The Smuggler's Rest

10 reviews
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  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Healthy
When you're exploring the great British countryside, you're never far from a bright and welcoming country pub and restaurant. Enjoy a fabulous meal at The Smuggler's Rest in Peacehaven.
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1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It is great place, the food also,the service is so nice.

7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service

1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our friends wedding anniversary. There was a little confusion about the open table reservation but it was quickly and politely resolved. Each of us order a different dish from ribs to halibut and all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our services was attentive but not intrusive. Wonderful evening.

13 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went to this Pub for a Birthday meal as a party of 5 people. 2 of us chose meals with Sweet Potato Fries and both sets of Fries were cold. These were promptly sent back to the kitchen and returned to us frazzled, obviously been put in the microwave. Another diner had triple cooked chips and these were seriously overdone. The fish finger sandwiches were lukewarm and there was much more batter than fish as well. All in all this was a bad experience, made worse by the fact that it was the Birthday of one of the older members of our party. The management of this Vintage Inn are missing a trick here as this place has a fabulous location overlooking the ocean and a great decking terrace area but the view alone is not enough to make people return unless they just come for drinks, this is an opportunity missed.

1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was too busy for them to handle being Mother’s Day had to wait too long between courses and they ran out of spoons and jugs

1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

lots items not available a noccurance here often plates cold so food cools quickly

1 review
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Dirty tables, untrained or disinterested staff, lukewarm food, overpriced

2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The setting is spectacular (on the top of a cliff overlooking the sea), the staff were brilliant but sadly the food quality was the wrong side of average. It wont stop us from visiting again, fingers crossed it was a one off.

1 review
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although we had great service at the end. On arrival I was not very happy when they did not have my booking on their system we had tried to call but with no answer we booked online we were told to take a seat and when ready come to the counter and place our order. This was not what I wanted we booked a table so we could sit and talk to friends and family, after a lot of words they finally agreed to serve us and then the service was great. Pls check that your customers bookings get to the restaurant even if they are only made three hours before dinning thank you

1 review
Dined on 25 July 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Arrived 13.00 waitress arrived at table 13.45 to take order.Not her fault, not enough staff to cope with customers. She had party of about 15 plus outside tables to attend.The kitchen did quite well as food arrived 14.15 and was hot.
We came here 18 months ago and our 14.00 booking was cancelled as they had us booked in for 12.00
It will be in many months time before we come again.
We only saw 3 waitresses serving in 2.5 hrs which included the bar.