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The Jolly Fisherman Pub

Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
01665 576 461
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Ranked #3 of 4 restaurants in Craster
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a North East Coast Gem. The welcome was great and straight. The restaurant has great sea views but the menu and specials board is a complete seduction. Fresh fish to die for and great service. We enjoyed sea bass,Halibut, Chiilli Prawns, Ribeye steak and lamb rump. Ice cream to die for; but the ginger puddding was out of... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic day walking along the glorious Northumberland Coastline bathed in sunshine. The only thing wrong with this stretch of coast to Craster is the Jolly Fisherman at the end of it. Someone needs to open a friendly and down to earth eating place in Craster sharpish. We phoned ahead to ask if it would be okay to... More

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west lancs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Regular visitor to Craster but first time at this venue. Visited at 14.15 on 10/04/2014 in company with dog having left family in Bamburgh Plenty of empty garden tables overlooking sea and harbour with other table being occupied with families also with well behaved dogs Ordered mixed seafood platter and pint black sheep, name provided to barmaid and retreated to... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Came across this place whilst pottering around Craister and What a find! Soooo busy but we managed to find a table (fortunately) by a window over looking the sea and Dunstanburgh castle. We ordered the fish platter and had a glass of Viognier and a beer, and enjoyed every second of it. This place is very busy but for good... More

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kidsgrove
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Cant comment on the food we did not stay that long.....went in with my 7 year old, asked a blonde woman behind the bar where to sit if we wanted food...told there is a party of 20 coming in dont sit up there..infact dont even look at those tables... (wow) then she looked around pointed at a table behind me... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited the Jolly Fisherman a couple of times during a week's stay in Craster. We have been on a few other occasions over the past 12 months and the food has been consistently good. The pub itself is warm and friendly and a great place to unwind with a glass of wine. The restaurant area looks out to the sea... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I were staying nearby for the week and we were recommended to go to the Jolly Fisherman as it is dog friendly. We went there 3 times during our visit and were delighted with the choice on the menu and specials board. The first time we went we had been up to the local castle, which was... More

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Edinburgh
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had popped into the pub for a drink at the weekend the beer was good & the menu looked appetising. We felt we had to come back for food. I couldn't see passed the ploughman lunch and was so glad I did. The cheeses were delicious and for once there was no blue cheese whih is a real plus... More

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Norwich
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Having eaten in the pub on several occasions in the past it was illuminating when things went wrong. Prior to posting this blog I emailed the Jolly Fisherman receiving an unsatisfactory response. 1. The service was appalling. This was a quiet off season Monday and yet it took nearly 40 mins to get a sandwich and soup 2. Their soups... More

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david_whitehead8, Owner at The Jolly Fisherman Pub, responded to this review

In response to your post. I did email you answering all your questions. I'm sorry if the responses were not satisfactory. I can only tell the truth. We use sourdough from Running Fox bakery as that is the only bread we use for soups, open sandwiches, toasts for kipper pâté etc. I sorry if it did not show on the... More

Poway, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a pub which serves very superior food; we called in without a reservation on a weeknight in March and got a table with no problem but I imagine that would not be possible at the weekend or (especially) during the summer. The pub has been extensively modernised but still has a cozy bar downstairs while the restaurant is... More

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