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The Jolly Drover

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London Road | Hill Brow, Liss GU33 7QL, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wedding in the area and my partner found The Jolly Drover online and booked it based on the good reviews. It may not look much from the outside, but the place is a little gem. Really good service by all on duty both Saturday and Sunday, clean and functional rooms and a nice breakfast. Didn't get chance... More 

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Scotland
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were travelling south and did not wish to go any further. Saw the Jolly Drover on the internet with good reviews. We were not disappointed with the room, except that we found that the pub / restaurant was closed on the Sunday evening! However they were able to suggest another place for food, which was very good. A good... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Jolly Drover mid-June for work. Had an evening meal which was absolutely fabulous, nice selection of drinks at the bar and good conversation to be had with the staff -all of which were extremely pleasant and nothing seemed too much trouble. Stayed in one of the rooms and was surprised at the standard for the rate charged.... More 

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Coeish, Owner at The Jolly Drover, responded to this review

Andrew B many thanks for taking the time out to make us your first review on Tripadvisor. I am so lucky that I have very loyal, hard working, friendly and professional staff. It is such a boost for them to receive truly excellent reviews. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a pleasant stay. The room is good for the price band and has all you need. The shower was excellent and the rooms are far enough away from the pub for peace and quiet. Had an evening meal and breakfast which were both great as was the beer. Staff were lovely, two young barmaids who seemed to be... More 

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Coeish, Owner at The Jolly Drover, responded to this review

Matt, as an avid contributor to Tripadvisor I very thankful of your kind review. Your comments concerning the 'colourful language' has been taken on board. Yellow cards of warning will be issued. More 

Kingsley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second time we had visited the Jolly Drover in as many weeks! We didn't book the table until about 45 minutes before we required it, the restaurant was very busy, but A very helpful young man fitted us in. On our arrival there was a wedding party in the bar which was lovely, so although very busy... More 

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Coeish, Owner at The Jolly Drover, responded to this review

Thank you Linda for your wonderful review. Alex who has only been employed a short while, is a college student and will be most pleased to have made a good impression with you. Kirsty is great and it's a real bonus to be re employing her again having moved back to the area. She is very good at her level... More 

Swan Reach, South Australia, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we recently had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful little pub....we were there for 12 days and in that time nothing was to much trouble .... we were told if they dont have something on the menu they will get it in for us... The staff were excellent all ways friendly and helpful. . Transport was near by... More 

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Coeish, Owner at The Jolly Drover, responded to this review

Lots of heart felt thanks to you Lynette for making the effort to leave a favourable review concerning your stay. Behaviour breeds behaviour and you were such a nice couple to look after that it was easy to go that extra mile for you. Hopefully when your Aussie Dollar has recovered a little you will visit our wonderful country in... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Once again a place I have visited, many times, but having first visited there some 35 x years ago, it has, well let's say, moved into another dimension from 1980! The food and service is simply quite superb and the landlord Barry and his staff are just so welcoming. High on my list of recommendations, so go and enjoy!

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Coeish, Owner at The Jolly Drover, responded to this review

Tim we very much appreciate your kind review, thank you. Coming from someone who is so active on Tripadvisor is certainly carries impact. I will pass your comments onto the staff with great pride. More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Stayed at the Jolly Drover, a great location, good room and well appointed, and great shower. Breakfast was spot on, very friendly service from Barry & Anne, thoroughly recommended. Sadly did not eat in the vending, went to Petersfield, but the menu and pricing looked good.

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Coeish, Owner at The Jolly Drover, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. It was a pleasure being in your company. We do hope you visit again. More 

poole
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

we stayed here for just the one night but would gladly stay longer if in the area. We has room 6 it had everything we needed and was warm and cozy. In the evening we ate in the pub and it was great a locals haunt but friendly and welcoming to strangers. The food was very good and well priced... More 

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Coeish, Owner at The Jolly Drover, responded to this review

A big thank you for sending in a lovely review. We hope you enjoyed your mini cruise and that your journey back to Poole was a safe one. We look forward to meeting you again. More 

England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have been visiting The Jolly Drover for many years ,the staff are always kind and friendly and the best ham and eggs of anywhere served there.The lounge is comfy and in winter there is always a welcoming wood fire.

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Coeish, Owner at The Jolly Drover, responded to this review

Thank you Kate for taking the time out to give us a rewarding review. So glad you enjoyed the lounge and inglenook fire place. The Ham Eggs & Chips are well received by lots of guests, I'm glad you are added to the list! Looking forward to your next visit. More 

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