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I heard the other night that the old landlords are now back in the game with a pub in Shepperton I think called The Bull. They were great so good luck to em, Ant and Tamy, if it is the case. Will take a bus over soon and see if it is true, gotta be better that HH High Street hasn't it?
Tippleman - 8 Jul 2014 16:41
And Tammy, the Clarence hasnt closed, its got new management and been renamed The Bloated Mallard, very very expensive in there now, I went in with the other half and bought two bottles of Bulmers 17 and got 50p change from a tenner!!
BeerlyLegal - 21 May 2013 15:29
I was extremely sad when I heard about the demise of this place. I have spent a lot of happy and enjoyable nights there and have very fond memories of the place including my sisters wedding reception there back in 2005 and my daughters christening party in 2006, real family pub where every one knew each other. Shame its a KFC now, seems almost criminal.
BeerlyLegal - 21 May 2013 15:21
KFC, who would have thought it . . .

Man_on_ground - 5 Dec 2012 17:36
R.I.P The Jenny Lind as it is ripped apart to become a KFC!!!!! Terrible!
Ilikemybeer - 1 Nov 2012 16:30
Been along time since i looked on here, thought in would take a trip dowm memory lane...
Wish I knew who the lovely people are who left the lovely comments??

Is it true that i hear The Clarence has closed??
Tammy

fridaygirl - 4 May 2011 17:26
Hamptonboozer. Tam and Ant have not stayed in the pub game. They are well and living in Sunbury. After their experiences with enterprize inns its no wonder they got out. Your right, the High St is drab. The Rising sun is very good though
highstreetdrinker - 16 Dec 2010 19:11
Still up for sale, what a joke! It must be two years since Tammy and her Husband had the place. How stupid were the brewery to let them go, should have kept them in on a cheap rate rather than run the place down leaving it empty. Miss the old days, it was a terrific boozer, shame on the brewery how they treated them.

Budgens next door up for sales too, they heard that Tammy and Anthony now have a new pub in London somewhere, anyone know where love to see em again?

What has the high street now become........... bloody awful thats what!!!
HamptonBoozer123 - 25 Nov 2010 14:02
.....anyone heard anything ??????
highstreetdrinker - 14 Oct 2010 14:20
I see the sign has changed again, "under offer" has gone and "any offers" has been put up in its place . . . Nobody in their right mind would buy this freehold!
Man_on_ground - 10 Jul 2010 16:40
The Jenny Lind, still the best boozer in Hampton Hill and that is pretty amazing when you consider it has been closed for over a year..hahaha. Still miss it, understand it is now being sold as a freehold, freehouse so hopefully give everyone else a run for their money on prices. Whatever happened to the couple that ran it, they had good iodeas, a good laugh just a shitty brewery to deal with. Get ready for the return of The Jenny Lind!!!

