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The Good Food Guide 2016 Local Gem The sheltered garden makes this traditional road side pub reliably popular in summer, but it makes a snug setting in winter - welcoming fires, friendly, unpretentious service and good food....honest pub grub ... stone-baked pizzas eat in or takeaway ... bowls of local mussels to be washed down with Brancaster Brewery ales
Michelin eating out in pubs Characterful rustic pub with a welcoming open fire. The simple menu ranges from light bites to freshly made pizzas and good old pub classics. Arrive early, as they don't take bookings;  have an ice cream from the hut while you wait.

Alastair Sawday's Special Places Pubs & Inns of England and Wales  'Eat, Drink and be Jolly' says it all: not only is it a community boozer geared to local drinkers and families but it attracts all those who flock to Brancaster's glorious beach ... classic bar ... dad's can enjoy pints of home-brewed Brancaster Best while kids can watch their pizzas being baked in the open to view oven ... hearty traditional pub dishes using fresh local produce. A terrific pit-stop for families, beach bums and coastal walkers.

AA Pub Guide  ... restored to its former glory but retaining its unique charm and character ... set in the hub of village life ... brewery tap for the Brancaster micro brewery ... great food ... quiz, themed and local live music nights and an annual beer festival ... children welcome, play area dogs welcome.

The Good Pub Guide  Bustling village pub with own-brewed Brancaster beers and guests like Adnams and Woodeforde's, main bar has traditional pubby furniture on red quarry tiles, stripped-stone walls and log fire in brick fireplace, two further snugs with local books and harbour views, comfortably old-fashioned dining lounge, straightforward food (all day in summer), friendly staff, tv; children welcome, dogs in bar, play area.
The Good Beer Guide  Dating from 1796, the Sailors has a very cosy interior, with three drinking areas and two restaurants. Run by real-ale enthusiasts ... The pub hosts quizzes and other social activities. A good base for exploring this part of the north Norfolk coast, it is also just a short walk to The White Horse. The smoking area is covered and heated.


The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk PE31 8BJ       T 01485 210314


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