Situated right on the water, overlooking the Hamble River with its flotillas of yachts, the Jolly Sailor is a historic gem. The house is accessible by road or boat with free mooring available for guests, depending on tides.
It is close by to Southampton, Portsmouth and the M27, with ample free parking at Bursledon Station just a few minutes’ walk away.
The house has stood on the site for at least 300 years, initially serving as a vicarage and after a century turning to a public house, and has been offering hospitality to Bursledon water-farers ever since. This authentic pub's age certainly adds to its character and charm. With a guaranteed warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere, the Jolly Sailor is well worth the visit.
Our service style inside is traditional, in keeping with our history, a fantastic atmospheric bar is where it all happens. Chat to our bar team, order drinks, food and coffees here. You can also easily set up a tab.
We love dogs, as all good pubs should! Well-behaved dogs are always welcome anywhere anytime in our bar and outdoor areas. Water and a choice of foods are available. Just ask at the bar.
We do take a small number of bookings, however if you don’t manage to make a booking, we always keep the majority of our tables, including some with amazing views available at all times on a first come first serve basis. Wi-Fi access is free to all our guests (subject to availability).
Due to the historical nature and the position of the pub we regret the Jolly Sailor is not suited to wheelchairs.
The Jolly Sailor is proud to be part of the Hall & Woodhouse family. For more information on Hall & Woodhouse and to find other Hall & Woodhouse houses click here.
Monday to Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 12pm – 10.30pm
Please note that Last Orders are rung 15 minutes before close
Monday to Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm - 9pm
Sunday 12pm - 8pm
Arriving by river? If you are planning to arrive by river, please check the tide timetable for Bursledon as OUR PONTOON DRIES OUT EVERY DAY. You may wish to visit UKHO Easy Tide to check the state of the tide.
If you're are a member of the Gourmet Society, all you need to do is book a table through us, or our booking site OpenTable, and let us know that you are a subscribed GS member. We hope to see you soon!
(Offer valid Monday –Thursday, January-November and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, or on a Bank Holiday. Please remember to book with 24hours notice).