The Smuggler's Rest

British, Pubs·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Pubs
Cosy, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly
Food Hygiene Rating


Before its current incarnation as The Smuggler's Rest, this charming pub restaurant went by the name of the Badgers Watch. In an even earlier era, it was known as the Lifeboat Inn, proudly contributing to the funding of the first local lifeboat. Nestled in the scenic locale of Telscombe Cliffs, The Smuggler's Rest offers the perfect setting to savour breathtaking sunsets by the sea.

Begin your culinary journey at The Smuggler's Rest with starters that will tantalise your taste buds. Dive into the salt and pepper calamari, beautifully complemented by saffron aioli. Alternatively, enjoy the irresistible sticky crispy chicken drizzled with chipotle chilli jam, or indulge in juicy prawns served in a bloody mary Marie Rose sauce alongside fresh avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, and sourdough bread. These appetisers set the stage for an array of main courses, including an aubergine parmigiana featuring garlic and peppers in a sweet and smoky tomato sauce, topped with herb crumb and mozzarella. It's served with a side of mixed salad and garlic ciabatta. For seafood enthusiasts, there's the seared fillet of sea bass with a pea and crispy bacon velouté, steamed broccoli, and spring onion mash. And for those seeking comfort, the indulgent beef and red wine lasagne is a delectable choice.

Dessert lovers won't want to miss the milk chocolate honey pot, a delightful fusion of velvety chocolate mousse, silky honey, and crunchy honeycomb, accompanied by a buttery biscuit and honeycomb ice cream. This dessert creates a symphony of sweet flavours and delightful textures.

The Smuggler's Rest's bar offers an impressive selection, from locally crafted hand-pulled ales and ciders to classic cocktails. Soft beverages and mocktails are also available, catering to a variety of preferences.


Are you dog friendly?

Yes, we are a dog friendly pub.

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Do you need to book a table?

Yes, we recommend that you book a table before visiting.

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

01273 586593 01273 586593


Opening Times

All day
Mon 11:30-22:00
Tue 11:30-22:00
Wed 11:30-22:00
Thu 11:30-22:00
Fri 11:30-22:30
Sat 11:30-22:30
Sun 11:30-22:00


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1 Review 

Andrew W

06 May 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Really good food and lots of it. 

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