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The Smugglers Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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27 Teignmouth Road, Dawlish EX7 0LA, England
+44 1626 862301
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I have just come back from having lunch at The Smugglers Inn and we cant say enough about this place,first on entry you are given a warm welcome and then taken to a table by another friendly staff. The meal a carvery was one of the best lunch time meals we have both had for a long... More 

Thank Tonyfrom
Warwick, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Appeared to be a little expensive, but not when you saw the portion sizes, presentation and quality. We had fabulous pork and beef carvery sandwiches which came with roast potatoes and gravy. Lovely location with sea view.

Thank Lesley L
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150 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in this evening on spec. We were shown to a restaurant table straight away. The staff were welcoming and attentive...not at all overbearing. We had carveries, which were well cut and vegetables prepared to perfection. Thank goodness, this establishment also does NOT allow E cigarettes or vaping so the environmental atmosphere was also pleasant. There was some Muzak on... More 

Thank hepa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff, fantastic food, great service ! Well done Smugglers, will definitely come again, well recommended.

Thank Debra P
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here Monday just gone, chose from the carvery. Each and every one of us thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals, and the price was very reasonable. Will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Azzy B
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice car very. Excellent choice of vegetables and superb meat. Great service. Would highly recommend

Thank Spencer B
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a busy evening with charity event filling the pub. However, although not booked in, they accommodated us. Food service very efficient with a wide choice and large portions of very good food. Best recommendation is to confirm that we immediately booked for the following evening.... and had equally good service! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank ferrymanCornwall
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always have a lovely meal here. Booked a large table for the third occasion this year all for special occasions. Staff lovely and accommodating.. Always a welcome atmosphere and importantly the food always hot and plentiful. Excellent value. Often eat here also on a routine night out just the 2 of us.. Never a bad meal.

Thank anne m
Dawlish, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have now eaten here on a number of occasions. The food is always very good and very good value for money. The staff are always friendly and professional. I have no problem at all recommending this as a great place to eat

Thank mbawden85
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As usual a wonderful visit to Smugglers with wonderful food and great service. Why go elsewhere when the best is on your doorstep. Thanks Nick for great meal. X

Thank Debbie D

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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
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, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?