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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We regularly visit the Smugglers Inn with different sets of friends. We couldn’t recommend it highly enough, friendly atmosphere nothing is too much trouble and great service along with a superb menu. We’ve seen on our visit tonight that the Christmas menu is available and...More

Thank Vacation59041223330
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a weekend getaway booked as we were in urgent need of R&R. We looked at various reviews for places to eat in the area and on first glance you would almost walk past the pub, as it is unobtrusive and tucked away in...More

Thank SalDev
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of three 'newbies' who'd recently moved into the area from London and had tried a couple of other establishments for a Sunday lunch. This was by far the best and we will certainly be returning.

Thank Tamsin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for lunch and although the restaurant at the rear was not open we ate in the bar area which was very busy for a lunchtime with most of the tables occupied by 1:00pm. We shared a starter of deep fried Brie, then...More

Thank markcJ2880EC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, we rang the Smugglers on the off chance of grabbing a last minute Dinner (my timing over ran on our Journey home !!!) Luckily they had a remaining table for two, so in we went. The staff were great and we received a hearty...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have attended this restaurant on two occasions before and go when we stay at the caravan park up the road. The food has always been very good here so the four of us attended with anticipation this time. Booked by email and shown through...More

Thank Stretchandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice family friendly restaurant and staff. Superb food. We sat in the conservatory as we had four grandchildren with us.

Thank boblin2526
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called into The Smugglers Inn on the off chance of getting a table, one evening when staying close by to the lovely village St Margaret's at Cliffe. We were greeted with a genuine warmth and a smile and though we had not booked in...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We have been back to The Smugglers time and time again. The hosts are very welcoming and attentive. The menu is comprehensive and very reasonably priced. Try and save room for a pudding. We always reserve a table in the conservatory part of the restaurant.

Thank A9775OXjon
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this Lovely cosy Pub for Sunday Dinner while staying at St Margarets Holiday Park It was no trouble that we had a dog as we were seated in the bar area Very friendly staff nothing was too much trouble including getting water for...More

Thank Boop555
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Questions & Answers
22 May 2017|
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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, Brunch, 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, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
17:45 - 23:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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