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The Smuggler's Rest

South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven, BN10 7BE +44 1273767903

((()* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Excellent. Quickly seated and good service throughout. Food hot and served promptly. coat place in the winter and a great place to enjoy the beer garden in the summer. Fantastic coastal views.

Gordon Hulme 14 January 2017
from York

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Combining a country setting with a sea view on the Telscombe Cliffs, The Smuggler’s Rest has a uniquely beautiful backdrop to enjoy the traditional British pub cuisine. This view and food can be savoured from the al fresco beer garden or by the log-fire in colder climes, and the pub features a more modern, bright appearance, letting in the plentiful seaside sun.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Smuggler’s Rest menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Smuggler’s Rest ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

Situated in Peacehaven on the sea front, there is a minimal walk to the ocean, or it is a 11-minute drive to Brighton.

The Smuggler's Rest

South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven, BN10 7BE

Contact +44 1273586593
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Customer reviews for The Smuggler's Rest

3.6 ((()* (based on 25 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (15)
  • dinner (14)
  • lunch (13)
  • al fresco (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • value (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • business (1)
  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Julie Wright from Brighton

    The food was really nice and service was really helpful and friendly . It made our valentines night meal very enjoyable

  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Gordon Hulme from York

    Excellent. Quickly seated and good service throughout. Food hot and served promptly. coat place in the winter and a great place to enjoy the beer garden in the summer. Fantastic coastal views.

  • ((*** 4 January 2017 by Teresa Pither from peacehaven

    booking service good but we were not expected , food very hit and miss even though i had rung to ammend people from 2 to 3, as was the food starters many not available and presentation bad, main courses steak pie pastry case on top not cooked through 2 of us ordered steaks which were cold know that steak needs to rest but not to the point that it congealed to plate before we finished,Staff on duty all very young and had no real idea of customer service and did more chatting to each other. think as they knew we were on discounted meal it didnt matter

  • ((((* 25 December 2016 by Denise Moore from Peacehaven

    Food was good staff were friendly service was a little slow

  • (((** 6 December 2016 by Emily Newman from Bath

    Food was generally good. Limited vegetarian selection. Caesar salad overpriced,served in a warm bowl with 1 anchovy- basically a bowl of limp lettuce for over £8! Not the best value. Asked for lime and soda,served lemonade and soda.

  • ((((* 1 November 2016 by Russell Swann from Brighton

    Nice decor and atmosphere. Friendly staff and fantastic seaview

  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by Paul Hudson from Redhill

    Really nice ambience with attentive yet discrete service. Quality of food always consistent.

  • ((((* 10 October 2016 by Jacky Moore from Brighton

    Very good meal, £15 per head for 2 courses and a drink for 5 people. 2 sandwich meals and 3 mains plus dessert Had a free dessert for signing up to their newsletter. Good service. Main drawback was that we were seated by the back door which people constantly left open, making it very cold, and we were constantly shutting it. We should really have moved, but now know not to sit there again. Otherwise very attractive surroundings with lovely outdoor area for warmer days.

  • (((** 8 October 2016 by Marion from Sevenoaks

    Very easy to book this restaurant. Arrive was 2.30pm so a later lunch. The bar staff pointed to a table in the restaurant for where we could sit and when we got seated we were not given menus until I got up and asked for them. I think they were short staffed. The Camembert starter was very enjoyable and ideal for 3 to share. I had the southern fried chicken and my sister had the vegetarian burger. Both very nice. We just wish the coffee had been better. The cappuccino was dreadful with foam that looked like it had been washed up at the beach. Otherwise the service as a whole was good as out waitress was lovely.

  • ((((( 12 September 2016 by Cristine Spires from Salisbury

    The food was great, the staff are extremely helpful and the location perfect !

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