Also agree with the bad comments on Duke of Clarence, was their last night, not changed, well it has, just got worse.
HamptonBoozer123 - 23 Jun 2010 12:48
Sign saying "under offer" well well well! I wonder what it will be this time? My money is on an Indian. I think that keeping it as a pub would be Financial suicide.!
Man_on_ground - 19 Mar 2010 13:34
I know the agent marketing it and they have informed me that it is still fully available for sale and that any offers are welcome! I wouldn’t mind if it did turn into a restaurant but not another Indian! There are far too many in the area!
MrMurray - 21 Jan 2010 16:56
How many more indian restaurant's does Hampton & Hampton Hill need!!!!
SAVE OUR PUBS!!
lucy75 - 20 Nov 2009 21:36
Go this from the neighbours, it is sold and approved to become an Indian Restaurant! As if we don't have enough already!!!
HamptonBoozer123 - 13 Nov 2009 14:44
CLOSED FOR GOOD !
Going to be de-licenced and turned into a house
highstreetdrinker - 19 Oct 2009 09:32
Been away from the High Street for a while, came back at the weekend, tried to go in the Jenny for old time sake but it was closed. Seems this is now the final curtain according to locals with the building having been sold, so it will no longer be a pub, it is sad to see it go thanks to the ultimate owners who made it impossible for the tennants to make a go of it. Got some great memories of the place during the reign of Tammy and Ant who were simply brilliant! Hope they are doing well and not put off trying again in a pub nearby, go on guys please!!! Bye bye The Jenny Lind!!
HamptonBoozer123 - 12 Oct 2009 09:49
Went in the other day and i've got to say the place has alot more life about it. The manager and the other guy helping out seemed enthuasiastic...And the prices are better than across the road, and the beer tastes good too. I'm hoping it works out, for them and for me!
Herculean - 11 Sep 2009 14:02
The poor manager in the place has my sympathy. Left in charge of a dead bar with no budget, no beer and no hope. Went in at the weekend and there was no Guiness, 2 lagars were off and the only one left was Becks vier!!!! What on earth is that???
Asked him why no beer to be told that he has no money to get any from the brewery!!! Oh my god......the High Street best pub a year ago has gone to this all because of Enterprize Inns.
highstreetdrinker - 10 Sep 2009 10:31
Came past the Jenny today (2nd Sept) around 4pm and you would expect to see to open and the beginnings of the "rush out of work for a pint" kinda look about it but it was closed. Look Asda, a space is open for a supermarket in the high street!!
Man_on_ground - 2 Sep 2009 17:44
Yet another set of temp owners have arrived and actually given the place a lick of paint. Cheap prices all week on beer and spirits. Good luck to them in seeing how much they can earn in a short time. Enterprize Inns should be ashamed at what they have done to this and thousands of other good pubs!
highstreetdrinker - 19 Aug 2009 09:33
Amazed it is still managing to continue going can't be making money. Don't see any of the old crowd in there now, don't see anyone in there now all all gone off to other homes or more likely Tesco's and Sainsbury's beer shelves and the comfort of their own sofas I bet.
HamptonBoozer123 - 6 Jul 2009 14:46
Breaks my heart to go near the place.......dreary, drab with no heart. not a picture on the wall, just the marks where that old ones were.
Steer clear...............its awful!!!!!
highstreetdrinker - 26 Jun 2009 16:39
Temporary Manager in while the brewery sell it on as a restaurant or something like that, won't be a pub. Place is now dead and lifeless. Pubco just want to bleed as much from it as they can, what a shame!
HamptonBoozer123 - 19 Jun 2009 09:45
I heard that it was reopen, I would imagine that it is a holding company with a manager. I would hate to think that someone has waisted a lot of money for nothing. Will try it when next in area . .
Man_on_ground - 16 Jun 2009 18:28
Hampton 'boozer' i think you need to broaden your horizons. You have only ever reviewed the Jenny Lind apart from once when you were thoroughly rude about the court jester (mind you i agree !!). I think 'very offensive' is a little over the top even for a sensitive thing like you. Cheers.
nickthefish - 15 Jun 2009 19:11
Hamptonboozer, fully agree with you. By the way tried the new look Rising Sun at weekend, won't be doing it againanytime soon.
Tippleman - 15 Jun 2009 13:37
Tippleman agree with your comments. Nick the fish you are right it is a democracy of sorts but as a regular in The Jenny Lind to be honest I find your opinion very offensive. The good news is the Jenny is OPEN again, under new management but open nonetheless. Not sure who has it and for how long, sure it won't be the same as it was which is a shame but at least it is holding on.. No more to say other than miss the old crew of A&T and loved it when they were there.
HamptonBoozer123 - 15 Jun 2009 08:29
Tippleman....it's all about opinions...you liked the place and some others didn't. I hate to see English pubs closing down. To be honest the Jenny Lind was an average pub at best and in reality was a khazi. It never had any ale on and always smelt of piss. Admitedly i was only there in the daytime and i imagine it could have been more appealing in the evening. However, as i said earlier it's all about your personal view.
