The Smugglers Inn
Perched on a hill overlooking Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast with footpaths aplenty, The Smugglers Inn must be one of the best-placed pubs for enjoying wellearned refreshments following a brisk walk.
On a glorious April evening, sat beneath the low beamed ceiling and amidst the pub’s historical interior, I enjoyed a delicious starter of crispy whitebait served simply with tartare sauce, followed by Hall & Woodhouse’s award-winning steak and Tanglefoot pie served with creamy mashed potato and veg. I finished off with scoops of toffee and honeycomb ice cream from the renowned Salcombe Dairy.
Offering a varied selection of dishes on the dining menu menu and specials board, and with smaller appetites catered for, meals range from traditional fish and chips and flat-iron steak, to burgers and everything in between, including a selection of impressive Sunday roasts.
Whether it’s a three-course dinner, light lunch or just coffee and cake you’re after, this traditional English inn, with its log fires and generous outside seating area complete with a trickling stream, will greet you (and your dog) with open arms.
Should you fancy a post-meal walk, why not 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 Smugglers.