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The Herb Farm

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Herb Farm Peppard Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NJ, England
+44 118 972 4220
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excellent service and great selection of fresh cakes and food menu

we cycled there over to Sonning common. lotts parking for both cars and Bikes. the shop looks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
peter h
Nice to visit for coffee, cake & chat

The Herb Farm is well worth a visit. Their plant centre is well stocked with healthy plants and the... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
RSnapper
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Reading, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“coffee shop” (21 reviews)
“scones” (14 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (4 reviews)
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Herb Farm Peppard Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NJ, England
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+44 118 972 4220
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"for sale"
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"garden centre"
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"light lunch"
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"lovely plants"
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"delicious soup"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we cycled there over to Sonning common. lotts parking for both cars and Bikes. the shop looks lovely, it was a shame we were on our bikes (nowhere to put stuff) great selection of gluten free and normal cakes with proper coffee. we sat out...More

Thank peter h
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The Herb Farm is well worth a visit. Their plant centre is well stocked with healthy plants and the shop is always worth browsing. It's somewhere to meet a friend and enjoy a light lunch or tea, coffee and cake. The staff are friendly and...More

Thank RSnapper
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Another delicious visit to the Herb Farm! As always, fantastic choice of cakes - so difficult to choose one so we shared two!!! Very warm welcome and not rushed in making our cake selection. Polite, courteous, timely service and takeaway service into the bargain!

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Arrived at 16:15 to be advised that they were closing at 16:30. Therefore tea and coffee provided in one-use cups. Somehow that doesn't give a very welcoming impression. As customers our requirements for tea and coffee were met but our expectations of afternoon tea in...More

Thank BrabbenTE
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Coffee was ok, but paying the best part of £7 for a sandwich advertised as containing 'vintage cheese' but which was actually made of insipid pre-grated mush is a bit of an insult.. very poor. The local co-op delivers better for £2.50

Thank adent739
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Nice place to go for a few hours, they have a large selection of herbs and plants. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Nice little restaurant with home made cakes etc and fresh coffee.

Thank PAUL B
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

They have a very well run coffee and lunch shop attached to the herb farm. We love to pop in at lunch time for a delicious and well presented lunch and then browse around the shop afterwards.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

The food is OK here, nothing special. Small portions. Staff always seem more interested in showing off that looking after customers. My scone was frozen in the middle.

Thank MrsMaryLewis
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Herb garden is truly unique it always bring close to qualities and varieties of natural resources, I learned how to plant and all staffs were exceptional. Shop was very nice too , bought some teas, mint flavour handwash and few candles. Also enjoyed excellent food...More

Thank Zareenmino
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

When the Welsh Rarebit is good it is superb. Cakes are fab. Soup usually good with interesting flavours Service can be erratic Lovely location

Thank murray_towers
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Jenny S
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Cheralita I |
Yes dogs are most welcome in all areas at the herb farm ☺water bowls ready for any thirsty pooches .👍👍
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Jenny S
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Not actually sure... best to contact them directly 0118 972 4220
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