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The Jolly Sailors

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Pakefield Street | Lowestoft, Lowestoft NR33 0JS, England
+44 1502 531418
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Sandy, Beds
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent friendly and efficient service. We were a large group, mostly having the Fish & Chips, large portions of fish in delectable batter, plenty of apparently home made chips, each plate being served with individual dishes of both tartare sauce and mushy peas, small glass shakers of salt and of vinegar. I was most impressed with this presentation. Most had... More 

Thank BSAP4853
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great Wine (NZ Sauvignon) and Gin (Brockmans). Whole lobster for £19! Very reasonable and no claw cracking required! Food was brilliant. Will definitely return.

1 Thank MaxRob91
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is buzzing and busy constantly and very popular with younger people. The decor is trendy, the atmosphere friendly and they cater for all types of music at weekends. I am not a young person and I feel very relaxed there. The food is typical pub food made up for my the warm and friendly staff - if you... More 

1 Thank monicaNorfolk
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Views of the east coast - tick Good service - tick Vibrant, busy and modern surroundings - tick Great portion size - tick Value for money - tick The food was prepared in the bar as the restaurant hadn't opened when we arrived. Children's portions were of a good size and the care put into them equalled an adult dish,... More 

1 Thank Madras00
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here in February 2017. The food was OK and the waitresses were pleasant but we were very disappointed that no effort was made to quieten the family group which allowed their infant to caterwaul incessantly. 'There is nothing we can do', whispered our waitress. Well, there is. Simply inform the senior, responsible adult that the behaviour of the... More 

Thank 186338Sharon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking Pakefield Beach, a stunning setting that provides excellent food and friendly service. Prices are reasonable and portions more than adequate, local Southwold beers and excellent choice of wines make for a very enjoyable visit, whether you visit for lunch or dinner you will be met by very amenable and accommodating hosts. There is also live music here on Sunday... More 

1 Thank Jenny H
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nicely furnished in a super location! The food was delicious from a great menu, we were a group of four and all had different meal but everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal.

1 Thank angelafV9293BB
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent pub food and always a good selection of real ales which are well kept.Good atmosphere and nice views from restaurant. Worth a visit

1 Thank Terry B
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here in the bar on Saturday and enjoyed the food so much that we returned yesterday (Sunday ) and tried the restaurant. Christina and Becky, our waitresses, were very friendly and efficient and extremely professional; thank you, ladies! We have to return home today so may not see you again for a while... but we will be back!!... More 

2 Thank JandCB
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on Pakefield cliff with great sea views the Jolly Sailors is more than worth a visit. We had a great meal here. I had spring rolls with grilled halloumi and a salad. Very Yotam Ottolenghi and delicious. My partner had fish and chips which he said was excellent. Lots of nice fish on the menu plus pasta, steaks and... More 

1 Thank bathgirl52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pakefield Street | Lowestoft, Lowestoft NR33 0JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 531418

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?