Chef/Patron Bruce Wass and his team of enthusiastic cooks offer fantastic, seasonal food, from lunchtime charcuterie plates & ploughmans with home made bread, to finely crafted dishes on the à la carte menu. The Jolly Sportsman provides a relaxed, friendly, professional meal experience. Fine cooking, not fine dining.
by Malcolm Greenslade on 19 Apr 2018
Great hideaway, never find it by accident. Consistently delivers great food and drink at acceptable prices in a very amenable atmosphere. The secret is that they have stuck to what they know, have not expanded and know their stuff. However as I say everytime I go, I wish they had some overnight rooms so that I could enjoy their excellent beers and wines and not have to worry about driving 25 miles home
by Julian le Maistre on 15 Apr 2018
This is not pub food. Seriously impressive. My girlfriend and I both had the Fillet of Gurnard which was sensational - London restaurant quality and better than most of those. Better than any Bass dish I have eaten. Very fresh, locally caught and everything that a top class restaurant would do. Rillette of Pork (which is a bit like a pate) with toast, gherkins and salad to start was as good as any I have had in travelling to France for 30 years. We will definitely be returning.
by Nick Phillips on 14 Apr 2018
Not many places like this and consistently good
by Mike Bicknell on 11 Apr 2018
recommended by a friend
by David and Janet Arrowsmith on 09 Apr 2018
Once again an excellent meal at the Jolly Sportsman. Thank you to all the staff.