Democracy is just about still alive In England and so we can all air our views.
Hopefully.
nickthefish - 12 Jun 2009 20:26
Nick the fish and man on ground, not sure which High Street you have been going to but think you have the wrong view of this. We are in shock, just returned to the neighbourhood after a few months abroad and heard the news. Tragic... Those guys did everything they could to make it a great pub, and it was, more events than any other in the area, clean, fresh, crisps pint all the time, and the domebar was tasty and always in good condition, a friendly smkile and a laugh. Having run some of the other locals in the street I can tell you it has nothing to do with cost and break evens. The business just is not there, people don't spend money like they did AND if you are with a pub company they milk yopu for every penny, a no win game. They tried eveything but the more you make the more the pub owners take. Tammy and Ant sorry we missed you, pint on us if you are ever back in the area, good luck to you and the boys.
Tippleman - 12 Jun 2009 11:34
Glad it's closed. Was never a proper pub anyway. Plenty of better places in the area.
nickthefish - 10 Jun 2009 22:59
Glad it's closed. Was never a proper pub anyway. Plenty of better places in the area.
nickthefish - 10 Jun 2009 22:59
It was never gonna work! You cant pay out for all that entertainment and expect to break even. Too small. Will soon be a block of flats or a supermarket!!
Man_on_ground - 10 Jun 2009 20:38
What can we say...... I went to go to my favourite local only to find it is closed!! Then you get talking to the other locals and you find out why...... Not alot you can say, a sign of the times and any pu that is linked to a PubCo could go the same way.
The Jenny Lind was one of the poorest pubs in town, then came along Tammy and Ant, a lovely married couple with ambition, great ideas, personality and fun. Within months it was the leading pub with good music, nice beers. Name me another pub that every week without fail cleaned the beer lines, every day it was clean inside and out. It all made a difference and made it a great place. They did a super job and will be remembered well by those who appreciated them as landlords and as a lovely family. We miss ya, sorry we did not have a farewell bash to show you just how much you meant to us all. Gone but never forgotten!! Keep in touch... B.
Phoneman - 1 Jun 2009 14:20
3 cheers and many more to Tam & Ant!! You did a great job, brought life to not only the Jenny but to the high street. You looked after us all well, plenty of entertainment, loads of laughs, what shall we do now, it will not be the same? Shame your last few weeks were not so good with the brewery playing silly beggers, they did not know when they had a good thing going, our loss now. Take care wherever you go!! Back to Tesco for a few cans at home as nowhere else to go!!!!
HamptonBoozer123 - 27 May 2009 13:24
Oh well I guess time has finally been called. Such a shame and the end of era really for drinkers at the Jenny. Thanks Tammy and Ant for all your efforts and such a shame you were banging your head against the proverbial brick wall called 'Enterprise inns' who have done there utmost to get you out.
Enterprise Inns are a property company and not a brewery who do not give a toss for the pub trade, its staff or customers. They have certainly showed their true colours this time.
So long Jenny Lind................its been emotional!
highstreetdrinker - 15 May 2009 18:51
Great pub, great beer, super atmosphere - Tammy, Ant and Penny have transformed the pub. What a huge pity Enterprise Inns are doing the dirty on them.
richa06 - 13 May 2009 11:24
Missed the Rock Gods last week thats twice now, hope they are back soon, love the music in the Jenny!
HamptonBoozer123 - 17 Feb 2009 09:47
Highstreetdrinker u beat me to it! Wow U are right what a night, it was brilliant, my side hurt for laughing so much with crazy act they had on, oh my god! Pubs are dying everywhere we shud do what we can to make sure this one is not one of them, never known a pub to put so much effort into entertaining us with such a big variety of events and bands something every week. It shows as always seems busier than the other nearby places, 10/10!
HamptonBoozer123 - 26 Jan 2009 17:02
Dropped in on Sat to the guv'nors birthday bash and what a night!!! The entertainment was great and the crowd too. Everybody made welcome and a good night had by all. So c'mon everybody....if you dont want to see the pub closing, GET IN THERE and support it. Its a local pub for locals and in these times needs and deserves your support!
highstreetdrinker - 26 Jan 2009 14:51
Shock horror!!! TThe current landlords Tammy & Ant are moving on so they tell us, this is such a shame as they have done wonders for the place and resurrected the The Jenny and made it one of the best boozers in the area by far!! But they are telling us the regulars they will still be around for a while yet, which is good. Let's hope the eventual new owners carry on the good work and keep the friendly atmosphere and events going. Gotta go and cry in my beer now and get over the bad news. P.S keep the Doombar going too, love it!

