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The Smugglers

) #5 of 5 Restaurants in Pett ££ - £££ , British,
The Smuggler Pett Level Road, Hastings TN35 4EH, England
+44 1424 813491
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
2 May 2017
“Lacking character”
23 Apr 2017
“Quick Burger And drinks, dog friendly! ”
Open Now
12:00 - 20:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
The Smuggler Pett Level Road, Hastings TN35 4EH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday afternoon for a meal and to listen to live music. We were not disappointed. The food is freshly cooked and we were advised that it would be approx hour wait, which was fine, gave us a chance to enjoy the live...More

Thank UKGezz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a horrible experience we have just had!!!! I have my family here from overseas and took them for a casual drive through East Sussex today. Around 2pm we decided to stop for a bit of lunch and saw the Smugglers with a sign saying...More

Thank Luna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday evening but the experience was disappointing. Recently brushed up with new tables and chairs but the food took over an hour to arrive and the service was lacking in attention. The barman tried his best to serve drinks and run food...More

Thank Kayes46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a lovely week at Winchelsea we decided to eat at The Smugglers and were pleasantly surprised. On ordering our meal for 4 people we were told that the food was cooked from fresh so we may have a wait. The food was really tasty...More

Thank Disappointed254
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

One of the worst dining experiences ever. Waited 50 minutes to 2 very underwhelming meals, a burger in a soggy bun with cheap chips and a chicken salad with had the new potatoes missing. The place was freezing, asked for a fan heater, which they...More

1  Thank bobthedogKent
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Nice staff, great location but no surprise once again this pub is up for sale. Had a drink and a roll which wasn't great. need to be using better ingredients in my opinion. This place could be a real destination pub /restaurant

1  Thank ozzie504
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to the Smugglers, we are staying nearby and they are dog friendly also. Today a table for 10 was soon arranged by very nice staff. The menu and specials board have a good choice, all homemade and cooked to order. The food...More

2  Thank Bob5353
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a pub with a couple of large, impersonal rooms, and a very loud juke box, which made conversation difficult. The beer was good, and the food plain but tasty. Friendly staff.

Thank Horleylad
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a quick burger and a drink on a Saturday. So pleased to find out they are dog friendly, with water Bowles by the bar. Lots of young staff but good service and nice lunch

1  Thank Anna L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Have just read the couple of reviews of the weekend and shame that other people dont review more who have had a great experience. Went out with my wife on Sunday and was in the Smugglers enjoying the weather and free music - we had...More

5  Thank Spike a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Smuggler Pett Level Road, Hastings TN35 4EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings  >  Pett
  • Phone Number: +44 1424 813491
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Our newly refurbished pub and restaurant offering traditional pub food and seafood dishes. Set directly on the beach front offering a warm and friendly pub in an idilic location.
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