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Smugglers and Pirates Experience
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Owner description: The Smugglers and Pirates Experience is family friendly visitor attraction situated on Brixham's gorgeous harbourside. Let us take you on a journey through 18th Century Brixham where Smuggling was a way of life and pirates ruled the high seas.Can you out run the excise men as they chase Jack and his Smuggling gang, listen to tails of Pirates and there daring deeds, visit the hidden cove and watch out for a ghost or two ...Meet the local friendly reverend who has a fondness for brandy and join in with the search for the gold "Pieces of Eight" hidden away in this wonderful attraction.Fun for all the family and if you have a dog, don't worry they can come to. Afterward all that excitement come and join us for a coffee, lunch or dinner in the Smugglers Retreat Licenced Eatery with wonderful views over the harbour. Open to all whether you have been through our attraction or not, you are most welcome.Gifts for all the family are just waiting for you to buy in our newly refurbished Gift shop and Pirate Emporium. Look out for specials evening events at Smugglers and Pirates Experience and I don't forget if you book your tickets on line you will save money. I
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Came across this by accident, had time to kill so basically thought why not. So glad we did. Very well put together and held my attention all the way through. Never heard the tales of that side of Briixham before and found it very interesting

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Elizabeth P, General Manager at Smugglers and Pirates Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on our attraction. We are very glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Stopped for some lunch as the heavens opened when we arrived in Brixham. Good service. Friendly staff. Another cream tea to die for.

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Elizabeth P, General Manager at Smugglers and Pirates Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am so glad you enjoyed your time in our Smugglers Retreat and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Whilst visiting and staying with a friend in Brixham, we popped into the Smugglers & Pirates Shop which sells an array of lovely gifts for the home and garden. We then decided to experience the new Smuggler's Story which, I must say, was excellent. Extremely well put together, interactive and very informative. I would imagine any child would be enthralled by the real live effects and excited about escaping through the secret door into the tunnel towards the caves.....as adults, we defintely were!!!! The atmospheric effects were top rate. Well worth a visit and priced correctly. Afterwards you can sit and have something to eat and/or drink in the bright and clean restaurant overlooking the harbour. I would thoroughly recommend visitng this establishment to anyone passing through or stopping in Brixham. The staff are also friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Took my 12 year old and my 70 year old mother. Price was OK with £1 off for opening offer. The experience was so so wished there was more interaction for the kids. The story was good and had some brixham history to tell lasted about 30 mins didn't go for pics being taken in costumes as it was quite expensive at just under £20

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Elizabeth P, General Manager at Smugglers and Pirates Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor.
We would just like to indicate that the show is timed at 50 minutes and cannot be done any quicker unless you decided to leave the show via emergency exit.
In term of child interaction, we have introduced the search for the “Pieces of Eight” for children which is talked about right at the start of the adventure.
We are happy to say that are historical and factual content fits will Key Stages 1 & 2 of the National Curriculum.
The cost of the photographs would have included any child that is 2- 10 year keeping there costume which has a value of £11.99.
We hope that you did enjoy the attraction and we look forward to welcoming you back to us and Brixham in the near future.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our Smuggler's experience today. Valid for money and educational. Nice to learn a bit of Brixham's history through an entertainining story. Ended our visit with the best coffee in town whilst watching some people enjoying having their photos taken dressed up as pirates. A great afternoon and fun for all!

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Elizabeth P, General Manager at Smugglers and Pirates Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to The Smuggler and Pirate Experience Brixham. Thank you for taking the time to post this review and we do come back and see us again soon.
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