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The Jolly Sailor

Basin Road, Heybridge, Maldon CM9 4RS, England
+44 1621 854210
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (29 reviews)
“cockles” (10 reviews)
“scampi” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Basin Road, Heybridge, Maldon CM9 4RS, England
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1 - 10 of 329 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Brilliant lunch. So much food. We had the seafood platter. Great value for money. Very polite and helpful staff. Shame about the weather though. Will defo go back.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant venue and location. Good seafood but not all local and quite expensive. Good service and kept really tidy.

1  Thank PGK2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my Auntie for Sunday lunch today. We ordered Roast beef and Roast lamb. The beef was fine but the veg were not cooked - rock hard carrots and broccoli! My aunt left most of the lamb as it was very fatty. We’ve had Sunday...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came down from eastbourne to treat my mum for roast dinner we've been here before so knew it was good well we thought we ordered roast beef lamb and a chicken and a chicken burger all roasts was awful mine I couldn't eat rock hard...More

3  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet on arrival, soon after an expected walking party arrived who stood all around us in the quiet area we had been taken to for breakfast. Had people asking the bar where they're drinks were and challenging others who arrived late, all over our heads...More

Thank helenchapman206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local pub in Heybridge basin overlooking the lock and just a minute away from a fantastic walk. Food hot and welcoming along with top beers and ales. Took my misses and mum and dad who enjoyed both the meal and views. Can't beat a...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night and had a fantastic meal with the family, really impressed with the quality (& quantity). We love seafood and this was up there with some of the best seafood meals we have had, on top of that the service was freindly and...More

Thank John R R
victoria b, Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your reply! Hope to see you soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visiting this lovely place for a few months now, and our mission is to try everything on the menu. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious.

Thank Susan Y
victoria b, Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thats great! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 September 2018

The 4 of us had never been here before, and we weren't disappointed. Self order at the bar for food and drinks. Very good selection of drinks (Gins etc and pump beers). Scallops to start were very good, but wish i had gone for the...More

Thank Kirk111197
victoria b, Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review, see you soon

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Visited today after a nice walk, was greeted promptly, everything explained, specials, order at the bar, etc. Order arrived very quickly and was very hot, we both had fish and chips and can see why they are known for this dish, it was delicious. Would...More

Thank KarenK19672014
victoria b, Manager at The Jolly Sailor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! Great review, hope to see you soon

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13 February 2018|
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Response from gazza8888 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can and there is alovely walk round the basin so you can tire the dog out !!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 39
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basin Road, Heybridge, Maldon CM9 4RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon  >  Heybridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 854210
  • E-mail
We are a family & dog friendly pub located on the Blackwater estuary where you can enjoy a pint on the seawall as well as dine in our eating areas, inside or out. We serve fresh homecooked food and seafood all day, all year round. We often have music and charity events which are great fun for all the family. We cater for large groups, walking groups or parties and functions for up to 50 people and have the Barn Eatery which is often used for private functions.
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