The Jolly Huntsman
The Jolly Huntsman Public House
80 Kington St Michael
Wiltshire, SN14 6JB
Tel: 01249 750305 Fax: 01249 758846
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.jollyhuntsman.com/
Licensees: Helen & Simon Curtis
Monday to Thursday 11.30am - 2.30pm
6pm - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11.30am - 2.30pm
6pm - midnight
Sunday 12 noon - 3pm
7pm - 10.30pm
Christmas & New Year Opening Hours:
Christmas Day - Open for drinks from 11.30am - 1pm
Boxing Day - Open from 11.30am - 2.30pm (lunch from 11.30am - 2pm) and closed in the evening.
Full menu every lunchtime and evening, plus Chef's specials.
New Years Eve - Open as usual at lunchtime. Open in the evening with live music and a special set menu. All welcome - free admission.
New Years Day - Open from 11.30am - 2.30pm (brunch from 11.30am - 2pm) and closed in the evening.
Roast Sunday lunch available Sunday lunchtime.
En-suite Bed and Breakfast:
4 double rooms, ensuite.
2 twin rooms (sleeps 3), ensuite.
1 family room (sleeps 4), ensuite.
For up-to-date rates please click here. All rates include Full English Breakfast.
All rooms are en-suite with colour television and tea and coffee making facilities.
**Wireless broadband in all rooms**.
"Travelling bar" available
We are the proud owners of an 'outside' bar' - beer engines and pumps, cooler, the lot! If you are organising an event (in a marquee, village hall, etc) and need a bar, we can now do this for you. A temporary licence requires to be applied for by us as licence holders, in good time for the event.
Please click here to visit the menu page of the pub's own website for all up-to-date menus.There are lunchtime and evening menus plus a "specials board.
Available on a pre-ordered basis only; £25 for three courses and £21.50 for two courses. From 1st - 23rd December inclusive. Menu.
February: Helen & Simon of The Jolly Huntsman attended the Finalists Evening for the Wiltshire Business Awards and collected their certificate, as they have qualified as finalists. The main awards evening is in April when they will find out who the winners and runners up of each category are. The Jolly Huntsman is in the 'Small Business of the Year' category.
January: The Jolly Huntsman is named Gazette & Herald "Pub of the Year 2013"
From the Gazette & Herald, 23rd January:
"Husband and wife team Helen and Simon Curtis are toasting success after their pub The Jolly Huntsman at Kington St Michael, near Chippenham, was named the Gazette and Herald pub of the year for 2013.
Mrs Curtis said: “It is a fantastic start to the year. It is lovely to know that people like what we do and have voted for us. All of our team works very hard but something like this makes it all worthwhile.”
The free house prides itself on being at the centre of the community and creating a warm welcome for people who come from outside the area. Mrs Curtis said: “We have fantastic local support and this creates a really good atmosphere in the bar. People who aren’t local who come in often find they quickly become part of a conversation.”
The couple regularly work 18 hours a day but allow themselves two evenings a week off. Mrs Curtis said: “We work seven days a week but we really love what we do. It is more than just a job, for us it is a way of life.”
The pub stocks a large variety of real ales and likes to support local micro-breweries. It is well known for its good food and also has a bed and breakfast business.
Mrs Curtis gets up at 6.30am every day to prepare breakfast and it is rare for her to be in bed before 1am.
Mr Curtis, 37, has two children Jack, 13, and Ella, 11, who stay every other weekend and are happy to fit in with pub life. The couple met when Mrs Curtis, 44, was a barmaid at The Jolly Huntsman and her husband was a regular. When the pub came on the market about ten years ago they bought it and have been building its success ever since."