Jam Circus Christmas

Jam Circus has a new manager, Polly, who's been in touch to tell readers about their Christmas plans. She writes:


We've got a brass band coming in on the 23rd in the evening to play some Christmassy songs by the fire/christmas tree (that sounds like a fire hazard..)

We've also got our fire on daily and got Mulled Wine in the bucket loads, plus lots of mince pies and our usual yummy food. New Years we are having a 1950's Roswell America themed party, it's from 4pm-3am and there's a prize for the best dressed. It's £10 entry (tickets are on sale now at Jam) and that includes a free glass of something fizzy. We're open on NY day from 12-6 for all day hangover brunch. The only day we are closed is Christmas day and open all the rest although for shorter hours.

17 comments:

Xmas Drinker said...

Are there any pubs in the area open on Christmas Day?

Anonymous said...

Was in there on Saturday night. No ales were on. They didn't have the starter we wanted. The ale that was available was the Greenwich Meantime ale which they were selling in small, less than half pint bottles for £3.90 each. The curry wasn't worth £8 either.

Suffice to say I was a little disappointed. Hope things improve.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anon.
I think I've just replied to an email that you sent but i'd like to re-iterate that due to a super busy Friday we were a bit short on the ale selection. Many apologies, hope I can buy you a pint when you come back in. We've got a lovely spiced Adnams ale in this week as our guest plus the usual Adnams lighthouse.

Regards,
Polly

General Manager, Jam Circus.

Anonymous said...

The quality of the service of the pub has worsened recently. A real shame

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't agree with that at all, though I go for food and coffee in the day rather than at night...friendly and perfectly efficient in my experience...

Wilson said...

It's always the grumpy gits that can be arsed to post negative comments or reviews about stuff.

Jam Circus is a very good place. Sometimes it does get busy in the evenings and in that respect a victim of it's own success. But what would you rather have, an empty bar with everything on or a thriving joint that has run out of a few things...

Anonymous said...

I think if anything it has improved! There seems to be more emphasis on food service which I like. the food itself could do with an improvement but the staff are fun and always stop for a chat and make sure i'm happy.
Every pub needs a change and I think the staff are doing well. Happy Christmas grumpy gits!

Anonymous said...

A good pub or bar, shouldn't run out of the 3 main beers, Ale, Lager and Guinness,unless there only buying 1 barrel at a time.

Anonymous said...

I disagree when I was there the staff were too cool for school and there was hardly any choice for ales. Not grumpy just disappointed

The Cat Man said...

I was there a few weeks back - early Dec, for a meal/party of 8. There was no desserts for us :( Literally - had run out completely by 8pm on Saturday - is this another one off?

I was abit hacked off by the experience, but will carry on going to the Jam Circus and hope it improves.

Anonymous said...

Yep,that's the old chestnut when things run out."We had a really busy night"

Anonymous said...

It's always the ale drinkers that complain. We had our Christmas party there last week and it was brilliant, the staff were spot on with serving us the yummy Christmas fare, i'll be recommending it to my friends and already booked in for next year!

Anonymous said...

I do agree that the new management seem to be focussing on the food and service these days, which can only be a positive really!
I have throughouly enjoyed my recent trips to Jam and can only imagine that a venue running out of food can only be the sign of a succesful night.
As for the Ale, I know many venues have struggled recetly with the weather/ delivery issues and I for one have great faith in the team to do their best to keep up
the great atmosphere, nevertheless.
Can't wait for new years eve, looks like it's going to be
a great party!

Richard Swan said...

The staff at Jam Circus are the friendliest I have ever come across. NOT too cool for school, but very cool nonetheless. Richard Salthouse started the ball rolling before he moved on to the Royal Albert, then Katje picked up the baton, and now it's over to Polly. Always managed well from the top, Jam Circus is my second home, to the extent that if I find myself being a billy-no-mates on a Sunday afternoon, I can go in and have my dinner at the bar and chat to the staff. They are wonderful with the more... er... eccentric members of our lovely community and nothing is ever too much trouble. Why are people always looking to pick holes in things that are generally A Good Thing? Be positive, grumpy gits!

The Swanmeister said...

oh, and the spiced Adnams ale is lovely, by the way...

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Food is unlikely to run out in a place like wetherspoons because they order in big and have lots of space to store their frozen, boil in a bag type food. I've been going to jam circus for years. I know that their menu changes regulary. They have top quality products and therefore i can understand not ordering in too much. i'd rather have less choice but fresh, good quality food than all the rubbish, tastelass options in the world.

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