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The Jolly Farmer

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British, Pub, European, Gastropub
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Farleigh road | Cliddesden, Basingstoke, England
01256 473073
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Country walk and pub

Had a lovely walk through the village and stopped off in the pub. Welcoming, busy and dog-friendly. Chef prepared a special salad for me that wasn't on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
tiffanysianp
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Southhampton
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Southhampton
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Had a lovely walk through the village and stopped off in the pub. Welcoming, busy and dog-friendly. Chef prepared a special salad for me that wasn't on the menu.

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Another nice meal here last Friday eve. Despite it being busy, service & food was very good as always. You are always made to feel welcome & the food freshly cooked. One of my favourite places to eat...

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Thank Sara B
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

After travelling a long way to meet family we arrived to our reserved table booked for 1pm. We ordered by 1.10 and then waited almost an hour for the food to arrive. 2 of the meals were cold , the roast beef had no Yorkshire so it was returned to kitchen and then brought back with a tiny slither of... More 

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Thank Louise R
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited this pub/restaurant with a close friend for a catch up. Honestly wasn't expecting to much when ordering my food. But I was amazed when it came out. I had a halloumi and red pepper paella and it was absolutely beautiful! Staff are very lovely, welcoming and enter into conversation with their customers. Drinks are very reasonable prices. Would recommend... More 

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1 Thank Beth P
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Had a lovely meal here recently. Delicious. Have eaten here several times for lunch and often a drink in the garden in the summer, but this was the first time for dinner. Couldn't fault it.

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A1_ken
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went for lunch a few weeks back, a few business diners in there taking their foreign/USA colleagues to a typical British pub.. excellent and friendly service, very accommodating to any changes/tweaks to the dishes (size of portions big!). Again pleasantly surprised with fresh, delicious meal, a tad slow on delivery but we didn't mind.. thus the freshness! Definitely recommend and... More 

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday (Saturday ) & the food yet again was fantastic. I have eaten here before both evening & lunchtimes, & I personally feel the food at lunch is nicer, don't know if there are different chefs, or busier in the eve...don't get me wrong, the food is good at all times but just tastier at lunchtime....yesterday I... More 

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2 Thank Sara B
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We went here for lunch a couple of times in July and August. The food was always excellent - especially the pork belly with caramelised apple in a ciabetta bun! You had to wait a bit for the food because it was freshly cooked - not a problem, it was worth the wait! The staff were friendly and helpful. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We visited after a woodland camping trip at Inwood and discovered friendly service and a v delicious halloumi and risotto special. Lovely beer garden (though a little wasp infested) interior - neat and clean but lacking a little soul - overall a lovely little treat.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have been wanting to go back here for a while since the management had changed but what a disappointment. We had two baguettes of the menu and not only did we have to wait 50 minutes for them, they came out and the baguettes hadn't even been cooked correctly. The brie was stone cold and the chips were stale.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Farleigh road | Cliddesden, Basingstoke, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke
  • Phone Number: 01256 473073

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 36
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, European, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?