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Ye Olde Smugglers Inne

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UE, England
+44 1323 870241
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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480 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Found this delightful Inne whilst staying in Alfriston. We had chance to have a very pleasant drink and evening snack. There is a nice and varied menu but I can certainly recommend the salmon. A lovely historical pub with so many interesting features. Very friendly atmosphere and welcome and a wonderful open fire. What is not to like?

Thank MRB01
Seaford, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went on Friday with some friends and decided to eat here, and I am glad we did food & service was very good and good value. Would eat here again

Thank billtrathen
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Was here for a walking tour, coincident to the Halloween party... and the pub is clearly well known by the locals. All friendly, average food (some effort being made, but...) and good beer. Other places may have a better kitchen, but the service was good, and as a hotel, was perfectly comfortable, given its age and "charms"

Thank Marshall B
Worthing, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a very pleasant lunch there recently. The host/owner/manager was very nice, helpful without being intrusive. My only other comment, and it is not meant to be negative, is that from outside it is not clear if the establishment is open or not. Some lights, signs in the window??

1 Thank jennykenny
Chef-Boutonne, France
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

As I travel on my own, but with my dog I'm always thankful for dog friendly places to stay. Ye Olde Smugglers Inne didn't disappoint. Having stayed there before after getting off the ferry in Newhaven, I knew where to go and park, so that was easy. But having booked through an agent the message about my dog accompanying me... More 

Thank Rangasmum
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a typical English Pub with a friendly ambience and good selection of beers. The menu was extensive complemented by a long list of "Specials". The barman was friendly and let me sample a few beers before I made my choice. Service after our first round of drinks was a bit slow but this was due to the pub... More 

1 Thank Guswood
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320 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting menu and a bit cheaper than the other 2 main pubs in the village. Very friendly bar staff. Lovely, local, well kept ales. The only downside was that it was a bit chilly next to the window.

2 Thank BrightonShredhead
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped by for two meals with my wife and 91-yo mother. Meals fine, location (in the glassroom out the back) fine, experience fine. Recommended.

1 Thank Tony W
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This place look liked it had been decorated by someone employed at Woolworths. Although empty, service was slow and no atmosphere whatsoever

Thank Thundercloud1
Notting Hill, UK
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I visited Ye Olde Smugglers Inne a year ago; the least said about that experience the better. I returned recently and the place is almost unrecognisable - friendly professional bar staff, lots of cosy corners to tuck yourself into with a well poured pint and proper pub food. I was there for one of their music nights and once it... More 

2 Thank njwukofgb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870241

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?