Down with the Jolly Bee fish & chip shop signage. New management & new signage.
Station Fish & Chips now the new chippie on the block.
Jolly Bee/Station Fish & Chips
Down with the Jolly Bee fish & chip shop signage. New management & new signage.
Has anyone tried fish and chips from this place since it changed hands? Much as I liked the previous owners, I think they used frozen fish, but since the switchover I noticed a sign in the window saying they’re not serving on Mondays any more, as the fishmonger is closed that day - which seems to indicate they may have switched to fresh fish.
Dropped by there last night as I couldn’t face the enormous queue outside Brockleys Rock.
Our “large cod & chips twice” was prepared and cooked in front of me - no tired-looking piece out of a heater cabinet! Portions were extremely generous, prices were reasonable, and the food tasted very good.
Certainly would go back for more.
Customer: “Large cod and chips twice.”
Chippy: “I heard you the first time!”
I’ll get my coat…
Had our first fish and chip takeaway from the Jolly Bee tonight since it came under new management. We enjoyed beautifully battered cod and tasty chips- both in very generous servings.
Back again tonight. Still loving it!
I think I had better get down there !
I visited last week and I’m pretty sure it was the same guys that have always been there rather than the “New Management” And the food was great.
I messaged the guy that used to own it on Facebook, and he said that he had bought it back from the people he sold it to, as they were struggling to manage the place.
They should put up a sign ‘under old management’!
It’s always been the same people, their standards dropped and they moved the goalpost.
Same people and not that great either
They struggled to manage the plaice.
Stop carping on about it.
Oh cod. Here we go again with more fish bassed puns. Can’t we try and do batter than that?
Unfortunately when you take on a new business it can flounder and you might feel like a fish out of water.
What a load of pollocks. This is going to get a-trout-cious real quick!
I guess this was inevitable. I don’t mind a fish-based pun run but I’d prefer it to happen out of my herring.
For heaven’s hake make it stop
I smell something fishy going on here
They were caught between a rock and hard plaice but when everyone chipped in, it was salted.
This thread has really turned into a load of codswallop.
Holy mackerel… I’m wh.eel.ing off funny folks!
The scale of some of these posts is flippering appalling.
The thread has no useful porpoise and is some of the worst trawling I have seen on this site for some time.
I’ll sling me ’ook!
Or, as they say in the closing credits of French movies…
I was caught between a Rock & a hard Plaice. But chose a battered sausage.
I dropped a pollock. I didn’t see that one had been used already @NL1. I’ll scampi off to my perch.
You’re skating on thin ice with these repeats, but don’t worry about it. I wouldn’t want you to get a chip on your shoulder.
Too many fish puns already - you dreadful punners should piscine and not heard !
Is this the end of the line? Or will someone shoal us the way with yet more depths of turbot-charged punning?
You threw more bait we’ll just have to wait & sea who has a tiddler or a monster of the deep on the horizon.
It’s oh-fish-ial, it’s time to split the gills and hope there is no salmonella in the mix
I wish the same thing would happen to the Dartmouth Arms.
Will my pre-pandemic Jolly Bee loyalty card still be valid? I only needed one more fish stamp for a free fish ‘n’ chips!
Meanwhile, back in the real world…
A Jolly Bee leaflet arrived today saying that there is 15 minutes’ free parking across the road at Forest Hill station. Is that right? Jolly useful if so!
We got one of those. It says “we are re-open from 01 November”, so I suppose I couldn’t have been
when I walked past earlier today, because it certainly appeared to be open and there was an ‘open’ sign on the door, and people inside. Maybe it was a rehearsal for 01 Nov re-opening? Or maybe it will be under new-new management from 01 Nov?
The leaflet also promises half priced “everyhting” in this first week of re-opening. I guess ‘everyhting’ is a kind of fish I hadn’t heard of before?
On the parking sign all its says is you have to pay within 10mins of parking. So no idea if you go in a bay up to 10 mins whether you pay or not. So be careful incase you get ‘caught’ out.
15 mins free parking is a pretty good deal. However, if there were to be big queue in the Jolly Bee - say on a popular Friday evening - you would need to get your skate[s] on to get back to your car if you want to avoid a ticket !
They may have reused the leaflets from their last reopening. I think that was around November time last year
I was just thinking the same thing, there are identical features, as well as the novelty of re-opening when you’re already open.
