Tel: 01665 576 461

Welcome

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.

OPENING HOURS:

Monday to Saturday: 11am to 11pm
Food Served: 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 8:30pm
(9pm weekends during holiday periods)

Sunday: 12pm to 11pm
Food Served: 12pm to 7pm

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Eat

At The Jolly Fisherman you will find a wide selection of fresh catches on the menu, including our famous crab soup. We’re not just the home of delicious seafood though. From rib eye steak to confit of duck, our chefs take pride in all our freshly cooked offerings.

We carefully source the best produce from local suppliers including vegetables from Deli Fresh, meat from Butterworth’s, artisan breads by Running Fox, fish from Frank Round and delicious fresh crab from Lindisfarne Seafoods of North Shields.

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Chef

We are proud to have the multi award winning John Blackmore as our Head Chef at The Jolly Fisherman.

Having trained under leading French chef Paul Bocuse at the five star Bournemouth Carlton Hotel, he was soon employed by the Intercontinental Hotel group, winning their prestigious Chef of the Year prize.

Moving to Northumberland, John became Head Chef of Linden Hall, where he quickly gained three AA rosettes. He went on to open his own establishment, Blackmore’s of Alnwick, voted County Restaurant of the Year.

John’s reputation saw him chosen by Sir John Hall to become the Executive Chef of Newcastle United FC’s Magpie Room. Under his guidance, Newcastle became the first football club to be voted in to the Good Food Guide.

Whilst at NUFC, John was also chosen to cook for the Queen, following a recommendation from Princess Margaret who John had previously cooked for whilst at the Intercontinental Hotel.

We are delighted that John has now bought his thirty years of experience and success to the kitchen of The Jolly Fisherman.

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Drinks

You can be assured of a great pint of real ale at The Jolly Fisherman. Our regular cask beers, Workie Ticket and Black Sheep, stand alongside specially selected monthly guest ales. If real ale isn’t your thing, you can be assured we have a full fine wine menu as well as all the other usual bar favourites.

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About

The Jolly Fisherman was established by Charles Archbold in 1847. Over the past 165 years the building has grown in both size and reputation and is popular with locals, coastal ramblers and day-trippers alike.

Following a full refurbishment in 2012 new publican David Whitehead and his team are proud to continue and enhance the rich culinary heritage of one of Northumberland’s most iconic destinations.

Craster

The picturesque Northumberland fishing harbour of Craster stands a mile and a half from the imposing ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.

Here at the Jolly, we’d recommend trying a ‘Craster kipper’ at the historic Robson & Sons smoke house; eating a slice of home made cake at The Shoreline Café, browsing the art at The Mick Oxley Gallery and pitching your tent at the nearby Dunstan Hill campsite.

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Recommended accommodation

Driftwood

Sleeps: 4

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This beautiful stone fisherman's cottage sleeps four (plus cots). With wonderful views of the harbour it is a perfect base for couples or small families wishing to explore this beautiful stretch of Northumberland coastline. Driftwood is stylishly furnished throughout and boasts a private garden for summertime alfresco dining and a stone fireplace and wood burner for cosy winter evenings.

For more detail on this cottage visit the stay craster website. Click here.

To enquire about this cottage please call:

01665 576 461


Harbourway

Sleeps: 8

Rating:

Luxurious, double fronted, stone fisherman's cottage with beautiful views of the harbour. Stylish contemporary interiors with a coastal flavour, full of country-style chic, all with masses of original features, pretty painted furniture and beautiful soft furnishings. This cottage is well suited to family get-togethers or groups of friends looking to explore the Northumberland coast.

For more detail on this cottage visit the stay craster website. Click here.

To enquire about this cottage please call:

01665 576 461


Sling us a line

The Jolly Fisherman,
Haven Hill,
Craster,
Northumberland,
NE66 3TR

FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL:

01665 576 461

OPENING HOURS:

Monday to Saturday: 11am to 11pm
Food Served: 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 8:30pm
(9pm weekends during holiday periods)

Sunday: 12pm to 11pm
Food Served: 12pm to 7pm

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Directions

Craster is situated on the Northumberland coast, to the North East of Alnwick.

From the A1 take the B1340 before turning right onto Windyside Hill. Follow this road until you reach Craster village.

Further detailed directions can be obtained online or via sat nav using The Jolly Fisherman’s postcode: NE66 3TR.

Craster is a popular destination with coastal walkers. See the AA Guide here for full information.

Starters

  • Oak smoked salmon & prawn pot with horseradish crème fraîche and sea leaf herb. £8.50
  • Platter of chorizo sausage, black pudding and roasted pancetta with an apple grain mustard compote and artisan bread. £6.95
  • Tempura of butternut squash on a bean ragoût with Thai basil. £5.95
  • Sweet potato and cumin soup. £4.50
  • Local North Sea crab spring roll with a curry & corriander dip. £7.50
  • Baked goat’s cheese with a rye & carraway toast & beetroot chutney. £5.95

Mains

  • Smoked haddock risotto with sea bass fillet, honey roasted parsnip & fennel herb. £15.95
  • Individual fillet of beef Wellington with roasted root vegetables, horseradish pot & red wine reduction. £21.95
  • Confit of ham hock with bubble & squeak & a redcurrant reduction. £15.50
  • Pheasant legs with apricot herb stuffing, creamed potato, cranberry sauce & crispy pancetta. £16.95
  • Sweet potato & pea risotto with slivers of parmesan cheese & baby rocket herb. £12.95
  • Roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, local sausage, bacon, cranberry sauce & bread sauce. £12.95
  • Jalfrezi of salmon with coconut & corriander rice. £14.95

Desserts

  • Apple & cinnamon sponge with custard. £5.95
  • Chunky meringue with Doddington Dairy rum & raisin ice cream & warm chocolate sauce. £5.95
  • Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. £5.95
  • Pot of Black Forest gâteau with local speciality percy special ice cream. £5.95.
  • A selection of 3 Doddington Dairy cheeses with biscuits and homemade chutneys. £8.50

Starters

  • Sweet potato and cumin soup.
  • Serrano ham, smoked chicken & Admiral Collingwood cheese bake, on a toasted brioche with apple confit.
  • Spicy crab and salmon fish cakes with a lime & coriander dip.

Mains

  • Individual fillet of beef Wellington with roasted root vegetables, horseradish pot & red wine reduction. - £3 supplement
  • A fish stew of salmon, scallops and chorizo sausage in a garlic, Thai basil & tomato sauce.
  • Roast Northumbrian Venison loin rolled in herb breadcrumbs with butternut squash and quince jelly.

Desserts

  • Ginger sponge with ginger sauce & custard.
  • Pot of Black Forest gâteau with local speciality percy special ice cream.
  • Lemon & lime tart with blackberries & cream.


£49.95 Per Head

Booking

Over the festive period booking is essential to guarentee you can get a table when you want it, of course you can always turn up for a drink and grab a table if one becomes availiable. Give us a call on the number below to book your table at The Jolly Fisherman, Craster for the best rustic, seasonal food in Northumberland

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01665 576 461

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