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The Smugglers Bar and Restaurant

The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
+44 1304 853404
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and traditional place. Worth a visit after a long walk through the white cliffs. The owner was so kind to arrange for a private cab which took us back to Canterbury for a very reasonable price.

Thank pepe1569
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on New Year's Eve with friends who live locally. Welcomed by the landlady, Lindsay very bubbly and friendly. We ate in the conservatory restaurant at the back of the pub. The young waitressing staff were very efficient in taking drinks and food orders and...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with work colleagues (friends!) for lunch in early December. We asked to sit in the bar area which was more cosy at lunchtime. We opted to eat from the al a carte menu and all eight of us had three courses. The food...More

Thank Melanie099
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Staff very welcoming. Its a cosy pub with a great atmosphere. The food was delicious and good portion sizes. No parking outside but a carpark only a short walk up the road! Will definitely be returning with more family and friends!

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

As we were staying in the area we decided to try the pub for an evening meal. The staff were very welcoming and took good care of us. Good menu choices and tasty food. Very satisfied and worth a visit.

Thank Calum B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Family group of 6 adults were royally fed and watered here! Menu huge but chose dish of the day. Poached sea bass in lobster bisque with prawns. Delicious! Good sized portions, served with crunchy and crisp sautéed potatoes and fresh veg. Whitebait fresh and tasty...More

Thank JES1055
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Best thing was they allowed our doggy. Food was ok and they had kids meals which was standard nuggets and chips. They have a mexican range on the menu. Food was ok

Thank MN8888
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I've never seen so many choices on a pub menu, or such big portions!! But food is good, service is good, and atmosphere in the bar was good. I would return for sure....next time with a big appetite!

Thank amsterdamer78
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Had a meal here during our weekend break with friends. There were 6 of us & all our dishes were delicious & the servings were very generous. The staff were all very helpful & we had a very good, relaxed evening. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank Margaret186306
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Just had a lovely meal at the Smugglers, my partner & myself shared a starter of prawn pili pili, the portion was ample for us both & delicious. I then had fillet pepper steak & my partner chicken chorizo, which were both very tasty, the...More

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Questions & Answers
23 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Jonathon W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a beer garden/outside eating area. Not sure about dogs though, best to contact them direct to check. Also in St Margaret's right down in the bay is The Coastguard pub with a beer garden and dogs are welcome... More
Yvonne C
29 October 2016|
Response from Peter K | Property representative |
Hi Yvonne all our menus are available on our website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:45 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's at Cliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 853404
  • E-mail
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