JD Wetherspoon set for re-opening of Jolly’s in Broughty Ferry

JD Wetherspoon is to open its new pub and hotel, Jolly’s Hotel, in Broughty Ferry on Tuesday, April 1, with the creation of 60 new jobs. The company has spent £2.23 million re-developing the outlet on the site of the existing pub and hotel in Gray Street, which has been closed since last year. The new outlet retains the name Jolly’s Hotel, and will be managed by Chris Bankier.
Although the new pub will be children friendly until 8pm, a condition of its licence is that both the adult and child (babies and toddlers excepted) must order a meal, if the adult wishes to consume alcohol.
The hotel was named after its original owner, John Jolly. He is first recorded in the Dundee Post Office Directory for 1850/1, where he is described as a ‘spirit dealer’ in Gray Street. Jolly was then 50 years old. Jolly’s Hotel is first mentioned by name in the 1861 directory and John Jolly was the proprietor until 1871.
The new pub will be open from 7am until 12 midnight Sunday to Thursday and 7am until 1am on Friday and Saturday. Food will be served throughout the day, until 11pm every day.
The pub will be wheelchair accessible and have a specially-adapted toilet for people with disabilities.
The new-look pub will feature one bar, an open kitchen and a courtyard beer garden, to the side of the premises, where smoking will be permitted in a designated area.
The hotel, which is set over two floors, has 25 bedrooms, including two disabled, one single, two twin and one inter-linking family room. They all feature en suite bathroom, tea- and coffee-making facilities, remote-control TV and hair dryer.
Manager Chris Bankier said, “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the Broughty Ferry community.”

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