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The Herb Farm

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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What an interesting little place. Primarily a little shop that sells all things 'herby', the cafe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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
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  • Excellent44%
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  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“coffee shop”(22 reviews)
“scones”(15 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.
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Herb Farm Peppard Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NJ, England
+44 118 972 4220
Most Helpful Positive Review
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.

3  Thank Pollydg
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 14, 2015

My daughter and I visited for a quiet snack and it was grim. Granted we heard there were problems - no chef, - but surely the most basic skills can deliver a heated sausage roll in less than 30 mins and two decent cups of...More

3  Thank MrsBWestSussex
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank bristolpj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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!

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

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

1  Thank FNDJN
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I have visited the herb farm a few times and sadly each trip I do make it seems as though things are slipping. The garden looked very neglected. The flowers were dry and limp. And also the garden section which features the knot garden is...More

3  Thank Cristina W
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s sometime since I have visited The Herb Farm but needed to replenish the herb garden and there is no where better (locally) in terms of choice and price! Can’t comment on the cafe but it did look busy (weekend) and there are now many...More

1  Thank Scene-set
Reviewed July 27, 2018

great plants and a good selection of ornaments and decorations for the garden - could easily have spent a fortune on all the goodies as well as lovely herbs if I lived nearby ( as it is have now got one of their garlic chive...More

Thank Gilliane M
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice stroll around the herb centre Sonning Nice little gift shop and coffee shop If you like herbs you will love this place Also a Saxon maze

Thank Brigitte S
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

The herb garden can be visited and enjoyed free of charge. There is a cafe, shop and toilets onsite.

Thank rayrest
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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