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We look forward to seeing you here at The Jolly Drovers where you can enjoy a drink or join us and dine from our Main Menu available from 12pm or try our Daily Carvery. We have weekly entertainment & special offers available along with our Daily Roast Carvery which serves a selection of locally sourced British roasts served with homemade Yorkshire pudding, your choice of freshly prepared vegetables and topped off with our roast meat gravy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were lovely and friendly, and the food was great, I had fish and chips and was spot on ………………………………………………………………..More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Josh.... I see you had our fish from the North Atlantic... nice and white with a lovely texture, it's been a favourite for many years, I hope you managed it all.... No doubt you have browsed our menu, so you have a great deal...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whether going for a meal with friends or family sitting in the bar working while waiting for my granddaughter to finish Cheerleading practice the food is always amazing and staff happy and welcomingMore

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Date of visit: April 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

P E R F E C T................ Do you know what it is.......no ifs or buts, just one word sums up your Description of our Jolly Drovers, yes we get a great deal of five stars, and I am sure before you gave yours, everything...More

Reviewed 8 April 2024

First visit after recommendation from a family member. Definitely won't be the last. Arrived at 12.50 and waited about 15 minutes for a table. As there were a few people in front of us and considering the number of people dining this was better than...anticipated. We both opted for the regular carvery (larger ones are available) and were not disappointed. Generous portions of the meat with plenty of choice of vegetables. If a carvery is not your thing they also offer another menu as well. Service was with a smile and the staff genuinely seemed to enjoy working there. Looking forward to returning when we're next in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2024

Good day Madam, Welcome to the North East and thank you's for choosing our Jolly Drovers for your place to eat.... Big thank you to your family member who recommended us ... It's how the Jollies has developed over the years, it's not us telling...More

Reviewed 7 April 2024

We arrived at the Jolly Drovers around 2.45pm and the carpark was overflowing so we didn't hold out much hope of getting seated, oh how wrong we were, we joined a queue of about 10 people in various group sizes and we were still seated...within 5 minutes, it was really busy yet the staff couldn't do enough for you, all courteous and professional and all with smiles, we chose the Carvery and it did not disappoint, every item was cooked perfectly, nothing dry or inedible, food counters and other areas were very clean, this is our No1 go to from now on for Carvery.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2024

Hello Sean.... Delighted you got seated in no time, this is because of the expertise from our front of house staff, they are on the ball, minute after minute, hour after hour....always aware what is going on with our customers, no one likes waiting,longer than...More

Reviewed 15 March 2024

Beautiful food! Mothers day was heaving but Beautiful hot food and great service. Carvery was unreal and reasonable priced can't fault the place. Looking forward to our next visit :)More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Hello Fellow Traveler..... Can I assume it was your first visit with us, we certainly made an impression going by the description of your visit on Mother's day... To be honest we are busy everyday, so on your return you will get exactly the same...More

Reviewed 14 March 2024

The new menu is fantastic and I would highly recommend the caprice salad, garlic mushrooms, deep fried Brie and Thai prawns. The portions are substantial and the presentation was superb. 10 out of 10. Staff always extremely helpful and friendly. Can’t fault it. Well done,...keep up the good workMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2024

Hiya, Sue, Jack.... With comments like yours....your going to make us famous... Delighted you liked the new menu, our Directors never ever sit on their laurels, always customers first, never let them get bored with the same food, developing new flavours and presentations with exciting...More

Reviewed 10 March 2024

Another beautiful meal again . Never fails this place home cooked delicious food . I had the famous steak pie partner had the meat feast parmo which he said was lovely.. Can't wait for next visit .More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2024

Good Day..... What a sentence.... "NEVER FAILS THIS PLACE".... That alone says it all... But you go on to compliment..."OUR FAMOUS STEAK PIE" 🤣 I think your correct, it is famous in the area... must be after 20 year.... It's nice of you to state,...More

Reviewed 9 March 2024

Visited this evening with family. Food was really nice, generous portions and lovely atmosphere.. staff were all friendly and attentive. My little girl couldn’t stop telling the staff how lovely their food was and she highly recommended the ice-cream for after “best ice-cream in the...world”. Thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

Another great night out at the jolly drovers food was excellent again we all had the carvery 3times 10 out of 10, staff again friendly and helpful, 😄😄More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

Beefy..... You certainly do love our carvery.... But who can blame you.... I've said it many, many times, possibly the best carvery in the Country.... As you know personally....don't take my word for it....come and see and taste for yourself... We opened the Jolly Drovers...More

Reviewed 19 February 2024

I was there on Saturday for a carvery, the food is always lovely and the staff are excellent and always make you feel welcome to be there.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Hi Andrew.... We most certainly do want you to be made welcome at our Jollies, you deserve our attention to detail and efficient service..... It's customers like you that makes all our hard work, worthwhile, it really does. Great to hear that you's are getting...More

Reviewed 18 February 2024

We were well looked after and a nice change to see a new handsome barman I think he was called Joe, well attentive and very out going will be before coming backMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Hiya, It's great to see a review just about our staff, after all, the Jollies would not be the success it is without this great team, both front and back of house, it's wonderful that you have brought Joe's individual talents to light, he will...More

Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Amazing food and service , we got a mixture of food from the menu and all came hot and fresh, prices are very reasonable, and the restaurant was spotless, best pub restaurant we have been to in while! Very inviting atmosphere and amazing staff, we...will definitely return !!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2024

Hello Dean.... The last review thought our food to be unbelievable and now you find it amazing.... this is what our Chefs strive for, it's a very demanding job, the dedication required to maintain this standard is beyond belief..... we are assisting them with an...More

Reviewed 15 February 2024

Wow the food is unbelievable try the beef sub! BETH thank you so much wonderful lady fantastic service. Open warm welcome,clean and great prices size portions are unbelievable. Compliments to the chefMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2024

Good Day..... I see this is your first contribution to Trip Advisor and we are privileged that you chose us to be the restaurant you had to tell the world about... What a review... You find our food.... Unbelievable ... Now that is some statement,...More

Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

We visited specifically to sample the parmo menu, but did not realise it’s reduced on a Sunday as they have their carvery. However they still had a couple of options available, so it didn’t really impact our visit I went for the classic parmo, and...it was delicious! A really generous portion that came with a choice of fries or home made chips, I opted for the chips and they were amazing. The lemon cheesecake dessert was great too. Service was super fast and really friendly, walk-ins only on a Sunday but we were still seated and served quickly. I look forward to trying out the carvery next time as it looked really impressive 😊More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Hello Audrey and straight away I will give you thanks for this marvellous description about our Jolly Drovers food quality and service....... As I am sure you will be aware, all Parmo's are not the same, our Chefs have worked hard to perfect these dishes,...More

Reviewed 31 January 2024

Brilliant pub!! Well run, spotless clean. Good menu all cooked freshly, would well recommend this pub. Really good helpful staff,well worth going out of the way for a visit!!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Stephen Proud, Marketing at Jolly Drovers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2024

Hello Julier from Hexham... Delighted to hear your journey was worth the travel... To the point of you giving us 5 Stars for everything.....Brilliant Pub..gets our new readers thinking, we must give this place a visit, the rest of your comments guarantee that they will...More

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The point is, Old Mr Angry here, the rudest most impolite & arrogant pub owner in the North furiously types FULL CAR PARK anyone doesnt post 5/5 reviews. I’m quite shocked his retorts to customers havent gone viral in all... More
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Yes, Jolly Drovers offers takeaway services.

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Jolly Drovers is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4