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The Jolly Sailors - Pub in Norfolk

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Brancaster Staithe, King’s Lynn, PE31 8BJ, Norfolk
England, United Kingdom

Cliff Nye & Family
+44 (0)1485 210314(landline)

Community pub

Pub classics, local seafood, takeaway pizza and Brancaster Brewery ales in this fun beach-side boozer. Kids, dogs, muddy boots all welcome

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Cliff and James Nye have revived a 200-year-old coastal treasure. 'Eat, Drink and be Jolly' says it all: not only is this a community boozer geared to locals and families but it attracts all those who flock to Brancaster Bay, just across the road. In the classic bar, replete with beams, tiled floor, settles and a wood-burner pumping out the heat, adults can enjoy home-brewed Brancaster ales while kids can watch the pizzas being baked in the open-to-view oven. Hearty traditional pub dishes using fresh local produce include mussels cooked in wine, onion, garlic and cream; lamb and mint pie; gammon, egg and chips; and good ol' fish and chips (delicious). It's may be less classy than the Nyes' White Horse Inn down the road, but the Sailors is a great little pit stop for families, beach bums and walkers.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Cliff Nye & Family:

Local points of interest from
Cliff Nye & Family:

  • Mid way between traditional seaside towns Wells-next-the-Sea (beach hut heaven) and Hunstanton (fun and lots of wind surfing to watch)
  • An area of outstanding natural beauty - breathe in the air, experience a wonderful sunset across the tidal marsh
  • Dalegate Shopping market in the adjoining village - crafts, clothes, food, one stop nature, pottery, cycle hire
  • Attractions nearby - Sandringham House and Estate, Holkham Hall and Estate, Houghton Hall
  • Take a walk along the boardwalk to Brancaster Beach - we think the best - big blue skies, walk the dogs, sunbathe or play with the kids
  • Smart out of town boutique shops at Thornham and picturesque Burnham Market
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"We went in a party of 14 including 6 children for Saturday lunch and we're delighted with everything about our meal. The atmosphere was relaxed and easy even though they were very busy, the service was slick, the food delicious and the children made very welcome. We shall definitely go back."
May 2015

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Lunch & bar meals from £8.50. Dinner from £9.50. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £20.


Open all day.


Brancaster Staithe, King’s Lynn, PE31 8BJ, Norfolk


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