THE Smuggler’s Rest, part of the Vintage Inns collection, recently reopened its doors following a major refurbishment, bringing a new look to this Peacehaven local.

The pub, located on South Coast Road, oozes rural charm and rustic character with the picturesque surroundings providing the perfect backdrop for savouring its extensive menu, which it hopes will excite guests and encourage them to while away many hours in their cosy surroundings.

Visitors to The Smuggler’s Rest can enjoy the pub throughout the year, whether they’re relaxing in front of their roaring fires in winter or making the most of the long summer nights and taking in the sea views from their outdoor dining area.

They can also sample the amazing selection of gins, ales and wines on offer from the well-stocked bar and try out some of the freshly prepared dishes from their menu.

A significant investment has seen the pub undergo an extensive remodel and The Smuggler’s Rest hopes that the new look will provide a welcome change in Peacehaven.

Darren Smith, landlord of The Smuggler’s Rest, said: “We wanted the new look to provide guests with a cosy pub where they can enjoy dinner, have a few drinks after their busy day or simply to relax with their four-legged friends and take their time to have a leisurely read the Sunday paper.

“The Smuggler’s Rest has been part of the Peacehaven community for many years and the building itself is full of local history.

“The refurbishment has completely opened up the inside, making it lighter and more airy, and we hope that added features such as the new double doors leading out to the decking and the extended bar area will also be loved by all of our guests, both regulars and first-timers.”

The Smuggler’s Rest reopens with an extensive food offering, certain to tickle the taste buds of guests, with dishes including slow-cooked pork belly with black pudding mash, crispy crackling and baby spinach.