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The Jolly Fisherman Pub

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Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
+44 1665 576461
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I (plus pooch) had an early evening meal here. It's handy that it's dog-friendly in the bar area. As it was early evening we got a table next to the roaring log fire. It was an atrocious early December night outside, so this was more than welcome. The food was exceptional. Probably pricey for pub fare but... More 

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Thank FourDee
Pollensa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely location Starters and mains were just ok Had the cream on my dessert was off, no apology from management Service was poor Such a shame Poor value for money

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2 Thank Jeffrey B
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fast and efficient friendly service with great atmosphere. Fabulous location in a beautiful traditional fishing village. A must visit for the local crab sandwiches.

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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tonight's meals were delicious. We chose both the specials, roasted parsnip and honey soup and half lobster salad. Both were very flavoursome. The liver main was cooked to perfection and the sticky toffee pudding one of the lightest I have eaten. The waiter was attentive and polite so why not 5 stars. The evening was marred by the loud, pretentious... More 

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

Thank you for you're kind comments on the food and venue. I will look at management of these situations in the future. Very valid points made. More 

London
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Craster (and to the beautiful county of Northumberland). After parking up, checking out the kipper smokehouse across the road, and a walk to and from Dunstanburgh castle, we popped into The Jolly Fisherman for a drink. Our sandwiches were in the car, but once we saw meals coming out, we decided to eat there. Our meals... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to live locally and try to visit as often as possible.The seafood continues to be excellent. Crab soup was nice and "meaty" or should I say "crabby" and pasta stuffed with lobster delicate.Fish pie had lots fish in it and bouillbaise was served with sour dough. first time we'd used Open Table and was easy.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here last week at lunchtime with friends, lovely food staff really friendly and the view of the North Sea just amazing

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We foster twice during our weeks holiday on the 12th November. We had great service and wonderful food. We will go back again and would recommend this place you everyone.

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is wonderful, next to the little harbour and right on the coastal path. But that is all, not so jolly and not so special. We arrived a little to early and had to wait to be served two coffees from a pot that was already on the hot plate when we came in the first time. Go for... More 

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1 Thank peter m
david_whitehead8, Owner at The Jolly Fisherman Pub, responded to this review

This doesn't really make sense ??? Not Jolly because coffee was from a pot ?? Glad you liked the location though. More 

Pewsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A family tradition of our Northumberland beach holiday is the walk from Dunstan Steads, along Embleton Golf Course, past Dunstanburgh Castle and a turning point at the Jolly Fisherman. Finding a seat in the garden can be a little tricky and the service does not seem as efficient as it could be but the seafood platter when it comes is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Craster
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 576461

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