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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed in RHB for a long weekend with our two dogs and we went in here twice. Friendly lady serving who treated our dogs to some fresh chicken on both occasions. Intimate place so it’s easy to get chatting to other customers if you’re sociable....The first time we went in most customers were having pizzas and they looked fab. We’d booked to go out for dinner but will definitely try them next time.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros A lovely little pub. Cons. Attitude and customer facing skills of the young lady serving on our visit was appalling. Surely the elders who were sat at the side of the bar and playing some sort of game on a tablet with said bar...person can see this! (These 2 ladies who probably owned the establishment) The draught real ale was not good. Over £14 spent for 1 ½ pints of a Guinness alternative and a pint of not so well kept real ale. Avoid! There must be other establishments that are more welcoming and appreciative of your custom and look after their real ale better.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024 via mobile

It was an odd visit. Rugby was on, quite a few people in. There was a member of staff wandering round on a personal call for half the time and later another watching something on an ipad sat right next to a table that had...booked for food. It's a tiny place downstairs so these things set the vibe which was a bit of a shame. Burgers were off so think it was just pizzas available thos weekend but they did look good. Been in before and it was candlelit and cosy, just not today.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

We ate last night at Smugglers, what a fabulous atmosphere the place was buzzing. We had lovely wines and delicious pizzas. The staff were very good. We were a table of eight and all homeowners in the Bay and are delighted we have another place...to eat . 👍More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

Lovely place, reasonable food, horrible owner... ssriously the worst attitude for a hospitality owner, like a female Basil Fawlty on a bad day,...vote with your feet and eat elsewhere, trust me.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

We found the staff and other pub goers very friendly . It’s lovely location and really nice ambience. Pizzas looked tasty!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Myself and my family (4 adults / 2 children) entered the premises on 23rd December to be told that under 18s were not allowed in the establishment and consequently had to leave before even ordering a drink. Funny that the following day, we saw a...family inside having food and drinks! Always heard that the staff and management can be ‘funny & off’ with people - seems all too true. Needless to say we will not be returning ever again when we come back to the bay and our custom is reserved for the Bay Hotel - a much more friendly, warm and ambient atmosphere to say the least. There’s a reason why the Bay hotel is always busy with the Smugglers Inn very much of in the literal shadow of its bigger and better counterpart. Your loss is their gain!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Despite their sign clearly stating that takeaways were available until 2100, we walked in at 1950 only to be told they were closed. Purposely waited to have tea from smugglers, only to be seriously disappointed. Nowhere near good enough from a professional standpoint.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Dont reply on opening times. Tried to get a takeaway tonight with the opening be advertised as open till 11pm and takeaway available till 9pm to get there at 8.15pm and be told they’re closed. Anyone’s who has visited Robin hoods bay this time of...year will know it’s remote, delivered aren’t available and there’s no other options for a takeaway so to advertise wrongly makes it very difficult for holiday goers.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

Oh dear what have they done to this once quirky and cozy pub. The bar, which used to be on your left as you walked in has been removed and placed in the far right corner. The barrels for tables have gone from inside, the...tucked away booths and intimate corners are no longer there, along with other subtle features which made Smugglers so unique 🤦‍♂️Replaced by rows of tables and long benches, everything on one level. The place now resembles a school dinner hall. A member of staff told me the rearrangement enabled the staff to " see what was going on better" ... eh ??😳 A lot of character and charm has been lost 😥.. I hope they realise the error of this 'refurb' and put everything back as it was. The pizza was good and the staff pleasant.... but just not the same appeal.... so sad 😞More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

The place looks nice but the beer is terrible. Some of the colours of the beers are very odd. Really poor taste too, I’m all for trying new beers but I have learnt my lesson now as this was my second visit. Every pub should...have a nice blonde beer, farmers blonde is a great pint served up the road at the Victoria. A decent lager, a good IPA and maybe a good stout. I couldn’t find any of these. On a side note, they are very anti kids. A man was told his kids had to leave after just popping in to join him after a visit to the beach. It’s was only 5pm in the kids summer holidays ! I won’t be going backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

Lovely place to visit , we only had drinks but the food looked and smelt amazing. Candlelight atmosphere was very nice , if in the area a must to pop in.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

We went in the bar the day before to reserve a table I'm glad we did as we wouldn't have got one as it was really busy . We were a bit worried after the reviews about the staff but she was OK. We had...pizza and a antipasto board which was really nice. Cosy little place really enjoyed itMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely little cosy bar, felt very relaxed and everyone so friendly. Very quirky and lots to look at while having a drink or two.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Very rude staff, particularly one young lady! She definitely needs to learn how to speak to customers in the correct manner rather than the attitude she displayed to us. Also the drinks we had tasted horrible, they had a matalic taste and wasn't drinkable at...all. Even my husband turned his pint down (which was a shock because he loves his real ales) it was warm, and undrinkable! It's a shame because the pub is lovely inside.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
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