Hopefully I won’t need to travel back to 2020 for the half price everyhting. In 2020, Nov 1st fell on a Sunday, so the 1/2 price offer would have ended on Thursday, a day before their busiest day (Friday). I’m surprised that it was more economical this year to use the old leaflets and give up 50% income on a Friday … puzzling. But I should probably not cast my nets any further into the deepest waters where further trawling would yield only bottom-feeders.
A bit fishy…
Would that mean parking was free for 15 mins in lockdowns & not now. Could be an expensive trip to the chippy in your car_p
One thing that always puzzled me at the JB, instead of queueing one behind the other in a line, people would wait patiently side by side in a roe
5 days have gone & not a catch.
Will fish Friday get us whaling again.
You may think it is brill but the thread has jumped the shark and in attempting to resuscitate it you are just being shellfish.
John, please can you send him another message, maybe an update: The couple of times I went past, they were closed during their 50% special offer re-opening week; yesterday (Saturday 8 PM) they had no chips and none being cooked, also no fish! Last week I succeeded in buying fish and chips - one haddock and one cod which I ordered over the phone. I was told they had no haddock, but when I picked it up, one of the “cods” was haddock, but I don’t think the kid on the counter knew the difference. I spoke to the boy serving and suggested it would be good to get a grill, but he didn’t know what that was.
If the service is good they will get more customers.
Our local take-aways will soon be facing competition form KFC on London Road, probably not good news especially for nearby Ferfect Chicken.
didn’t know what a grill was?
I know hospitality is struggling to recruit staff but this is just !
Trouble is that its experiences like you describe that drive peoples business elsewhere.
I feel like Ferfect would survive a nuclear war.
Would be good if our local fish and chip shop was open in the evenings. Doesn’t seem like the best business model for opening hours… it’s more often shut than open.
Can anyone recommend any other good fish and chip shops in FH that actually open?
It’s in SE4, but Brockley’s Rock was recently named best Fish & Chip Shop in South East London by the ‘National Federation of Fish Friers’:
I love Brockley’s Rock! It’s making me hungry just thinking about it!
Seconded! Amazing crispy chips and even the mushy peas and curry sauce are superior!
Again not quite FH but Kirkdale Fish & Chips is pretty good, open in the evening - and you can get them delivered.
I was at Jolly Bee 6pm Friday just gone and got the last 2 pieces of cod apparently. I asked why they had run out so early and he said it had been busy. I wonder if supply issues are to blame?
Brockley’s Rock are very good, also Wilson’s on Brockley Rise.
I’m guessing a cash-flow issue.
If they don’t make it, the Forest Hill Society can run it with volunteers?
I wonder if being on Deliveroo etc is affecting both demand and their cash flow. I don’t recall seeing them on the takeaway delivery sites pre-Covid.
I think part of the is the Capital offering fish and chips far cheaper. The fish is frozen and in my opinion tasteless but price matters to some people understandlly
That would surprise me because I think the tradition for fish ‘N’ chips is predominantly takeaway, or eat at home at least.
You can get the fish and chips as takeaway at the Capital
I’ve just looked at their website - and now I can see what they’re up against!
The pubs will also be offering a choice of pub classics and deli meals, to include Wiltshire cured ham, eggs and chips, small freshly battered fish and chips, Five-bean chilli, paninis, wraps.
They will be available (from 11.30am until 11pm every day) for £3.99 with a soft drink and £5.29 with an alcoholic drink.
I didn’t even know about that and I doubt many other people too. If I was on my way home from work or a night out I’d be buying from the fish and chip shop not a pub (that is also the opposite direction to home). I could be wrong but I don’t think they’ve got much competition from Wetherspoons over the fish and chips and I don’t think this is the reason for them being shut most of the time…
Capital has had Friday fish deal for years, so wouldn’t think it impacts Jolly Bee. You either want takeaway or not. They had plenty of staff and customer service & quality was always pretty good.
Especially compared to the other chip shop/Chinese nr (old co op site) that never ever seems to have any customers. Not sure how it survives year after year.
Is a shame though as we do like a good chippy & although Brockley Rock is very tasty it’s also more expensive & a car ride away.
Was always a regular at Jolly Bee but now it hardly seems open.
It’s been weeks, hope someone gets it going.
Would love to support the Jolly Bee - and we were getting regular and quite decent fish and chips from them when they were back to (sort of) regular hours. But given that it’s now been closed for at least six weeks, the chances of locals relying on them if they ever re-open (again) must be severely diminished. No notices on the door that we can see. Does anyone have any news about what’s going on?
It’s all spick and span now, with a new re-opening notice in the window.
It’s open again now! Just walked by and they’re serving food.