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“Great all round venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Smugglers Inn

The Smugglers Inn
Ranked #1 of 51 Restaurants in Dawlish
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $23
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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
Camberley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great all round venue”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Smugglers Inn has a first class carvery that is excellent value for those that want an easy choice of good food, three differnt meats to choose from all cooked to perfection or have some of each along with an extensive selection of veg.
If you prefer, choose from the great selection on the a la carte menu served by friendly attentive staff who take a pride in their job. A good choice of wines is also available.
Views in one direction over the rolling devon hills and in the other the rippling bay would invite anyone to go to sea.
Whether you are just wanting to enjoy a meal in a very pleasant atmosphere or you're celebrating a special occasion, The Smugglers Inn will definitely not disappoint. Enjoy.

Visited April 2014
Thank Bob L
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English first
Dawlish, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good value carvery plus ...”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Having seen the good reviews on TripAdvisor we thought we'd give this one a try. Nice setting with a view out to sea. Carvery is available until 9pm and we arrived around 8pm. Plenty of choice and the vegetables were being regularly refreshed right up to the end. Plenty of other menu choices to choose from, and the ones we chose were all presented very nicely and tasted good. One of the better carveries we have visited.

Visited May 2014
Thank CClacey
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Munich, Germany
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food and good service”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Not only an excellent carvery, but even lots of other choices out of the menu. Service very friendly. We ate by the Smugglers Inn every 4 days our stay in Dawlish ordering every evening something different, and not once we've been disappointed.

Visited April 2014
Thank Monica A
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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent carvery locally sourced”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you like carvery this one will take a lot of beating. Meat is locally sourced from devon farms. Represents good value for money and popular with families.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank pandalarge
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“saturday lunch”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

had a nice meal here on the 26th april. the carvery catered for large appetites and the smugglers chicken had a good cheese sauce but the plaice was over cooked and very crispy. the salad had a lot of rocket and peppers with little onion,tomato and cucumber,made it a rather expensive piece of fish. it was very hot in there with the carvery at one end. parking was easy.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank herinspalding
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