Sunday, 8 March 2009

Jolly Gardeners SW15 1NT

Date: Sunday 9th March, 2009

Choice: Justin
Who was there: Claire, Justin, Heather, Angel, Ellen, Siobhan & Jason.

The pub is not that much to look at from the outside, there is a small beer garden at the front and we hear there is one out the back but it was so cosy inside we did not go and look. Inside there are board games and comfy sofas with eclectic furniture (our table was wonky).
The Roast Beef was tender but very fatty, the Chicken was really nice and fell off the bone, the Pork was tough, and unfortunately the Lamb was overcooked and tough, but on the plus side there was lots of gravy. The Nut Roast was exceptional (but could have been warmer) and all the vegetables were perfectly cooked - the mash was fantastic. All the meals came with massive yorkshire puds which look like they have been made in a big rectangular dish and cut up.
There is quite an impressive Lager selection here, and the Coonawarra Cab Sav particularly took Claire's fancy.
The ladies room was interesting, the girls came back telling us of the Victorian pornography wallpaper.
The highlight of the lunch were the sock monkeys, for £2.50 you get a paper bag filled with a pair of socks, needle and thread, sissors, 2 buttons and instructions on how to make your own sock monkey. We made 5 between us, it was a nice way to while the afternoon away, and the £2.50 goes to charity (childrens hospital).

Mains: £8.90 for the Beef, Chicken and Lamb.
Desserts: £3.50 each

Bookings: yes
Phone: 020 8789 2539