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Smugglers Cottage

Lee EX34 8LR, England
+44 1271 864897
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (8 reviews)
“treacle tart” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lee EX34 8LR, England
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

It's a real shame but the Smugglers Cottage has now CLOSED and the property is for sale as either a home, holiday cottage or possibly still a tearoom. Hopefully someone will buy it to run as a cafe and not just a holiday home. Luckily...More

Thank jake995
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This place is a real bonus on coast walk to Ilfracombe. It breaks up trek but the coffee is delicious and treacle tart with clooted cream !!! Wonderful you just need to walk farther to walk it off.

1  Thank geoffangler
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Popped in to the smugglers cottage and ordered a cream tea.Lovely view and relaxing feel and could have sat there all afternoon.Friendly staff and would recommend a visit.

1  Thank fel1957
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Another excellent visit to the Smugglers Cottage. The service, has is as I have always found, was relaxed and friendly, the moo burger very tasty and the view gorgeous. A very relaxing spot.

1  Thank Sue G
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to sit and enjoy a lovely hot drink with a stunning view, was served by a lovely lady and enjoyed daydreaming in an idyllic spot. Comfy and relaxing, highly recommend smugglers cottage.

1  Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We specially went to Lee Bay today for Lunch at Smugglers Cottage, sadly to find it closed and no sign of a message explaining closure. It was a fairly fine day, and quite a few people were disappointed like us. When Smugglers Cottage says on...More

Thank Clara M
Stharv, Owner at Smugglers Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Hi what a shame you were disappointed but when my daughter is ill and needs hospital treatment we have to close no time for a sign hope you had a good day in lee my daughter is recovering now thank you for your constructive review

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in as passing so we were so pleased to find the best scones we've ever had! We had the sweet with jam and savory with delicious onion marmalade! We will be back! No inside seating tho so will go on a dry day

1  Thank Siwan C
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We walked from Ilfracombe to Lee bay on a hot summer day, yes we had a couple this year, and decided to have a break at the Smugglers. l has a traditional pasty which was excellent. My wife had a Devon cream tea, which l...More

1  Thank Arnoldmick
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here after doing the Lee Bay / Sandy Cove wander with 3 kids and a dog. Ordered sausage rolls / pasties for the kids and we ordered the burgers. Lovely waitress was upfront and told us we'd be waiting for a while...More

2  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We walked to Lee from Morthoe and this cafe was a welcome respite with ice creams for the kids and cider for mum and dad. There was plenty on offer and it was a fantastic location with awesome views and a relaxed vibe.

2  Thank sammi-loves-shopping
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Questions & Answers
21 May 2018|
Response from Robin M | Property representative |
No I’m sorry we shall not be open this year
12 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Johntrombone | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lee EX34 8LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Lee
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 864897
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