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The Jolly Fisherman Pub

Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
+44 1665 576461
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (230 reviews)
“seafood” (135 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
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1 - 10 of 2,291 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visit the lovely cosy pub every time we are In Northumberland we absolutely love it , the staff are great the food is amazing and great views of the weather is good

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Elsa1128
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely spec for a restaurant with great views of the sea and the boisterous waves. Went for the Jolly Fishboard which felt right being so close to the sea! It was really good, the sweet cured herring was delicious. Good selection of beers too.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Marty53
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic setting overlooking the water. Weather was pretty unpleasant but it kind of added to the drama. Would have explored the village a bit more although managed quick look at harbour and inside the kipper smoke house which was really interesting. The pub was cosy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AliH8691
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended by a friend. Worth a visit when in the area. Nice menu. Had crab sandwiches. Nice seat overlooking sea. Nice surroundings

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Watt500
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jolly Fisherman pub overlooks the harbour in the small fishing village of Craster near Dunstanburgh Castle. There is only a few parking spaces outside so you may have to walk the 100 yards from the public car park to the pub if they are...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Munromonsters
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here several years ago and it was absolutely outstanding, crab sandwiches with beef dripping chips. Visited again today the place was really busy, but very disappointed crab sandwich very dry and beef dripping chips were a bowl of scrap ends, will definitely not return...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank benson347
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A slightly disappointing visit to this much hyped pub. After a lovely coastal walk I ordered the fishcakes, salad and chips which were good but they were served in one of those terrible mini deep fat fryer baskets instead of on a plate. Firstly the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank march530
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so looking forward to visiting this pub but felt a little disappointed in the menu and the food. We struggled to find something to choose for lunch from the menu, perhaps a full menu on their website would be more helpful. The fish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 987margaretj
david_whitehead8, Owner at The Jolly Fisherman Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 987MargaretJ Very sorry our menu did not suit your taste, and that the sticky toffee pudding was over cooked. I’ll pass this on to the chef. We are very sorry you won’t return and hope maybe you’ll give us another try sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another faultless performance from The Jolly. First class food, great atmosphere and superbly welcoming staff.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ShonaReed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here many times - summer and winter, and have never been disappointed. Lunch was lovely, staff friendly and helpful - hot crab soup, kipper pate (what else!) we will be back soon for sure. Thank guys!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 49karen
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8 September 2016|
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Response from Milly M | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the bar area but not allowed in the restaurant.
22 August 2016|
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Response from nkanumilli | Reviewed this property |
Nope , no accommodation
James B
23 February 2016|
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Response from Holidaymum55 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. Water brought to our thirsty pooch. X
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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: +44 1665 576461
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