The Jolly Sailor in Burton occupies a sensational position on the Cleddau river, across the water from Pembroke Dock.
It holds views both east and west of the river, and also includes the dramatic scene of the Cleddau Bridge that carries the A477 from Pembroke Dock to Milford Haven
There has been a public house here for over 150 years, and it was from this point that the people from Llangwm would come to Burton to travel by a rowing boat ferry across to Pembroke Dock and work in the dock yard. They would leave their supply donkeys outside the Jolly whilst at work.
The river displays a varied scene of activities, which include the arrival and departure of the Irish ferry ships to and from Roslaire, local pleasure boating and yachting, including some races, and some industrial shipping can be seen in the distance. Neyland marina is situated about a half mile away by water.
All of this can be viewed from the Jolly Sailor’s conservatory restaurant, lounge area, and extensive lawns, and these are all laid out to provide you with a maximum relaxed atmosphere. The pub ground’s also include a large children’s play area with lots of different play equipment, and also has a large parking facility. There is also a small aviary with a few different varieties of birds on show. At the bottom of the garden you will find the pontoon jutting out into the
Access to the Cleddau River
Here you can moore up your boat and join us for refreshments and a meal. Accompanying a large varied menu, there is a daily specials board with fish, meat and vegetarian options. Most of the food is home cooked, and the ingredients all sourced from local suppliers, and because of this the pub has been issued with the credited “Pembrokeshire Produce” mark.
Lovers of real ale will be please to see three brews on tap, Bass, Speckled Hen and Rev James, along with a comprehensive range of other beverages. For oenophiles there’s a well chosen wine list from around the world.
The bar area is enjoyed by the locals, and is a cosy little snug, with a fire, where they all can exchange pleasantries. Sometimes sport is shown on the wide screen television.
Chris and Michelle will offer you a warm welcome to the Jolly Sailor, and along with Rogers homemade dishes, you will have an enjoyable time.