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“Family Lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Smuggler's Inn

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The Smuggler's Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Osmington Mills
Certificate of Excellence
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Family Lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

The Smugglers Inn is situated on a stretch of beautiful Dorset coastline..

We visited lunchtime and it seemed fairly busy.

Oh, and to avoid the ridiculous £5 per 3hrs car parking try parking on the road nearby..

Staff were largely helpful.. There was a mix up in a couple of our choices but no big deal as this was rectified fairly quickly.

Food was hot and tasty. Although I did feel the Creme Brulee was the smallest portion I have ever had anywhere but hey..

Overall a pleasant afternoon.


Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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    4.5 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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brownhills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Just returned from a relaxing break at the quaint old smugglers inn
The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly giving me my wife ,and our Labrador a wonderful welcome.the food was excellent,and complemented the choice of drinks .
I would not hesitate to recommend this inn to anyone
Mike Bursnell

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Verwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We chose this pub/restaurant for a quiet secluded winter break for walks on the beautiful Dorset and Portland coastline with our dog (the pub is very dog friendly). Being midweek in November the pub was quiet but certainly not dead as its frequented by local regulars and is a popular destination for quality pub food...in the summer it would be very busy due the many holiday parks nearby.
From the moment we arrived we were made welcome by Mike and Barbi and their team (in particular Molly) the breakfast was superb with a choice of many cooked options, cooked to order with pastries, fruit, cereals etc.....Dinner from the pub restaurant menu offered reasonable choice of typical pub favourites with a bit of a spin.....my personal favourite was the chip shop platter which included a small/medium battered fish, a large salmon and dill fish cake, a portion of scampi, chips, mushy peas and "chip shop" curry sauce served on the side.....it was delicious and excellent value.
Our room was warm, clean and the bed comfortable, the en suite was perfectly adequate. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend for a stay or dinner only.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed in this lovely pub for a couple of nights; one of which was the night of the 'great storm'.
We had a fab time; the food and the service was excellent (particularly Richard at breakfast time); the room was good; the staff were really welcoming and helpful and had good knowledge about the area. Good value for money and the fact we were only visited by a storm and not any ghosts of former smugglers was a bonus!!!!! The pub is in a beautiful place and is well worth visiting.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bournemouth
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Entirely agree with "Very Disappointed" on the 14 October 2013. How wrong we were too, to visit the Smugglar's Inn again. The Front of House staff were friendly,willing and listened to our concerns but they were LET DOWN HORRIBLY by the sub-standard catering. The food was utterly without flavour, the vegetables were old and badly overcooked and there was even some uncooked meat at the edge of one of the dishes. The Smuggler's Inn needs an immediate overhaul of its kitchen and a clearing out of the staff who allow such sub-standard food to pass. An unacceptable disgrace.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

We went here for a meal as we were staying just up the road and had read such good reviews. It was so cosy and welcoming when we arrives and we were seated very quickly and our drink order taken. The service was excellent even though it was very busy and our food was delicious, especially the desserts. We were gutted we did not visit it until the last night of our holiday or we would have definately gone again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Wraysbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We went for our evening meal two nights running and also popped in for a coffee one afternoon. The food was good and so was the service. It was lovely that it was dog friendly. Great value for money! Well worth a visit :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Smuggler's Inn
Address: Osmington, Osmington Mills, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Osmington Mills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Osmington Mills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Smuggler's Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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