AWARD WInning Pub Brancaster staithe

Award winning and voted the nation’s favourite family pub, our 18th century village local on the Norfolk coast serves real ales from our microbrewery Brancaster Brewery, home cooked wholesome food, great pub classics including Jolly Smokehouse specials, local seafood including Brancaster Mussels when inseason, stone baked pizzas and ice cream from a garden beach hut and not forgetting the largest selection of rum on the coast!.
Families, muddy or sandy boots and muddy paws welcome in our pub which is at the heart of village life in scenic North Norfolk, just across the road from Brancaster Staithe harbour and beach.
There is a great selection of real ales including ‘Brancaster Best’, ‘Oyster Catcher’, ‘Malthouse Bitter’, ‘Lucky Lobster’, 'Nelson's Shantymen', 'The Smuggler' and ‘The Wreck’ from our very own 5 barrel Brancaster Brewery which produces small batches of top quality ale using the finest local Maris Otter barley grown at Wells-next-the-Sea. There's a concise eclectic wine list, the biggest and best selection of rum on the coast and soft drinks including Norfolk Cordials, made locally with fresh natural ingredients. 
Relax with a real ale or drink in front of a roaring fire in winter or enjoy warmer days in our fun enclosed garden, great for the kids with its giant children’s play area, treasure chest and ‘Jolly Roger boat’. Eat, Drink and be Jolly says it all.

Nelson's Shantymen 

The Jolly Sailors is also the home of Nelson's Shantymen who are keeping the 'Shanty' songs alive. They practice here on Monday nights 7pm. Join us for a fun singalong. See more Jolly events in What's On.

Open Sky Cycles

Enjoy a fun cycling adventure whilst you are in Norfolk.  We can recommend an independent Cycle Shop, Open Sky Cycles,  based at Drove Orchards Thornham, for cycle hire. They will advise, deliver to and pick up from your holiday home.

We are open

Sunday to Thursday 12 noon to 10pm

Friday & Saturday 12noon to 11pm


Monday to Saturday 12noon to 9pm ** Sunday 12noon to 6pm

Christmas & New Year 2023/24

Sunday 24th December CHRISTMAS EVE

Bar 12noon to 11pm  ***** All Day Menu 12noon to 9pm 


Tuesday 26th December BOXING DAY

Bar 12noon to 10pm  ***** All Day Menu 12noon to 6pm 

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December

Bar 12noon to 10pm ***** All Day Menu 12noon to 9pm

Sunday 31st December NEW YEAR’S EVE

Bar 12noon ‘til late ***** All Day Menu 12noon to 9pm 

9pm New Year Countdown ***** Dancing to DJ Chris Esposito

Monday 1st January 2014 NEW YEAR’S DAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR  Bar 12noon to 10pm  ***** All Day Menu 12noon to 6pm 


We welcome BOOKINGS in the Restaurant

Bar & Garden Room is kept free for WALK-INS

Please book online for restaurant tables of up to 10. For larger bookings, please email info@jollysailorsbrancaster.co.uk  or message on social media  Confirmation by return.

Dogs Welcome