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“Friday Dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Smugglers Inn

The Smugglers Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Friday Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Out for a summer evening drive, it is a pleasant surprise to find somewhere which far exceeds expectations. Fresh fish beautifully cooked and with Michelin quality presentation. Too many vegetable, but that's not a criticism, still nice and crunchy. I usually find deserts too much but decided to keep the wife company with a jam sponge which was unexpectedly light. A few of these reviews confirm that all restaurants have bad days but us locals will be keeping tabs on this one.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“good all round”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Nice little pub, serving up good food at sensible prices - friendly staff too. Make sure you book in advance as they get very busy - deservedly so too ... my folks go often and they say the food is always good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great evening in the sunshine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Great pub food, staff that although a little slow seemed to really care and a lovely atmosphere both inside and out in the garden. Would go back

Visited August 2013
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Friday dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

We'd been to the smugglers on a number of occasions before so we knew the pub. Went in about six and most tables had been reserved but we were kindly given a table that was not being used till later. Waitress very good - food took no time at all and was very enjoyable. Good value for money. I would definitely recommend booking though to make sure you get a table although lovely big garden (weather permitting).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alexander4836
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Good beer, great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Excellent meal! Great beer garden for the kids. A 15 to 20 minute walk from Lytton Lawn campsite. We would definitely return for a meal.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Mark W
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