Jovial SailorPortsmouth Road
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Jovial Sailor (or Jolly Sailor, as it was previously called) has been here for over 200 years. A turnpike stood at the top of the hill and tolls were levied. The pub became a popular stopping point for travellers who would feed and water their horses in the stables. These stables are now part of the pub premises. The pub’s first historic mention is in some deeds from 1781, when it was owned by a Chertsey brewer, Lawrence Porter. The pub stayed in the Porter family until the 19th Century. Nowadays it is a large, light airy building, with a variety of dining and seating areas. Part of the pub has bare brick walls and exposed oak beams taking you back to the past.