Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Buddle Smuggler’s Inn sits on the most southerly tip of the island. Dating all the way back to the 16th century when the coastline was the stomping ground of smugglers, the inn has stayed true to its roots and has altered little over the centuries. These days it’s more popular with holidaymakers and their dogs than pirate types, but it’s still crammed with original features that remind visitors of its heritage.
You name a period feature and you’ll find it in The Buddle - from a roaring log fire to inglenook beams and original flagstone floors –and there are even little snugs to make the most of. The Buddle was voted as one of the Top 10 Pubs with Gardens by the Daily Express in 2013 and by The Independent in 2011, and as soon as you walk through the door you’ll appreciate why it’s come to have such a fantastic reputation.
Dogs are welcome in the bar and garden areas and there’s always a bowl of water for them when they arrive. The inn also offers a menu that changes to reflect the seasons, and classics include the pheasant casserole and game pie.