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The Jolly Sailor

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Quay Street, Orford | Woodbridge, Orford IP12 2NL, England
+44 1394 450243
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a really lovely lunch here. We weren't expecting too much in a prawn sandwich and a roasted veg foccacia but it was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had! Deep filled, fresh and plenty. Very good value for money. Will definitely return when we are next in orford.

Thank Maiko_O165
Luton, England, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dog friendly and gluten free options but gets very busy (its looks big but it is not inside). The staff were great and the food wholesome. has 'real ale' if you like it (i don't) but also standard beers/lagers at tourist prices.

Thank Geoff L
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

What can I say. Great food great customer service. Would definitely recommend the fish cake starter and Sea bass main course

Thank SallyB1957
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We spent a lovely long weekend in the Orford area and loved the Jolly sailor so much that we ate there twice. Top home cooked food served in a cosy proper old fashioned pub. I had the mushroom bruschetta as a starter and it was served piping hot and packed full of favour, can't recommend highly enough. Even the pub... More 

Thank 1ZsazsaA
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Visited The Jolly Sailor with our two Rhodesian Ridgebacks during our recent stay in Orford. The bar staff were extremely friendly and a special mention goes to Dawn for her hospitality. The pub is warm, cosy and welcoming. We did not sample the food but it looked delicious. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank KB9896
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

With a shore party of ten and a half hungry matelots it didn't take much to press-gang us into the Jolly Sailor for fish and chips. We appeared early on a Sunday to a warm welcome despite our numbers. The waitress couldn't have been more helpful, deftly re-arranging the furniture and even suggesting changes to one menu item to make... More 

Thank au-bord-de-la-mer
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We've visited this pub quite a lot of times and this visit was brilliant as usual. The food was excellent, the ale was spot on, the staff were really friendly and we had a good laugh and the pub is very clean and tidy. We had a great time!

Thank Snowy1064
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Much like another recent review, I worried if this very small venue could cope with our large party (14 again), but they did so comfortably. The service was fast and friendly, and the (admittedly fairly basic) food was well cooked, full of flavour, and came in extremely generous portions. The bill was surprisingly low, and everyone was impressed. I wouldn't... More 

Thank Phil C
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I was a little worried about booking our family party of 14 at the Jolly Sailor for a family pre-Christmas lunch because it always appears to be more of a pub than a restaurant, but as it turned out I needn't have worried at all - it was wonderful. They had provided us with a separate dining room which was... More 

Thank timothyP
Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We called in the jolly sailor we first visited over 30 years ago and decided to call for a pint with our two friends 2 pints Ghost Ship a glass of lager and a glass of Merlot,£17.90,we love the pub but the prices,on the bright side the dogs were given one biscuit each forgot to ask if we had to... More 

Thank Lynne L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay Street, Orford | Woodbridge, Orford IP12 2NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Orford
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 450243

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