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The Jovial Sailor

Here at the Jovial Sailor, in the beautiful village of Ripley, we pride ourselves on delivering fantastic food with great friendly service and are our delicious menu offers a selection of your pub favourites with our Chef’s Specials for you to enjoy. With a great wine list from around the world, Veggie & Vegan and NGCI (non gluten containing ingredients) options, and Children’s Menu we have something for everyone.

Our delicious Sunday Roasts are served until 5pm every Sunday.

As well as our three Dining Huts, Lola, Nemo & Wanda, our beautiful pub garden is looking lovely and perfect for alfresco dining all year round with a large patio, outdoor bar, extensive garden seating by our play area and our new marquee providing lots of covered garden seating.

Well-behaved dogs are always welcome in our pub garden, under the tent, in our Dining Huts – and now in select areas inside the pub too! Let us know when you book, so we can seat you & your four-legged friends at a suitable table.

We are always working hard to ensure that you have the best possible time when you visit our pub. We serve great food all day, everyday! We are at the heart of the community and hope to welcome you very soon.

James Bell
General Manager, The Jovial Sailor

Opening Hours

Monday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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“Great food and excellent, friendly service. Also very dog friendly in the superb tented outside... ”

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“Fantastic pub! Great exterior, great interior. Lovely little cabins with heaters at rear. ”

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“No booking but grabbed a table in the garden (which is lovely). Really safe and organised throughout and staff clearly know what they are doing. Tom was particularly brilliant. Delicious aperols and food! ”

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“Popped in for lunch after a visit to the bridal shop. The staff were welcoming, the service was brilliant and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back! ”

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“This venue has a variety of seating, both inside and outside. Loved the look of the "beach huts" outside. Inside the decor was tastefully done and there was a series of little "rooms" so that people were not sitting on top of each other. ”

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