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The Jolly Fisherman

) #3 of 7 Restaurants in Stanstead Abbotts ££ - £££ , British,
8 Station Road | St Margarets, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware SG12 8DH, England
+44 1920 870125
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
8 Station Road | St Margarets, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware SG12 8DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for six people when we arrived we were advised that there would be a forty five minute wait for food. However we waited one and a half hours for the food to arrive as the table had been booked we didn't think...More

1  Thank Goldengirl062
Jon O, General Manager at The Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Goldengirl062 Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback as all comments are greatly appreciated in striving for perfection. We are very happy that you enjoyed your food but are obviously disappointed that you thought the wait was unacceptable. You mentioned...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn’t book but they found us a table at this busy pub. The service was prompt, friendly and efficient. Our food, a sharing platter with several side dishes, was most enjoyable and rather indulgent. Our glasses of house wine, chosen from a fairly extensive...More

1  Thank Mike and Pat O
Jon O, General Manager at The Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mike and Pat O, Thank you very much for your great review. It's very pleasing to read how much you enjoyed your meal and the service you received. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Jon General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An unplanned visit to The Jolly Fisherman turned out to be a surprising treat. A traditional old style Pub, alongside the River Lea, proved to be a little gem. A good substantial menu with lots of interesting choices, served by friendly and attentive staff. The...More

Thank Johnde7
Jon O, General Manager at The Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Johnde7, Thank you very much for your kind review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your food and surroundings. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Jon General Manager

Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a pleasant riverside pub that serves well kept beers and decent pub grub. I have been a number of times with family and friends and have never been disappointed. Value for money and consistent.

Thank rogerreed2
Jon O, General Manager at The Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear rogerreed2, Thank you for your very kind review. It's great to hear that our guests love coming back time and time again, it's always a pleasure to see familiar faces! Thanks again. Regards Jon General Manager

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Perfect to do a stop over while riding a bike along the River, dog-friendly they even supply upon request cold ice water for the dog. Cold drinks and good British food!

Thank Sil H
Jon O, General Manager at The Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Sil H, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We're very happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again! Regards Jon General Manager

Reviewed 17 June 2017

I came last night with a group of 12 for my friends surprise 18th birthday meal. I was warmly welcomed and the staff showed me the table and took the cake into the fridge for later. The food came out quicker than we were told...More

Thank Rose W
Jon O, General Manager at The Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Rose W Thank you very much for your great review. We remember your table well and it was a pleasure to serve you! Kim and James in particular were delighted to read this. Glad you enjoyed your evening so much and we look forward...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Mother in law visits here regularly and recommended it for a family meal. My son being autistic doesn't like strange places and people he isn't familiar with. He gets anxious and the whole experience can be an ordeal. My mother in law contacted them and...More

Thank redjo123
Jon O, General Manager at The Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear redjo123, Thank you very much for your really kind review. We are delighted that we were able to accommodate your group and that you enjoyed your meals, it was a pleasure to serve you! I have passed this on to the team members that...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

car park is a bot of a nightmare as the pub is busy and the car park is always full when I go. the food is nice and the staff are friendly and attentive. I have been there more than once which to me means...More

1  Thank DaneEnd2015
Jon O, General Manager at The Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Dear DaneEnd2015 Thank you very much for reviewing our pub recently. We're very happy that you enjoy the food on your visits here and that you find our service to be friendly and attentive. It is unfortunate however that you have marked us down for...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We stopped off here after walking along the canal from Hertford, while we waited for the train back. It was a lovely spot for a drink by the canal. Unfortunately on the day we were there, the guest ale and the IPA were not available....More

1  Thank KevinRayment
Jon O, General Manager at The Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Dear KevinRayment, Thank you for your review. I apologise if the ale of your choice was not available at the time, unfortunately there are occasions where the demand for the guest ale exceeds supply and we have to wait a short while before the new...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Been in to this pub a few times now for drinks and for food. Pubs got a real good feel to it and the food is good pub grub and reasonably priced. Always worth a look at the specials which are really good and can...More

Thank James A
Jon O, General Manager at The Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear James A Thank you very much for posting a review of our pub. As always, it's a pleasure to read such positive comments and I shall be sharing them amongst the team. Thanks also for recommending the steak pie, it's definitely a popular dish!...More

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green_chrissy
27 August 2016|
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Response from Jon O | Property representative |
Dogs are not allowed indoors I'm afraid but they are welcome on the patio by the back door.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Station Road | St Margarets, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware SG12 8DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Ware  >  Stanstead Abbotts
  • Phone Number: +44 1920 870125
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