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Smugglers Inn, Weymouth

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Osmington Mills
Osmington Mills
Postal town: Weymouth
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E TA left this review about Smugglers Inn

Well described below, I shall just add that the floors are flagstones and floorboards, all levelled to make life easier for the hard-of-walking and that the pub is dog friendly – indeed our canine companion on this occasion was spoilt with dog treats from the staff. The food was good but pudding portions were small and coffees were overpriced. There was the complete range of Badger beers available in bottles but only two on draft, Tanglefoot and First Call, both of which were fine but not the best I've had. It's a good place for lunch, but its popularity with walkers, locals and grockles alike make it necessary to book a table in advance, while it's not really cosy enough to make a good evening haunt.

On 10th February 2015 - rating: 6
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Old Blue left this review about Smugglers Inn

Other reviewers have already described this delightful pub much better than I could, so I won’t try to repeat what they’ve said. By car, it’s at the end of road, with a car park that doesn’t seem to be trying to charge at the moment. By foot, it’s on the south coast path, which actually goes across the stream and through the pub garden. The pub itself I find very clean, comfortable and exceedingly full of character, being nicely decorated with maritime artefacts around the place and old pictures on the wall – not tackily overdone like some similar establishments - just, well, very nice. And the garden is a great place to be on a warm day.

Ales on handpull last week were Badger, Tanglefoot (£3.45 a pint) and Hopping Hare, all of which were well looked after. We also ate here twice, had good service and very much enjoyed the food both times. The problem with this pub can be that too many people come here until it gets heaving – it hasn’t been this week, so we’ve probably been lucky enough to find it at its best.

On 4th June 2012 - rating: 9
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Andy Ven left this review about Smugglers Inn

Set in a nice location in a dip between the foot of a hill and a small cliff. The car park overlooks the sea, even if the pub doesn’t. Parking is £5 but refundable to pub customers. Steps take you down from the car park into the beer garden at the front of the pub where you cross a small stream.

The pub, seemingly, is popular with holidaymakers staying locally. The pub has a rustic looking open plan interior with wooden supports and low ceiling beams near the bar. Candles were lit on the tables which felt a bit strange given the bright afternoon sun. Toilet were modern and clean which is reassuring for a place that relies heavily on its food trade.

Staff were very attentive initially – I wasn’t sure whether they were gearing up for a busy evening or whether they were suspicious of me trying to be observant. Just under half an hour had elapsed between me paying for my car park ticket and finishing my sausage and bubble & squeak. Good if you like fast service but a little unsettling if you wanted to take your time and be assured that your food was freshly prepared (which it can’t have been). I thought £8 was a bit pricey, considering there were no extra veg. I would have added a dessert but the staff didn’t follow up with the dessert menu with the same persistence that they showed with getting us to order our main meal.

3 ales on handpull were Badger’s First Gold, Tangle Foot and Firkin Fox.

Decent enough place in a nice location, even if it had a Pubco feel to it. I’d go along with Soup D – a nice safe place to take your family.

On 7th May 2011 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Old Blue
Weymouth, 4.89 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
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8th Aug 2020, 14:17
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8th Aug 2020, 10:52
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 13 December 2010 by Will Larter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 December 2010 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 December 2010 by Will Larter
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 February 2015 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 December 2010 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 December 2010 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 December 2010 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 December 2010 by Will Larter
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