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Address: Herb Farm Peppard Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 118 972 4220
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Situated close to Sonning Common, The Herb Farm offers a large plant...

Situated close to Sonning Common, The Herb Farm offers a large plant nursery, display gardens, The Herb Kitchen coffee shop and The Saxon Maze. The Barn Shop stocks many food items and gifts, with something for everyone.

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late summer luch

The new kitchen has really found its feet with good, wholesome food cooked well and served with a smile. Well done to all.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 23, 2016
Simon R
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a good place to spend an hour in the herb garden, half an hour in the maze when it is open, watch the horses if they are in the field, and waste a bit of time in the shop. The café when we went was good - we had a nice light lunch and cake. I think it was... More 

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Thank FoodyFromReading
HerbFarm, Manager at The Herb Farm, responded to this review

Hi FoodyFromReading, Thank you for your review of The Herb Farm. We'd love to have you back for a visit to the shop and restaurant for a refreshed experience of the great services we have to offer! Kind regards, Jodie More 

Berkshire, UK
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend has suggested lots of times that I should visit this place, so today I did. It's a nice looking independent place, and I was looking forward to lunch as I was really hungry. After waiting by the till (whilst being ignored by two members of staff) I didn't know whether to seat myself or not. Eventually they acknowledged... More 

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Thank lauraandclive
HerbFarm, Manager at The Herb Farm, responded to this review

Hi Lauraandclive, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and I am sorry that the service you received didn't meet you expectations. I assure you this is not the service we strive to achieve and I would really like to discuss this further with you. If you could email me on herbkitchen15@gmail.com I would really appreciate it.... More 

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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea and this was it. The fresh scones were delicious and everything was perfect. We even enjoyed the little maze!

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Thank Natasha O
HerbFarm, Manager at The Herb Farm, responded to this review

Hey Natasha! Thank you for your great review of the restaurant and your visit here at The Herb Farm. We completely agree, the scones are delicious and you can only get them here as they are made especially for us from a local baker. She also provides us with some really special cakes. We look forward to seeing you again!... More 

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3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

What a shambles. From start to end! Over priced. Staff useless firstly they don't write orders down oh and surprise surprise they get it wrong. Food arrives (wrong) before drinks. Then cake 1 comes but the other has disappeared! Then some jumped up little school boy says well you know how it is things get lost. Well no that's not... More 

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Thank Glam1245
HerbFarm, Manager at The Herb Farm, responded to this review

Hi Glam1245, I am so sorry to hear that the service you received wasn't what you had hoped for when you visited us last. I would really appreciate the opportunity to discuss this further with you so I can ensure that this kind of issue doesn't reoccur. If you could drop me an email on herbkitchen15@gmail.com that would be fantastic.... More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

So as a regular visitor here I have been here with my family, with friends with my dog. This restaurant is lovely, the staff are friendly and quick despite being busy. The main waitress is fantastic as she show attention to details.

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Thank Liz W
HerbFarm, Manager at The Herb Farm, responded to this review

Hi Liz, Thank you for a lovely review. We are very proud of our staff and the amazing service they consistently offer. I'm pleased you (and your dog!) enjoyed your visit and we will be sure to see you again very soon! Kind regards, Jodie More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The new kitchen has really found its feet with good, wholesome food cooked well and served with a smile. Well done to all.

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Thank Simon R
Brimpton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Service was good and staff were happy to ensure that we could order what we wanted. We had light lunch and were happy with it

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Thank Irene N
UK
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202 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Visit here once every few months. Always a quaint place to browse. Some great cards and unusual gifts for sale, as well as the herbs and garden items. Pros Variety of items in gift shop Tasty nibbles and hot drinks Herbs smell amazing Cons Pricey. Whilst the shop is a bit pricey in some areas , I don't mind because... More 

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Thank mc2010uk
Shoeburyness, null, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Some lovely herbs and lots of other plants. Great shop and a nice little cafe. We called in for a browse followed by coffee and hot chocolate - only resisted the gorgeous looking cake because it was nearly lunchtime. Very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Denise O
Reading, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a great afternoon tea at the herb farm. The lime and courgette cake was amazing. Interesting selection of potted herbs to purchase at reasonable prices. Bought a purple basil plant. Great vintage furniture shop and also a high quality gift and food shop. Well worth a visit.

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