Beer garden of Northumberland seaside pub rated among best in the UK

The beer garden of a Northumberland seaside pub has been rated one of the best in the country.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 7:00 am

Parkdean Resorts compiled a list of the UK's best beer gardens to visit once pubs reopen outdoors from April 12 and included The Jolly Fisherman in Craster in its top six.

While the Jolly Fisherman is known for its famous ‘Craster crabs’, the village boasts stunning views and cliff-edge coastal walks.

Describing it as ‘The One for Seafood Lovers’, they say: ‘Home of the smoked kipper, cliff-edge coastal walks and stunning views, the small Northumberland village of Craster is our next stop on our tour of UK beer gardens.

The view from The Jolly Fisherman in Craster. Picture: Bill Boaden

Known for its famous ‘Craster crabs’, the Jolly Fisherman has a perfectly curated menu filled with delicious local seafood served alongside home-baked breads and wholesome soups.

‘As for the menu, The Jolly Fisherboard comes highly recommended, as the perfect way to taste everything the North Sea has to offer – all on one plate.

‘What better way to spend a day on the award-winning Northumberland coast than to enjoy crab pot, tasty kippers, smoked salmon, amongst other delicious seafood treats, while overlooking the choppy North Sea?

‘Don’t forget your coat and walking boots, as there’s no better way to work off a fishy feast than with a walk to Dunstanburgh Castle, a 14th-century landmark that juts out from the North East coastline.

‘Regardless of the weather, there’s always a welcoming atmosphere at the Jolly Fisherman, which has been recently refurbished and boasts a wood-burning fire in the winter months.

‘Even dogs are welcome at the Jolly Fisherman, so there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend at your caravan if you’re staying at Cresswell Towers Holiday Park, which is just a half an hour drive away.’

Reservations are live now via OpenTable for reservations from April 12 to be seated and served within its outdoor garden. The open sided marquee will also be available to walk in.

Others making the top six were: The White Horse Inn, Dover, The Drift Inn on the Isle of Arran, The Watering Hole at Perranporth Beach, Cornwall, The Angel Inn at Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District and the Cosy Corner Lounge in Porthcawl.

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