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The Smugglers Inn, Herne Bay

School Lane
Postal town: Herne Bay
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Smugglers Inn

Solid-looking Shepherd Neame pub, with separate bars on each side of the main entrance. The one to the left with the pool table didn't appear to be in active use when I visited (although it may well be at the weekend), so I took a seat in the traditionally decorated and plainly furnished main bar on the right-hand side. There was some debate what real ale was available from one of three unclipped handpumps, but the consensus was Whitstable Bay Ruby (£4.50, in good shape and a new variant for me).

On 28th June 2021 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Smugglers Inn

A decent sized well run pub with a friendly and welcoming landlord. The layout consists of a room on the left with pool table and dartboard, this room had cream painted walls and was carpeted. There was also a small bar situated on the nearside wall.
The middle section of the pub where you enter hosted a white painted timber staircase and a mosaic tiled floor, which was original.
The main bar was found on the right of entrance, which had low ceilings and was floor boarded throughout. Three pumps with two dispensing Shepherd Neame Master Brew. The weather was good, so we sat out in the back beer garden, which was immaculately well kept. The beer was also very kept and came in at £3.50 a pint.

On 13th June 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Smugglers Inn

A pretty exterior with a fetching white, blue and red colour scheme. The inside has two rooms, one of which has obviously been very recently refitted in light wood and was deserted (dart board, pool table and plasma screen in here). The other larger room (saloon bar?) had a lot more character – dark wood panelling, birch thatching, low ceilings and real fire. To the rear is a well-maintained ‘bat and trap’ pitch. Three Sheps ales on, nothing overly exciting but the quality was good. Not a bad little place and worth popping in if you’re in Herne for the Butchers.

On 1st December 2010 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Herne Bay, 1.38 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Chestfield & Swalecliffe, 3.53 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Sturry, 4.31 miles, 1 hr 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Smugglers Inn, Herne
28th Jun 2021, 20:26
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
22nd Apr 2021, 19:27
Web Link submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 01 December 2010 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 December 2010 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 01 December 2010 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 December 2010 by ROB Camra
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