Jolie Brise9-15 Station Road
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Wetherspoon pub that opened for business on 21 July 2015. The building was purpose built as a supermarket in the 1970s. Previous to that it was the site of Sidney Croydon’s Printing and Publishing Works. He also owned the steam laundry next door and Henrietta Paddon worked in the steam laundry in the early 1900s. In 1925, her husband teamed up with Commander EG Martin to win the first 600-mile Fastnet Race in the gaff-rigged pilot cutter Jolie Brise. She is the only vessel to have won the race three times.
Prior to opening as a Wetherspoon the building underwent a complete refurbishment and the rear was rebuilt. An extensive range of real ale and craft beers are available along with a whole host of other drinks. Food is available throughout the day and evening from and there's a pleasant outdoor seating area on the first floor.