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The Jolly Fisherman Pub

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Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
+44 1665 576461
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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United Kingdom
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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tonight's meals were delicious. We chose both the specials, roasted parsnip and honey soup and half lobster salad. Both were very flavoursome. The liver main was cooked to perfection and the sticky toffee pudding one of the lightest I have eaten. The waiter was attentive and polite so why not 5 stars. The evening was marred by the loud, pretentious... More 

Thank The_palatable_pair
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Craster (and to the beautiful county of Northumberland). After parking up, checking out the kipper smokehouse across the road, and a walk to and from Dunstanburgh castle, we popped into The Jolly Fisherman for a drink. Our sandwiches were in the car, but once we saw meals coming out, we decided to eat there. Our meals... More 

Thank J N
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to live locally and try to visit as often as possible.The seafood continues to be excellent. Crab soup was nice and "meaty" or should I say "crabby" and pasta stuffed with lobster delicate.Fish pie had lots fish in it and bouillbaise was served with sour dough. first time we'd used Open Table and was easy.

Thank pugwash26
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here last week at lunchtime with friends, lovely food staff really friendly and the view of the North Sea just amazing

Thank janicecahill58
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We foster twice during our weeks holiday on the 12th November. We had great service and wonderful food. We will go back again and would recommend this place you everyone.

Thank Windyann O
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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184 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is wonderful, next to the little harbour and right on the coastal path. But that is all, not so jolly and not so special. We arrived a little to early and had to wait to be served two coffees from a pot that was already on the hot plate when we came in the first time. Go for... More 

1 Thank peter m
david_whitehead8, Owner at The Jolly Fisherman Pub, responded to this review

This doesn't really make sense ??? Not Jolly because coffee was from a pot ?? Glad you liked the location though. More 

Pewsey, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A family tradition of our Northumberland beach holiday is the walk from Dunstan Steads, along Embleton Golf Course, past Dunstanburgh Castle and a turning point at the Jolly Fisherman. Finding a seat in the garden can be a little tricky and the service does not seem as efficient as it could be but the seafood platter when it comes is... More 

Thank NorthShieldsBoy
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

visited the pub last week whilst on holiday ,the food was good the beer was good and service also good the problem was when we went outside on the rear garden .I saw several rats running around the garden the bin area into holes under the building around the bins and downstairs door that was open ,I would not have... More 

4 Thank lynn t
david_whitehead8, Owner at The Jolly Fisherman Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your kind comments on food , service and venue. I can assure you that I as the owner we do everything in our powers to prevent rodents, unfortunately they do live up and down the coastline in burrows and surrounding fields. We follow strict food hygiene policies and environmental duty of care procedures to the... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this lovely village pub and went in for a early lunch. The staff were friendly and we're quite happy for us to bring our (very large , young ) dog in Food was lovely and very reasonably priced but glad we got there early as it started to fill up when we were leaving . Would definatly... More 

Thank rachel r
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited twice whilst on holiday as the pub is dog friendly - lovely food - highly recommend the Fish Board or Prawn Sandwich. Looking forward to coming back in March next year.

Thank Justine B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Craster
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 576461

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