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Welcome to
The Jolly Fisherman

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. Dine in one of Northumberland’s most coveted eateries with panoramic views of Dunstanburgh Castle and the North Sea from both the restaurant and the beer garden.

Opening Hours


Monday – Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 12pm-10.30pm

Food Served

Monday – Thursday
Lunch 11am-3pm
Dinner 5pm-8.30pm

Friday – Saturday
Lunch 11am-3pm
Dinner 5pm-8.30pm

Lunch 12pm-7pm

Customer Information

Reservations can be made in our restaurant (standard seating) and bar.

Our beer garden is open for walk-in’s only. We also keep a number of tables in our bar area for walk-ins and are available on a first come first served basis.

Dogs are welcome in our bar only, unfortunately we are unable to allow dogs in our restaurant (standard seating).

Please note we have a 15 minute grace period, after this time your table will be released.

We do recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Catch of the Day

Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu

Evening Menu

Evening Menu

Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch

Drinks Menu

Drinks Menu


Our Sister Restaurant

Love what we do at The Jolly Fisherman? Then we’re sure you’ll also love our sister restaurant, The Woodmans Arms! The Woodmans Arms is a gastropub like no other, a destination venue worth travelling to with real ales served by real people alongside incredible food from the heart. Our multi award-winning family-owned pub and restaurant is situated in the scenic town of Whickham, on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

About The Jolly Fisherman

At The Jolly Fisherman you will find a wide selection of fresh catches on the menu, including our famous Crab Soup, North Shields Dressed Crab Salad and Craster Landed Lobster. We’re not just the home of delicious seafood though, from our homemade Steak, Ale and Mushroom Raised Pie, to a selection of vegetarian dishes, our chefs take pride in all our freshly cooked offerings.

We carefully source the best produce from local suppliers, including Lindisfarne Oysters, Frank Round Fish Merchants of North Shields and Trotters Family Bakers in Seahouses.

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