Crabs and kippers, fit for a king.
Haven Hill Craster Northumberland NE66 3TR 01665 576 461
Craster's refurbished pub has a fabulous harbourside location, overlooking the little port where Northumberland's finest crabs are landed and finest kippers smoked. A walk up from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle and the beaches beyond has always been a popular day out, and tradition dictates that you pop into the Jolly for crab soup and sandwiches at some point. A makeover has given the whole place a real boost, and while they've kept the barebones floors, low beams and open fires, there's now also a real sense of style within what's at heart a traditional portside pub. The menu is strong on the local seafood, naturally – a lunchtime 'Fishboard' or homemade kipper pate gives you a taste of the local catch, and there's a house fish pie and very enticing things like baked sea bream with chorizo for dinner. Chips are cooked in beef dripping – of course. Prices are pretty good and the ales are real (and a fair few of them local), and if you head on out to the harbour-top beer garden you're rewarded by a simply stunning view up the coast towards Dunstanburgh.
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Lunch dishes £4.50–£9.95. Dinner, starters £4.95–£8.50, mains £9.95–£21.95.
- Outdoor Seating
Follow your nose down to the harbour – you can't miss it.
Mon–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun noon–11pm. Food served Mon–Sat 11am–3pm & 5pm–8.30pm, Sun noon–7pm.