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The Smugglers Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LF, England
+44 1323 762112
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“banoffee pie” (5 reviews)
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Open Now
10:30 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Eastbourne marina for some shopping in the retail parks, fancied something a bit different to the chain restaurants in the marina so dropped in here for lunch. Lovely pub with relaxing interiors, lovely home made food that arrived promptly. Friendly and attentive staff who...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Served table for five and where seated on time staff seemed pleasant but under trained seemed to know little about the food they were serving we all ordered from main menu which took a time to arrive , drinks were ordered and again took a...More

Thank Arthur4u
coolcat13, Owner at The Smugglers Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were not happy. Our Fish pie always has large prawns in and we buy with tails off. When the plate came back and we looked at the dish the pie was in, there was 2 small...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here after a recommendation from a local and weren't disappointed. The set menu ( week nights only) was terrific value for 11.50 for three courses. We went back on the Sunday, but we're disappointed to learn that all our first choices for main...More

Thank Margaret K
coolcat13, Owner at The Smugglers Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Sorry we had run out of your choices but unfortunately we get very busy on Sundays and as everything is freshly cooked it is hard to calculate. As for our 3 course it is available Monday-Friday lunchtime and evenings. Hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely lunch - really nice play area for the kids. We stuck to standard pub food but all good. The prawn salad seemed very good value. Most enjoyable - thanks

Thank whiskies8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 8 of us for a meal. 3 of us had chicken curry. Next day the 3 of us who had chicken curry were ill. I know it was the curry as that was the only thing I had eaten all day. My husband...More

2  Thank kpugh2017
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered the homemade steak burgers that came with fries. The portion size was big but it was lacking in taste. Not great for £12.50. They have a 3 course meal for £11.50, but we couldn't have that as we sat outside as it was...More

1  Thank MrSmith102938
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were visiting Pevensey Castle with two boisterous young children in the back, we saw the sign advertising the children's play area and bouncy castle. There was also a sign proclaiming three courses for for £11.50. That was enough to persuade us to forgo the...More

2  Thank medievalfan2017
coolcat13, Owner at The Smugglers Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your review. But I would like to point out a couple of facts you have misunderstood first I AM the landlady and was not here on Monday lunchtime so it was definitely not me that spoke to yourselves or came down to...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Stopped off here on way home...did a great deal on 2 courses for £9.50 or 3 for £11.50 Lovely fresh food n service was good n friendly... Has large garden in back n playground out the back with seating area...nice seating area inside... Only downside...More

Thank gingermags181267
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Popped in for lunch, wasn't really expecting much, however we were surprised. We both had the 3 course lunch for £11.50 each , extremely good value. All the food was home cooked and not bought in mass produced stuff. Had lunch in the bar which...More

Thank WoodyWalker55
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Visited 25th July 2017 We both had the 3 course meal deal for £11-50.Starters was prawn and crayfish in a rose marie sauce which was tasty. Next up was cod rarebit in a cheesy sauce with mashed potatoes and garden peas - again very nice....More

Thank HoneyMonsterontour
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Pevensey
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 762112
Bn24 5lf
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