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Smugglers Inn

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Cliff Road, Waterville,
Mr Henry Hunt
T: +353(0)669474330

The Smugglers Inn is a three star family run guesthouse, bar and restaurant situated on mile from the village of Waterville, on the famous Ring of Kerry, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Waterville Golf Links.

Originally a 180 year old farmhouse, the Smugglers Inn was restored by the Hunt Family in 1980. Since then it has been renowned worldwide for its warm welcome, superb restaurant and comfortable ensuite bedrooms which come complete with TV, hairdryer, tea- and coffee-making facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and most rooms boast breathtaking sea or mountain views.

The Smugglers Inn gourmet restaurant is world famous for its fresh fish and local meat dishes. Menus and food are created and prepared by award winning Chef/Proprietor Henry Hunt using fresh seasonal local produce with a variety of seafood, meats, poultry and game. Some specialities include Ballinskelligs Bay Black Sole, Inny Beach Seafood Platter, Kataifi Prawns and Rack of Kerry Lamb. It has been said "if our fish was any fresher our chefs would have to cook it underwater". Snack Menu also available in a fully licensed bar. Members of BIM Seafood Circle, Good Food Ireland and recommended by Taste of Ireland, Georgina Campbell and Licensing World Bar Food Award Winner.

The area is a haven for golfers, fishing, horse riding, walking and various outdoor pursuits.

The Smugglers Inn overlooks the famous 18-hole championship Waterville Golf Links or you can play a round at the Skellig Bay Golf Course just on the other side of Waterville village.

Lough Currane, located one mile away, is famous for its scenic beauty and for its stocks of salmon, sea trout and brown trout. The Salmon fishing season runs from January to September and Sea Trout runs from March to October. There is also excellent shore fishing all along the coast for bass, mackerel, plaice, turbot and many more.