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The Jolly Sailor

1 Church Street, Porthcawl CF36 5PD, Wales
+44 1656 782403
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
“steak pie” (4 reviews)
“ham” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Church Street, Porthcawl CF36 5PD, Wales
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1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were staying at Trecco Bay and were going to eat on site but decided to have a look at local pubs. So glad we did! The Jolly Sailor is 5 minutes walk. Lovely staff and setting and quality food at a great price. I...More

Thank V H
Reviewed 6 days ago

this pub is local to me but i have not been there since the new owners have taken over. I was very pleased with the mrnu, the excellent service and the quality of the food. I will definately return

Thank marg28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great atmosphere and the food is consistently of a very high standard! Highly recommended.

Thank Dave17th
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, small dining area , additional seating in bar. Traditional Sunday lunch was tasty and ample servings. Dessert menu disappointing. Would definitely return!

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again, we booked this lovely old restaurant/pub for Sunday lunch for 2 people and came from Cardiff just for the whole experience. The staff are so polite and make sure you are treated well. The food in my opinion is still the nicest Sunday...More

1  Thank HelmarkCardiff
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Eleven of us visited to celebrate a 60th Wedding Anniversary. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly. Would highly recommend and will definitely visit again soon.

Thank Debs627
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Great food and something for everyone's taste. Service was excellent. The pub was full of locals who were all very friendly and made us feel very welcome.

Thank CaBungy
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Another family Sunday lunch, well cooked and presented, excellent value with prompt efficient service. You need to book, believe me!

Thank GerrySouthWales
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Visited twice on our visit this weekend to Trecco Bay, easy walking distance from the site and worth the walk! First went Friday evening hadn't booked but managed to find us a table quickly, second time was Sunday and did book although it was quiet...More

1  Thank mummykins
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Love going to visit jolly sailor each year on hols. Great pub. Awesome food. Lovely location opposite old church and village green. Our family visit on Thursday for meal for 14 did not disappoint👍👍

Thank ianchambo
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11 June 2017|
Response from Leona C | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware.
Helen E
7 June 2017|
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Response from Sandy151 | Reviewed this property |
Best phone first if they do then book a table. But you will need to book.
21 June 2016|
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Response from Moira N | Reviewed this property |
You were charged 20% vat on your Sunday Lunch because that is the law. Any business whose turnover is over 83000 in a rolling 12 months must be vat registered and therefore much charge vat. If you require further information... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Church Street, Porthcawl CF36 5PD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Porthcawl
  • Phone Number: +44 1656 782403
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