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Jolly Sailor

Quay St
IP12 2NU

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 6 - 8.30pm



About the Pub

A characterful five roomed pub close to the historic Quay and a large public car-park. The pub also offers accommodation (4 en-suite letting rooms). It also has an orchard. There's lots of character within this impressive old building which has undergone a significant but tasteful refurbishment.

Some steps initially lead down from the street level into the main bar. This links to small snug located behind the huge fireplace.

They allow dogs and are child friendly.

Historic Interest

The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Jolly Sailor's license was issued in 1860. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable. A paperback book published in 1969, called "Inns of the Suffolk Coast" by Leonard P Thompson** contains the following extract: <blockquote>In December, 1908, William Brinkley took over the inn, followed by, in October, 1911, Phillip Obed Bixby, of the King's Head who appointed his cousin, Frederick Neale, as manager. In January, 1914, Stephen Harper took over on a valuation of £39 13s 6d & he ran it until his death in May, 1939, when he was succeeded by his son, Sidney - popularly known as Steve, who (was still there in 1969). The holding of a public-house licence by a father & then son for over 55 continuous years, is a splendid achievement. In 1914, the ownership of the property lay with George Rope & it was sold after his death at a sale on 25.07.1919</blockquote> According to Alfred Hedges' book, "Inns & Inn Signs of Norfolk & Suffolk". the pub is reputed to have been built from the timbers of wrecked ships. The building probably dates back to the 17th century Photographs of this pub and more up-to-date and detailed information about it can be found at

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Adnams --seasonal--
  • Adnams Broadside
  • Adnams Ghost Ship
  • Adnams Southwold Bitter

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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Jolly Sailor

Quay St
IP12 2NU

Sat Nav Reference

52.091735, 1.537598

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