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The Smuggler's Rest

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

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

Nice decor and atmosphere. Friendly staff and fantastic seaview

Russell Swann 01 November 2016
from Brighton

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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

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Customer reviews for The Smuggler's Rest

3.5 ((()* (based on 21 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (13)
  • lunch (11)
  • dinner (10)
  • private dining (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • business (1)
  • value (1)
  • (((** 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 !

  • ((((* 13 August 2016 by Moura Chaloner from Peacehaven

    Sadly we did not get there and all my house viewings came to nothing too!! My apologies for having to cancel.

  • (**** 27 July 2016 by Keith Rundell from Brighton

    We have eaten here regularly but on this occasion the offer was poor.
    Many items were unavailable both food and certain wines.The floor was sticky where drinks had been spilt.My wifes chicken dish was undercooked as pink inside although she was offered a free desert by the staff.Staff tried hard but someone had underordered items for the new summer menu which in any case was fairly sparse before the unavailable items.
    It has been better hopefully this was just a one off.

  • ((*** 28 May 2016 by Vicky Young from Peacehaven

    Food and menu was good but service was so slow and were not even seated to our table and had to wait a while for menues

  • ((((* 19 April 2016 by Helene Bray from Newhaven

    Lovely meal, beautiful sea views, friendly staff. A most enjoyable Sunday lunch. An experience to be repeated.

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