The menu at the Jolly Coachman Pub & Liquor Store boasts a mix between traditional pub fare on restaurant gourmet entrees featuring beef, chicken and seafood. There is a different food special every day of the week, including Prime Rib Fridays and New York Steak on the weekend.
A comfortable neighbourhood pub if ever there was one; the inside is post-and-beam construction, the bar is long, the lamps look like old street lamps, and large flat-screen tv's (mostly for watching the Canucks!) are well placed, and not annoyingly space-hogging.
The best feature of this place is surely its food, however. The food really does go beyond what most expect in a pub - more so in quality than type. Regular pub fare is found here, but cooked very well, with interesting twists, and with a strong emphasis on presentation and large portion size. Proper "British" pub food can be found here, too, something usually lacking in most Vancouver pubs, outside of somewhere like the Cheshire Cheese Inn. From "Bangers and Mash" to more standard fare, quality is high, and even the "ordinary" kind of pub favourites (burgers) are done with variety and interesting ingredients.
The only downside? Service. This place is slow - mostly because it's often quite busy. There always seems to be enough servers, but they take their time getting to you (despite being nice and friendly) and if it's a busy night, the kitchen can get swamped. Also, a none too-well hidden/ventilated smoking room can be quite annoying to those sensitive to tobacco.
Overall, a cut above the ordinary neighbourhood pub. Nothing "fantastic", but a good bit better than most.
I am new to the Pitt and I stopped in to the Coachman for a drink Friday night after work. This is a great place to watch a game or fight. The food is excellent. I found that they didn't push the next drink to soon waiting utill I was finished is a nice change. The great serving staff and bartenders make me smile. Go check it out!
Moved to Pitt Meadows in Sept. and the Jolly Coachman has been a great spot. Good food ,great people that work there and all the sports you want. There specials are excellant and no one pressures you to eat or drink more. For my age and likes the Jolly Coachman is a true value for the dollar. I recommend this plave to all !!
They have great burgers and great beer on tap. Real chill, good place to have nachos and watch Canucks hockey. The waitresses are always very good but yes definitely small town pace - be prepared to wait. Good vibe and mix of people coming in and out of this pub. Highly recommended.
My husband and I like to go the the Jolly Coachman for our date nights .. it is stumbling distance from our house, so we can both have a drink or two and not worry about getting home.
The food is good for pub food and the specials are usually even better.
Lots of TV's to watch sporting goods and the place gets hopping on the weekend.
Nice older crowd.
Weight staff are friendly and efficient.
We both recommend this pub it is a comfortable place to visit
Why can't local restaurants find a chef as talented as the one at the Jolly Coachman??? The Baron of Beef Buffet is outstanding value at $9.49. Only Friday ---- 11:30 - 2pm. The food is so welled prepared & remains piping hot the entire time. The baron of beef is gigantic & offers slices from rare - well done. We had a great lunch & a leisurely visit. Nobody hasseled us. Nobody tried to push more drinks on us. Our out of country guests were impressed by the food & the service -- attentive but not cloying. We have partaken in their daily specials & always find the food so enjoyable --- especially the baby back ribs. Kudos to the Jolly Coachman for finding this gem of a chef !!!!! Certainly keeps us coming back !
I go there occasionally for convenience to where I live and it's the only pub in Pitt Meadows.
The food is hit and miss and more often the latter. The prices are comparable to other pubs but the prices on the web site are not the same as the menu on some things. When the price difference was pointed out , we had to pay the higher price. The servers are very good. The pub is so small but they cram chairs in where ever they can. You are getting bumped constantly or you are bumping into people. This place is so tight that you have to go outside to change your mind. If you enter from the parking lot , you will have to walk through a cloud of smoke. The patrons smoke right outside the entrance to the pub. My friend and I were at the bar which is in front of the kitchen and it was pretty busy in the kitchen. My friend said to me that there was no way she could work in there, then this rather large woman behind the bar say's F-you. There are regular patrons there and if you happen to be sitting in what they call their seats , they will let you know it.
The bottom line for me is that the pub is not a good pub.
This was our first time to Pit Meadows.
I was looking for a place to eat,drink and watch a hockey game and we found a great place in the Jolly Coachman Pub.
It was such a pleasent and friendly place we had to make several visits there over the course of a week.
The fact that they have a television almost every place you look made it great to watch the games.
I had a chance also to try many different plates of food and I can say that I never had a bad or cold meal any time of day that I went in to the Jolly Coachman nor was I ever hungry when I left.
Then I found the most friendly and courtious waitress that to my surprise actually like's working in the Jolly Coachman and that was nice to hear.
If you ever get to Pitt Meadows I sugest that you try the Jolly Coachman and ask to have Dawn serve you because she takes great pride in her work.
Also if you need good directions for other places to see the Bartender is also a great help.
I will now make it a point to stop at the Jolly Coachman every time I am in town from Ontario..
A local hang out for an older crowd but the younger crowd is making this place their own too. The food is good...good variety for lunch, dinner, or just munchies with a cold one. Not a fancy place but friendly and comfortable.
My personal favorites are the Veggie Burger, Pasta Buffet, Nachos, and Fish 'n Chips. I haven't had a bad meal here. I would like to see more vegetarian options but hey, it's a pub!
A lot of friends and family that I've brought here love that we can safely stumble home since it's in central Pitt Meadows. The typical food items they order include wings, burgers, and the weekend steak special. They do offer a wide variety of large salads as well. My running group would go out after a run for a big Chop Chop or Taco Salad. So, I've taken a few people here over the years without complaint.
Cross that out - The People - that work here are the heart of the pub. In this industry I don't expect a lot of long term employee's but the Coachman does. There are employees that have been working here for over ten years and longer. They are team in every sense of the word and you can tell. They pitch in and help each other out with a smile. They are never under staffed (well, rarely). They have time to get to know the regular folks and believe me there are a few. No, I'm not one of them. The employees are hard working, happy employees that all seem to get along. I work in the business world and I think we can learn about teamwork from this group. Do I know any of the employees personally? Nope. Aside from a quick chat while placing my order. So I can say that this review is free from opinion. It is a review that has been earned over the 6+ years I have been coming here.
To Coachman I say keep up the good work, the great food and the people are the heart of your business. Think about renovating in the future but nothing too crazy - how about killing the carpet? As I mentioned, a lot of us city folks are moving out and we're used to "newer" establishments. A little weak here and there would be nice (kinda like the new washrooms) but keep the core and heart of the Coachman alive.
On a final note, definitely keep up the community involvement. We love to come by and listen to live music or see employees dressed up as pirates for Pitt Meadows Day.
i live right near the jolly coachman, so i have been a few times.
the first time was the 'old' managment/kitchen.
after they re did it, i tried again.
new bathrooms, that was nice too.
though the service still is moslty pretty slow. the staff seem like they could care less on some days, and smiley other days.
i have had the steak and prawns, great. burgers are pretty darned good. breakfast is so so. depends on what you have, i think.
try it out, but only when you are not too hungry, who knows when you will get it!?
I am frequently in Pitt Meadows and meet friends for a pint. For the last 2 years the mens washroom has been in a disgusting rstae of disrepair. One of the urinals is actually missing off the wall, and the rest od the washroom is the worste I have ever seen. This is a busy pub with a very busy liquor store attached, so money does not seem to be the problem.
This makes the whole dusiness seem disfunctional !