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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” (39 reviews)
“pie” (23 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 5 days ago

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

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank J-J2030
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Mandiharvey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Supercaterham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank M1ckwulf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has gone down ovwer the years. The garden has piles of old tables and chairs and other junk, not very attractive. Avoid the special burger.

Thank John-TQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing on all levels. The food is excellent and the overall service is 5 star. The accommodation is fantastic. We stayed in one of the suites which is so spacious and comfy. Keith and his team couldn’t do enough to make our...More

1  Thank villavilla82018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called here a few times to have something to eat and drink. The food was excellent, the steak pie was lovely, fresh vegetables. The only thing I would say is that the chips are frozen, homemade chips would be better. I would recommend this place...More

1  Thank app23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Varied menu with something for all tastes (with daily specials). Good service and prompt, although you order drinks at the bar. Food arrived promptly well presented, right size portion. Good pub food. Would have given 5 but sadly they had run out of their famous...More

1  Thank 2fourpaws
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We had our first weekend at the smugglers Beautiful room The food was fantastic with quick service The staff were amazing cant wait for our next trip to the smugglers nothing was too much trouble Thank you for a great weekend and a big thank...More

1  Thank fountainh2018
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Chrissy B
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 |
No But maybe call them and they may be able to assist you.
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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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