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Jovial Sailor

Portsmouth Road
GU23 6EZ

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 10

About the Pub

Jovial Sailor (or Jolly Sailor, as it was previously called) has been here for over 200 years. A turnpike stood at the top of the hill and tolls were levied. The pub became a popular stopping point for travellers who would feed and water their horses in the stables. These stables are now part of the pub premises. The pub’s first historic mention is in some deeds from 1781, when it was owned by a Chertsey brewer, Lawrence Porter. The pub stayed in the Porter family until the 19th Century.

Nowadays it is a large, light airy building, with a variety of dining and seating areas. Part of the pub has bare brick walls and exposed oak beams taking you back to the past.

Historic Interest

The earliest reference was in the deeds for 1781 when it was owned by a Chertsey brewer named Lawrence Porter and the pub stayed in the Porter family until the 19th Century.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Adnams Southwold Bitter
  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Hogs Back TEA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Jovial Sailor

Portsmouth Road
GU23 6EZ

Sat Nav Reference

51.289241, -0.502203

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Nearby Bus Routes (150m)

White Bus: 462, 463; Stagecoach: 715

Grove Heath Road Stop ID: surapmad & surapjwt.

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