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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really lovely meal with our 3 boys, the mushroom pie and creme brulee was absolutely delicious. They were very busy (school holidays) but dashing around and keeping everyone happy. Ours was a return visit after 11 years having loved it on a previous...More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the pub and few times whilst staying in blue anchor. It's a nice friendly pub although we never ate here. It was closed on a Monday. The only suggestion is better signage, we missed it the first few nights as it looked closed...More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phoned several times and even emailed before we planned to come over. No answer and no reply. Even left answer phone messages.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

We had a Sunday roast here and it was lovely. Plenty of meat & roasted vegetables on your plate and a second bowl of steamed vegetables served along side. Delicious gravy too! Sadly no room for dessert !!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

When an elderly gentleman of 80 years old books months in advance for a family group of 15 to celebrate this milestone birthday, and then takes the time to physically drive to the pub six days before to check it is all OK and booked,...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021

After my nan and grandad having a caravan near minehead for years we always loved coming to the smugglers inn, we had seen a few bad reviews since the change of hands however we thought we would give it a try. We Booked here months...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021

Ordered 2pints of Prawns, got Pint n half, with half a baggette each plus a finger bowl of lemon juice to wash your fingers. You would be better off drinking that rather than the Scrumpy (LILLYS) TASTED OF SINK WATER. SO Ordered a pint of...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 9 July 2021 via mobile

Visited this inn because it was by the coast, what a disappointment. Entrance is via down steep steps ,although there is a door to the garden it is locked ,no good if disabled, no sign saying you can use the exit which is a ramp....More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021

My husband and I went here for a meal last week and it was absolutely disgusting.....only giving a star so I can do a review.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021

I have an Autistic son and I needed to find a restaurant for Lunch on a Sunday, but it needed to be Fish and Chips near the Beach, as my son is Autistic nothing else would do. There was no restaurants around this day selling...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Yes it is, very dog friendly
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You have 2 keys one to the entrance and 2nd your room
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The Smugglers Inn Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4