We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Herb Farm

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights

What an interesting little place. Primarily a little shop that sells all things 'herby', the cafe... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
Excellent light lunch.

Apart from the shop selling herbs and all sorts of wonderful things and the Saxon maze this is an... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Nadia L
Reading, United Kingdom
Read all 165 reviews
All photos (21)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“scones”(17 reviews)
“coffee shop”(22 reviews)
“welsh rarebit”(6 reviews)
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.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Herb Farm Peppard Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NJ, England
+44 118 972 4220
Improve This Listing
Reviews (165)
Filter reviews
165 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews scones coffee shop welsh rarebit onion marmalade for sale garden centre delightful place parsnips light lunch gift items lovely plants christmas lunch interesting items afternoon tea home made cakes lovely location only criticism
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 165 reviews
Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

We have never seen the Herb Farm as empty as this. The outside area was totally devoid of plants. Even the covered area had very little, with a feeling of last bits being sold off. It may well be the time of year - but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

This is a garden centre with lots of herbs. My wife loves herds and I wanted to drive past but she said no. Anyway the cafe gave us a tea for two and scones opportunity. Nice place and a toilet stop.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Very rude staff the meal was Luke warm and and very slow at being served nobody came to ask if everything was OK, and for what we paid it was very disappointing will not be going back

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Destination491850
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

The Herb Farm is a charmingly independent place, with lots of nice things to buy in the shop, Christmas decorations, local eggs etc. The maze is fantastic in the summer months when it’s nice to spend an hour or two here, but sadly there’s nothing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Malibu_Jenny
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Having enjoyed a delightful Christmas lunch in 2017 friends and I decided to go back to the Herb Farm for another Christmas lunch/get together. Our meal was booked for 12.30 and we had been asked to pay in advance which we did. At 12.25 a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 204janetf
Reviewed October 30, 2018

What an interesting little place. Primarily a little shop that sells all things 'herby', the cafe is good and there is even a maze, and a good one at that. Our grandson loved the time he spent there. As for the cafe, appealing menu, wide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bristolpj
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Herb garden is a nice place to visit however disappointed at the lunch. We had the special of the day today found it was expensive for what we had £8.95 for cheese on one slice of toast with lettuce leaves we supposed to have had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CaroleB1223
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited here for some lunch and wasn't disappointed! Nicest soup I've ever had served with a cheese and thyme scone. Heaven! I then bought a lavender scone home with me to try, and again, heavenly. Not your usual bog standard food. Most impressed!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Apart from the shop selling herbs and all sorts of wonderful things and the Saxon maze this is an excellent little cafe which serves freshy prepared quality food and good tea and coffee. They also serve herb infusions from their own herbs..the mint infusion are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nadia L
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I get the feeling that this Garden Centre is in decline and they are winding things down. If this is not the case then they really need to address it quickly. All looking a bit tired and scruffy. The cafe (mentioned in separate post) is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank FNDJN
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 nearby hotels
The Cherry Tree Inn
345 reviews
3.19 miles away
Premier Inn Reading (Caversham Bridge) Hotel
688 reviews
3.31 miles away
Thameside Hotel
152 reviews
3.39 miles away
Rainbows Lodge
66 reviews
3.42 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 712 nearby restaurants
The New Inn
51 reviews
.81 miles away
Bird In Hand
244 reviews
.42 miles away
The Butchers Arms
112 reviews
.53 miles away
Tandoori Connoisseur Restaurant
41 reviews
.42 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 194 nearby attractions
Prince of Wales Pub
32 reviews
2.99 miles away
Grey's Court
737 reviews
2.37 miles away
Caversham Court Gardens
124 reviews
3.21 miles away
Lovibonds Brewery
53 reviews
3.43 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jenny S
October 3, 2017|
Response from Cheralita I |
Yes dogs are most welcome in all areas at the herb farm ☺water bowls ready for any thirsty pooches .👍👍
Jenny S
October 3, 2017|
Response from Halfhighlander | Reviewed this property |
Not actually sure... best to contact them directly 0118 972 4220