The Smugglers Inn
Perched on a hill overlooking Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast and surrounded by footpaths, The Smuggler’s Inn must be one of the best-placed pubs for enjoying well-earned refreshments following a brisk walk. It’s dog-friendly too, so you can bring your four-legged friends along.
We settled beneath the low beamed ceiling amidst the pub’s historical interior and enjoyed a delicious meal. We started with the incredible veggie plate, which was packed with delights such as turmeric-roasted caulifl ower, quinoa, crunchy slaw, falafel, tzatziki, hummus and toasted pitta. A fantastic opening to the meal, the delicious flavours left us eagerly anticipating our mains. I followed with Hall & Woodhouse’s signature steak and Tangle Foot ale pie, which more than lived up to my expectations, and my partner was just as enthused by his choice of tender chicken leg roasted with preserved lemons and garlic and served with Dauphinoise potates, charred tenderstem and lemon dressing.
Whatever you’re looking for, this traditional English inn – with its cosy log fires and generous outside seating area, complete with a trickling stream – will greet you (and your dog) with open arms. Why not make a day of it and take a stroll around the picturesque Osmington Mills hamlet? Afterwards you can stop off for a refreshing pint of locally brewed Badger ale at The Smuggler’s.