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The Jolly Sailor

) #3 of 8 Restaurants in Saltford $$ - $$$ , British,
Mead Lane, Saltford BS31 3ER, England
+44 1225 873002
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (24 reviews)
“fish chips” (7 reviews)
“pie” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
LOCATION
Mead Lane, Saltford BS31 3ER, England
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1 - 10 of 252 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went for Sunday lunch. Over cooked, poor quality food. When the bill came it should have reflected this - but it didn't. Right down to the cutlery this place has done everything on the cheap. It needs a decent manager, a decent chef and...More

1  Thank RemoteAccess
Reviewed 5 days ago

We sat first of all in the conservatory but moved because of the smells from the kitchen. Moved into the main bar inside. The staff were friendly and the service was good. Food also very good. But first impressions count! Looking around it was dirty....More

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JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Thanks for liking the food and service. We do clean the place inside and outside every day, once at the start in the morning and once right at the end of day in the night. However, taking your comments sincerely...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yesterday evening me and my partner visited the jolly sailor for dinner As we arrived we used the toilets the gents only toilet was blocked an filthy! We went to the bar to order a drink when it was our turn to be served the...More

1  Thank Kelly W
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Kelly. We clean the pub inside and outside every day twice. Once at the start of the day in the morning and then right at the end of day in the night. You said you came in the evening. If the toilets are misused...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great local pub. Eaten and had drinks here many times. We are about to pay yet another visit this evening and looking forward to it. Great food, friendly staff and a great place to meet friends.

Thank pip502
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you liked the food, the service and the place. We look forward to seeing you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful day, beautiful pub, beautiful location. Classic british pub food at a fair price . We ate outside overlooking the river , the food was prompt , excellent value, and if you like a classic british pub meal there can be nowhere better , especially...More

Thank Nigel K
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much Nigel for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed our food, service and the location. We look forward to seeing you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing evening at the Jolly Sailor!! Swimming in the river and a pint in the pub. The food was great, beautiful please and friendly staff. Liked it so much I ve been three times this week (in the heat wave).

Thank rosie p
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot Rosie for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed our food, service and had a great time swimming. We look forward to seeing you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely sunny day couldn't get a better spot! Food was superb as were staff! Was a busy day and the food was still out in good time. Keeps a nice pint as well!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you liked our food, service and the place. We hope to see you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a very hot Sunday so busy and traffic was dreadful on leaving. The view of the lock and the surrounding activity is fascinating and I could sit for hours. Service was quick despite being busy and put food came out promptly, The menu...More

Thank TIJTBristol
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your genuine review. I am glad you liked the place and service. I will pass your comments/suggestions to the chefs in regards to the ploughmans. We hope to see you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad

Reviewed 1 week ago

Summer heatwave Saturday - very busy, but good service and good food Very pleasant to sit alongside the lock and river The best chips I have tasted in a long time

Thank DrahcirW
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you liked the food and service. We look forward to seeing you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a few friends to be spoken to very rudely by a young member of bar staff. Decided to take no notice of this and hoped the food would make up for it, well I was wrong! It was disgusting and myself and friends...More

Thank Bristol1692
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Bristol1692. Thanks for writing all this. Please note that every day right from the morning and till the end of day after all customers leave this place we all, here at Jolly Sailor, are working to keep this place look amazing (as you have...More

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Toby S
Hi, is the anywhere close by suitable to moor a narrowboat please?
12 June 2017|
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Response from JamyHampshire | Reviewed this property |
Boats are allowed to moore on the left bank about a 1/4 mile before the pub. There are areas of tall reeds, mooring stakes and a boarding plank may be required.
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Charles S
Hi Prasad Thank you for taking the trouble to answer my very simple question as too why your 5 star rating was dramatically reduced. There was no need too give a very long list of what you are hoping to do in the coming months. I have been a long term customer of the Jolly and have been there on a number of occasions since you became the current tenants. The food still remains very good however the overall standard of hygiene is very suspect. Especially the the gents. Plus the way some of your staff clean the bar glasses. You cannot blame the previous owners. You took over the Jolly knowing full well of its condition. I am sure you will improve your trading standards in the near future without the the of quoting all the various places your partner has worked. As the vast majority of them are plain and simple boil in a bag food establishments. Plus I am very surprised you never had the open fires cleaned last winter as you had them working!!
13 June 2016|
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Response from Alicenic | Reviewed this property |
What is the question here?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mead Lane, Saltford BS31 3ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Saltford
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 873002
  • E-mail
Description
The Jolly Sailor pub is located on Kelston Lock, with views of the Mendip hills just 300 yards from the cycle track connecting Bath to Bristol. Complimenting our 17th century building the pub has two open fires in the bar area and offers classical pub meals with an extensive 'Specials Board'. We offer a range of Real Ale's, international lagers, local ciders and hand picked wines. We run festivals and BBQ days in the summer months for all ages to enjoy. Our Senior Citizens menu runs weekday lunchtimes and we serve food all day, every day.
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