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The Herb Farm

Peppard Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NJ, England
0118 972 4220
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Ranked #3 of 11 activities in Reading
Type: Gardens, Farms
Owner description: Situated close to Sonning Common, The Herb Farm offers a large plant nursery, display gardens and The Saxon Maze. The Barn Shop stocks many food items... more » Owner description: Situated close to Sonning Common, The Herb Farm offers a large plant nursery, display gardens and The Saxon Maze. The Barn Shop stocks many food items and gifts, with something for everyone. Independent coffee shop on site - please see Daisy's Coffee Shop on Facebook for further information. « less
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English first
Dereham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Amazing how this Herb Farm has improved over the years I have been visiting. Unfortunately, I now live many miles away but always visit when I return to Berkshire. The quality of the plant stock is amazing with many unusual varieties available. If unsure of what you want, there are many helpful friendly staff there to advise. First time ever,... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

It was my first visit here and I was very impressed, the plants all looked very healthy and tempting. The gift shop was good and the cafe was in a very nice setting but I did think the food was very expensive and it was only very basic.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We went on a terribly rainy day so I would assume it would be much nicer in the sun. The inside store was nice but overpriced and the cafe was also nice but again expensive for what we got. Cute place for a coffee though. Will have to try it again in the sun...

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Reading, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

As a local it's great to have this on our doorstep. Today we got crowded out from the town centre and Caversham and decided to come back to the common and give it a try for breakfast. Wow and what a good decision this turned out to be, fantastic smiling people, good food, yes I'm afraid I went for the... More

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berkshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I love the Herb Farm and have visited for many years. I recently tried the cafe wish I hadn't very average can make better food at home and I am a poor cook. Will never return.

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Craig W, Manager at The Herb Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Daisy's Coffee Shop is a separately run business with their own management, but I will highlight this issue with them. They can be contacted directly via their dedicated Facebook page, as sadly they are not on trip advisor. More

Marlow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Always a pleasure to visit. Besides herbs there is a wonderful gift shop and amazing selection of greeting cards and we never come away empty handed as great for birthday or Christmas presents. The maze is amazing pardon the pun and as to Daisy's cafe we have yet to visit but promise too on our next trip as always busy... More

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UK
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10 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Good selection of plants, helpful staff and in a lovely setting and a nice shop. Had lunch at the coffee shop and that was very nice also. Definitely worth a visit and I certainly would return.

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Herb Farm (according to their website) or Herb Centre (as signposted) is basically a garden centre that specialises in herbs plus activities for children including a splendid old English Maze. It is very philanthropic of the owners not to charge for these facilities. It is a lovely tranquil spot where one can not only linger amongst the herbs but... More

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henley-on-thames
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154 reviews 154 reviews
24 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We called into the Herb Farm and especially Daisy's Cafe for lunch. This is the second time I have been there and the food is good and well prepared although my wife thought her frittata a little bland. The sweets and the home made cakes were excellent. The service was good and the staff friendly. At the time of leaving... More

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Craig W, Manager at The Herb Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, Daisy's Coffee shop is a separately run business with separate management, but I will pass this issue onto them. If required, you can contact them via their own dedicated facebook page. More

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I've been several times in the past few years since the maze was first planted, the plants are always of a good standard and variety, the display garden enjoyable to sit in and the gift area is what you might expect. Sadly the cafe doesn't encourage taking a break before enjoying the place further. The food is poorly cooked, overlong... More

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Craig W, Manager at The Herb Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding The Herb Farm. Unfortunately Daisy's Coffee shop is a seperately run business with separate management, but I will pass this issue onto them. If required, you can contact them via their own dedicated facebook page. More

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