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great location, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a late supper at the Smugglers at Blue Anchor in May 2014. Whilst the premises was quiet, we were well catered for. The food had good presentation, was warm, cooked to a high standard and of good quality. What more do you really want from a restaurant? :)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ichdienme
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Easter Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Good food, good wine and cheerful service. Very interesting building with lots of character.Very busy on holiday weekends, best to book.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank 56alexander_
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fabulous food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

The food in this restaurant was incredible - so tasty and well presented. Perfect portion size. Service was good, staff were friendly - no complaints. Would thoroughly reccomend

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank ozarue
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“" a great last meal of our holiday"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

the food was fantastic for both adults and kids. a great bouncy castle in the beer garden for the kids. and our dog kizzy was made welcome. will definitely come back again when down visiting my mum!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Natalie H
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