Jolly Sailor

Mead Ln, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3ER

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: Mead Ln, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3ER
  • Cross Street:
  • Location:
  • Location:
  • Cuisine: Bar-B-Q | Desserts | English | Hamburger | Indian | Pasta |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01225 873002
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, River View, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 23:00  
Tuesday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 23:00  
Wednesday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 23:00  
Thursday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 23:00  
Friday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 23:00  
Saturday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 23:00  
Sunday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 23:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 05, 2020
Pam O.

Excellent service. Very smooth and straight forward from booking the table to leaving the pub. Very friendly efficient staff. Felt very safe throughout


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Fay H.

Very good all round and excellent food although food was very rich so a bit too much for me.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2020
Carol S.

Food was excellent .our friend found veg a little hard alas this is a matter of choice..The service was excellent , especially as they were so busy .


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2020
Aaron B.

Lovely pub and great food, good value. Highly recommend!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Paul M.

Lovely food in a relaxed atmosphere


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2020
Martin C.

I could not fault my whole experience at the jolly sailor under the circumstances of social distancing, it was really busy and food was coming to the tables 30-45 minutes late but it wasn’t a problem as we all knew the pressure the staff were under. The staff could not of been more accommodating and apologetic to us, the food was amazing and I will be definitely coming back again soon to enjoy this lovely pub once again


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2020
Karen L.

Lovely setting. Really good food. Staff were very welcoming and provided excellent service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2020
Rosemary L.

Was nervous about visiting due to previous posts absolutely nothing to worry about. We were bought a voucher for Xmas decided at the start of lockdown easing to use it to celebrate our wedding anniversary which happened to be a Wednesday was able to use it during eat out to help out. There was a very good menu selection customer service was excellent owner came over and spoke to us personally. Will definitely visit again and highly recommend.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Adrian M.

I have nothing to say, except that everything was perfect


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Jill W.

The food was amazing and the service was friendly and very quick. I would recommend to others


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Nicola H.

Excellent setting, service especially good and food enjoyed.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Rebecca O.

Went recently when the social distancing measures had been put in place, really quick to get served, food came out within 10 mins (very surprised as the garden was full!), staff very helpful and overall great visit! Thank you for being open!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 03, 2020
Jo R.

Lovely people very tentative great food but a little pricey but overall great time


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2020
Thomas B.

Fantastic experienced, and felt very comfortable even with social distancing in place


Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
angela d.

I can't comment upon the food as the three of us only drank and had crisps but it was a really nice gesture to give me a birthday G & T; most grateful. Love the Jolly's setting and is fantastic on a sunny day/evening. Unfortunately for me, the sun never shines on my birthday (in the middle of July) and so it bucketed it down - although we were nice and dry under the large umbrella that covered the table.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Martin H.

Friendly staff, good food, lovely setting by the river. Did a brilliant job considering the covid19 situation. Thank you


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2020
Jackie S.

Lovely food- great service.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 11, 2020
Sharon S.

Great service even though bar manager was on his own that day. Pub has such a lovely position right by the Weir but feel outdoor area could do with a bit of a refresh especially the path from car park to make more accessible and attractive.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 28, 2020
Lynda G.

Lovely setting. Friendly owner and staff. Good food. Only negative don't serve steak on the summer menu. Shame. One of my favourite places to eat. Would recommend.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 10, 2020
Nicola L.

Fab experience. Nice to be out again to something near normal. The guys that run the Jolly Sailor are friendly, efficient and welcoming. Food was good and reasonably priced. Menus were a bit grubby but otherwise a great place.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 13, 2020
Bob S.

Really friendly manager/ owner ? and staff, great Sunday lunches and plenty of it. Decor a bit tired and tatty so not a dressy, special occasion type place but will certainly be going back and happy to recommend. Thank you for looking after us


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 20, 2020
Matthew C.

Had a fantastic time. Will definitely come back


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Hemant P.

Excellent service despite being extremely crowded evening.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
David B.

Incredibly busy hot lunchtime Staff coped well Parking a problem Got blocked in


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 10, 2020
Sara Y.

We sat outside and it was lovely. Socially distanced queuing to order food and drinks at the bar, and one way entry/exit system. The staff were lovely. The only real issue we had was the toilets. The ladies’ smelled very bad and floors/cubicles were dirty. We were at the pub for 5-6 hours and don’t think the toilets were cleaned at all during that time. Not sure how covid safe that is.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 0/10
Value: 0/10
Aug 01, 2020
Robert E.

Very enjoyable visit, much helped by sunshine. Very heloful staff.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 22, 2020
Jason R.

With all the customers and the beautiful location a little bit of effort to produce food of decent quality would really do this place well. Unfortunately, the food is just frozen and deep fried. The sunday roasts looked bland.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 17, 2020
Pat H.

The staff were very attentive and kindly gave my husband a free pint of beer, having picked up that it was his birthday. My chicken korma was lovely but there wasn’t any korma in it at all. It wasn’t just mild, I think the korma had been left out completely. However, it was melt in the mouth so I didn’t complain. One of our party had a coronation chicken jacket potato but was disappointed that the filling was cold. She wasn’t sure if that’s par for the course, so she didn’t say anything. One of our party asked for salt and sauce with her meal and was a bit frustrated that drinks orders and deliveries were concentrated on whilst she was still waiting and well through her meal before they came. The first two dessert choices were unavailable so we had to take third choice. That said, we did have a lovely time and were allowed to move our tables around to suit us. I appreciate that the restaurant is newly re-opened so it’s early days for the busy staff to get used to everything. We were asked a few times if everything was good and we said yes because overall everything was great. This review is nit picking but you did ask!


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 12, 2020
Stephen C.

Eating at an outside table on a cold day is never so good as an inside one, but that’s Covid! The food and drinks were what we expected and service, given the circumstances , was prompt and there was probably a smile behind the mask. Had to ask for a another black coffee as it was not up to scratch but the replacement was brought out immediately and with an apology.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 15, 2020
Caroline H.

My meal was very good; my husband’s meal mediocre. We had to wait a very long time between first & second course. My husband described the pub as “Tatty”; could do with some TLC especially ladies loo which was not very clean.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Donna C.

Lovely food but waited almost 1 hour for it


Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Cora M.

Making a table reservation online was straight forward. On arrival we were told to pick any table. After sitting at our table for a while with our drinks we were asked to move due to another reservation. We moved to a table in a nice location by the river but it was sticky and covered in ants. Cigarette butts littered the paving. The food arrived in good time and was splendid. All in all in a mixed bag but prompt service, nice location and very good food.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 03, 2020
mike w.

Overall experience good but rating pulled down by nanbread for my guest not cooked all way through plus the milk jug (for the coffee) was cracked and I pointed it out to our waitress who was very attentive. The service was efficient and spacing in the conservatory good.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 11, 2020
Christine J.

Efficient social distancing and staff were wearing masks so that was reassuring. However, the state of the menus was tatty, didn't look as if they'd been changed since before Covid! Chicken Korma was nice though perhaps not so creamy as usual. Grandson said his burger was rather greasy. Excellent service including water for our dog. Good value for money.