The Smugglers Inn

27 Teignmouth Road, Dawlish, United Kingdom, EX7 0LA
Restaurant info
Opening Information

We are open 7 days a week from 11am - 11pm and serve food from 12pm - 9pm daily.
The carvery is served from 12pm - 2.30pm Monday to Sunday and all day on a Sunday.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Smugglers Inn

The Smugglers Inn is a traditional family run pub/restaurant that caters for all. We have a highly acclaimed carvery with a "Pasture to Plate" policy (meaning all of our meat and most produce is local and organic). Our carvery has become famous over the years for its variety, indulgent quality and flavour. We pride ourselves in supplying you with the highest quality, perfectly cooked meat on the market. We source every cut of meat on the menu from local, award winning butchers, G.T. Orsman, located in Shaldon, Devon. We cater to all ages and all appetites with our carvery, offering a range of different sizes to best suit you, as well as gluten free and vegetarian choice.

Cuisine: Buffet
Dress Code: Casual
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £

Availability

Available Offers
This offer has price variations on different days. View full details.
Description
Available Dates
This reservation cannot be modified online. Please contact the restaurant directly to update this reservation.
Edit / Cancel Reservation
Diners Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Sort By:
5 Stars:
1232
4 Stars:
195
3 Stars:
32
2 Stars:
11
1 Star:
4
Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Great night with you once again despite the resrictions we are under, all staff attentive and organised, and food top drawer as well, Thank You

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

A very good and enjoyable meal.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Despite the current restrictions still the best place to eat in Dawlish

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

I had a carvery and my husband a steak and kidney pudding with carvery vegetables, both meals were delicious. Very covid secure with disposable gloves used at the carvery. The staff were very attentive but also gave us time to look at the menu and sit after the meal. We are local to the smugglers and it never fails to deliver

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Brilliant food & lovely friendly service

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Very friendly staff.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Great carvery and great service as always. Needed to be a bit more Christmasy. Shame they are closing before Xmas but will be back when they reopen.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

What can l say about this amazing place the staff are so friendly, and are always happy to help absolutely brilliant, the food was excellent thank you to the chef team. Thank you all Pat

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

A first class pub with very high standards throughout. Thank you all at the Smugglers

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Great food . Friendly and helpful staff loooking forward to the reopening after Xmas

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Excellent covid precautions. Clean. Staff were very helpful and couldn’t do enough to help.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Excellent food and excellent, friendly service! Felt very safe with all the safety precautions in place during this time. Thanks to Ruth, our waitress for the evening, and all the staff for making our visit a special one. Hope to see you all again when we are next visiting the area from Bournemouth. Steve and Wendy

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Excellent friendly service. First class food extremely good value for money. Procedures in place to keep customers and staff safe from Corona Virus, fully compliant and above current rules

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Lovely food as always. Smugglers has the best roast in Dawlish. All staff are very welcoming.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

always top class food and service

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

The Atmosphere was a covid problem not Smugglers Inn

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Felt very safe with all the COVID arrangements. The usual high standard of food. Just the thing for a pre Christmas cheer up in these difficult times

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

The Smugglers has all safety measures in place very well. On arrival our temperature was taken hand sanitizer available and we were shown to our table helping ourselves to veg at the carvery we were issued with disposable glove the bill was swiftly staff were very polite and attentive

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Love this place lovely staff and great service beautiful food every time we go

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Staff very welcoming and nothing to much trouble for them excellent sunday carvery would recommend

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

A well organised layout felt really safe eating there staff was really fry and helpful

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 10 December 2020

After grabbing the attention of the chef when we walked in, we were kept waiting for several minutes at the desk whilst Pamela typed in an order. She could clearly see we were waiting - it only takes a few seconds to look up from a task and say "I'll be with you soon" rather than guests standing there like lemons. Carvery meats and veg were good, but roast potatoes were hard (perhaps frozen?). It was a long wait for the food, but we understand the extra Covid measures which are in place. We asked for a wine list & were told they were not printed off because of covid - why can you print menus and not wine lists? We were offered a choice of 3 red wines, none of which we wanted. It was my 'Welcome Home' meal with my Mum & sisters after living abroad for 26 years - all in all it was a disappointing evening.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

A very good carvery as usual!!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Fantastic, thank you. Also in these times it was very clean and most definitely Covid Safe.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money