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The Jolly Farmer

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A countryside retreat for fans of the great outdoors, The Jolly Farmer in Hampshire is a wonderful country pub serving first class beer and home-cooked food. We have an award-winning garden with a fantastic enclosed children's play area, making us a safe bet for summer pints!
$9 - $27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a terrible experience for Sunday lunch yesterday. The pub was rammed and the staff clearly couldn't cope at all. 25 minutes passed before we were offered drinks and then there was quite a wait to get these drinks. The wrong order of drinks...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank markhunter84
Reviewed 3 days ago

Service was a little slow but staff were very good. Lovely atmosphere and I love that the pub is dog friendly.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Windgate1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a cold rainy night on way home with my daughter on her 15th birthday having gone to visit some stores after school. Millie went out of her way to be helpful and our puppy was made to feel very welcome in the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JoJacob9
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Annual family get together pre booked and also food requirements sent in on request. Arrived 1pm and showed to our very cramped table. We were told that our drinks order would be taken at our table. This did not happen for 20minutes ,we went to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank robhV2869OK
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We are very delighted to find this lovely pub hidden in the equally lovely countryside, Binsted. Very friendly atmosphere, dog-friendly too (not that we have one, but still) and they serve good food as well.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MariaJeanV
jollyfarmer12345, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Hi Maria, Thanks so much for your 4* review! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit to us...and perhaps it's time to get a dog; you never know, they could win the much coveted Dog of the Week! Given how lovely...More

Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Booked Christmas Lunch here. I made the booking over the telephone, and spoke to Leah, who was charming, and booked the table for me. On Christmas morning we were welcomed with a glass of Prosecco, and shown to our table. Our waitress arrived swiftly, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paleflier
jollyfarmer12345, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Hi Paleflier, Thank you so much for the 5*review! It's always good to know when we've made someone's visit special but particularly so on Christmas day. And my partner, Hannah, will be especially pleased that you enjoyed her singing and Joe's playing. To be honest...More

Reviewed November 25, 2018

I normally have a moan & wish I had cooked myself when having a pub roast but today I have changed my mind. I can honestly say that this was the best Roast chicken dinner I have ever had in a pub ! There was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JSP20
Phil G, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Hi JSP20, Well, what can I say! Other than thank you so much for such a glowing review! I do remember speaking to you before you left and as I think I said at the time Sunday roasts are our pièce de résistance but I'm...More

Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

This Restaurant was a recommend. It didn’t disappoint. We arrived at 1.00 to a heaving restaurant. Not a table spare. Showed to our reserved table immediately and was told that as the restaurant was near full it would be upto 30 mins before we would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SteveH943
Phil G, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Hi Steve, Thank you so much for such a glowing review...particularly as I've been on holiday and you never know what you might return to! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and it's good to know that people understand and accept when there is sometimes...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

Beautiful location.Very nice inside. Confused as to why the quality of food was so poor. I believe this is a Fuller's pub. Unsure of the standard generally for 'Fullers' pubs, this particular meal seemed to be of Wetherspoons quality but double the price. The burger...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Steph B
Phil G, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Hi Steph B, Thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback and I'm sorry that your visit wasn't up to scratch. If you look over the vast majority of our reviews on our various platforms you'll see that on the whole the quality of...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

We had a great evening on Friday at the Jolly Farmer. 15 of us, all drinking, most eating and we really enjoyed ourselves. Food very good, nice atmosphere and great service. All staff were helpful and pleasant, Amber in particular was very professional but also...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank twb666
Phil G, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Hi Trevor, Thanks so much for the excellent review and apologies I haven't responded sooner, I have been away. I'm glad you enjoyed your evening with us and Amber is indeed a credit to us! She'll be leaving at the end of the month and...More

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