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Jolly Roger

3.2
3.2
32 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

At the Jolly Roger in Gosport we pride ourselves on being the very best local that caters for all your needs in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Our superb staff will make the Jolly Roger feel like your home from home – serving you with our fantastic drinks range and delicious food from our new menu. Somewhere you’re always able to kick back and relax, whether by yourself, or with friends or family. At the heart of the local area, it’s everything a traditional pub should be. The warm welcome, the sense of community, the comforting atmosphere. Come and visit us, drop in, feel at home…

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00–23:00
    Fri, Sat 11:00–00:00
    Sun 11:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    023 9307 6584

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Simply great food & drinks, no messing

  • Area

    Gosport

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.2
3.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.1Value

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  1. HC

    HelenC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the second time I've eaten here and what a gem it is. The food was first rate and plentiful and the service excellent but that said it wasn't too busy. It is an ideal place to bring my elderly mother who has dementia so talking through a meal is an ordeal but looking out the window at the fantastic views is great as she can find other things to engage her.

  2. D

    Dolly

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The Jolly Roger has a wide menu to cater for all, including myself as a vegan.

  3. b

    besdss

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We booked a table for 2 for Xmas on Christmas Day. The cost £69.99. We had to pre-order our food selection in early December. We were expecting something special. On arrival we were served with a third of a champagne flute containing warm flat wine with appetisers which were thawing on the biscuits so were inedible. The 1st course was served on small plates containing some salmon and a couple of prawns which were bland, still thawing and tasteless. I had turkey roast which was served with a Yorkshire pudding. My husband had roast beef which was served with stuffing and sausage wrapped in bacon!! I had ordered Xmas pudding with cream but it was served with custard as they had run out of fresh cream. The service was terrible. It had to be the worse meal we have ever been served. We complained to the server who just said sorry and smirked. We will never visit the pub again. It was an awful experience. No atmosphere at all.

  4. C

    Coed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The food wasn’t great but the service was atrocious, staff very rude, and definitely not happy to help. Our sweet potato fries came out black, asked if they could be change as they tasted burnt as well as looked it, that was our first mistake, my father who has a earring aid mentioned that his Yorkshire puddings where cold, she did offer to change them but my father didn’t hear, which with that she just said don’t eat them then, in a abrupt manner, no napkins where given or offered, mentioned that we had to use tissues, her reply was, that’s good, you bought your own, again in a very hostile manner. As soon as we had finished our meal our bill was bought out without the offer of any pudding, slammed on the table, again making another rude comment . I had never been to a restaurant where I was treated so rudely and made to feel very unwelcome. Left a similar review on Facebook but she said we stained her furniture with gravy, but the fact was, it was one of her colleagues who decided to put the dirty place from the table next to us on the furniture whilst clearing the table. I would never step in that place again!!!!

  5. SR

    SamR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice Christmas feel and atmosphere, really friendly staff, food was so good! Really good value too. Will definitely go again.

  6. JO

    JOHNS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food and service good but when we arrived they had no record of our booking even though I had confirmation by text and E-Mail. Luckily there weer plenty of spare tables.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal food great reasonably priced just a shame we were only ones there but as friends catching up was great to be in a room on our own to say what we wanted . Definitely would go back

  8. CH

    CamillaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Service was poor, waitress unsure what type of fish was in meals, don’t try to find out. Chicken Thai curry came with only one piece of chicken. When mentioned to waitress she simply said sorry, didn’t relay to chef or see if bill could be adjusted to reflect. No drinks menu available at table and waitress no idea on what wine was available or the cost. Shame as it has the potential to be really nice.

  9. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    We went for a Sunday roast as a family. We ordered 2 beef roasts and 1 nut roast. The portion size was small particularly for my husband. The amount of vegetables between 3 people that came in one bowl was very small. As an example we only had 3 thinly sliced pieces of carrot each. I also ordered a side of cauliflower cheese and unfortunately the cauliflower was hard to the point of virtually raw. Other than that, what was on the plate was tasty just very small and hence poor value for money. The service was excellent though and the young girls who served us were so lovely and friendly I didn’t want to complain as I would have felt bad for them if I had.

  10. NL

    NickL

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Ordered rib-eye, but sent it back - poor cut that didn't look like a rib-eye. Steak pie good, but small veg portion. Didn't have our reservation when we arrived, but plenty of tables.

  11. SD

    SarahD

    Nottingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    Terrible service, staff didn’t know what they were doing. Food was either dry ( meat) or under cooked ( veg and potatoes). Food and service have certainly declined since our last visit. It used to be our go to place for Sunday lunch when visiting our daughter but will be looking for an alternative in future

  12. MB

    MaggieB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Such a shame, we had given the Jolly a second chance but the service was shocking, the food poor, half the menu wasnt available even parts of the roast, when visiting on a sunday when you would expect visitors to have a roast. i'm so disappointed as this venue is within walking distance for us and has a beautiful view of the harbour, unfortunetly we'll be looking for somewhere else.

