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The Smugglers Inn Restaurant

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306 Whitepark Road, Bushmills BT57 8SL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 1577
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having a holiday house in Bushmills I have visited here a few times with family both for lunch and dinner. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. As for the food it is simply gorgeous and a filling homely meal!! The price is excellent for what you receive- always love visiting here

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Thank Sarah C
Lynchburg, Tennessee
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traffic was crazy around the Giant Causeway, and we needed a place close to have lunch. We stopped at the Smuggler's Inn. I had a smoked salmon sandwich that was a little too heavy on the horseradish, and my husband had fish and chips which were the usual, frozen and deep fried. The Guiness was a quick pour. The lunch... More 

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Thank MLOMIA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy and crowded. Staff are friendly and try hard, but are just too busy to give efficient service. Kids loved the brown and yellow food - not the place to visit if you enjoy a vegetable.

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Thank Melanie B
irish
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, nice selection and the service was great! Only a minutes drive from the BallyLinny Holiday cottages

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Thank IrishGlamgram
cambridgeshire
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90 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Smugglers Inn was ok nothing to write home about. Not much atmosphere. The food seems hit and miss. What we ate was not very hot and we do like hot food. The staff were pleasant enough. I had a diet coke as a drink but it was flat. Was not going to revisit on our trip.

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Thank hopalong6845
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I decided to eat here after viewing the Causeways. There was no wait and very few people there. My sister got some chicken and I got the muscles. The muscles were the best muscles I have ever had. I would recommend them for anyone who enjoys muscles. My sister's chicken was also very delicious. A great dinner... More 

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Thank Alisha B
Brussels, Belgium
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quaint inn has a brilliant pub, serving great value and great tasting food. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The seafood chowder could not have been better - it was so DELICIOUS I would consider visiting Northern Ireland just to have it again! And the views over the beach and seashore make it that much more special.

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Thank isabelvervaeck
Beaumaris
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to stop at The Smugglers Inn on the way to visit the Giant's Causeway, and what a great decision that was. The staff were charming and very polite. The restaurant had a some lovely features character. But most of all the food... it was served in good time, and looked fantastic and tasted even better. It was child... More 

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Thank J_K_Morris
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Smugglers Inn with our 2 children on a Thursday out of season. We were welcomed on arrival and shown to our table. The menu was varied and although it stated childrens meals were for 10 and under only they did allow our older child to order from the kids menu. The food arrived quickly and there was... More 

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Thank Anthea74
St. Maarten-St. Martin
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Found this place expensive for lunch. A steak sandwich for lunch was good but that's it... no chips or garnish with the plate for 8 pounds.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 Whitepark Road, Bushmills BT57 8SL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2073 1577

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