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The Jolly Gin and craft

3.7
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44 reviews
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£25 and under
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International
Serving gin, craft beer and homemade food. Family run business

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 44 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.6
service
3.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KF22
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food but prices didn’t reflect the quantity.

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Nivek
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was good, drinks were delicious. Money is well spent but be prepped to wait for ages to get order taken and for the stuff to come

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susanw
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Lovely cocktails at very reasonable price. Amazing chicken wings.

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Rosey
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been here twice recently for food. Food is lovely. Good cocktails. Fab customer service. Good cocktails

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Dinner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No problems with booking. Decent covid procedures. Seated quickly and served quickly. Waiter knowledgable about the menu. Lovely meal with a good friend.

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EmmaG
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food wasn’t great. Steak pie entirely inedible. Service so slow so didn’t bother mentioning it to staff as didn’t have time to wait. Only paid for it as it was a half price deal. Wouldn’t have paid full price.

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YenL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place with beautiful decor. We went during the COVID pandemic so it was very quiet.

Many options for tables. You could sit at the bar, sit at the tall tables or sit on normal tables. Would be perfect for parties once things are normal again

There was also a reduced food and drinks menu at the moment but we still had a great time.

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Deedee
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The cocktails were amazing the food was very good but what I would say as a vegetarian there was not really very good choice it could be better. The service was good the guys worked really hard but it is take a while sometimes to get drinks as only one girl working behind bar but they were worth the wait we would defo go back for sure.

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KirstinJ
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! I had the chicken fajitas with the pink cloud cocktail!

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KatrinaM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back 😁😁👍

KM
KimMcF
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal & service as usual. Great menu selection & delicious cocktails.

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RickyM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food and drink and would definitely go back 👍🏻

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GillyP
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal, clean plates all round!
Great value for money!

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely the Katsu curry and Mac n cheese. Service great and good selection of wines and gins.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Left standing at door for 10 minutes. Seated for 30 minutes before drink order placed.
15 minutes until received drinks.
An hour after order for food placed, still no starters and was informed an item from the kids meal I ordered was not available. Wrong order on kids meal but did not want to replace as did not want to wait another hour for food to reach our table.
No apology for lateness or that the order was wrong. Didn’t get all items that stated on the menu with the dish I ordered but again did not want to get it replaced as would have been another hour to get the food returned. Throughout our visit many of the surrounding tables kept asking how long their food would be because they had to leave as it was taking too long. Had to ask for kids ice cream when they first brought the mains as wasn’t sure how long it would take to scoop 2 scoops of ice cream into a bowl since it took an hour to fry 3 halloumi sticks and 3 haggis Bon bons. There were only 5 other tables in the whole place so no excuse for it to take that long. Won’t be returning and will be advising others to not attend even when quiet.

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DannyB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great place to have drink. Decent selection of beers, cocktails and gins.

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KarenR
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit since March and we were not disappointed. Drinks were great, staff and service very good and attentive and the food was amazing. We had the steak deal for two, 1 rump and 1 tomahawk. We will definitely be back.

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nicolan
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food good, drinks great, service great. Fruit flies everywhere, not good.

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RachelM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff all friendly and helpful. Food was brilliant and felt comfortable.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Lovely drinks however the food ordered was very overdone, had definitely been left sitting in the kitchen under a light as the chips came and were completely solid and practically inedible. We mentioned the issue to a waitress who apologised for this but did not acknowledge our complaint by replacing our food or reducing the bill. Upon entering the restaurant the male at the bar who took us to a table was extremely unenthusiastic and made it very clear that us waiting to be seated was an issue he also did not explain the procedure for ordering as an app was advertised but we were told nothing more about it. Overall a poor first experience however the interior and drinks were very nice!

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Food4thought
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Place doesn't have much atmosphere. Didn't look overly clean as it had a lot of clutter and had clothes etc lying about. Staff were nice and friendly and served quickly though. Food mediocre but edible.

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GailW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch the other day x
Would recommend and to top it off got 50% off

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IanF
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was ok. I was served the wrong burger and my wife’s fajita wraps were served cold and with no seasoning. I chose not to mention this due to the fact that they were continuing with the 50% off promotion.

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Catjane30062000
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was awful. Took 40 minutes for anyone to take our order and another 40 minutes for us to receive our first drinks. Ordered a pink cloud and was told it would be a 10 minute wait until we could get it as the slush machine wasn’t fully working, however 3 hours later when we left we still hadn’t received this drink and staff just never mentioned anything about its whereabouts. We were sat right at the front door, in the midst of a constant flow of staff, customers and drunk youths - none of which were social distancing. None of the staff wore masks or kept their distance which made for a really uncomfortable evening. We ordered multiple pornstar martinis which tasted different each time, almost as if a different fruit juice was used on each occasion? Felt as though staff were trying their hardest to ignore you, and it was evident we were not the only customers who felt this way. Plenty of staff were in but none of which seemed concerned about serving any customers in any real rush. Overall a really disappointing experience.

