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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Andrew G
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank P M
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We called in this friendly old pub after a nice walk with the dog on Newton Beach. They are dog friendly and we enjoyed a very tasty Sunday lunch at a very reasonable price. The welcome was warm and the ale good - what more do you want!

Thank Nigel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food, excellent service from beginning to end. The seabass was melt in the mouth and the home made pie to die for. A good selection of wines and a seat in front of the wood burner sealed a very enjoyable evening. Friendly and good value for money. Dog friendly too.

Thank Emma G
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

A traditional pub adorned with many interesting pictures etc showing Porthcawl's marine history. Warm and welcoming with outside seating which faces the lovely St. John's Church and village green.

Thank angela c
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The four of us enjoyed a super lunch here. The pub was immaculate (smelling slightly of bleach as the doors were unlocked but that serves us right for being there so promptly!) and the food was perfect! Proper pub grub, delicious and plentiful. The staff were friendly and efficient and the atmosphere for a Saturday lunch was great (fellow diners... More 

Thank Portia C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

following a long walk a break for lunch was a must the jolly is a lovely pub with a good range of ales although i wasn't drinking soda water for me. the food is home cooked and a varied menu with a fully specials board unfortunately the sandwiches were off no bread i love the fish finger sandwich.... the gammon... More 

Thank Leona C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to go here last night having heard it had new management. Bar staff extremely welcoming and efficient. My son and myself had a lovely meal very reasonably priced well set out and very tasty. Understand its being refurbished soon and will be even better.

Thank wendyrowberry
Bridgend South Wales
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I understand this lovely pub is under new management . The food under the last management was excellent . The welcome was good from front of house but the food was dire !! Over cooked and tasteless . Won't be eating there again . So difficult to complain when you're a guest and someone else is paying . I have... More 

Thank welshmother

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?