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Jolly Coopers, KT18 7SD

Pub in Epsom, situated in a residental area to the west of the town centre.

Inside, there are three drinking areas. Immediately ahead as you go in is a little snug bar. To the right is the sports bar, with tall stools at the bar, a dartboard, and all the usual keg fonts (according to the 2011 Good Beer Guide there's also a pool table, though we didn't spot this). Finally, to the left is what the GBG describes as a "lounge bar", though it's not really very loungy in decor; it's light and bright, if slightly cluttered-feeling, with two fishtanks, a hardwood floor, upright chairs and tables, and old pump clips all over the walls. This lounge bar is where the handpumps live; six of them in total photo.

There's some seating out the front, and a reasonably-sized garden out the back (including a barbecue station photo and some covered seating) that strikes just the right balance between cultivation and wildness photo 1, photo 2.

Kake visited on a Friday afternoon in August 2012. There were about half a dozen other customers in when I arrived around 3pm, all sitting out the front. No music was playing. The handpumps offered five real ales — Surrey Hills Greensand IPA, Hopback Taiphoon, Sambrooks Pumphouse (£1.60/half), Dark Star Festival, and Dark Star Hophead — plus Old Rosie cider. Service was very friendly and helpful.

As of August 2012, food is served noon-4pm Mon-Sat and noon-5pm Sun. See menu photos: weekday menu, Sunday menu, dessert menu.

According to the 2011 Good Beer Guide, dogs are welcome; and indeed on our August 2012 visit there was a very large dog present.

According to a sign seen in August 2012, quiz night is Monday from 8:30pm.

Kake's verdict: Worth the 15-20 minute walk from Epsom Station, at least in the summer. Possibly even worth coming to Epsom (which is outside the Travelcard zones) in the first place.

Accessibility: A step up and then down to get in. Step-free to bar, snug, lounge bar, and ladies' once you're in (not sure where the gents' is). Another step to get to the sports bar. Possibly also a step to get to the garden. The pub has a car park directly outside.

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Getting here: It's a fair walk from Epsom Station, though a nice enough one in good weather. It's worth noting that there are pavements all the way (this isn't obvious from the map), though for much of the distance this is only on one side of the road and you'll have to cross over a couple of times. Despite the address, the easiest access is not from Wheelers Lane but from Stamford Green Road.
Last visited by Kake, August 2012. Opening hours taken from the 2011 Good Beer Guide.
OS X co-ord: 519800 OS Y co-ord: 160524 (Latitude: 51.331201 Longitude: -0.281793)
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