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The Jolly Sailor

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Mead Lane, Saltford BS31 3ER, England
+44 1225 873002
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the pub where my departed father proposed to my mother in 1963, so what a perfect place to go for a visit. Mum said the menu has changed a bit (!) and the layout is different but it's a great spot and if the sun was out probably almost perfect. Good value prices and variety of drinks. We... More 

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Thank William H
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this review

Thank you William for your feedback. Wow!!! Good to hear the significance of this place to your parents. I am glad you had a good experience in your last visit. We look forward to seeing you in summer at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely Food, friendly staff, Great service. Will visit regularly. Here as a couple had a lovely roast while by the river, brilliant.

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Thank Dan M
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Dan for your feedback. I am glad you liked our food and service. We hope to see you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really tasty roast! Cosy atmosphere and friendly, cheerful staff. Nice relaxed Sunday lunch with perfectly cooked veg.. ;)

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Thank Elliott W
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this review

Thank you very much Elliott for your feedback. I am glad you liked our food and service. We hope to see you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my family had dinner here a few sundays ago. We all had a mix of roast dinners and even some Indian food. It was delicious and I have been recommending this restaurant ever since. :)

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Thank Louisa B
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Louisa. I am glad you all liked our food. We hope to see you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much choice on the menu very disappointed veg that was brought out was to share there wasn't enough of it to share. The only fish dish was fish and chips, starters poor choice so we didn't have any. Ran out of some puddings and we booked and ate early in the day, most of the puddings consisted of ice... More 

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Thank Karen H
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. I have passed on your comments to our chefs. Most of the times people leave the veg that we provide. So, it's very diffcult to get the right balance. We will definitely make sure enough is served to share from now. We do have seafood dishes in the daily specials. There is good variety in the... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it was because it was a Sunday but the menu was awful. We didn't want a roast so settled for scampi and chips which we chose from a dirty wet and smudged menu printed off from a computer. We only stayed for food because we'd cycled there and were hungry. I certainly wouldn't go there out of choice. From... More 

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Thank JewelHB
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. I can see you did not have good experience this time when you visited our pub. I have passed on your comments to our chefs so that they know what our valuable customers have felt about the food they cook and present. You have been served at the bar by a new trainee. I am sorry,... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turned up to very friendly bar staff.Great meal of Rissotto.Hot ,tasty and plenty of it.Loveely sunny day so sat outside.Will be back.Great service.

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Thank 186370Caroline
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this review

Thank you very much Caroline for your feedback. I am glad you had a great experience at Jolly Sailor. Thanks for liking our food and the service provided by our staff. We look forward to seeing you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad More 

Surrey
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New ownership has caused a serious drop in quality of food, drink and atmosphere. The location is great so I'm sure they'll be busy in the summer but I won't be there. It's awful

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Thank Laurence E
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. I always believed that active criticism will take us forward. Food is generally very much appreciated here. However, I am sorry to see that you have not liked it. We have a very good choice of beers, lagers and ciders from Wadworths. It's a very good variety. We hope to see you soon... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a cosy warm atmosphere look no further. Roaring log fires give this gem of a pub a wonderful ambience, and if you are after a delicious freshly cooked meal then you are in the right place. The curries are authentic Indian cuisine cooked to perfection. Or you can opt for any other dish on the... More 

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Thank mona75_11
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this review

Thanks Mona for your feedback. Thanks for liking our freshly cooked authentic curries and the service. I am glad you had a lovely experience at the Jolly Sailor. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Regards, Prasad More 

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this place by accident on a Sunday outing with the family and was pleasantly surprised 😳 we didn't book but were accommodated by the lovely staff Reasonable prices good food and to top it all off,,,,,,,, they serve a delicious 😋 home made JAM ROLY POLY and custard 👍👍 The only place that serves this in the area... More 

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Thank saywot
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you had a great experience at Jolly Sailor. Thanks for liking our food, the desserts and the service provided by our staff. We look forward to seeing you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, 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
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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