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The Jovial Sailor

Portsmouth Road, Ripley, Woking, Surrey  GU23 6EZ View Map.

General Manager:

To be confirmed.

Contact us

Tel. 01483 224360

pub opening times meal times
Monday - Saturday 12noon - 11pm
Sunday 11.30am - 10.30pm
Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9pm

Whats New & Forthcoming

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What is new and forthcoming at Chef and Brewer

What's New & Forthcoming

Taste the Sunshine Menu:

Savour our Summer Specials - available until 31st August 2016.
With all that the great British countryside and seaside have to offer, our chefs could not wait to create our special summer kitchen menu.

It’s called 'Taste the Sunshine' as it is full of sensational flavours, fresh ingredients, summer colours and smells.

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About Us

The Jovial Sailor exudes the character and charm of a traditional British pu... Read more

About our venue

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. Come and enjoy a relaxed meal complemented by a fine wine or tasty real ale if you prefer. You will have an experience to remember.

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Our Food & Menus

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Chef & Brewer food

At the heart of our Chef & Brewer is the chef who delights in creating daily changing Specials using fresh ingredients. Selected for their seasonality, our ingredients really matter to us. Combined with care and freshly cooked for you, our dishes deliver the best of traditional pub food and more. We offer a range of great value menus throughout the week, so you can be assured that great quality Chef & Brewer food does not cost the earth. Take a look at our chalkboards for our great selection of chef’s Specials.

Meal Times

Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9pm


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  • Beer Garden
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted