Built in 1726, it is swiftly approaching its remarkable 300th Anniversary. At one point Nick held the distinction of being the countries youngest assuming the role at a mere 20 years old, his wife Jane, who is only 10 months his senior, humorously laments that toy boys are not all they are cracked up to be!
Originally comprising of three distinct bars - the public bar, the snug and the intriguingly named "virgins passage" dubbed the take away due to limited space available - this venerable establishment traces it roots to a bygone era when it operated as a Jug and Bottle Pub.
We have been custodians of the building for the past 38 years introducing Squiffy’s restaurant and the newly launched serviced Apartments @no.16 over that time.
During our tenure, we have seen many changes in the Village and a variety of eclectic and interesting people have crossed the threshold.
The Jolly Coopers is very much apart of the community and Village life, being at the heart of organising the very popular Classics on the Green car show, the great family film fun night Screen on the Green the popular Christmas event in Hampton.
We have brought several guide dogs, donated to many charities local and nationally and have been involved in local food banks,The Hygiene Bank, school charities and sports teams.
We have Jolly Coopers Football Club, Jolly Coopers Golf Society and Jolly Coopers Netball club
The Football team coached by Nick boasts many players who have been a part of the team from 6 years old and a good number who have been involved from age 11.
The pub has a bar billiard table that the locals brought for Nicks 40th birthday and it still retains a dart board, no fruit machines or a duke box for the comfort of all the customers.
The Jolly Coopers is a traditional pub with real ales on tap from local independent breweries that change on a regular basis.Family run with good morals and standards, we welcome anyone who wants to enjoy the hospitality of a traditional pub, confident in the knowledge they will be welcomed into a safe and friendly environment.
We have original Coopers tools and lots of pictures of Hampton in the past and of course the much-acclaimed rogues gallery in the corridor to the bathroom facilities, showcasing events and customers who have frequented the Coopers over the years. Who knows yours could be the next face to appear on the wall.......
Home From Home
The Jolly Coopers is not just a pub, it's a home away from home, and it's all thanks to the warm and friendly welcome provided by landlords Nick and Jane. From the moment you step through the door, you're made to feel like part of the family. Nick and Jane have an amazing talent for making everyone feel at ease and comfortable, whether you're a regular or a first-time visitor. Their infectious smiles and bubbly personalities are a true testament to the welcoming atmosphere of this pub. So, if you're looking for a friendly and inviting pub to call your local, look no further than The Jolly Coopers.
A public house has been on these grounds since the 16th Century. The present building having been used as a Glass and Alehouse since 1727. Initially used as a watering hole for the undesirables of Hampton village and the servants from Hampton Court when the Cardinal Wolesey was full to overflowing.
Our Thanks to John Keach & John Taylor for their assistance in putting the following information together it being a correct record of the times - as far as we know - of the Landords since opening in 1726
16 High St, Hampton TW12 2SJ / 020 8979 3384 / 07552 728841