Nestled on the edge of the Jurassic coast, boasting stunning views and scenic footpaths, the Smugglers Inn is an idyllic location for those wishing to escape the hustle of everyday life.
Not far from the village of Osmington lies Osmington Mills, with breath-taking views of the Isle of Portland. Dating back to the 13th century, the Smuggler’s Inn is known to have been the home of the leader of the most notorious gang of smugglers in the area during the 18th and 19th centuries, Emmanuel Charles.
The original smuggler of the Smugglers fame was not as hardened as one might think, as we know he spent four years attempting to woo the love of his life, Elizabeth Hardy. When they were finally married, they are said to have built the inn together, hauling stones down to the bay in a wheelbarrow, before Charles was drafted to the Napoleonic Wars.
The War clearly left an impression on Emmanuel, as he repurposed his ill-gotten gains to try and bribe officials into releasing his son, Richard from the shackles of his draft. Richard served out his time in the Navy and return to the family 'business', despite already being caught, convicted and sentenced. This wrong turn in his morality was to cost him his life, as he was shot dead in Cherbourg on a smuggling trip. He is commemorated close by to the pub.
In its present day, the Smuggler’s Inn offers award-winning Badger cask beers, lagers and wines from around the world and a menu full of fresh, seasonal dishes cooked by our team of talented chefs, using quality ingredients from regional food partners.
We love dogs, as all good pubs should! Well-behaved dogs are welcome in our bar and outdoor areas. Wi-Fi access is free to all our guests (subject to availability).
The Smugglers Inn is proud to be part of the Hall & Woodhouse family.
Monday to Saturday: 11am - 11pm (Opening time subject to season)
Sunday: 11am - 10.30pm
Food Service Times:
Monday to Saturday: 11.30am - 9.30pm.
Sunday :11.30am - 9pm
When you pay for parking we'll reimburse your ticket if you spend the same amount or more in house.
The car park machine is £5 for 3 hours.
Remember to pay & display and tear off the voucher so that we can redeem it for you!
(Parking charges are subject to season, for current charges, please check the meter)
If you're are a member of the Gourmet Society, all you need to do is book a table through us, or our booking site OpenTable, and let us know that you are a subscribed GS member. We hope to see you soon!
(Offer valid Monday –Thursday, January-November and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, or on a Bank Holiday. Please remember to book with 24hours notice).
If you fall in love with The Smugglers Inn, why not take part in a glorious coastal walk to our neighbouring sister pub The Lulworth Cove Inn in West Lulworth? It's a beautiful and challenging 5 - 6 mile walk which passes along some of the most picturesque parts of the Jurassic Coast, and is very popular with local and visiting ramblers alike.