Orford Jolly Sailor
Orford Jolly Sailor
Real Ale is sold here.
Quay St, IP12 2NU
grid reference TM 424 496
bar / diner, opened 16th century
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.
The building probably dates back to the 17th century.
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
To be sold at auction at Mr John Wades, the Jolly Sailor, in Orford, for the benefit of his creditors; 3 feather beds and bedding, 4 post tent and stump bedsteads, with check and other furniture, chest drawers, dressing tables, and swing glasses, mahogany dining and other tables, clock, rush and wooden bottom chairs, knives and forks, Prince&'s metal candlesticks, 30 gallon copper and copper irons, wash keelers, boilers and saucepans, glass, tin, and earthen ware, with general useful furniture.Ipswich Journal, July 1810**
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Jolly Sailor's license was issued in 1860…
(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)