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The Jolly Fisherman Pub

Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
+44 1665 576461
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab soup” (184 reviews)
“club sandwich” (114 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

After a bracing walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle, our appetites were sharp as we returned to Craster. The Jolly Fisherman offered superb beers, friendly and efficient service, superb food and a welcome for our dog. A lovely place to eat with a wonderfully cosy...More

Thank Suffolkdumpling
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and service, the crab soup is amazing, the salt and chilli squid as starter is melt in your mouth. Then we had pan seared lamb main which was cooked to perfection. The pudding selection tore me apart but ended with benoffee which was...More

Thank markd323
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Went this lunchtime to try out their crab soup. Very creamy and tepid with flakes of crab at the bottom. Chips were wonderful. Had a lovely table with a view out to.the harbour which was amazing and the service was excellent. Will we return. Probably...More

2  Thank Jill A
david_whitehead8, Owner at The Jolly Fisherman Pub, responded to this review

Hello Jill. Very sorry you didn't enjoy your famous crab soup, I will look into why it wasn't to the usual standard. We do hope you will give us another try in the future as it seems everything else was enjoyable for you. Regards David

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Do not expect to be chastised for going straight to the table we booked, should of waited at the bar, wish we left then. Did not like anything on the menu, so opted for a burger, very red inside, chips were appalling, left most of...More

2  Thank Clarknoe1
david_whitehead8, Owner at The Jolly Fisherman Pub, responded to this review

Hello Clarkenoe1 thank you for your comments, the menu is online and in the menu box outside the pub, as you booked a table maybe checking this before arrival to see if we were to your liking? Our burger is served slightly PINK. The lamb...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We actually went twice, the first time we had simple food like fish stew and it was fine. The second time went for the halibut and it was terrible: creamed cabbage was coleslaw, no 'lime compot' no vine tomatoes and no fennel seeds. The staff...More

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

Hello and thank you for the comments I'm very pleased that you came back for a second meal off the back of your first visit. As you will be aware as we explained to you on the evening that the menu reads lime and vine...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Called into this very busy pub in Craster after a morning walking to Dunstanburgh Castle so were well ready for food and drink. Although the food was excellent and it was very busy some of the staff did seem very stressed and let it show,...More

Thank Vanda M
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had lunch sitting in the restaurant with panoramic views over Craster harbour and out to sea, and enjoyed the Jolly Fishboard. This included crab, fresh and smoked salmon, kipper pate and prawns, served with side salad and local artisan bread, all for £9.95. The...More

Thank ellie345
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Walked from Embleton to Craster today for lunch and not disappointed, warm and friendly welcome from ann ,really enjoyed our lunch ploughmans lunch and jolly fishboard Salmon,prawns,rollmop herring,kipper pate etc etc.10/10. Also dog friendly which is a bonus🐕

Thank angelaB2583VK
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a favourite of ours on our regular trips to Northumberland. Generally it's our lunch destination, opposite the famous Craster Kippers smokery. We almost always have the seafood sharing board, just great fresh ingredients in a lovely location. The location is just fabulous and...More

1  Thank markc2812
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I got to Craster about 4.30 in the afternoon and went into the Jolly Fisherman pub. There was a blackboard with two lists of food that looked nice. At the top of one list was crab sandwiches and at the bottom was crab soup. I...More

3  Thank Andrew L
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Nearby Attractions
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are dogs allowed into the restaurant? we're allergic
8 September 2016|
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Response from Milly M | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the bar area but not allowed in the restaurant.
Just visited Alnwick and heading your way before long. Do you have accommodation? Thanks in advance Janet
22 August 2016|
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Response from nkanumilli | Reviewed this property |
Nope , no accommodation
James B
Hi. Would this pub be dog friendly? Thanks
22 February 2016|
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Response from Holidaymum55 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. Water brought to our thirsty pooch. X
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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