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Orford Jolly Sailor



Real Ale

Quay St, IP12 2NU

01394 450243

grid reference TM 424 496

opened 16th cent

owner Adnams

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bar / diner


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pub is on the regional inventory

opening hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 1200-1500, 1800 "onwards"
  • Sat-Sun: 1200-"close"

food times:

  • 1200-1430, 1800-2030
(Times last updated 08/04/2015)

regular real ales

Adnam's Bitter, Broadside + seasonal ales


listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Orford is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 19/06/2015

A characterful five roomed pub close to the historic Quay and a large public car-park. Also offers accommodation (4 en-suite letting rooms) and an orchard, large public car-park and camping during summer (after May). 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 bar located behind the huge fireplace.

Alternatively visitors may head to any one of the three eating areas. Two are located towards the front of the building and are divided by another pair of massive fireplaces. The third is smaller and decorated with navigational charts and located behind the bar counter.

The building probably dates back to the 17th century.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

Car park Car park

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper & book information from Bob Mitchell)