The Smugglers Den is a members club located on the bank of the beautiful River Crouch with views across the river to open countryside. The river is home for many activities with small and large craft travelling further up to Battlesbridge or launching to go skiing eastwards towards Burnham on Crouch. Most weekends sailing dinghies can be seen racing from the adjacent Hullbridge Yacht Club or from Eyott Yacht Club on the northern side of the river in Fen Creek. Sunsets over the river are a real joy, all of which can be viewed from our Private River Garden with tables of varying capacities for individuals or groups.
Adjacent to the Smugglers is Kendal Park, which is a well-kept nature reserve and river walk, ideal to build up a thirst to quench with a pint of Smugglers Real Ale, a bottle of Vino or any other drink that takes your fancy. Food is available after 3pm in association with The Broadway Grill supplying a host of English and Greek Mezza’s, Kebabs and a vast selection of freshly made pizzas.
The Smugglers Den is renowned for our live music events, recently voted as one of the top Open Mic venues in Essex. On Saturdays we are lucky to have a selection of the best live bands around, admission to these events is always free.
It is with great sadness that we have lost our dear friend Bill Witham (AKA Napper Swan). we were fortunate to have had him performing for many years at the Smugglers, and i think it was poignant that his last gig was on the Smugglers stage where he was loved so much. The whole music community will morn the loss of this incredible talent, and our thoughts and preyers are with his friends and family at this sad time.
On Saturdays we are lucky to have a selection of the best live bands around, Sunday afternoons we have live entertainment generally more suited to a lazy afternoon to chill and relax.
The Smugglers Den sits on the River Crouch with a spacious river garden with seating for small or large groups, the garden is open to all including dogs but we request dogs are kept on a lead. Who needs heaters when you can be lit by Moonlight!
The Smugglers Den is renowned for our live music events, recently voted as one of the top Open Mic venues in Essex.