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The Jolly Sailors

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Pakefield Street | Lowestoft, Lowestoft NR33 0JS, England
+44 1502 531418
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This pub is upping it's game in surrounds that don't match its excellence. Despite its cliff top position with a great vantage point above the beach, the shoreline here is rough and dated, in keeping with Pakefield in general! This pub though is excellent, good menu, good food and good service. Meals took a bit longer then you'd like to... More 

1 Thank SweetBucks
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've heard so many good things about this restaurant and have never been so thought we'd give it a try for a quick lunch. Being half term it was reasonably quiet when we arrived and after spending a while on the menu deciding I chose the ham baguette and the wife had the bucket of Southern Fried Chicken with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal Saturday night (valentines ) menu was great , well looked after great chefs friendly staff.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly I feel I have to write this review. Have eaten here many times and always been well served with Tasty food, not today though. We were seated in the restaurant at 1pm ordered coffee as we were cold from our walk and placed our meal order with the idea of enjoying a glass of wine later with our meal.... More 

1 Thank Jayne H
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Treated to lunch here today, had their excellent fish and chips, there was also a beef roast dinner available that looked very good. Always busy with a good atmosphere and overlooking Pakefield beach. Never had a bad meal here, their fish is always good.

1 Thank Jennifer S
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a quick lunch after a beach winter walk. The pub was large but still cosy with its fire And the decor was modern. The food was local and homemade. Very tasty Would definitely visit again

Thank Hatty84
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Deafening noise from bar impossible to ignore, eventually died down to merely unpleasantly loud piped music. Contemplated going elsewhere but decided to tough it out. Restaurant devoid of atmosphere. It's a shame because the food was good. The noise died down to merely unpleasant by 8ish. Couldn't wait to leave and won't go again. This venue needs to decide if... More 

1 Thank marya p
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We love the 'Jollys' and are regulars but the one thing we and our friends constantly say is how it is always so noisy, even if there's hardly anyone in (not often). Please do something about the accoustics! ...and when there are bands on, its so loud it distorts. Turn it down a notch and add 'dampners' somehow and more... More 

Thank Sara W
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Because we had 18 people we had to book from a preset menu, when we sat down we were told some items were not available which is very poor considering we gave menu back a week before our visit. One of the steaks was cremated when it should have been medium. The 2 girls attending the guests done a pretty... More 

Thank swampy100
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Always come here especially during the summer. The food is great and the view of the sea is lovely too. great for friends and couples

1 Thank Annabelle G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pakefield Street | Lowestoft, Lowestoft NR33 0JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 531418

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