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The Smugglers Rest

(58 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.4
  • Value 4.7
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.9

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The Smugglers Rest Information


Built in the 1800s, the Smugglers Rest nestles in the quaint coastal village of Morthoe, just a short walk from one of Europe’s best beaches. Having welcomed visitors for over 100 years, this historic building has recently undergone extensive renovations under the care of new owners Stacey and Will, transforming the old bar into the charming Miss Fea’s Café. The Smugglers Rest offers 8 spacious en suite rooms, boasting stunning countryside views, and will soon be hosting evening dining events and live music in Miss Fea’s Café. Whether you fancy soaking up the summer sun in the lovely sheltered garden, or snuggling next to the cosy wood burning stove with a steaming mug of hot chocolate, Miss Fea’s café offers a friendly welcome all year round. The menu of delicious snacks, generously filled sandwiches and light bites is fresh and seasonal, incorporating locally sourced produce to offer a taste of the very best that Devon has to offer. Our freshly ground coffees, teas and tasty fruit juices and smoothies are perfectly accompanied by chef Stacey’s mouthwatering cakes and sweet treats. We also serve a selection of quality wines, spirits and local and craft beers.


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wakeup call
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet


  • Off-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Free breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Jet-ski
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Parasailing
  • Rock climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Surfing
  • Theater
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing




Check in: 3:00 PM till 7:00 PM
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:30 AM
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from M5, junction 27 (50.5 miles)
    1. On exiting M5: At the roundabout, take the exit onto A361 2. After 6.5 mi. - At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A361 3. After 19.1 mi. - At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto A399 4. After 14.3 mi. - Turn left onto Long Lane/A3123 5. After 6.8 mi. - At Mullacott Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto B3343 6. After 1.8 mi. - Turn right onto Mortehoe Station Road 7. After 1.9 miles turn left into Mortehoe car park - The Smugglers Rest is opposite the car park entrance
  • Train from Barnstaple Train Station (14.5 miles)
    The closest train Station to The Smugglers Rest is Barnstaple. From here there are buses available from the bus station 0.5 miles away or you can get a taxi. (see adjacent sections for details)
  • Bus from Barnstaple/Train Station (14.5 miles)
    From Barnstaple you can catch the following buses: 1. 303 - Direct service taking approx. 1 hour. 2. 21 & 31 - Catch the 21 from Barnstaple, change at Mullacott Cross to the 31. Takes approx. 1 h 30 m
  • Road from Local Area Taxi Services (50.0 miles)
    Local Recommendations: Ezee Cabs Phone:07966 548303 Beach Runner Taxi Phone:01271 320333 Phil's Taxi


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