  13. CF

    ChristineF

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Just awful only one meal delivered, half an hour later next two - awful evening

  14. LB

    LaurenB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Booked for Sunday roast. Arrived very poor service, we're not shown to our table despite friends already being there. So sat apart for 15 min before we realised they were in a different part of the restaurant. Dirty glasses. Staff were unhelpful. Didn't tell us that half the menu was unavailable and that they had already run out of Sunday roast despite it being quiet and only 1630. Poor service. Expected better.

  15. CM

    ColinM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Used open table to book a table for Sunday evening at 18:30, turned up to find kitchen closed at 18:00. No thanks or explanation just tough there’s the door. Never use Opentable or the Jolly Rodger again.

  16. CH

    CherylH

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    I love the pub and the setting and the staff were great but the meal was awful. The burger was so overdone it was like cardboard. We didn’t complain and paid for the meal but would avoid that meal next time.

  17. SH

    StevenH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Excellent food and service. Disappointed with the table offered when we had booked in advance. Started off on a garden bench until we said we had booked to eat. I think this should be made clear when booking as a bench would be fine if we were just drinking but obviously expected a table when eating! Can’t fault the young lady that served us though- she found us a small table but it was a bit odd as it was right on the roadside! Food was delicious and would definitely return when we are next in the area.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and atmosphere would recommend.

  19. MK

    MichaelK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Jolly Roger is a friendly pub that serves good tasty food at a very good price. The pub is situated next to the water with good views of Portsmouth.

  20. MK

    MichaelK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent meal in pleasant surroundings, a very good ambience and excellent staff.

  21. MW

    MarkW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the Valentines set menu (3 courses). Food fantastic and great value for money. The Jim Beam Steak was devine.

  22. EC

    EleanorC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Good home cooked pub food. Excellent customer service from staff.

  23. LJ

    LisaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a family meal on a Saturday night and although the bar was very busy we were served very quickly and never waited for a drink longer than 5 mins. The service was brilliant and the food was perfect. Would definitely reccomend.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Even though kitchen closed at 6 they still accommodated us and our needs :)

  25. L

    Laurie

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Out of prime rib at 6:15. Service was terrible and slow. They spent most of the time complain amongst themselves DS as I had to almost beg for a glass of water. The only thing good about this restaurant was the view.

  26. C

    Carole

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    First visit was brilliant lovely food. Decided to return last Saturday with our relative. Food ok one meal had to be returned, the macaroni cheese was over cooked and dry. As soon as I saw it I new it was over cooked and burnt. The chef or waitress would of noticed like I did. Second macaroni cheese was ok. Waitress was very nice and helpful. Has slightly put me off going back unfortunately

  27. MC

    MrsC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Having used The Jolly Roger for a couple of special occasions now, I thought we’d come for our Christmas meal that we were having on Boxing Day. I booked online and didn’t realise we needed to preorder if we wanted the festive menu, it wasn’t clear on the website, which was a shame but one of those things. The really rude and miserable lady waiting our table soon made it known anyway, so that was cheery and in keeping with the time of year. Service was slow and food quality not great. It was clear there were issues in the kitchen. Our bill was dumped on our table and a mumble of “if you need a card machine, take it to the bar!” Customer service right there! There’s a constant strange atmosphere at the bar, it’s definitely a locals pub and they don’t like freeing space for you to get to the bar and get a drink. After a couple of nice events held here, it’s not going to be my first choice to return, it certainly had a bit of a locals social club feel, as opposed to a good local welcoming pub. It’s a shame as decor is lovely and the setting and scenery is second to none.

  28. EH

    EmmaH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely setting, great service and excellent food. Sunday roast was delicious. We enjoyed our visit and will certainly recommend to others and we will be returning in the new year.

  29. JC

    JackieC

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Christmas Party Menu. Starter ok. Main was lukewarm and parsnips under cooked. Sweet ok. Was most disappointed as we booked with a group of friends looking forwards to a festive evening but the standard of food took the shine off the occasion. We will not return to the Jolly Roger.

  30. SC

    StuC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic place, the staff are friendly and inviting, the food was very good indeed.

  31. TE

    TracyE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The pub is in a lovely location however the Sunday roast was average and could have been a bit warmer. We had booked our table through the online booking system and received confirmation and a reminder of the booking, however when we arrived, they had no booking marked. Fortunately they were able to accommodate us but it would have been a disappointment had this not been the case. Would strongly recommend you look at the system to avoid grumpy customers!

  32. D

    Dolly

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Definitely, I have already recommended Jolly Roger to friends and family, and shown them your menu.

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Jolly Roger is rated 3.2 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Jolly Roger

156 Priory Road Gosport, ENG PO12 4LQ

  • Area

    Gosport

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00–23:00
    Fri, Sat 11:00–00:00
    Sun 11:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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