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Jolly Fisherman

Closed Now: 11:00 - 23:00
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nice food busy pub

My friend and I have eaten here on numerous occasions as it is a good meeting spot. the food is ok... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Ware, United Kingdom
Stopped off for a pint whist walking the river bank

Nice, refurbished,good pint, food looks to b ok, staff pleasant. It's busy car park was full lunch... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
david k
Basildon, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible15%
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“nice food”(2 reviews)
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8 Station Road, Ware SG12 8DH, England
+44 1920 870125
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All reviews the pub fish and chips nice food sit outside the river menu staff bank
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say it a shame this pub is going down hill with the new management. I was in today after work and was shocked to wait for about ten minutes to for a drink as the Barmade was painting on a blackboard As...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Busy pub staff excellent friendly lively atmostspere definitely recommend good pub grub aswell it's worth a visit

Thank roddywac
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed sitting out looking out over the river with a g n t in hand! Love this place. Great staff. Lovely food

1  Thank gemma g
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to the Jolly Fisherman before and on that occasion my husband had their liver and bacon, which he thoroughly enjoyed and I had the beef and ale stew, which was a tad salty. We noticed how good the fish and chips looked and...More

Thank Jeanette F
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We spent New Year's Eve at the Jolly Fisherman. The staff were absolutely amazing the whole night, the atmosphere was brilliant, and the whole evening was one to remember. Thank you Jon and all the staff.

Thank Dawn281
Jon O, General Manager at Jolly Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Dawn281, Thank you very much for your great review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your NYE with us, we had a great time as well! Thanks again, Jon

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Had a nice day catching up with some friends, we chose the "Jolly" as we have enjoyed visiting here on a number of occasions. The food was good (as always) and was very reasonably priced. The staff were very professional and polite. Keep up the...More

Thank ChefJK94
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and great service. Popped in for steak and chips and it was cooked exactly as I requested. Good selection of beers too. Definitely going back.

Thank Gilbs27
Reviewed 16 May 2017

My friend and I have eaten here on numerous occasions as it is a good meeting spot. the food is ok, the staff are attentive and friendly. the car park is always full as the pub is busy. in summer it is nice to sit...More

Thank DaneEnd2015
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Nice, refurbished,good pint, food looks to b ok, staff pleasant. It's busy car park was full lunch time but plenty of room inside and nice garden extending to river side. Worth another visit to great menu looks good.

Thank david k
Reviewed 4 January 2017

After last year's very successful event we (22 of us) had another excellent Xmas dinner, great food, great service & complimentary Prosecco ! Thank you staff !

Thank natalie c
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