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The Smuggler's Rest

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

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

Cosy, friendly atmosphere. Great food. Good service.

Linda Sheldrake 30 July 2017
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

3.3 ((()* (based on 38 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (22)
  • dinner (19)
  • lunch (19)
  • al fresco (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • value (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • business (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((*** 11 September 2017 by Karen Brown from Brighton

    Not as good as expected. No chicken available, run out of cream and coffee machine turned off at 10pm

  • (**** 28 August 2017 by Ailsa Shand from Brighton

    My experience was so disappointing. Not enough staff, long wait for food, lots of dishes no longer available, food very bland, tasteless, unimaginative. One of our party ordered the Caesar Salad and it came minus the lardons, anchovies and croutons!

  • (((** 31 July 2017 by Diane Winser from Newhaven

    Pleasant enough evening, 3 lamb shanks were only luke warm. But my friends wouldn't complain. I had cod and chips which was hot and very tasty. Service was quite slow but we were a group of 6 who where busy chatting so it didn't matter too much.

  • ((((( 30 July 2017 by Linda Sheldrake from Brighton

    Cosy, friendly atmosphere. Great food. Good service.

  • (**** 4 July 2017 by Debbie Wheaton from Stone Cross

    Extremely disappointed. Despite booking a table, when we arrived we were told that we had to sit in the bar area and order our own food as there was no waitress service in this area. The food took 40 minutes to arrive and one of the meals was wrong and had to be changed. The food was also cold.

  • ((*** 24 April 2017 by Teresa Pither from Peacehaven

    THINK SERVICE COULD BE AT THE LEAST 75% BETTER NO CUTLERY ON TABLE ASKED BUT NEVER CAME STARTERS NOT OVER WARM AND THEY NEVER CLEARED THE DISHES TILL THEY BOUGHT THE MAIN COURSE. WHICH WAS AGAIN LUKEWARM AND NOT PRESENTED WELL IE I HAD STEAK WAS GARNISHED WITH 2 RED LEAVES AND NO OTHER SALAD , FRIENDS FISH CHIPS ALMOST GHOST LIKE AS NOT YELLOW AND CRISPY.
    OTHERS ALL HAD FAULTS CHICKEN PIE PASTRY NOT COOKED THROUGH ALL SOGGY.
    Hunters chicken looked as others did thrown on plate

  • ((((* 11 April 2017 by Pamela from Brighton

    All 5 of us ordered a different meal and all very happy. The mini pud with coffee was very mini but tasty. Service very good, surroundings and decor cozy.

  • ((((( 29 March 2017 by Wendy Jackson from Brighton

    The food was excellent and staff very pleasant and helpful

  • (**** 16 March 2017 by Ann Merrett from Peacehaven

    Very poor service, old wine menus about so we picked a wine and when paid was more expensive, we were told old menu and now new prices, no apology jet took menu with old prices on away. When ordering we were told they had no salad and only one pate, when food did arrive was Luke warm and the steak was tough and inedible. They did take off price but hence one of our party did not eat. We are a group who meet every month for a meal, drink, we have been here before and service and food not great then but because of lovely place and setting keep giving them the benefit, but no more, we will not be returning again, shame as could be so nice

  • ((((* 9 March 2017 by Teresa Pither from Peacehaven

    great meal enjoyed by all

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