Jolly Sailor

Mead Ln, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3ER
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Business Info

  • Address: Mead Ln, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3ER
  • Location: Saltford
  • 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
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.47 out of 5 stars based on 499 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Joanne L.
We stumbled across the jolly sailor whilst looking for places to eat online in the bath area. It's a lovely little pub on the river where barges pass through the lock great seating area outside

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
Robin H.
The service was good and friendly, prices were reasonable and the food was excellent and very generous portions. Would definitely recommend and will be going back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 01, 2021
Samantha R.
Lovely atmosphere very friendly and helpful staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2021
Rebecca H.
Really great experience, food staff service and setting we're perfect

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2021
Angela I.
Rice was a bit overcooked but the staff were lovely and looked after us very well. Would recommend you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 02, 2021
Louise W.
Although a very busy bank holiday Monday, everything was well-managed from the customer perspective. Lots of staff and we were very impressed at the speed that our food was delivered, given how busy the pub was. We were seated outside and I had asked on the webform for a seat with a backrest for my elderly mother. With no fuss the waitress immediately brought out a comfortable chair. We were all happy with the experience. It's been a very tough year for hospitality but you absolutely rose to the challenge - Well done! :-)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 13, 2021
Doreen E.
Helpful staff with dietary needs. Food good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 05, 2021
Jane G.
Due to weather and Covid it was the best it could be as always. Food was awesome as always. Jx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 28, 2021
Martin P.
Everything was ok. Just a shame we had to return are pudding as it had a hair actually in the sticky toffee pudding, wanted quiche but wasn’t told it wasn’t In stock till I asked if it came cold or hot and told they weren’t serving hot drinks but they were making hot drinks at the time, Other then that the platters were lovely and perfect value of money and a lovely Scenery, I will be back again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 20, 2021
Rachael b.
Service was a little slow at first, but it was very busy, after they got through that little rush, all was fine. The table staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2021
Grace K.
Lovely atmosphere in the sunshine. Great service. Good covid control in place. Delicious food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2021
Pat B.
Excellent lamb madras

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 20, 2020
Shona G.
Had a lovely time thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 17, 2021
Gillian W.
Pleasant welcome and service. Bit of a wait for food, but very good when it arrived.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 25, 2021
Gary B.
Overall very happy, good food, quick service and lovely location

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2020
Jackie S.
Lovely food- great service.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2021
Samantha C.
Great easy food, great service, fab location .

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 12, 2021
jenny c.
really enjoyed the meal and the time - will definately come back ! thanks.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 02, 2021
Rosalind S.
We had an amazing time. Felt very nervous, not knowing what to do. Staff were very helpful and if they didn't know, they got advise straight away. A Very Satisfied Customer. We will come back to The Jolly Sailor, Saltford. Xx

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 01, 2021
Wendy K.
My friend was concerned that there wasn’t table service for ordering. Also told they weren’t serving coffee until lunch was over. Crazy as that was over an hour wait, complained and lady dealt with it very efficiently, bar staff hadn’t realised we had already eaten thought we just wanted coffee. Maybe question should have been asked to avoid the confusion.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 26, 2021
John P.
Although the food was excellent. Unfortunately the platter we ordered as a starter was served with our main meal so was all a bit rushed.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 21, 2021
Helen H.
It would be good if hedge could be cut lower to see the water. Archie was very good with the service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2020
Julie C.
Great meal and excellent value for money thank you

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 11, 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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!