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The Jolly Farmer

Farleigh road | Cliddesden, Basingstoke, England
01256 473073
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Ranked #18 of 143 Restaurants in Basingstoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $41
Cuisines: European, British, Pub, Gastropub
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Sussex
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Good value pub grub, if you can find the location (we were taken by locals who visit often and recommend it).

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Basingstoke
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Took family out for a meal after hearing about this quiet pub not far from where I live. Food was of a reasonable price but was wonderful in taste. We all had a different dish and each if us were truly amazed by how good they tasted! Staff were polite and very engaging and only too happy to cater for... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I went with work colleagues after a short walk in the area. The pub had a good selection of beers, ciders and soft drinks. We ate a selection of "finger foods" out side at the rear of the pub. The range of food was good unless you were a vegetarian and the quality was consistently good for a pub. I... More

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tadley
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very disappointed....previous visits we have had a wonderful experience. Staff were clueless in customer care. Food took nearly hour to arrive, when the pub was not busy.. Portions were small, over priced and just ordinary. Choice of puddings was limited and heated in microwave till it tasted like rubber. For a Saturday night in the middle of a heat wave... More

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Basingstoke
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place has improved over the years, the beer is always kept well. The food is quite good though it does depend on what you choose, one of our party had the burger with brie and it was exceptional, others in the party had the chicken, though the chicken was beautifully moist there was a lack of vegetables which would... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Good proper pub food, I go here most months and always come out extremely satisfied. Great service and awesome food portions and quality. Definitely recommend

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

definitely a mixed experience. asked for a quite table when I booked - was seated opposite a speaker, next to the toilet and by the open back door. starter was fantastic (mixed mushrooms on toast), although when it came to paying was charged for a main instead of a starter. Rump steak main was very tough and had to leave... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The food was overpriced for what was served. You would receive a nicer meal at half the cost in some other local pubs. The bar staff were clueless and the music was loud and grungy. The whole place just seemed a bit dingy and didn't live up to it's expectations as the review looks very good through trip advisor. Would... More

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Orlando, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Jolly Farmer is tucked out of the way in the little town outside of downtown Basingstoke. The pub/restaurant is small and contains three main areas (outside with picnic tables for smoking and sunny days, pub area with about 6 tables, and a small dining area). The food is excellent (the pub carries seasonal beers). While there we ordered hamburgers... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Firstly the main bit - the food was perfectly decent and we were happy with it. The bar staff were OK - not particularly personable and attentive and service was slow. Alas the experience was mostly ruined by a fouled mouthed, drunk lady at the next table who was very generous with her advice to others. A few minutes after... More

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