Our pubs are loved by locals for the great food served all day, from breakfast (and brunch at weekends) through lunch and bar snacks, and on to full à la carte dinner. Created by group Chef Director, Paul Merrett, our menus bring together the best of Modern British, Mediterranean and spice. Previously head chef at the Michelin-starred Greenhouse in Mayfair, Paul delivers fine dining flair and attention to detail at gastropub prices. The team has strong relationships with quality British farmers, butchers, and fruit and veg growers.
Our wine list is carefully considered and full of character. Developed in partnership with Woodwinters, the list changes across the year to complement our seasonal menus. Whether a rare gem or a firm favourite, each wine has been carefully selected to be a great example of its kind. We serve a wide range of wines by the glass, and while all our pubs offer some wines with a twist, you’ll find they’re approachable, familiar and with a bit of luck you’ll discover a new favourite. We show the same care in selecting craft and cask-conditioned lagers and ales, and, when in season, we make our own cordials with locally-gathered elderflowers, blackberries and gooseberries.
Every Jolly Fine pub has modern, comfy and colourful hotel rooms; three at the Fox & Grapes, six at the Victoria. All bathrooms are en-suite and the rooms boast cosy Queen-sized beds. There is free Wi-Fi and the TVs are quality flat-screens. Mineral water is on the house for everyone.
Jolly Fine pubs are relaxed and welcoming, with skilled, and friendly staff who know and greet regulars and locals by name. Even though we’re based in London, our customers often say they feel like they’re not in the City at all. All of our pubs offer a sanctuary for locals as well as those just passing through or visiting. Many of our team are looking to build careers with our pubs and our business, and they stick around and grow with us.
Each Jolly Fine pub is an essential part of its own community, providing great access to local amenities and the best that the City can offer. Located in South West London, our pubs provide the perfect base – for eating, drinking and staying over – around Wimbledon, Twickenham, Hampton Court, Kew Gardens, Richmond Park.
Our aim in building the Jolly Fine Pub Group is to create the best group of gastropubs with rooms in South West London. Proudly independent, a Jolly Fine night out brings together great food, characterful wines and beers, and relaxed but attentive service. You can also stay over in comfort. Quality is at the heart of everything we do, balanced by honest pricing, buying and cooking. We’re looking to expand our footprint with the right pubs in the right part of the world. Which – to be fair – won’t be all that far from where we are now.
The Jolly Fine Pub Group was founded by Tim Woodcock and Michael Patton to run the Fox and Grapes in Wimbledon Village. Tim and Michael also own craft lager specialists Freedom Brewery. In 2015, they brought their company together with Paul Merrett’s Victoria in East Sheen. Tim, Michael, and Paul are the Directors of the Jolly Fine Pub Group.
Our Chef Director
Paul Merrett is Chef Director at Jolly Fine. He has a deserved reputation for Modern British food with an Asian twist. His cooking was awarded a Michelin star at the Greenhouse before he moved into gastropubs to get closer to customers. He partnered with Greg Bellamy at the Farm in Fulham before they bought the Victoria in East Sheen in 2008. They built up the Victoria until it was named gastropub of the year 2013. Paul trains and develops all chefs in the Group. He’s also a successful author of three cookbooks and often appears on TV.
The Victoria Sheen
The Victoria in East Sheen is an award winning, independent, neighbourhood pub with a fabulous restaurant, six boutique hotel rooms and a large garden…
A great place to eat, drink and sleep.
Fox & Grapes Wimbledon
The Fox & Grapes is set right on the edge of Wimbledon Common… miles of fabulous walks in one direction and the charm of Wimbledon Village in the other. The Fox & Grapes is a busy and welcoming gastro pub with boutique hotel rooms.
The only independent pub in Wimbledon, The Fox & Grapes is the place to eat, drink and sleep!