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The Smugglers Inn

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27 Teignmouth Road, Dawlish EX7 0LA, England
+44 1626 862301
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Smugglers Inn at Holcombe is so well established with local trade that even out of season, the place is busy. Saturday nights, it's positively jumping! And there's a good reason for this- the food and service is excellent. Not only does the menu offer a good choice of dishes including favoured starters and desserts but the star of the show... More 

Thank TeignmouthViv
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A big Thank you Smuggles Inn and all the team for a fantastic evening especially Jimmy and Nick. Good food and very well organised service with probably less than 10 minutes from the 1st meal coming out to the 40th meal. I look forward to next year

Thank Tony G
Swindon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived early on Friday Evening (without a booking) but luckily we were offered a table in the bar area. We both opted for the Carvery and didn't regret it - fantastic sized portions of succulent Gammon and Beef with a nice range of vegetables. As with all carvery's I overloaded my plate but it was all of a really good... More 

Thank Robert M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant maintains a consistent high standard both with their excellent carvery selection and the a la carte menu. Staff are friendly and efficient. This together with a good range of ales & cider make this a repeat visit destination.

Thank alex m
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch and will definitely be going back. Our dog was made to feel as welcome as us and the food was fantastic. The vegetables tasted really fresh and delicious and the size of the portions was incredibly generous. Great value for money, can't wait to go back for a Sunday roast.

Thank amy m
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff welcome you to The Smugglers Inn. Really good selection of food on the menu, my favourite is the fish crumble! An everyday carvery is always available with a good selection of vegetables and a choice of 3 meats. Would definitely recommend you pay a visit.

Thank genie321
Worthing, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb situation on hawkish sea front, had two nice meals, my fish was fresh, the batter crisp and crunchy - but oh the disappointment at the so called tartare sauce! It was actually vile, heavens knows what it was, tasted like vinegar salad cream with something green stirred in. A sachet would have been better than this pretence. Pity because... More 

Thank ryalto
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here having walked the dog on teignmouth beach. I'm GF and always struggle to find a choice to eat. Not here! Ended up with a gluten free crab sandwich, and partner had standard crab sandwich. Shared a portion of chips. £16 which as good as crab is expensive! OMG the sandwiches were huge, full of crab with crisps... More 

Thank DartmoorChef
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub with restaurant which offers hale and hearty food at reasonable prices. If you are hungry and not looking for fancy fare the Smugglers is worth a visit. Stuart Ross.

Thank Stuart R
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here whilst on long weekend in Devon. Due to an error on our part we arrived for our meal 50 minutes later than our booking. But our table was still waiting for us and there was no issue or question by the staff about our lateness, for which we were grateful. We had the carvery, one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Teignmouth Road, Dawlish EX7 0LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 862301
If you would like to book a table with us you can do so in a number of ways: Telephone (please note that when busy we will not be able to answer the phone but please be patient and leave us a detailed message and we will get back to you) we pick up our answer phone messages twice daily Email- we respond to emails every morning Facebook- we also take messages via our Facebook page. Again these will be dealt with on a daily basis. NB Please don't assume that your booking is confirmed until we have actually called you back. Thanks so much

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