I first visited The Jolly Poacher on one of my Sunday roast missions back in 2015 and gave it a solid 8/10, declaring theirs to be 'the best roast potatoes in the 60 places I've tried'. I followed that up by saying how keen I was to go back and try more of their menu, then I promptly forgot all about them really, until very recently.
I always have a little peruse of the internet in advance of a visit to a restaurant, but it's not often, if at all, that I consult TripAdvisor, however as no one had written anything about it at all* (other than a certain local advertorial site) I was left with no choice. My short trawl through the reviews left me feeling like perhaps Fran (The Graphic Foodie) and I, were going to be in for a rough, and expensive ride. There were some 'jolly' good japes about the name that gave me a few lols though, so worth a look for those alone.
* After my visit I had another look for reviews and found this one from 2014, by another food blogger called Rosie, turns out she'd an almost identical meal to ours... but hers was in June, which makes you wonder about how seasonally led the menu really is.