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“Great food”
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Old Smugglers Inn
Ranked #8 of 10 St Brelade B&B and Inns
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“Great food”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We parked in the huge car park opposite and ventured inside this olde world pub and we weren't disappointed. They had plenty of choice on the menu and specials on the board. I had salmon which was beautifully cooked and presented, my husband had a curry which he said was delicious. Service was very good despite it being a busy evening.
If the weather is good you can have a lovely stroll on the beach afterwards.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Devon, UK
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Parked in public car park virtually opposite (& just up from the slipway & beach).

Very quiet inside, with only two other tables at out lunchtime visit, which probably explains why we were served by the barman as there was only one other member of staff front of house. In any case we were warmly welcomed & chose to sit in the bar area.

Beer was excellently kept (they have been accredited by Casque Mark & are recommended by CAMRA), my wife had sea bass fillets which she said were excellent, my fish & chips were quite good.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

I was out last sunday(12th May) with my daughter for a drive+then lunch.As we were getting hungry and were around St Brelades area we decided to visit The Old Smugglers Inn.We thought this was a safe bet as we had been before and were very pleased with everything.

We were seated by the first of the two waitresses on duty in the rear of the restaurant.Very polite
and attentive.Recommended various dishes on the menu.Unfortunately she then dissapeared and left us in the company of her colleague the second waitress.This lady took our order with
very little interest.She was abrupt when i asked her for some more bread and instead of smiling and getting some she thought it better to" Very Firmly " state that it was chargeable
with a very unfriendly look.At that point i felt like leaving the place,but reluctantly and privately swallowed my dissapointment.I thought i was imagining it all until my daughter pointed out that
i wasnt.
We were never once asked if the meal was ok or if we needed anything else.
Not even when we quickly finished our meal and paid the waitress at the till with the plates
still on the table and the fact that we werent leaving a tip(which i usually do).

The restaurant itself had a cosy feel to it.It was about half full.
The food was timely and good.
Our table was unbalanced.The top was loose,so that if you put your arms on it the other
end would tilt upwards.A bit like a see-saw.
However the service was frankly shocking.
We were not made to feel welcome.
Doubt we will return.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

Visited here in early evening and there did seem to be quite a few locals about. The staff were very friendly and efficient, but the food (although piping hot and quickly served) was very much 'pub food'. I would class it more of a drinkers pub that serves food, than a restaurant.. But good if you've come off the beach and don't feel like dressing up!

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

As a family we called in yesterday , the first bar was full so we moved into the second bar and were told by a very unfriendly waitress that we could not sit there unless we were eating, the place was almost empty, but there were people already there who were only having a drink and not eating. We found this very unwelcoming and the place was virtually empty. Would not reccommend this place to families.

Stayed March 2013
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

In my opinion the smugglers does the best pub food in jersey

Great for a pub tea or Sunday lunch

Service is always swift and efficient and great value especially during promotions

The espadadas are some of the best in the island which I good going given the Portuguese influence in jersey

Great real ale as well and nice cost bar

  • Stayed January 2013
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

There is something very satisfying about having a pint at the Smugglers on a cold winters day after a walk along the beach or a paddle in the kayaks. The warm fire provides a nice welcome, the staff are friendly and there is usually something interesting from a real ale perspective. If you get the chance an evening visit when local band Sgt Pipon are playing is an added bonus. The food is good value and tasty.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Kevin M
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Additional Information about Old Smugglers Inn

Property: Old Smugglers Inn
Address: Quaisnè, St Brelade JE3 8AW
Region: United Kingdom > Channel Islands > Jersey > St Brelade
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in St Brelade
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Old Smugglers Inn Jersey/St Brelade

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