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The Smugglers Inn

££ - £££, British,
Blue Anchor Road | Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
+44 1984 640385
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (40 reviews)
“pie” (25 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Blue Anchor Road | Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm welcome friendly staff Food was excellent recommend the pate then I had one of the best Sea Bass I have had highly recommended a visit

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hattie2412
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very warm & friendly place. Was made to feel at home as soon as we walked in. Food was really nice & plenty of it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Juliet H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dog friendly bar and restaurant in Blue Anchor. Friendly welcome by staff, and locals, good selection of food and drink even though the end of November is pretty much out of season. Food was ordered and arrived with very little waiting and was delicious....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my family arrived at the Smugglers Inn at 7.30pm on the way to where we were staying for the weekend. We were all starving and needed food ASAP. We came across the Smugglers, parked up and went in. The guy behind the bar...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank holidayqueenExeter
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Think it is hit & miss here pie nice however can not say same for risotto, came on a plate salad one side and risotto,as if out of rice mould ,no moisture at all dry nothing like it should be very disappointed. When asked how...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pampowell54
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Lovely setting for this restaurant with congenial mine hosts food when we we got it was very good but a relaxed attitude is needed helped along with a fine selection of cider

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Ian G
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We arrived to find the place closed. However, there was an open window and we were able to attract a member of the kitchen staff who was very helpful and welcoming. He contacted mine host and we were allocated the Captain's Suite which was large,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank J-J2030
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

On arriving in Blue anchor, we were looking for somewhere to eat an evening meal. This pub is very friendly with a very snug bar. A short walk from our caravan which was ideal. We were made very welcome, as was our dog. We were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mandiharvey
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is a lovely place set in a lovely part of West Somerset, the bar is very welcoming and serves a good selection of quality, well kept real ales. The staff were pleasant and friendly, however that's all that's worth praising.The food was unimaginative to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Supercaterham
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My wife & I stayed here for one night in August 2018. We were pleased & surprised by the quality of our room. It was spacious, comfortable, and well appointed. Breakfast was axcellent.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank M1ckwulf
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2 October 2018|
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Response from k8ey1105 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only went for meal and drinks! Enjoy though!!
30 July 2018|
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Response from Jaygee62 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blue Anchor Road | Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead
  • Phone Number: +44 1984 640385
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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.
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