The Jolly Sailor


The Jolly Sailor is a landmark on Southsea's seafront and has been described as one of Southsea's premier venues. It offers a large contemporary bar decorated to a high standard with a warm and friendly atmosphere, a fine selection of food is available - all produced from fresh ingredients and cooked to order. The menu is wide ranging from fillet steak to homemade burgers with the option of seating in the restaurant area or Al Fresco on one of the terraces overlooking the common. The Sunday menu is delicious with all the favourites such as roast rib eye of beef and lamb shank.

There is live entertainment at the weekends ranging from soul, R&B and Jazz to modern hits. All performed by either a top class solo artist, up to a ten-piece blues band. Please check the website or Facebook pages for details of forthcoming events. Sunday afternoons from 5pm until 8ish is the time for live jazz. Guest rooms are also available at very reasonable rates. Function hire is available also.

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  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Catering service
  • Licensed
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Chef
  • Conference facilities
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups accepted
  • Live music
  • Number of covers - 80
  • Pets accepted
  • Private rooms

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • Seafront
  • Unique venue


Map & Directions

The Jolly Sailor


54 Clarence Parade, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2EU
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Tel+44 023 9229 5195

Opening Times

The Jolly Sailor (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Thursday12:00 - 23:00*
Friday - Saturday12:00 - 01:00*
Sunday12:00 - 22:30*
Bank Holiday12:00 - 22:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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