We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Details

PRICE RANGE
£6 - £19
CUISINES
Pub, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Reviews (101)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveller rating
4
4
2
3
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
4
4
2
3
0
See what travellers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

Very friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Toilets very far away up three flights of stairs! Really good range of drinks.

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Charles Jolly Sailor, Marketing at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2023

Thank you Mike for your review! See you soon! The Jolly Team

Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

I have been here a number of times and all were awesome experiences , especially the Karaoke event every week. Highly recommend here if you are living in or visiting La Rochelle.

Date of visit: June 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Charles Jolly Sailor, Marketing at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2023

Thank you for your review, happy to hear that you have fun at our karaoke nights. see you soon at the Jolly

Reviewed 3 July 2022 via mobile

Nice food but the waitress is extremely rude and nasty a horrible individual who shouldn't be working with the public when she obviously doesn't like them.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Compass800492, General Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2022

I am sorry you didn't have a good experience in our pub. There was a huge misunderstanding between you and her. Her English is not so good and you didn't speak French. She asked you to speak slower but you took it in a wrong...More

Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

We went for breakfast today. The full English. It was excellent, good value, and well presented. The only negative was no butter served with toast, so left that. The server was too busy for us to ask for some.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Charles W, General Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2022

Thank you Paul for your review! We are glad you had a great time with us. Concerning the butter it is true that we do not give butter automaticly with our toast and we apologise that the waiter was too busy to bring you some....More

Reviewed 2 March 2020

Happy hour 5-7pm. 1 pint of stout and half a cider both on pump. Price €11.80 Happy hour ? ? =. 70 centimes off a pint. WOW. Not a happy hour as we know it !!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
K6139CUkevind, General Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Hello Dawn, I am sorry you were not happy with our happy hour. I believed you missed the information on our board all our happy hour prices are displayed and we do it only on pints. Our stout is normally 7.20€ a pint but in...More

Reviewed 21 November 2019

Early hours of celebration post exeter chiefs win. Good sociable pub even invited us to play ping pong with drinks, we didn’t really threaten the cups!

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
K6139CUkevind, General Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2019

Haha see you soon hopefully! I hope you had a great time

Reviewed 18 November 2019 via mobile

Had breakfast here twice, full English that is and was very good their americanos coffee was nice good fruit juice nice location plenty of room do for us

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
K6139CUkevind, General Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2019

Thanks Jeff! Don’t hesitate to come back for a full English and a pint! Juice? Pfffff 😉 The Jolly team

Reviewed 2 November 2019

Lovely pub. On a rainy morning in November our dog was welcomed into the bar, so that we could watch the match. They were very kind. We ordered a veggie full fry up, it was sensational. Great beer, great food, great staff.

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
K6139CUkevind, Directeur général at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2019

Thank you Wendy for your review! Do not hesitate to come see us next time you are in town. The Jolly Team

Reviewed 7 August 2019

Average tourist restaurant. Our lunch was ok, service a bit slow although it was busy. Nice view of the old port.

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
K6139CUkevind, Directeur général at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

Hello Bill! Thanks for your review! Do not hesitate to come back. The Jolly Team.

Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

My wife and I spent the evening of the Champions League final night at the Jolly Sailor to watch the football. They have several screens over three floors. Which made watching it easy. It’s a very busy place for food as well a drinking. By...the amount of burgers coming out of the kitchen, they must be a specialty. Although we didn’t try one. Beer was a little expensive compared to prices at home. But it is France and a tourist destination. Overall though, a decent bar.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
FredDoor, Propriétaire at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

Hi and thanks for your review. Come back soon to try one of our burgers :) See you soon!

Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

Great beers and ciders full of young people even though 54 myself love being somewhere were it’s buzzing with life

Date of visit: April 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
K6139CUkevind, Directeur général at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2019

We are never too old for a good night out! And the Jolly is definitely the place to be ;-) Thank you so much for your excellent review! We hope to see you soon. The Jolly Team

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

The location is good, and so is the beer; but there are plenty of nearby alternatives when you can’t get served because the staff priority is their phones.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
TheophileS4, Assistant Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hello, We are sorry to hear your insatisfaction. Our priority remains our customers and we do not accept that our staff use their phone whilst we have customers to serve. However we ask our staff to use a phone to control music and be present...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Quite a fun bar in the heart of La Rochelle. Busy with locals and serves both beer and food. All part of the entertainment and social scene In the city.

Date of visit: September 2018
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
TheophileS4, Assistant Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for your review! Don't hesitate to come back for a pint when you are back in town! The Jolly's Team

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hotel La Marine La Rochelle
409 reviews
.02 miles away
Hotel Le Rupella
139 reviews
.07 miles away
Henri IV Hotel
152 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel La Tour de Nesle La Rochelle Vieux Port
63 reviews
.08 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Le Comptoir Saoufe
799 reviews
.04 miles away
Hattori
542 reviews
.04 miles away
Le Bistrot Du Port
491 reviews
.04 miles away
The Famous Pub
427 reviews
.02 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Vieux Port
4,712 reviews
.07 miles away
Porte de la Grosse-Horloge
282 reviews
.01 miles away
Eglise St-Sauveur
90 reviews
.08 miles away
Rue du Palais
94 reviews
.12 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Jolly Sailor staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

THE JOLLY SAILOR, La Rochelle - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about The Jolly Sailor

The Jolly Sailor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5