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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

British Born & Bred Festival:

Available until Tuesday 31st May 2016.
Celebrating the very best of British heritage breeds.

Back by popular demand is our British Born & Bred festival. Why not try our Wiltshire Cured Pork Bubble & Squeak - Wiltshire cured bacon belly layered on a Savoy cabbage & baked potato cake, topped with a free range poached egg. For mains our Royal Cambrian Lamb - succulent and tender Welsh mountain reared lamb rump. Finish with our sweet Apple Tart Pizza Slice - puff pastry topped with sticky sweet caramelised apple slices.

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Truly Fabulous Fizz:

Available until Tuesday 31st May 2016.
We think fizz is fabulous so we are dedicating the whole of May to Fizz! We are introducing a new pink fizz - Maschio Dei Cavalieri Sparkling Rose and also have 2 limited edition fizz cocktails. All selected by our honorary guest Fizzician. We have a whole range of other fabulous sparkling wines for you to enjoy too.

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Fathers Day 2016:

Sunday 19th June 2016 - Treat Dad to a 2 course or 3 course meal from our special set menu. Remember to book your table.

2 courses £16.00. 3 courses £18.00.

If you reserve a table for after 7pm, the 3rd course is on us for everyone in your party.

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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