Tel: 01665 576 461


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.


Food Served All Day
Reservations All day

Food Served:
Monday – Saturday 11-7pm
Sunday 12-7pm

Monday – Saturday 11-11pm
Sunday 12-11pm

Please be advised we are only taking bookings of up to 4 people online. If you require a larger booking with multiple households, please contact us directly on 01665 576461 to discuss availability

Please note that we can only hold tables for 15 minutes after your booking time

Dogs are welcome in our bar and outside areas, but unfortunately we do not allow dogs in our restaurant.

Please note we are conforming to all government guidelines, including social distancing, limited party numbers and staff wearing face coverings.


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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Kevin Mulraney C.G.M.C.A – Executive Head Chef – The Jolly Fisherman

Kevin was classically French trained at the Naval & Military Club, Piccadilly, London, serving Royalty & Government Diplomats.

After his apprenticeship he worked in prestigious restaurants around the West End, including Mortons Club, Berkley Square, where he achieved 3 Rosettes and onto Soho’s iconic Lindsay House achieving 3 Rosettes and 1 Michelin Star.

Moving onto his own restaurant “The Yacht Club” at St Katherine’s Dock. Kevin’s food is described as London food in North East portions. Classic dishes with an eclectic twist. After returning to the area with his family he has acted as Consultant Chef to top Outlets in the North East & Yorkshire.

He is looking forward to the challenge of the Award Winning Jolly Fisherman taking its offering to greater heights.

You can follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinMulraney

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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.

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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; browsing the art at The Mick Oxley Gallery and pitching your tent at the nearby Dunstan Hill campsite.

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Recommended accommodation


Sleeps: 4


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


Sleeps: 8


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

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The Jolly Fisherman,
Haven Hill,
NE66 3TR



Food Served All Day
Reservations All day

Monday – Saturday 11-7pm
Sunday 12-7pm


Call 01665 576461

Please also keep up to date on our social media pages. We look forward to seeing you!


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.