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The Smugglers Inn

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27 Teignmouth Road, Dawlish EX7 0LA, England
+44 1626 862301
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food and service are very good at The Smugglers. The carvery is good and tasty with a variety of vegetables. Above all the view is stunning, rolling Devon hills leading to the sea. What a lovely way to pass the time of day. I would recommend booking, although if you don't get into the restaurant the pub food is... More 

Thank Claire M
Devon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this lovely restaurant /pub on Sunday 21/5/17 with family. A really nice carvery and lovely staff. Location was out of the way but with that lovely views, and we were lucky enough to have a window seat with sea views. I would highly recommend a visit but make sure you book especially on a Sunday.

Thank Tillytrotter7
plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food has always first class but this last visit was something special roast lamb on a car very rare to say the least with Turkey and beef cooked to perfection around ten different veg looking around there the only thing left on the plates was the knives and forks

Thank colin g
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful variety of food at reasonable prices. Great atmosphere, and helpful staff. Wise to book ahead for eating at lunch time on Sundays. Have been there on several occasions, and never been disappointed.

Thank Brian R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not far from Minadab B&B, so gave it a try. Warm welcome, nothing to much trouble. Food was excellent and carvery fresh and appetising. Found the young members of staff attentive and polite. Wish we had this Inn closer to us, strongly recommend.

Thank HampshireSailor
Basingstoke, England
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this little gem on a damp and soggy walk from Dawlish Warren. Had a couple of pints and came back the following day for dinner. Excellent pub grub. I can highly recommend this pub with beautiful views.

Thank Maxie_7
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived without booking but only had to wait 5 mins for a table. Piping hot and very tasty carvery. Lovely staff!

Thank goode568
Swansea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have heard so much about this place and only now trying it, well worth the wait. Will definitely be returning! If I had to mention 1 thing that I think could be improved on and that is it could have been warmer. I like my food to be hot, this was luke warm, my husband however prefers his this way.... More 

Thank brooksie24
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by family who live 20 odd miles away and swore by the quality of the food and the prices and have to say they weren't wrong well worth a visit

Thank kevin r
Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On top of their game today as the cottage pie was delicious and it was great to help yourself to the vegetables from the carvery so I could avoid the veg I don't like. Great atmosphere and just busy enough to create a nice pub experience.

Thank Jon R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Teignmouth Road, Dawlish EX7 0LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 862301
If you would like to book a table with us you can do so in a number of ways: Telephone (please note that when busy we will not be able to answer the phone but please be patient and leave us a detailed message and we will get back to you) we pick up our answer phone messages twice daily Email- we respond to emails every morning Facebook- we also take messages via our Facebook page. Again these will be dealt with on a daily basis. NB Please don't assume that your booking is confirmed until we have actually called you back. Thanks so much

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?