The Smuggler's Rest

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11 reviews
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£25 and under
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International
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.
What 11 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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soozieC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I'm not sure if I would recommend it. The ambience is good and it is nice and warm but the food was disappointing.

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plamenm
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service

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CarolS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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simplegirl1
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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Denmark12
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

JB
JamesB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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

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Tomek
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall4food2service4ambience5

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.

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Char
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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VIC12
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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.

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The Smuggler's Rest is rated 4 stars by 11 OpenTable diners.

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