Jolly FarmerHigh Street
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A privately owned free house, this traditional 400-year-old inn in the village centre is full of character and has a cosy welcoming atmosphere, oak-beamed and heavily decorated with old brasses and farm tools. The gas fires are very realistic and can easily be mistaken for solid fuel. Food is available every lunchtime and evening in the Summer, most days in Winter. The menu is seasonal and changes regularly. A children's menu is available. Booking is essential for the Sunday lunchtime carvery. The pub has an excellent cellar and is run by and for beer lovers. Greene King IPA plus up to seven other (changing) cask ales from small breweries, a dark beer is usually available in winter. Southern beers on the bar often include: Irving, Goldmark, Listers, Triple fff, Firebird and Flack Manor. Midland beers also regularly appear through the "Brewswap" agency run by Milestone. "Tasters" of three one-third pint glasses are available. The pub can get through a dozen different beers every week. Lagers are interesting continental imports only (e.g., Rothaus Tannenzapfle), and for non beer drinkers the wines are well above usual pub quality. A real cider is available in summer. Dogs are welcome in the bar but not restaurant. Outside there are tables on the flagged terrace facing the road and a few tables at the rear, there is no garden as such. This is compensated by superb floral displays in the summer. The 53 bus runs hourly on evenings and Sundays, and this and other routes give three or four buses an hour from Guildford and Cranleigh in daytime during the week. Accommodation comprises 4 rooms and a 3 bed flat making this a true Inn.