Still time to change your minds Tammy and Ant, the country life can get boring you know and we don't want you to go! Lets start a petition to keep them here!
HamptonBoozer123 - 7 Jan 2009 08:36
Karaoke nights bloody good fun and well organised every time! Terrific night again......more please.
HamptonBoozer123 - 8 Dec 2008 08:56
More a locals pub (like the star further down) but ok nonetheless ie not too many strange looks. Since the fattys moved on to pastures new theres more space
whoagigi - 1 Dec 2008 19:17
Nickthefish, as you say everyone entitled to their own opinion you too. Not sure when you went in but more staff than customers you said? That would be hard as usually only one bar maid on at a time unless the owners are there too, perhaps thats it. Nice that they are there and always show themsleves to be interested in the place which you don't see very often these days.

We the regulars and visitors love the place so much improved now. A full list of entertainment every week, good banter and always a friendly smile and a laugh from the owners who are a great couple who listen to us when we make suggestions or even the odd moan or 2 i even got my sandwich. Karaoke is always a bloody good laugh and packed out............loveit. More, more more!
HamptonBoozer123 - 24 Nov 2008 10:50
Revisited recently and still don't understand what the fuss is all about ? There were more staff than customers and the doombar was almost undrinkable. May have been the ch***ea shirt on the wall that turned the beer off ! Vile.
Roebuck or the windmill surely the better bet round here. Just my opinion as i know a lot of you like it in here.
nickthefish - 19 Nov 2008 10:02
Friendly pub, great owners who have tried so hard and given us locals a nice place to drink. Never any trouble and a very friendly crowd. If you havn't dropped in as yet make it your next port of call, you will be made welcome.
P.S Dogs welcome which is a nice touch for the dog walkers coming in from Bushey Park!
highstreetdrinker - 11 Nov 2008 15:49
Halloween Night, what a laugh, loved the makeup!
HamptonBoozer123 - 5 Nov 2008 12:18
Loverly pub, we thought the new owners were very friendly and welcoming. Very good beer and a great atmosphere with friendly locals. Definatly be going again
lindsaym64 - 28 Oct 2008 12:53
James2, bound to be dark if it is closed I would have thought, hehe! The owners open 12 till 5 on a Sunday which we think is OK given that the high street is a dead loss anyway on the sabbath and they make no secret of it with opening times clearly displayed and it was certainly open this past Sunday for sure?

Was in there last Friday too and it was packed out, had a great motown singer. They then had a disco the following night we beleive which we could not make, so two nights of consecutive entertainment, not bad we think.

Each to his own but judging by the crowd Friday I think you might be in a minority James2 with your thoughts. All have our opinions though, that is what makes life go around. The Jenny Lind, WE LOVE IT!!!
HamptonBoozer123 - 7 Oct 2008 13:00
.Strange if its the place to go according to the last reviewer,how comes its shut all day Sunday ? Must be to keep the crowds out...... I found it dark and depressing .
james2 - 4 Oct 2008 05:25
Been a while since I commented on the Jenny Lind. The new owners (not so new now) have continued to really make the effort. Live music virtually every week, with all sorts of different acts. Really do everything they can to please us the boozers! 10 out of 10 for effort, none of the other pubs in the high street come anywhere near them for that.

Good beers, try the Doombarr really really good, got me hooked and i cant stand bitter normally. Always a freindly welcome and a laugh with Tam and Ant who both work their socks off, hope it is working out for them too as difficult times for pub as we all know, a dying tradition.

