The Jolly Tanners

4.2
20 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Casual
Great Beer
Join us to celebrate the Great British pub the way it should be.

We pride ourselves in providing a wide selection of real ales and tasty food made using local ingredients wherever possible, all to be enjoyed in a traditional pub environment.
We believe pubs should have roaring fires in the winter and you should be able to make the most of our all too short summers in our idyllic beer garden.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 20 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on all time ratings
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4.1
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Rosie
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening
Tasty meal and good service. Very welcoming, staff polite and friendly. The evening entertainment was fab.

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FionaC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Yummy food. Good service. Reasonable prices. Just near Nymans for a walk :)

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SueV
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A most welcoming village pub, who went all out on the busiest Sunday of their year o make us welcome. It was the day that the London Brighton Veteran car run passed through Staplefield and despite being extremely busy the staff made us welcome and served a good roast lunch.

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JohnH
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great traditional pub, good beer good food friendly and efficient service ( and it was very busy when we visited); welcoming and friendly owner and staff - what more do you need

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JaneB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Sunday lunch at The Jolly Tanners. The Landlord and staff are very welcoming and friendly and they make a great fuss of dogs. The food was absolutely delicious. Roast beef cooked to perfection and the trifle took us back to our childhood. Efficient, friendly service in what remains a ‘proper’ pub. Can’t fault it.

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LeeA
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly, nice menu. Specials on the board. Good value for money

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Glossy
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this pub for food. Really good choice of food , friendly helpful staff and very good value for money.

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Cookiecal
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, personal service. Decor has been refreshed which make do a much better ambience. Will come again!

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Lucylu
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Classic pub.. rost simple but nice.. not too big...friendly atmosphere.

JP
JullP
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Canada. Wonderful meal. Will be back again next year!

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MartinC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was pleasantly suprised on a sunny Sunday afternoon. All had roasts and good home cooked food. Large garden out the back if it is a sunny day and very friendly staff. Would recommend it and will probably visit again.

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TraceyH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A proper old English pub,great food and service ,would definitely recommend .Hope to return soon.

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IanG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Its a real old english pub. The beer is well kept and there is a great range of decent ales. The pub is in a well used condition but for me that enhances the pleasure rather than detracts. The food was outstanding by normal pub standards. Large enough portion of pie and freshly cooked vegetables to not need a starter or a sweet. Freshly cooked on the premises and it showed. The only downside was the landlord who was far too pleasant and welcoming. Made me feel that there must be something wrong but I just couldn't find it!
If you like nouveau quiche or steel and plastic then don't come here.

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Mugwump
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely warm New Year's Day venue. Food fresh and home made although menu a little limited due to the date. Warm welcome. Good service. Hot fire and cosy lounge. Ideal New Year's day lunch after a refreshing walk at Nyman's

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Ducati
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Pokey place with over-priced small portions of sub-restaurant standard food.

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sheilajess
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

No frills pub, open fire , excellent home cooked food. Steak & Stilton pie is truly outstanding

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yumfortum
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We have three small children, so as a treat (and I wouldn't have to cook), we thought we would go and have a nice pub lunch at a neighboring town's pub. I booked a table through Opentable because of its high ratings and decent reviews. When we entered the pub, there were about 5 people sitting at the bar with one lady behind the bar. We stood awkwardly around for a considerable while before the person behind the bar finally said something. I approached the bar and told them of our reservation (the place was empty save for the people at the bar), and a lady tried to look for the reservation in an old book. I informed her that I had booked through Opentable. For the next 5-10 minutes I can hear her complaining to the people at the bar about how she hated Opentable and how people liked to book then cancel (we booked for 1pm and got there on time, I don't know what provoked the stream of long complaint which our presence clearly prompted was about). No one came to serve us, I finally had to go up to the bar and grab my own menus and told them again that we were there for lunch. By this time all children were hungry and starting to get fidgety.
Our food took forever and it was average at best.
The highlight was when a kind elderly man, I think he was the owner, walked by to tend to the fireplace and said hello/made small talk when he passed through. He was the only person there who made us feel like we weren't invisible. There were lots of other locals who came in and out, were greeted and spoken to, and a few more tables filled up. They all looked like they knew each other. I don't expect it to be like Cheers, but this was the most unfriendly pub experience I have ever had, particularly given that it was during the holidays.
Absolutely horrible and never returning again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub - staff very friendly, great food and lovely atmosphere. Excellent place for dog lovers as well!

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NormanW
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A great little counrty pub with a lovely outdoor seating area. Family and dog friendly in a very welcoming local pub located just off the village cricket pitch.
Good range of menu options served in a warm and friendly manner. All food freshly and individually prepared so be prepared for a reasonably laid back experience.
Very popular Sunday evening with several large tables of local people eating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very nice and friendly staff but not a great deal of food options. The lamb on the roast dinner was a bit tough. Not a lot of seafood in the risotto. But cosy and comfortable pub.,in a nice setting.

FAQs

The Jolly Tanners offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01444 400335.

The Jolly Tanners is rated 4.2 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

The Jolly Tanners does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://jollytanners.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.