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The Jolly Sailor

££ - £££, British,
Mead Lane, Saltford BS31 3ER, England
+44 1225 873002
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (29 reviews)
“fish chips” (7 reviews)
“swordfish” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Mead Lane, Saltford BS31 3ER, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited on a Friday lunchtime, was not busy but a lovely setting. Staff very attentive, took our drink orders at the table. I had fish n chips, my partner stew and dumplings. Both meals were very nice,portions could have been a little more generous, and...More

Thank PAUL W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We previously visited this place on a boiling hot summers evening, so to go on a dark February night was always going to be a different experience. However, regardless of the weather the welcome was still warm and despite being there with a Groupon voucher...More

Thank Jakusmaximus
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you liked our service and food in our pub. I look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks & Regards, Jolly Sailor

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for the view and decided to have food not expecting much. But actually all the food was lovely. Even though we didn't have a booking they managed to fit us in in only 15mins which is great as it was a sunday....More

Thank Mike R
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot Mike for your feedback. It was nice chatting to you. I am glad you liked our service, food and the pub. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks & Regards, Jolly Sailor

Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went here for lunch on a wet Thursday in February. Fairly quiet as to be expected but a warm welcome with a fire in the grate. Barman very accommodating enabling us to try various wines before choosing which to buy. Food was...More

Thank Graham H
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot Graham for your feedback. I am glad you liked our service, food and the pub. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks & Regards, Jolly Sailor

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly. could not do enough for us. Food was good and well presented. Lovely location over looking the lock.

Thank gjlees
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you liked our service, food and the pub. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks & Regards, Jolly Sailor

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't look at the flash pictures on Tripadviser or the website because it's not the Jolly Sailor that was... I don't know if it's changed hands or not but our experience was not the best. My wife and I purchased a Groupon Voucher for three...More

Thank collins101
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Collin. We all here at Jolly Sailor are very disappointed that you did not have a good time when you visited us. Every feedback, whether positive or negative, is important to us. Thanks for pointing out the issues with the steak that was served....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner had a spontaneous pub lunch today and decided to visit the Jolly Sailor, as we both haven’t paid a visit for a few years. We were greeted by a very friendly landlord who made sure nothing was too much trouble. He...More

Thank sjlay
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you liked our food, service and the pub. It was nice talking to you both. Please do follow us on Facebook, Twitter and also our website for all the forthcoming events at Jolly Sailor. Look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shop bought nan breads from someone who runs a curry house ? Bollywood night ? You would have thought that you would have put on something special (bhajis samosas etc) The massala spiced sea bream fillets sounded nice on the specials board But was sold...More

1  Thank Colin W
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Colin. Thanks for your review and suggestions. I would like to clarify that Jolly Sailor is not a curry house. Therefore, we do not have a Clay Oven to do proper naan breads. So we have to rely on our suppliers for ready made...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect lunch, this was a birthday lunch with family members, a range of ages. The food was very good,cooked fresh and accommodating to customers requests. The gentleman gave attentive service, was friendly and generous......free cocktail for the birthday girl!! We sat in the conservatory,...More

Thank meg a
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Meg for such a wonderful feedback. I am glad you all had a good time at Jolly Sailor. Thanks for liking our food, service and the place. I look forward to seeing you soon at Jolly Sailor. Thanks & Regards, Jolly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family and grandchildren. The whole party enjoyed the day. As always excellent food, service and prices.

Thank Steve B
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much Steve your feedback. I am glad you liked our food and service. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks & Regards, Jolly Sailor

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Boats are allowed to moore on the left bank about a 1/4 mile before the pub. There are areas of tall reeds, mooring stakes and a boarding plank may be required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mead Lane, Saltford BS31 3ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Saltford
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 873002
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Description
The Jolly Sailor pub is located on Kelston Lock, with views of the Mendip hills just 300 yards from the cycle track connecting Bath to Bristol. Complimenting our 17th century building the pub has two open fires in the bar area and offers classical pub meals with an extensive 'Specials Board'. We offer a range of Real Ale's, international lagers, local ciders and hand picked wines. We run festivals and BBQ days in the summer months for all ages to enjoy. Our Senior Citizens menu runs weekday lunchtimes and we serve food all day, every day.
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