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The Jolly Sailor

Basin Road | Heybridge, Maldon, Heybridge, Maldon CM9 4RS, England
+44 1621 854210
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (23 reviews)
“cockles” (7 reviews)
“steak pie” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Basin Road | Heybridge, Maldon, Heybridge, Maldon CM9 4RS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a weekend trip here and we ordered the fish and chips and we're so disappointed. The fish was freshly cooked but so dripping in oil that I had to leave some of it. My husband thought the same. The rest of it was ok...More

Thank Alison E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a beautiful walk along the basin we popped in for a couple of drinks here - staff lovely and helped to carry drinks to our table outside, great selection of local ales, reasonable prices and the pub was spotless. Really nice to see the...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Very impressed, we visited midweek as a party of 5 adults, 2 small children and 1 large dog. The food was very good indeed and the staff were very helpful in accommodating us. Good beers and reasonable prices, exactly what a good pub should be.

Thank creaky_bones
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We had the in-laws down, we live local so decided to take them down to the jolly sailor for dinner. All I can say we had a mixture of food and was all 10 out of 10 and staff were polite and helpful. Would definitely...More

Thank liljohn74
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We visited the Jolly Sailor for the first time with our two children over the weekend and had a great experience, the food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. would definitely recommend it to others. Heybridge Basin is an interesting place...More

Thank hardwickfamily2017
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Jolly Sailor rescued our group of 18 when the Old Ship failed to honour a dinner booking and refused to accomodate us. The JS made us very welcome and served us a splendid meal at less than an hours notice

1  Thank davelstevens
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Now been visiting heybridge lock by boat for several years and frequenting the Jolly Sailor for its high standard of beer ( and vino!), food and great service , the breakfasts are also great! We cannot recommend this establishment highly enough!!

1  Thank milliebertie
Reviewed 20 August 2017

WENT HERE FOR A FAMILY MEAL. We booked so they knew there was 10 of us. The waitress came across moody, as if she didn't want to be there, and told us it was easier for her if we ordered at the bar (to pay...More

5  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We stopped there for a drink whilst walking to the Smoke and Fire Festival in Promenade Park. On the way home we popped in for a meal and wow did it deliver. The 2 burgers ordered were lovely and hot and the onion rings to...More

Thank sue8902
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We managed to get a table outside the pub on a nice summers day. There was a queue to order food at the bar. After a short wait the meals were delivered. It was all delicious though we had food envy looking at the table...More

Thank dexterBucks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basin Road | Heybridge, Maldon, Heybridge, Maldon CM9 4RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon  >  Heybridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 854210
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