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 Jeremy Page on 14 Dec 2018
There's something about the Jolly Sportsman in winter that is really quite magical. The combination of the ambience, the cold dark outside, the excellent cooking and friendly service really do make for an exceptional dining experience. Last night's main course choices of shoulder of lamb and slow roasted pork were truly outstanding. And the spinach was perfectly wilted. The accompanying ale from Sheffield Park was also a treat. The Sportsman is such a very special place you live in hope that nothing will ever truly change there.
by Daniel Lustig-webb on 10 Dec 2018
Always a treat .
by Roger on 09 Dec 2018
The Jolly Sportsman continues to get everything right. The people are friendly, the atmosphere calm and warming and the food is consistently excellent. If only all restaurants were as good as this. What's more, it's continued in this way for years. We'll be back.
by Maddie Griffin on 08 Dec 2018
Great food, atmosphere and friendly service
by Frida W on 06 Dec 2018
I have been coming to the Jolly Sportsman regularly for over 20 years but had not been for a couple of years after two very sub-standard experiences. So I am very happy to be able to say that it has bounced back in terms of food quality and service plus improvements to the interior which have made the setting much cosier and more relaxed. I look forward to becoming a regular again.