Conceived in lockdown, five friends with over 65 years’ experience in some of London’s best restaurants and bars, found themselves out of work or on furlough as the pandemic hit. When they chanced upon the perfect opportunity to realise a dream and open a pub back in March 2021, it felt like the ideal time to take the chance and open their ideal boozer bringing the pub to them whilst all other pubs remained firmly shut.
When the pub was built in the 1880s, the borough was dominated by the Doulton buildings and pottery factory near to the river end of Black Prince Road. The Jolly Gardeners would have been a spit and sawdust kind of place where the potters would have a pint or two after a long shift. One of the renowned local entertainers, Charlie Chaplin Snr, played the piano in the corner (which still stands), and part of his job was to boost the place’s profits by encouraging punters to stay for another drink.
Now, it’s all about a perfect poured pint, some delicious food, and a relaxed affair to enjoy for locals – be that whether you are looking for a place after work or live in the area.
Fancy arranging a big get-together in South London? Book via their website or drop them an email on email@example.com or call 02079677327.
Tucked away at the back of the venue, the cosy pub garden is the perfect destination for a more private affair.