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The Jolly Sailor

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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1 Church Street, Porthcawl CF36 5PD, Wales
+44 1656 782403
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good enough, prices were reasonable too but the service was painfully slow. For a restaurant that had no more than 10 tables from what I saw it shouldn't have taken so long to get food out. Guess the kitchen was short staffed on the day we came.

Thank Dan L
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for Sunday lunch for 4 people, we had pre-booked which was just as well on an Easter Sunday as the place was full. They have two sittings - 12.30 and 14.30 - we had opted for the 14.30 and it seemed that, as everyone had arrived more or less together, the staff were a little disorganised as all... More 

Thank Maxine F
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good selection of food on the menu, nice friendly staff. Good bit small beer garden out the back. Can be very busy at times. Good car parking. It is a short walk from caravan park. Good value for money.

Thank valleysfamily
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cosy little pub. Prices reasonable and nice atmosphere. Pub is dog friendly. Nice choice menu

Thank lexibabes
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! Small quaint friendly local pub with a restaurant a short walk from Trecco bay holiday park with lots of character. Good home cooked food, good portions and same price as Trecco bay park restaurant but much better food especially the home made curry. Would definitely recommend but do book.

Thank jackiefielding
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this place after checking out TA. We had walked past it in the day and I thought it needed a lick of paint outside but when we went in I was pleasantly surprised. Staff were friendly and obliging and we enjoyed the meals we had which I have to say were very reasonably priced at less than a... More 

Thank sonia1309
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked in for an evening meal, good choice on menu, well cooked and quickly brought to table. Helpful staff and well busdy.

Thank hortiman
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We have been back on 3 occasions for our Sunday lunch and must admit it has been excellent each time with great service and a very warm welcome well done to all that work there

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely local pub with a roaring wood fire in the bar where we had a drink before going into the well presented restaurant area for a meal. Service was good and the Food was very nice and reasonably priced. Overall a pleasant evening.

1 Thank Andrew G
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The Jolly Sailor, Porthcawl produces a very good Sunday Roast, served by friendly and efficient Staff. There are two sittings, 12.30 and 14.30 with the choice of Welsh Beef, pork, and Lamb, roast potatoes and a platter of perfectly cooked veg, peas, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower and mash! Gravy comes as standard, though the mustard and the apple sauce were forgotten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Church Street, Porthcawl CF36 5PD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Porthcawl
  • Phone Number: +44 1656 782403

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?