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The Jolly Sailor

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Mead Lane, Saltford BS31 3ER, England
+44 1225 873002
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (28 reviews)
“fish chips” (7 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Mead Lane, Saltford BS31 3ER, England
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Reviews (306)
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1 - 10 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable evening at the Jolly Sailor with friendly staff, nice atmosphere and delicious curry. We will definitely go again.

Thank paulawalts
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Sunday lunch was excellent. Cooked perfect. Best Sunday lunch I have had for a long time. The staff were polite & very helpfull.......even let me taste the wine first. Highly recommended.

Thank Shirrob7
Reviewed 1 week ago

After our visit,thought I would you know what a lovely meal we had ,everything was freshly cooked, no boil in the bag,the lamb on the roast was nice and tender , nice thick gravy abound freshly cooked veg ,it was very busy as the owner...More

Thank blackRose123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live on a canalboat and stopped by on our first pass through the Saltford Lock, which sits directly beside the lovely patio garden of the Jolly Sailor. We had cheese chips, some house wine, and a cider and got to talking to the proprietor,...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Table booked for 6 for lunch to celebrate an anniversary. Table was ready for us and as it was Sunday we all ordered a roast. It was not great, the meat was well cooked and tender and the Yorkshire was good. The roast potatoes were...More

Thank Cathy163
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jolly Sailor is always a delight and on a beautifully sunny October day, today was no exception. We had 3 different lovely meals with excellent fresh veg ( always important) and excellent service. I mixed and matched ( which was happily accommodated) the Beef...More

Thank RedKatieScarlett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here countless times over many years. It is invariably a very pleasant pub visit. The food menu is varied and the food is excellent. Waits can be on the little bit on long side when it's busy, but when you walk around...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for a birthday lunch over the weekend but no table reserved. A table was found and then we proceeded to wait over 45 mins and when the food arrived the fish pie was congealed slop which was inedible. When I complained to...More

2  Thank BAP1919
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us popped in for a light lunch and glass of wine. decided on a mixture of starters to share, ie 2 x chilli king prawns, 2 x brie wedges and 2 x punjabi samosas. All were delicious. The manager The manager was charming...More

Thank meadowsedge3
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. It was nice talking to you all. I am glad you liked our food and service. I look forward to seeing you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of us had a curry - Chicken Bhuna - not too hot (in terms of spice) and very tasty. The other had fish and chips with mushy peas - all very good. This has been a favourite spot of ours for years and it's...More

Thank BristolTraveller1959
JollySailor_Saltford, Owner at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you liked our food and service. We look forward to seeing you soon at Jolly Sailor. Regards, Prasad

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Toby S
11 June 2017|
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Response from JamyHampshire | Reviewed this property |
Boats are allowed to moore on the left bank about a 1/4 mile before the pub. There are areas of tall reeds, mooring stakes and a boarding plank may be required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mead Lane, Saltford BS31 3ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Saltford
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 873002
  • E-mail
The Jolly Sailor pub is located on Kelston Lock, with views of the Mendip hills just 300 yards from the cycle track connecting Bath to Bristol. Complimenting our 17th century building the pub has two open fires in the bar area and offers classical pub meals with an extensive 'Specials Board'. We offer a range of Real Ale's, international lagers, local ciders and hand picked wines. We run festivals and BBQ days in the summer months for all ages to enjoy. Our Senior Citizens menu runs weekday lunchtimes and we serve food all day, every day.
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