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The Jolly Sailors

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Main Road | Main Road, Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ, England
+44 1485 210314
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It must have been 20years since I last visited this pub.back then it was a locals pub that you could turn up grab a seat and get local produce served up whilst you sat on old sofa's in a crammed little area. Things have changed! The pub from the outside it welcoming g with adverts of local mussels and the... More 

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Thank Andy748s
Leicester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been using the Jolly Sailors for a few years now on our visits to the area and always have enjoyed. The beer is always good, especially the 'Wherry' and their pizza oven produces fantastic, thin crust, authentic Italian pizza. I guess the chef might also have something to do with that, but the whole experience is held together by... More 

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Thank RodBint
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy this pub...had another delicious lunch here the other day...spoilt for choice again! Best mussels on the coast...couldn't be fresher...love the sight outside! Good friendly service and excellent value! A good place to visit whatever the time of year!

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Thank Maggie B
ACInns, General Manager at The Jolly Sailors, responded to this review

Thank you, we love your comments and so pleased you enjoyed the 'Jolly' experience. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well known pub in these parts, enjoyed a nice pint of Brancaster beer here. Although we didn't eat the food looked tasty and good value, and the pub was friendly and welcoming.

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Thank DoodleAdventures
ACInns, General Manager at The Jolly Sailors, responded to this review

Thank you for your 'nice beer' review. We are very proud of our own brews and Brancaster Best won the best beer award at Norwich Beer Festival recently. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place lacks the pretentiousness of other establishments near by. The staff are warm and the service excellent. The food is kept simple fresh and really good value. On a cold day after a walk on the beach come here for a well deserved pint and lunch!!

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Thank Alex F
ACInns, General Manager at The Jolly Sailors, responded to this review

We love you comments, thank you, and glad you have experienced our warm welcome and good value menu after a walk on the fabulous Brancaster beach. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place opens all afternoon and welcomes dogs and children! Only place still serving food after 2.30 on a Friday afternoon, excellent Norfolk Mussells!!!

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Thank Lynda G
ACInns, General Manager at The Jolly Sailors, responded to this review

Excellent review and to hear that you 'Love' The Jolly Sailors. Come back soon, Yes we are open all day to serve our lovely customers. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best mussels on the coast with out doubt! This place never let's me down!! Lovely friendly staff

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Thank John B
ACInns, General Manager at The Jolly Sailors, responded to this review

'Musseltastic' what a fabulous word to describe our delicious Brancaster Staithe mussels, they certainly are the best. Come back soon. More 

Oxon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Pub food served at it's best by helpful friendly staff, washed down with local ale We'll be back.

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Thank geoffc54
ACInns, General Manager at The Jolly Sailors, responded to this review

Thank you for your 'Lovely friendly pub' review and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. More 

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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on Saturday with a couple of friends last weekend. The Jolly Sailors was one of the few pubs in the area that was listed on the Sky website for showing football so we made a beeline for the pub and they were lovely and accommodating, turning on the big screen for us when we arrived! A... More 

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Thank Amanda L
ACInns, General Manager at The Jolly Sailors, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words and enjoyed our fantastic Brancaster Staithe mussels and watched football on our big screen. Keen an eye on our website, we show all major sporting events, Rugby soon. We look forward to welcoming again very soon. More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had a wonderful meal, tasty and filling. The choice on the menu is fantastic, not too much but enough variety to suit anyones needs. The service was great although we ordered at the bar, but the servers were pleasant and efficient. We visited on a Saturday night to enjoy the live music after we had eaten. It was unfortunate... More 

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Thank Richard A
ACInns, General Manager at The Jolly Sailors, responded to this review

Thank you for your 'Fantastic meal' review, we really appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Cuisine
Pub, Bar, Pizza, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Main Road, Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Brancaster Staithe
  • Phone Number: +44 1485 210314
Description
Traditional village pub - real ales on tap, home cooked food, local seafood, smokehouse specials, large garden with beach huts bar, children's play area, Ice cream beach hut, stone baked pizza oven, eat in or takeaway. No booking required, all day dining in the summer months. Family feel, muddy boots and dogs welcome. Themed evenings, Quiz nights. Jolly smokehouse. Food served: Mon to Sun 12:00 - 21:00

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