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The Jolly Fisherman Pub

Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
+44 1665 576461
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (218 reviews)
“club sandwich” (151 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Managed to get a table on the first floor by the window overlooking a crashing sea. While we ate dressed crab and a fish platter. Lovely food, nicely served and what a setting. Opposite the famous smokehouse to add to the atmosphere. There is a...More

Thank Rosie B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very popular location on the waterfront in Craster. It has a small car park at the front ( see photo) but there is parking on the entrance to the village and a 5 minutes walk in. The pub serves barfood an has...More

Thank Trek2k
Reviewed 2 days ago

Craster only offers two venues for an evening meal (within easy walking distance anyway!), but when your choice is between The Jolly Fisherman and the neighbouring Craster Seafood Restaurant, that's not really a problem. We ate at The Jolly Fisherman twice over the weekend and...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hadn’t booked so couldn’t use restaurant but bar area was ok. Food was ok and the fish platter (pictured) was alright but portions were small for what you paid - we’ll be going back to the restaurant next time and will be a bit more...More

Thank JackTheFrost
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the platter each but should have shared one as there was plenty for two! It was very busy lunchtime and were lucky to get a table. We were advised to book if we wanted to eat there for dinner.

Thank Malsrebel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Eight of us for lunch without a reservation. I’m very fussy about my beer and must say the Black Sheep was as good as I’ve drink for a while - stayed longer and drunk more than planned!. The food was very good too - crab...More

Thank happytraveller220
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went a couple of times while visiting Craster for a lunch. Sat in the beer garden overlooking the sea, which was perfect as we had our dog with us and the weather was good. Had the famous crab sandwich £6 and hubby had the muscles...More

Thank karen l
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had forgotten we had visited & reviewed this pub 3 years ago. Tonight we were blown away by the combination of excellent service, excellent food, and excellent beer. The service is first class from the young lad serving our food through to the Landlord...More

Thank Lathkill
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

YOU NEED TO BOOK IF YOU WANT A SEA VIEW! Two sittings per evening, the first is at 17:30 and you have two hours. This place has exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff. The menu offers a wide range of food including really good veggie options....More

Thank Revduncan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went in Jolly Fisherman during recent school holidays. Fully intended to have a bite to eat and drink with family following walk to Dunstanburgh Castle and back to Craster. However a shame that when we went in the barman serving was in a truly foul...More

Thank Jonathan B
david_whitehead8, Owner at The Jolly Fisherman Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for you're review. We are very sorry for the attitude of the staff member. I will make sure that I talk to him personally. I think maybe an off day which is not acceptable I know. They are normally very nice to everyone...More

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Questions & Answers
8 September 2016|
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Response from Milly M | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the bar area but not allowed in the restaurant.
22 August 2016|
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Response from nkanumilli | Reviewed this property |
Nope , no accommodation
James B
22 February 2016|
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Response from Holidaymum55 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. Water brought to our thirsty pooch. X
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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