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Newly renovated by Almond Family Pubs, The Jolly Sailor has been given a new lease of light and is back to its former glory. The menu includes the Almond family’s famous carvery but also includes an extensive menu alongside, with traditional pub classics and the ‘Chophouse Corner’ where guests can enjoy a 16oz tomahawk steak, chargrilled to perfection on the Synergy char-grill. A family friendly pub with ample parking and a large outdoor seating area.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Many trips pre Covid and sad to see the quality of food has dropped. I know there’s a shortage of good chefs effecting all restaurants and The Jolly is probably feeling it too. Tepid food , tough dough ,plate up lack lustre just underwhelming. ....More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Kate E, Marketing at Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am sorry that you felt let down by your most recent visit and the quality of the food, we'll be looking into this with the kitchen teams. Your comments regarding the wine in our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just wanted a drink.. When we stated that no good was required lady on reservations didn't want to know. Eventually girl came to take order for drinks asked to pay cash and was told NO CHANGE only card accepted..More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Kate E, Marketing at Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us, although we were sorry to receive it. We're not taking cash currently due to covid, I am sorry if this was disappointing and if this well sign posted when you entered the pub. We'd love...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not impressed with the pie of the day. It was rock hard not much filling inside. The chips where a few oven chips, with a few peas. For the price I will not be returning.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Kate E, Marketing at Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us although I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with the pie. We take all feedback seriously so I will be discussing this with the kitchen and management team. If you would like to discuss...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was average. We placed 3 drink orders and 2 were wrong, the (very young) staff apologised and sorted it out. The food was very average and then the bill was wrong. Again, an apology and it was sorted, but all very average. We decided...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Kate E, Marketing at Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review, although I am sorry to hear that you felt we were just average. We aim to be excellent so this is concerning to us. Our teams have all be trained for reopening after being off for nearly 5 months,...More

Reviewed 16 April 2021

Needed to grab a bite to eat with a friend during the first wave of lockdown restrictions being lifted, rang the venue who advised to turn up and we'd be seated as soon as they could. Turned up 20 mins before the stopped serving food...More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Kate E, Marketing at Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your lovely comments about the food and team. We're pleased you enjoyed it and we'll look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Kate

Reviewed 15 April 2021 via mobile

Went here today and was very surprised....looked amazing , when we drove in ,all covid friendly and very well organised , but then waiting an hour for a pizza and a burger which you had to order yourself on a app and when asked staff...More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Kate E, Marketing at Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your comments about our Covid safety, it is very much appreciated. I am sorry that there was such a wait on food and that you were not told about this. When we received...More

Reviewed 13 April 2021

First time out after lockdown! Amazing service. We’re amazing with my lactose intolerance and made it super easy for me. The waitress (hannah) sorted it so quick for me. Thank you all!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Kate E, Marketing at Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your lovely comments, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed your first visit back to us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 November 2020

Visited the stowaway on friday , food and service brilliant by James. Visited this evening (tuesday), good service as usual , couple of issues sorted swiftly by Luke , (greatly appreciated). Recommend

Date of visit: November 2020
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KateE408, Marketing at Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit and we'll look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Kate

Reviewed 2 November 2020

Have enjoyed some morning coffees here recently I have found it peaceful and comfortable. All the staff are friendly and pleasant and they are doing a very good job with the social distancing rules. Looking forward to returning after this next lockdown .

Date of visit: September 2020
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KateE408, Marketing at Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your lovely comments about the pub and team, we're really pleased you've enjoyed your visits and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Kate

Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

It's great to see a forward thinking pub moving with the times. The new Stowaway provides a Covid safe place to relax and keep dry. It feels so cosy inside with very tasteful decor. All the staff were fantastic - friendly, and following the Covid...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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KateE408, Marketing at Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2020

Hello, Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit we appreciate your feedback about the Stowaway! Kind regards Kate

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Bertyh79
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Response from Traciehelen | Reviewed this property |
I have seen them in the outdoor area.
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Hello, Thank you for letting me know about this. I can assure you that this certainly is not our intention. I will pass this on to the general manager to ensure that our team are fully briefed to served a full, domed pint... More
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Jolly Sailor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4