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The Jolly Sailor

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Quay Street, Orford | Woodbridge, Orford IP12 2NL, England
+44 1394 450243
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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169 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visited here after deciding that the Kings Head wasn't for me. Although there were a couple of dogs not as overrun as the Kings Head and was able to sit in a dog free zone for a pint. Overall good experience of food and a pint.

Thank Peter6192
Colchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed in Orford for three nights recently and ate in this pub on our first night. We enjoyed it so much we ate there again on our last night. The food came quickly, was very hot and my steak was cooked perfectly as ordered. We found the staff friendly and the atmosphere pleasant. Would recommend to anyone looking for... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had a tasty lunch here. Ordered sausage for each of our dogs, and it arrived already cut up in a bowl for them. Garden overlooks fields, so a great setting.

Thank Kim W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great find for lunch. Friendly welcome quick service. Garlic focaccia, chips, sausage and onion bap, cheese board and ham and cheese toastie. All done really well and decent size portions for a good price. Nothing negative to say, good location by the quay, great place for a meal.

Thank mswep

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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, European
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?