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The Jolly Fisherman Pub

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Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
01665 576 461
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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All 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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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have heard so many good things about this restaurant, I was not disappointed. My party of three had a window seat on a lovely evening - we ate off the blackboard and the food was just lovely. Scallops follow by Halibut with a crab crust and then cheesecake. Service was attentive and good. Well done Jolly Fisherman.

Thank Wife-in-the-north
Penrith, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate he both in the garden for snack and inside for resturant, both meals were lovely. Service can be a bit slow as the pub is very popular and has quite a few different eating areas. It is worth booking if you want the upper area with sea views. I good selection on the menu and a different menu for... More 

Thank Ellen C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with some friends after a long walk and was not disappointed. Cold beer, crab sandwiches and beef dripping chips to die for! Service was quick and food reasonably priced. Had to wait a little bit for a table outside as was busy but was worth the wait. Downside? Larger sandwiches would have been good and maybe a choice... More 

Thank Aaron B
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331 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

9 of us (plus 2 dogs) descended on the pub for a Sunday lunch birthday celebration with good memories of the last meal we had. Because of the dogs we could not eat in the restaurant upstairs and had to stay in the bar area which meant not being able to reserve a table. Not a problem, we just ensured... More 

Thank geordie9Kent
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First impressions.. Very welcoming and busy beer garden as the only dog friendly pub/eatery in Craster. Ordered food, a (toastie, pate and chips) with a very helpful lady at 12.10pm sat outside and enjoyed the views and the lovely weather, after 1 hour I went in and asked politely if our meal would be long. The same helpful lady chased... More 

3 Thank Glamarkaz
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We may be getting a bad impression as it is peak time but we arrived early and found the place chaotic. We were told the restaurant area was reserved so we went in the bar area.(the restaurant did not seem to fill up) We sat there for ages watching other people who had arrived earlier eat their meals. We had... More 

1 Thank alemary
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here twice, once at lunch and once in the evening (having booked for the latter). The lunchtime was very good. After a long walk from Embleton along the coast and past the Castle, some cold lagers and food were exactly what we needed. The view from the back is amazing, and if you are lucky to get a... More 

1 Thank LJC174
Dundee, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to this pub quite a few times and always have crab sandwiches, which I enjoy. I went on Sunday 24th July and things are not as they were. The bread was a bit dry, there was hardly any crab filling and I could taste something odd in them, I think it was horseradish which is a weird... More 

1 Thank Hollie211
York, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This pub is on the main coastal route for drivers, walkers, cyclists etc but no matter how busy the Jolly Fisherman gets, food and drink are always served quickly. They have the perfect balance of a small, delicious menu and plenty of staff. You can sample Craster kippers here then nip across the road to the smokehouse to buy some... More 

Thank pumpernickelYork
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked to Dunstanburgh Castle, one of the most beautiful places imaginable, then back to the village of Craster, where we had delicious meal looking out to sea. The food was good, service friendly, and the setting incomparable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: 01665 576 461

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?