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The Smugglers Bar and Restaurant

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The Smugglers High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AU, England
+44 1304 853404
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 11:00
Mon - Thu 17:45 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a case of man "flu" I decided that maybe a steak dinner would help. So on a return trip home we both decided to stop off at the Smugglers and see if they had a spare table. Now, firstly, I don't often have steak but do enjoy the odd one now and again. I ordered the rib-eye (10oz) and... More 

Thank Peter D
lydd kent
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime we go to St Margaret's at Cliffe we always call in to the smugglers for a meal .it s always great food and service .

Thank iguana1
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Service was excellent and very nice and friendly. Should have stayed longer. The mexican food was unexpected and awesome for the kids. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kevin C. R
Deal, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We return here time & again because the location is beautiful, the staff & service impeccable and the food is always top notch. If you appreciate the finer things in life and want to indulge your appetite in a comfortable and relaxing setting, their menu is always varied and there is a well stocked bar to compliment your food choices.... More 

Thank Jonathon W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food at reasonable prices and lovely staff made my mothers treat very pleasant for our table of 8. Slight downside not to get more than my rating given was no parking available,very limited on the High Street though a public car park exists 5 minutes away

Thank KevofKent
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I've visited the smugglers on many occasions and hadn't been that impressed but recently we had a fab meal. Excellent food, efficient service and friendly staff. We had fajitas which were fabulous !

Thank Stokesy123
Dover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Another wonderful meal in an excellent restaurant. As always the staff are friendly , the atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food selection is outstanding ,whatever you choose will be amazing. Thank you all again for a wonderful valentines dinner.

Thank Share O
Dover, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We made a last minute decision to go out for dinner, based on Trip Advisor reviews decided to give the smugglers a go. Standard village pub from the outside, but upon walking in was greeting to a wonderful warm welcome, we were a little early so got a drink and were offered menus to review. My wife Loved her starter... More 

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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I was a bit apprehensive when we pulled up. Thought it was going to be a local pub grub night. Thankfully very wrong. Very welcoming friendly and attentive. Food was exceptional. Thank you guys so much

Thank Shoestringmum
Whitby, Canada
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful traditional British Pub...Service was very good...Food was exceptional.. portions very generous....highly recommend.

Thank Brucet425

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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
Mexican, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:45 - 23:00
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

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