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The Jolly Farmer

Binsted Road, Blacknest, Alton GU34 4QD, England
+44 1420 222444
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Binsted Road, Blacknest, Alton GU34 4QD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We were given a warm and friendly welcome to this large, traditional pub. Mid week there was plenty of space so we had not booked a table but found one for the three of us with comfortable seating in a bay window. One of our...More

Thank SarnianTraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

Came down from the Midlands to meet some some family friends for a catch up and bite to eat - not sure what to make of this place. It's like it is a place trying to be a cross over between a 'wacky warehouse' type...More

Thank Jon0408travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately, this place is your typical average Fullers pub; trying to be upmarket and fancy but missing the mark by a long shot. Burger nothing special and overcooked, and the linguine was a game of 'find the prawns'. The menu reads as pretentious in places....More

Thank SiCross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited the Jolly Farmer mid week arriving around 1930. It was quite busy and upon ordering we were advised of a 30 minute wait as a large group had just got their order in. We were fine with that as we knew what to...More

Thank Jaz8212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was friendly if not particularly efficient. Lunch for 4 plus a toddler was dreadful. Chips were 'chewy' rather than crispy; chorizo added to a burger was so hard it couldn't be cut into and the chicken in the chicken burgers was dreadfully dry. Ham...More

Thank NikkityNakkity
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Jolly Farmer for meals or just drinks a number of times in the past year, we keep returning and here's why; we have never EVER had below a 100% perfection experience. Atmosphere is lovely, staff have always been friendly and helpful,...More

Thank Helen P
Phil G, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Helen, Well, what can I say? Other than thank you very much for such a lovely review! We do try very hard to keep our standards up but sometimes, unavoidably, it doesn't always go right. So I am delighted that we've got it it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after moving to the local area. What a great pub. Lots of space inside for the winter with big armchairs. Outside garden is great, again large and lots of tables with umbrellas to keep you shaded if you want. We only...More

Thank Murphy2425
Phil G, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Murphy, Just moved to the area eh? Well hopefully your great review means we're now firmly your local! I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your food and have perhaps been tempted by the other guests meals to come back and try one of them....More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

A spur of the moment decision to eat out took us to The Jolly Farmer. A very friendly welcome greeted us. It was a lovely warm evening so we sat outside in the courtyard/garden which was lovely & quiet, with beautiful hanging baskets. The food...More

Thank Linda H
Phil G, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Linda, Thanks for your lovely review! It sounds like you sat in our courtyard and one of the things I loved about this pub when I first came here was the fact that in addition to our massive garden and children's play area we...More

Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Took an elderly aunt for evening dinner. Reserved by phone. Exceptionally hot day. And we were thoughtfully seated on a banquette between two open windows. Beer well kept, and food was excellent quality, well presented, and generous servings. Waiting staff were friendly and efficient. Lose...More

1  Thank Paleflier
Phil G, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paleflier, Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback and I'm glad that we were able to accommodate your needs. We do pride ourselves on the things you've mentioned; well kept beer, excellent quality food and friendly efficient service so I'm very...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a great meal here for our son’s 7th Birthday midweek. It started with a free drink for our birthday boy then great food and service and lots of attention to detail regarding our son’s Birthday. Candles in his dessert and one of the...More

Thank Zomini
Phil G, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Zomini, Firstly a belated Happy Birthday for your boy! We do try and make birthday's and special events EXTRA special for people so I'm glad he appreciated it! And Head Chef Mike is glad he enjoyed his homemade shortbread! I hope you find reason...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $27
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binsted Road, Blacknest, Alton GU34 4QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton  >  Blacknest
  • Phone Number: +44 1420 222444
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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!
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