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Lgstir
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Would’ve been better with more attentive and quicker service

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Melissa
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and quirky decor. Advertised as food being homemade but it was evident that the burgers we had ordered were in fact the standard frozen burgers you get in most restaurant chains. The chips were delicious but the mac & cheese was bland and plate was boiling hot to the touch which indicated it has been microwaved. Very disappointing in terms of the food but the service was fantastic and staff were very friendly.

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LJFalkirk
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service very attentive, food good with decent portions and very good value for money because of the Government scheme. They are also carrying this on through September, so would definitely make a return visit.

KB
KimB
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Starters were very promising however the chicken burgers we had weren't as good. I thought we were supposed to get slaw aswell but might be wrong on that. Couldn't really taste the sauce as there wasn't enough on it. The hash brown was soggy too. Staff were friendly however the wait between the starter and main was too long.

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Samk
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

lovely staff and beautifully tasting drinks! had a lovely night here!

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Mike
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Fantastic food but nowhere near enough staff. 48 mins between sitting down and someone coming to take our order.

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Helen
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent but the service wasn’t great at all. The Chef was regularly clearing tables and bringing food out despite the servers not always looking that busy with immediately pressing tasks. Even witnessed one server going around cleaning tables that hadn’t been used while there were people waiting to be served and tables to be cleared. When one of the other servers had clearly came back from his break he looked like he tended to more tables in 15 minutes than the other two servers had in the preceding hour. Ended up leaving before ordering a dessert or another drink as we were just fed up waiting. Which is a shame because every other time I have been here before has been excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

On arriving we were initially seated at a very small table which we didn’t feel was fit for eating a meal at. On request the waitress did manage to move us to a taller table which was more comfortable.

We both had haggis Bon Bon’s for starters which was lovely. My fried had the steak pie which was meant to come with veg. When it arrived there was none, it then took the waitress about 5 mins to actually come back to us to tell us that they had ran out. Apart from the lack of veg my friend said the meal was nice.

I had the chicken burger which was really nice and filling.

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LouLou
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cutlery came in a bucket style tin, some of which was upside down, the inside of the tin was full of crumbs and bit n pieces so had to clean each price of cutlery myself for the family. Kids loved there food (big portions), we ordered the steak which was great value, chips weren’t very hot and the pepper sauce was more watery than water itself. But can’t knock it for value for money during eat out to help out and their coffee is lush.

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StaceyM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The drinks and food received were of good quality however in the 1.5 hour -2 hour period myself and my friends were there we only had two rounds of drinks- both rounds I had to ask somebody to come over to take an order. The pub wasn't busy at that time so this was fairly dissapointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good and drinks were good. Service not so good. Told it was table service and not to approach the bar, waited 40 minutes to be served.

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NicNic
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Food was delicious.Service was awful.Taken to a table,20mins later order was taken,15mins later still no drinks.Then wrong drinks came.Took another 10mins to sort out drinks fiasco.Food came,no cutlery.Served by 3 different staff and the 2 guys didn't seem to have a clue.Tables outside were vacant for over half an hour,yet still piled high with plates and glasses.No-one seemed bothered about clearing up.
Really disappointed as when i came before it ran more efficiently.Staff seemed uninterested.

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ChelsieM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

40 min wait for drink. Nearly 2 hours to get our meal. Won’t be back.

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KatieN
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, we barely finished a drink and we were offered to re-order. It was a busy evening so the cafe and attentiveness was greatly appreciated. Food was fantastic , there was a great selection. Drinks were tasty. We ordered cocktails and the presentation was stunning and the cocktails were delicious. It was a great evening and will for sure be returning

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AnnM
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and drinks. Pleasant and very helpful staff. Great atmosphere

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ConnallM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Severely understaffed, due to a member of staff not turning up for their shift apparently but even with said missing member it would have been a serious struggle to serve everyone.

We were sat and served promptly but after our initial drink took over an hour for anyone to take our order, by the time it all arrived and we had ate we were told our 2hr booking was up because the next party had arrived (we still had ~15 mins) and we had to leave, only on our suggestion were we moved outside.

Everyone around us was having the same experience, the 2 waiters were just constantly serving the first round to the steady trickle of incoming customers then abandoning them because another group had arrived, everyone was complaining loudly.

Aggressive group next to us were served repeatedly due to their shouting and waiving at staff to be served. Was anxiety inducing to sit by them. We only got a look in because we put our coats on, (happy to have paid bill another time, they literally couldn't get to us so we could ask for it and leave).

Manager was there throughout, so obviously hadn't put on enough staff to cover the possibility of a no-show and didn't deal with the aggressive customer at all.

Staff were polite, courteous and nice, working double, saw manager serve 1 table in the time we were there.

Things are tough with Covid, I get that. Seemed a genuinely nice place to go normally, with good drinks and food, but wouldn't recommend going anytime soon. Maybe once things have settled...

FAQs

The Jolly Gin and craft is rated 3.7 stars by 44 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.