Only criticism is they dont do any food now, a sandwich would be enough when i finish my shift guys! And they have a moaning minnie of a bar maid too who sometimes spoils it u name an illness she has got it and dont make the mistake of asking about her love life, I did, never again......
Really is the best pub around the area now we should support the effort thesse guys have made. We do! Keep going .......... more Mercenary Rock godz and karaoke please...
HamptonBoozer123 - 1 Oct 2008 09:01
Tippleman...I'l give it another go. Could have been an off day...Cheers

nickthefish - 23 Jul 2008 08:09
Nickthefish,

Have you got the right pub mate? Usually agree with your comments.... but The Jenny Lind souless could not disagree more. It is fast becoming the best pub in the High Street. Great crowd, regular music with some great acts, good atmosphere, welcome smile and some really cool novelty attractions. Huge improvement on what is was and a great place to chill or have some fun. Love it when there.
Tippleman - 22 Jul 2008 17:27
Souless.
nickthefish - 15 Jul 2008 21:45
A lovely welcome into the comfortably refurbed "Jenny". A good choice of lagers and a couple of ales to choose from too. The new owners are certainly making an effort and I hope all goes well for them. I shall be visiting more often (especially as its a rugby themed pub). Try it, you wont be disappointed.
lucy75 - 25 Apr 2008 09:44
Well what an entrance these new guys have made, wow!!! The new owners are Tammy & Ant, a great fun married couple. The place has had a facelift inside and out with more to come we are told, but good so far with a rugby theme as the previous reporter said.

A friendly welcome now greets you, and the beers are great and looked after well, such a change from what it was. A Huge TV which is perfect for watching the games and the other week they even dished out free grub during half time whilst we were there, a nice touch!

I beleive this will now fast become the pub to be seen in the high street. Great people, great place and now finally some friendly, fun owners, and fun bar staff, look out for Penny. A dynamic combination of all three of them! Keep going guys it's great, look forward to the next event or game.

We Fully recommend!!!
HamptonBoozer123 - 25 Mar 2008 11:21
Yes it is changing hands...very soon!! the new owners are a blast! they're turning it into a rugby themed pub n it shud be veryy guuud!!! gud luk 2 em!!
mini_boozer - 23 Jan 2008 21:26
Rumour has it that this place could be changing hands again. Definately one to watch as has the potential to be a great place with the right people behind the bar running it!!!!
anonymous - 6 Nov 2007 16:06
Rumour has it that this place could be changing hands again. Definately one to watch as has the potential to be a great place with the right people behind the bar running it!!!!
anonymous - 6 Nov 2007 16:06
Rumour has it that this place could be changing hads again. Definately one to watch as has the potential to be a great place with the right people behind the bar running it!!!!
anonymous - 6 Nov 2007 16:05
Nice name, shame about the... place? Actually, it's not bad. The paint work - which looks rather fresh - is a colour conducive to drinking and although the clumpy wooden furniture isn't the most comfortable in the world it doesn't look bad at all. Two TV screens let the place down a bit, especially given that when I went there both were switched on showing nothing in particular, and the bar area strangely evoked the feeling of being a cocktail lounge?!
Good for: a few summer evenings jars


thenationofjames - 14 Jun 2007 11:26
Since the new owner took over it has gone down hill (no pun intended!)it opens at odd times and he is always drunk!
boozerman - 29 May 2007 16:23
Not too many frills in here, but I like it nonetheless. The service was very friendly. If you like a traditional no frills pub then this is worth visiting. If you like All Bar one then maybe not.
TheGP - 9 Jul 2006 12:08
Nice, friendly little pub. Good beer too.
Landlord and landlady do make an effort.
Karaoke is a good laugh as well - let's have more of it.
Chef - 17 Jun 2005 19:45
nice pub food, always do a nice pint of cider. Shame about the landlord..hehehe only joking Chris. This is a decent local
Steve R - 15 Sep 2004 14:52
Great food, nice music at the weekends. Two dart boards with four darts teams. Friendly bar staff. Cozy little boozer.
Chris - 17 Feb 2004 13:44

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