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The Smuggler's Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Osmington Mills
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We were Smugglers Inn virgins until Tuesday 19th August when the 5 of us ate here. We booked a table on arrival and sat in the garden until the table was ready which was about half an hour. The Inn was very busy so we were amazed by this! Very cosy inside! We all ordered a main and the child of the group ordered a starter that was soup of the day. Waitresses and waiters very attentive! Food was delicious! Atmosphere great! Toilets very clean all in all a fantastic evening!

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Been here on many occasions, every time it's been fantastic, the customer service is beyond excellent they just can't do enough to make sure your visit is the best it can be. I'm disabled and the help and support I recieve here is beyond reproach. I note some complain about the price of food, ok the food is pub grub served in an extremely popular location so it is is, don't expect fine dining expect great pub food served with a smile and friendliness. The rooms are great very clean extremely well serviced. Can't wait to go back very soon. Must say if campers want to complain they could always cook under canvas, or perhaps camping isn't that great!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

We were staying at the local campsite and this pub was nearest, within walking distance. Great views from carpark across the bay, however the inn itself was very disappointing. The inn is very busy and has unfortunately compromised on the quality of its food for the prices they charge. Toilets not very well maintained and overall quite dirty.
Staff always friendly and polite

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

In my view shamelessly exploiting families 1 glass of wine 2 fruit shoots 1 pint, nearly £15!!! I genuinely thought a mistake had been made! Very picturesque but really not worth £15 a round. If you are willing to queue 20 minutes for a drink, this place will suit you

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

A lovely pub in a very pretty setting. The food was very tasty (especially the toffee apple pie) and the staff were exceptionally friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Having walked there from Eweleaze campsite, the flush toilets were a particular highlight!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

I was recently on holiday in the Osmington area with my family and we visited The Smuggler's Inn various times throughout the week. The location is picturesque, located right next to the beach and therefore sitting outside in the sun was lovely. The drinks at The Smuggler's Inn are very reasonably priced, pretty much what you would expect of any pub or restaurant and there is a very good choice on offer.
We also had two evening meals at The Smuggler's Inn and the food was lovely and was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. The food prices are a little expensive but this can be justified by the high quality, although certain dishes have fairly small portion sizes such as the lasagne. On arrival the dish it was served in looked very big but it was only half full which was disappointing, especially when it tasted so nice! My only other criticism is that the menu is fairly small, I think that a little bit more choice is needed as fussy eaters may struggle to find something that they would like.
Despite this, The Smuggler's Inn is a lovely pub and restaurant which is ideal for families, couples, etc and the staff were very friendly and provided an excellent service at all times.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

On a recent camping trip we ended up here every evening! The staff are so friendly, the location is great - out of the wind, but still a great sun trap! There are plenty of dog bowls for filling up with water and our girls certainly had a great time meeting the local Dogs!
Prices are a lot more expensive that what we are used to, but you definitely get a full pint! So much so, you have to take a gulp at the bar otherwise you'd spill it everywhere!
Great atmosphere & would definitely return!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Smuggler's Inn

Address: Osmington, Osmington Mills, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Osmington Mills
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Osmington Mills
Price Range: £59 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Smuggler's Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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