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The Jolly Drayman Pub & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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150 Mayville Road, Bethel, ME 04217
+1 207-824-4717
17:00 - 21:00
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a small place with a nice room where you can walk downstairs to a little bar where you can order a very fine meal and whatever you want to drink, this is your spot. After long drive or a day on the slopes you can crash here and not have to drive on the cold to find... More 

Thank massbayreviewer
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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 20 October 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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129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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 

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Alta Loma, California
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 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 8 October 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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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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 28 September 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 11 September 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 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Mayville Road, Bethel, ME 04217
  • 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?