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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
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a lovely walk with the dog from Craster to beyond Dunstanburgh castle and back, we had earned ourselves a nice lunch. And we got it at the Jolly Fisherman. We had visited before but on a very busy Mothering Sunday, and this is the first chance we had to experience it on a normal day. It was a December... More 

Thank owenrm0
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Called here after walking along the coast from Embleton. Very nice pint of Black Sheep beer and excellent kipper pate for lunch. My wife opted for the sweet corn chowder with crab toasts, which was equally good. Views over the harbour from the restaurant, were amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank jimgilbertson
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Weve been here quite a few times and the food and people are lovely. Yes sometimes you have to wait a while for the food but they are a busy pub for good reason and you are on holiday so what's the problem, it's not a fast food restaurant. The premises that have been updated from 20 years ago are... More 

Thank wilsons300815
York, England
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really great little pub, which serves good traditional type pub food, but really well done. There is a strong local atmosphere and the land lord is exceptionally friendly and helpful. There are at least three real ales (Black Sheep) on tap. The views over the sea, from the top dining area, are stunning. There is an open... More 

Thank Polo-Bear
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I (plus pooch) had an early evening meal here. It's handy that it's dog-friendly in the bar area. As it was early evening we got a table next to the roaring log fire. It was an atrocious early December night outside, so this was more than welcome. The food was exceptional. Probably pricey for pub fare but... More 

Thank FourDee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely location Starters and mains were just ok Had the cream on my dessert was off, no apology from management Service was poor Such a shame Poor value for money

2 Thank Jeffrey B
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast and efficient friendly service with great atmosphere. Fabulous location in a beautiful traditional fishing village. A must visit for the local crab sandwiches.

Thank Karen B
United Kingdom
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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonight's meals were delicious. We chose both the specials, roasted parsnip and honey soup and half lobster salad. Both were very flavoursome. The liver main was cooked to perfection and the sticky toffee pudding one of the lightest I have eaten. The waiter was attentive and polite so why not 5 stars. The evening was marred by the loud, pretentious... More 

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

Thank you for you're kind comments on the food and venue. I will look at management of these situations in the future. Very valid points made. More 

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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to Craster (and to the beautiful county of Northumberland). After parking up, checking out the kipper smokehouse across the road, and a walk to and from Dunstanburgh castle, we popped into The Jolly Fisherman for a drink. Our sandwiches were in the car, but once we saw meals coming out, we decided to eat there. Our meals... More 

Thank J N
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to live locally and try to visit as often as possible.The seafood continues to be excellent. Crab soup was nice and "meaty" or should I say "crabby" and pasta stuffed with lobster delicate.Fish pie had lots fish in it and bouillbaise was served with sour dough. first time we'd used Open Table and was easy.

Thank pugwash26

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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
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?