Brancaster Staithe pub wins community award in best-selling guide book

Brancaster Staithe's Jolly Sailors wins an award in Sawday's guide to pubs and inns in England and Wales.
Brancaster Staithe's Jolly Sailors wins an award in Sawday's guide to pubs and inns in England and Wales.
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Brancaster Staithe’s The Jolly Sailors has won a community pub award in the latest edition of a best-selling guide to pubs in England and Wales.

The pub is one of three to have been selected as a winner of the award in Sawday’s guide, which went on sale this week and lists more than 1,000 pubs and inns in Britain.

In the guide, it says of The Jolly Sailors: “Cliff and James Nye have revived a 200-year-old treasure. ‘Eat, drink and be jolly’ says it all. Not only is this a community boozer geared to locals and families, but it attracts all those who flock to Brancaster beach.”

It refers to its traditional pub food using local produce, such as mussels, its home-brewed Brancaster ales and the fact that youngsters can watch pizzas being cooked in the open-to-view oven.

It adds: “The Jolly Sailors is a great little pit stop for families, beach bums and walkers.”

Sawday’s sends out inspectors to research the guide, Special Places: Pubs and Inns of England and Wales, now in its 12th year. The community pub award winners are chosen on the strength of them being “run by enterprising hard-working landlords who go out of their way to offer patrons a home-from-home.”