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Jolly Sailor, Bristol

Mead Lane
Saltford
Postal town: Bristol
BS31 3ER
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Jolly Sailor

An attractive pub immediately adjacent to Saltford lock and overlooking the weir, it includes a good sized patio area in front of the pub as well as it’s own island opposite which must be a fairly unique pub feature. As a consequence it gets packed in the warmer weather when they have also been known to hold barbeques in the garden.

The original part of the pub is reasonably small L-shape room, although there is also a more modern conservatory extension used as a dining area. The pub has quite a traditional appearance with a couple of hefty black beams on the ceiling, black tiling on the floor and some exposed stone walling at the front with cream plasterwork elsewhere. A very large stone fire-place is off to one side, although these days all that is in there is a small wood burning stove. The wooden mantelpiece above is peppered with small holes which are apparently as a result of red hot pokers being shoved in to it many years ago. Something of a tradition among boaters I believe. A self-styled snug area at the rear was more contemporary in appearance with painted wood panelling on much of the walls and a few pew styles seats on the left.

The menu offered a decent selection of pub grub dishes such as fish & chips, ham egg & chips, chilli, curry of the day, pie of the day, etc., and these were mostly priced around the £9/£10 mark. There was also a small specials board. My Scampi and chips was actually quite a decent dish, with some meaty chunks of fish rather than the reformed stuff that you often get. A quiche of the day (tomato and basil) was also pleasant and tasty.

Beers on tap were all from Wadworths with their 6X, Swordfish and Henry’s IPA. Ciders meanwhile were Stowford Press and Thatcher’s Gold.

On 23rd April 2015 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about Jolly Sailor

This pub has a superb location right by Saltford lock. There’s plenty of outside seating, including a few seats on the island which to get to you have to walk across the lock – not recommended after one too many. It’s a traditional free house, so you can never be sure what ales are going to be on. When I was in there on during a lunchtime they had on Butcombe Bitter; Sharp’s Doom Bar; and GKIPA. I had a couple of pints of Butcombe Bitter, which was excellent, and reasonably priced (by my London standards) at £2.65 a pint. I didn’t spend much time inside, except to go to and from the bar, but it looked pretty basic. Nothing wrong with that of course. It was reasonably quiet on a weekday lunchtime, but I bet it gets incredibly busy on a summer’s weekend. But it’s a really nice pub, and definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area on a nice day and can sit outside.

On 16th August 2009 - rating: 7
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Nick Nolan left this review about Jolly Sailor

How things change! Dirty wine glasses were taken away and returned equally dirty but with complimentary water drops, starters OK, unbelievably noisy reorganisation of furniture as tables and chairs were dragged over the stone floor, mains OK but nothing special (possibly Brake Brothers?), final triumph was Brulee of scrambled egg texture and soft brown substance on the top which I assume was caramelised sugar once upon a time. We won't be returning in a hurry.

On 29th January 2007 - rating: 2
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Keynsham, 3.21 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Oldfield Park, 4.34 miles, 1 hr 23 min walk (show)
Bath Spa, 5.6 miles, 1 hr 48 min walk (show)
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13th Mar 2016, 21:08
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
 
13th Mar 2016, 21:08
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 13 May 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesdays - last updated 13 May 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 September 2013 by David McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT Wifi - last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11:30pm
Monday11am - 11:30pm
Tuesday11am - 11:30pm
Wednesday11am - 11:30pm
Thursday11am - 11:30pm
Friday11am - 11:30pm
Saturday11am - 11:30pm
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