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“large portions” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Smugglers Haunt - CLOSED

The Smugglers Haunt
Cuisines: Pub, British
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“large portions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

If you want good pub food at a reasonable price, this is the place.
Food came out very hot. Recommend beef and ale pie and the fish pie. Nice house wine. Lovely olde worlde.

Visited September 2012
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58 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Basingstoke
Level Contributor
130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Went for the Steak Night which has been reviewed as being recommended. Friendly welcome which was somewhat marred by the ale not being as good as it should. Speedy delivery of the steaks, the presentation of which was first class. Once into the steak it was more gristly that it should have been - right on the border of "Is it bad enough to send it back or bearable to continue"? As the staff were so nice I decided to continue. My partner's was very fatty and she felt the same as I and continued. So disappointed and I hope for anyone else that this was a one off. The cynic in me asks if the steaks were bought in especially cheap (For Steak Night) hence the below standard offering? Hope not. Pity really as the atmosphere is nice and relaxing in this old traditional pub.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Moondance42
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gloucester
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Dont bother”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

We were told this pub was dog friendly ?, its not even human friendly we turned up at 8.30 pm after going out of our way to find this reccommended food pub only to be turned away as they were closing (8.30 pm) , the four of us plus dog were very dissappointed to say the least , passing by several times during the week that we stayed we noticed the doors were always closed so perhaps they only open when there is a blue moon lol, waste of time sorry to say.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank spinnerjim
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Dogs Welcome Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We patronised this excellent pub restaurant because we had read that it was a dog friendly establishment and an dog friendly it certainly was. Our little jack russell terrier was welcomed with a bowl of water and a dog biscuit while we enjoyed selections from their excellent menu. The service was impeccable and while there could be a bit of a wait for for our meals to arrive the food was obviously freshly cooked to order. The first evening that we ate there we had a curry and it was the best curry that I have eaten outside an Asian restaurant

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank philbennett1944
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food at a traditional pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Good food at a traditional pub. Very friendly landlord and landlady. Would definitely reommend the steaks - very good and cooked exactly as requested.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MikeP2012
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