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The Jolly Drayman Pub & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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150 Mayville Rd, Bethel, ME 04217-4442
+1 207-824-4717
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

English pub with excellent selection of food and beer, friendly and welcoming service - what else three men may need to relax, enjoy the meal and have a conversation. That was just perfect!

Thank Emil M
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

my husband had the Drayman steak and it was too large to finish but done to perfection...I had the cottage pie which was also delicious...try the bread pudding!!!!

Thank dledithmotz
Hayward, California
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128 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The English pub atmosphere and service here are great. Dark wood beams and an international mix of beers on draught and bottled plus a full bar add to the charm. We started with the seasonal special Carmel Apple cider martini, a speciality created by the woman at the bar. Not too sweet and very easy to drink. Had the fish... More 

1 Thank anselandyosemite
Alta Loma, California
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

An English pub in Maine? Well, why not? I started with the local Allagash stout, which was very smooth and tasted great with the their Wellie - a beef Wellington. It was a healthy portion and was good -though not as good as others I've had; the meat wasn't as tender. Husband had the fish sandwich because it was a... More 

Thank ClaudiaP107
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This place is under new ownership as of January 2016. The same cook works here as before, so the food is still delicious. A mix of English, Indian, and American food.

Thank ivanwriter
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offered a delicious meal and excellent service. The food was gourmet with a touch of homemade cooking. We shared the Drayman Steak and Greek salad, both of which were very tasty. Our server was very helpful to offer tips around the area. I would definetely return because of their quality of food and great service.

Thank Brigittemichele
McGregor, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

I ordered Balsamic chicken with rice. The Chicken was overdone and stringy so I sent it back. Next chicken plate came out under done and had so much balsamic vinegar on it that I could not taste the chicken or rice. My wife ordered the Bangers and Mac which is macaroni and cheese with sausage. She liked the Mac and... More 

Thank Michael W
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I was not intending to stop for dinner, i had gone to a place i had eaten before, but they had JUST closed the grill. so i moved on, to the jolly drayman, which i had eaten at before. they served me at the bar, the food was excellent, the service was the same. price was a little more than... More 

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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We began with high hopes based on the fun atmosphere and menu. Pros: We loved the spring rolls and fried pickles. Generous portions. Indian Food options were welcome. Cons: Service was incredibly slow at every point - drink order, drink arrival, food order, food arrival. Fish and chips were terrible. Very overdone to the point of almost inedible. Conclusion: I... More 

Thank OB1canOB
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Located inside a small B&B. Decor mixes the B&B with a traditional pub. Good variety of traditional English pub food as well as Indian dishes. Good selection of beers and full bar. Service was excellent as was the food. We ate there twice during our stay near Bethel. Try the Beef Wellington

1 Thank Scot333

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Mayville Rd, Bethel, ME 04217-4442
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: +1 207-824-4717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?