Jolly Fisherman at Craster

4.5
1715 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Welcome to The Jolly Fisherman, Craster. Combining stunning sea views with delicious home cooking and beautifully kept ales, this is a tastefully refurbished pub with tradition and character at its heart. We’ve taken great care to retain the charm of this historic pub with stone flagged floors, low beamed ceilings and comfortable seating. In the winter months, you can relax by one of our roaring open fires and in the summer enjoy the view from one of the most spectacular beer gardens in Northumberland.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
What 1715 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidN
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and great views, we will come again.

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RichardS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food disappointing. No prawns in the monkfish and prawn dish and rice very undercooked. Meals accompanied by beef fat chips were presented with very overcooked chips (infact they were black).

We are returning customers having eaten here before with good food but not the case on this occasion.

Plus point is fabulous views from rear terrace tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked as a treat on our family holiday. We have 4 children aged 9, 12 and 15. The staff were wonderful and friendly and we were in the snug in the pub area. The young children ate from the children’s menu and our oldest from the adult. We had the taste of the sea and starters and they were all fantastic! It was a great afternoon meal and a brilliant part of our holiday. Would recommend to others to book in and go the Jolly Fisherman

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SteveS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Amazing views and food. Helpful and friendly staff.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, amazing view and we saw dolphins. The bathrooms needed a clean though.

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KeithC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice pub over looking the see. Limited parking in the village which can be a problem. We were lucky.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and relaxed meal. Great views. Lovely service.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service and a table with the best view you could possibly have overlooking the sea.

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JamesS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not as good as previous visits service was excellent

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nicnac
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely meal and atmosphere
food excellent-only minor grumble was fish pie sl dry, could have done with a little more sauce, but crab soup amazing.

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AmeliaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were outside on a beautiful evening although it got a little chilly. Stunning view. The food was lovely, recommend the luxury fish pie. Service was a little hit and miss; staff were friendly and helpful but I think, like many places, they may be understaffed with the self isolation issues that are plaguing us! I would definitely visit again though.

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ElaineH
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice in the Jolly Fisherman . Outstanding views and fantastic food.
Staff were so nice and extra helpful.
Really enjoyed our visit . Looking forward to the next time

JS
JoyceS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - well worth the journey will certainly visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was adequate. Waitress a little on the surly side of friendly. We had reserved a table a couple of weeks prior to our booking and were disappointed to find that we’d been placed by the main entrance.
The menu looked exciting. The food was good but not outstanding. Having read the chef’s backstory, I was a tad disappointed by the taste and presentation of the dishes. Not unctuous enough. Nearly on a par with our own home cooking, but not quite hitting the spot.
The team have however made a good job of renovating what was a very tired and outdated village pub. The surroundings are pleasant and emit the ‘gastro’ vibe.
Would visit again, recommend the outdoor terrazzo, arresting views of the North Sea and craggy coastline, situated just off St Oswald’s Way.

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NickyB
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this pub been going for a long time . Lovely staff

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SaritaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service was great, good food & ambience and really friendly staff. We liked the shabby chic decor.The view from the window is amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Will definitely visit next time.

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TrishJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent food and fab views. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will be back again. Kipper scotch eggs were amazingly ( and I don’t like kippers but wanted to try something outside of my comfort zone). Excellent.

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DominicS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was distinctly average and the service was painfully slow. Great location and view, but that’s about it

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ChrisH
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucked out with a sunny day.
Great view and food.

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ColinF
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location and a terrific menu. So good to see different options from the standard burgers and fish and chips. It was hard to choose, but I would recommend the chowder to start - superb.

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christineb
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fantastic meal, we sat outside as we had our dog with us. We were lucky and had fantastic weather and amazing views. The food was fantastic, all three in our party said the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely fisherman’s platter enjoyed by both myself and my wife. 10 out of 10 for food quality

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A wonderful meal in a beautiful place

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Nice food service was a little slow for us

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CaroleW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lobster salad … amazing , service was excellent . Look forward to my next visit

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GaryN
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Third time of visiting as we do not live close by. Every time we visit the food is of the same high standard and the staff friendly and attentive. Seafood is obviously the main draw however everything on the menu is of the same high standard, book to avoid disappointment.
EV drivers - the village car park has two free of charge charge points in the corner next to the road.

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AmandaH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food. I would highly recommend it

NH
NickH
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good menu and delicious food in a wonderful setting.

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LynneS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been meaning to have a meal here for ages and we werent disappointed. The food was delicious and exceeded expectation. Will definitely go back again.

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StuartP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent again. Great food and service. Tables in the restaurant have great views but you need to book well in advance. 👍

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BigBaz
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, well served, shame about the parking problem. Worth the walk

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IanB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will need to book online as no bookings taken at the pub, but well worth it, I had the fish platter, what a treat. Good selection of beers and ciders. The staff were really friendly and helpful.

JD
JaneD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fabulous setting - sea views from terrace, lots of great fish/ seafood on menu & yummy puddings
Service was a tad slow but I think they may have been short-staffed so forgiven.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best food ever.
Short staffed causing delays.

JC
JamesC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally recommend eating at the Jolly Fisherman. The good was beautiful in an idyllic setting looking out to sea. Very polite and efficient staff.

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vivienneS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were so happy to have a seat indoors on an very hot day. The dogs and us were welcomed and the service swift.

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OpenTable Diner
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely place, 3rd visit. Never disappoints.

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SARAHE
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out we've had since 2019! Great setting, delicious well-cooked food and fabulous service. The dog was well looked after too!

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StephenT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food friendly and efficient staff in great ambiance.

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Kevino
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Busy, great food as always, good service. Pity you couldn’t get food at the bench tables at the front particularly as the garden was fully booked

FAQs

Jolly Fisherman at Craster is rated 4.5 stars by 1715 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.