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The Jovial Sailor exudes the character and charm of a traditional British pub. Situated in a semi rural location on the outskirts of the village of Ripley just four miles from Woking and Guildford, there has been a Jovial (or Jolly, as it used to be called) Sailor here for over 200 years. In the 18th Century the Ripley turnpike stood at the top of the hill and tolls were levied. The pub became a popular destination for travellers who would feed and water their horses in the stables which is now part of the pub. 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. Today we offer fine dining in a convivial atmosphere. Like most Chef & Brewer venues there are nooks and crannies for privacy, two open fires for winter warmth and candles on the tables for ambience. Meals are served every day from an exciting menu with each dish prepared from fresh ingredients. Sometimes you know just what you want; great pub food cooked with care. Whether it's hand-battered cod & chips, the gourmet burger, or the ever-popular ‘Brewer's Chicken’, now is the time to rediscover your old favourites. Make sure you try our traditional Sunday roasts with a huge a Yorkshire pudding and unlimited gravy. The food at the Jovial Sailor is rooted in traditional British cuisine and the chefs showcase a modern flair with the dishes they produce. The team at the Jovial Sailor are passionate about our food menu, so you can relax and enjoy our quality dishes and great service at this fantastic venue. We are situated on the outskirts of the village of Ripley, just 5 minutes from junction 10 of the M25.