The Jolly Roger Pub - Pine Harbour

Where did the idea come from to open a pub...

Having lived in this lovely area of beachlands for the last three years, we decided that the area could do with having a local gathering and attraction point. Somewhere where people can go and have a friendly drink and good food with good friends. Jacky and Steve

Well here we are. Pine Harbour marina was the perfect setting offering the perfect backdrop to either sit in the sun or watch the sun go down over a glass of wine or a cool beer.

We will pride ourselves on four key qualities:
Good food, good service, a fair and reasonable price, plus always having a friendly smile.

We want you to keep coming back and welcome your feedback. It is nice to hear when the staff are doing well - they are here for you.

So who or what was the Jolly Roger?

The Jolly Roger is the name now given to any of various flags flown to identify a ship's crew as pirates. The most popularised Jolly Roger today is the Skull and Crossbones, being a flag consisting of a skull above two long bones set in an x-mark arrangement on a black field. The Jolly RogerThis design below was used by pirate captain Edward England. Despite its appearance in popular culture, regular black flags were often employed by most pirates in the 17th-18th century. Historically, the flag was flown to induce pirates' victims to surrender readily.

Since the decline of piracy, various military units have used the Jolly Roger, usually in skull-and-crossbones design, as a unit identification insignia or a victory flag to ascribe to themselves the proverbial ferocity and toughness of pirates.

Edward England, born Edward Seegar in Ireland, was a famous African coast and Indian Ocean pirate from 1717 to 1720.The ships he sailed on included the Pearl which he renamed The Royal James) and later the Fancy, for which England exchanged the Pearl in 1720. His flag was the classic Jolly Roger with a skull above two crossed thigh bones on a black background.

He differed from many other pirates of his day in that he did not kill captives unless it was absolutely necessary.

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum...

Opening hours

  1. Monday / 7.30am to 10.00pm
  2. Tuesday / 7.30am to 10.00pm
  3. Wednesday / 7.30am to 10.00pm
  4. Thursday / 7.30am to 10.00pm
  5. Friday / 7.30am til late.
  6. Saturday / 7.30am til late.
  7. Sunday / 10.00am to 10.00pm

Contact details

The Jolly Roger Pub Ltd
22 Ranger Building
190 Jack Lachlan Drive
Pine Harbour Marina
Beachlands

PO Box 158, Beachlands 2147, Auckland

Tel/Fax 09 536 6535