Jolly Woodman9 Chancery Lane
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A friendly traditional local popular with a mixed clientele of all ages for its homely convivial atmosphere and welcoming to visitors. Situated in a quiet street in a conservation area off the main road, this retains the look and feel of a country pub. Built in 1840 as an ale house, this would once have been surrounded by countryside. The front room is small with half-height matchboard panelling, old fixed bench seating and a drinking shelf along with leaded glass in the windows and a stove. The door to the right was once used for off-sales. The bar itself has tongue and groove panelling with a plain and well-worn counter. An opening leads to a larger back room, also with panelling, in an L-shaped configuration created in the 1970s. Toilets are outside across the courtyard.
A small paved courtyard is at the rear with several table sets and benches, plus a modern retractable canopy which is employed in inclement weather. The outbuilding at the end is used to store the beer and is believed to have once been stables. A small area out front has further benches plus seats to one side.
The cask ales are from Harvey's and Timothy Taylor with a couple of guests.