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The Jolly Fisherman Pub

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Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
+44 1665 576461
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took an icey walk to Dunstanburgh castle and were glad to find a table in the warm pub when we got back. The fish platter was very good with a wide variety of fish and served with artisan bread. We also had a portion of delicious chips to share. Service was efficient and friendly.

Thank DurhamAnne100
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a delicious bowl of crab soup - very tasty - the pub was very busy and we just got the last table - obviously a popular place

Thank Liversalts50
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had a brilliant afternoon celebrating my sister-in-law's birthday. The food and service were excellent. We were a party of 14 adults and 2 very small children. The staff were helpful and very courteous. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Fantastic sea views.

Thank Anne R
Durham, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We call here from time to time, always seems busy, even on a midweek mid January day. No table sitting, just take your change, as was busy, long queue formed at the bar to order drinks and food, very slow on this occasion. The crab sandwich was excellent and the chips excellent, so despite a wait to order, lunch was... More 

Thank Steve S
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is busy and you can't book, bustling with walkers and their dogs coming in from the cold. We were a group of four and ordered drinks and a light lunch which was lovely and included crab toasts and sweet corn chowder, chips in beef dripping, kipper pate (I think) and crab soup. It was all beautifully presented and... More 

Thank CambridgeCW
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Please try The Jolly Fisherman. Staff are friendly & food is to a high quality & good value. Wine list good and prices are fair. Very impressed with how they coped with 30 Royal Marines marching in for refreshments! Highly recommended.

Thank Chris C
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have had numerous bowls of crab soup here as it normally excellent. Today having lunch with a friend who wanted to see how good it was we were very disappointed in the quality. It seamed to be burnt and not be as lumpy as normal. The fishermans platter was also nothing like as good as it normally is. If this... More 

Thank John H
david_whitehead8, Owner at The Jolly Fisherman Pub, responded to this review

Hello John H Thank you for your review. I'm glad you have visited regularly and enjoyed your soup on those occasions as you know what our usual standards are! I will do a quality control check asap as this is not the norm. Hope you do come back soon. David More 

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub is in a fantastic position overlooking the sea. This makes dining a very pleasant experience. The food, smoked kipper pate served with a side salad and a toasted piece of artisan bread was delicious. The bread however was slightly over toasted and the food slightly cramped on a wooden serving board. The beef dripping chips ordered as a... More 

Thank Lizzy938
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Holly Fisherman at Craster is a lovely pub, with a breathtaking spot of the sea front. The pub and restaurant are both first class, food is delicious! The only thing stopping this place getting too marks is the price, the food is on the expensive side (£15-£25 per main meal). I would highly reccommend the pub, just be away... More 

Thank OllySmith123
Witham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was devine, the staff were super friendly and those views, wow. The waves were rolling in on this particular cold November day but what site to be had of the sea rolling in from the window of a great pub. The food was delicious, the portions were big and served piping hot. You cannot go to Craster and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?