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Jolly Farmers Pub Eatery & Farm Shop
Price range: $13 - $47
Cuisines: British, Gastropub, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We came across the Jolly Farmers by chance, and could not believe our luck. What a lovely, "jolly" place! It has something for everyone - squishy seats and settees for casual drinking and dining (we found a gorgeous spot on a settee by a roaring fire on a cold January day): a smart dining area on two levels - and a large family dining room where families could take babies and young children without any worries about upsetting other diners. The staff were very friendly and totally helpful - and considering that we arrived at a Sunday lunchtime with a packed pub, the service was extremely quick. The food is all locally sourced, beautifully cooked and present and delicious. There is even a small farm shop with scrummy things to buy. A really great place that we will be returning to regularly now.

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Thank ChrissyW768
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We ate here in between Christmas and New Year, not always the best time in some restaurants, but we were pleasantly surprised. The bar area is very small so this place is not suited to having a drink at the bar but for a meal with friends/family it was great.

The food was across the board very good, we had a wide range of main courses from burgers to John Dory and everyone enjoyed their food - also had 2 great local ales on - Pilgrim and Tea from Reigate and Guildford, which is good to see.

Overall I'd highly recommend this for family meals/meals with friends.

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Thank Surrey77
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This place is 3 in 1 - pub, shop and restaurant. The pub isn't really a pub at all - if you just want a couple of pints, you'd be better off at the Red Lion or the Dolphin.
The shop has some good produce but most of the prices are on the high side.
The restaurant is where the Jolly Farmers really scores. It has some tough local competition all right, in fact we know of 3 other places within a two-mile radius that are equally good. So we were rather surprised to find the place was nearly full when we visited at 4pm on a Saturday. Not a traditionally busy time of day for a country inn, but this place was bustling. And no wonder - cosy sofas by the log fire, friendly service, short but interesting menu and okayish prices (not bad by Reigate standards). But what stood out was the quality of the food. Simply first rate. We had a starter of olives and bread, a selection of cold fish served on a slate slab and a veggie burger with chips. All very good, and recommended without hesitation. The bill incuding a couple of Cokes came to £30, so not exactly cheap - but few places are cheap in the Reigate/Dorking area. We left comfortably stuffed with the food and warm from the fire, and happy to add the Jolly Farmers to our growing list of great places to eat along the M25 (if you're interested, the list is now: Jolly Farmers, Red Lion, Arkell Manor, Grumpy Mole).

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Thank SpongeBob2012
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

A couple of weeks ago my girlfriend and I were driving around looking for somewhere to eat,as I'm not from the area and luckily arrived here.I could tell it was a classy establishment with a full car park, which was extensive in itself. Once we entered the shop was in front of us and I felt at ease at this cosy restaurant.The local produce in the shop was superb and the overall decor was warm and smart.Although the place was busy we were met with smiles from the staff and ordered drinks (first sign for me of a quality place is the standard of the Ale and the Pilgrims was superb, obviously caring in their cleaning/maintenance of the pipes etc). We asked for a table of two and we places in a lovely secluded table and menus delivered immediately.If you like Olives then that starter was superb and sausages an mash I had equally lovely.Unlike the 'major chains' where you get microwave warmed up rubbish with a very hot plate, it was evident that our meals consisted of local produce, well prepared and presented and fresh.All through the meal all the staff were attentive, smiley and got talking with Tom the Manager later when things had quietened down and what a passionate lad he was, a credit to the restaurant.So all in all a first class visit.Well yesterday were again in the area and what better than to pop in for lunch.Quickly met Tom, arranged for our secluded table for two again and then recommended I have the Belly of Pork, which was simply divine.Again the whole experience was first class and it's just a shame I live eighty miles away that I can't frequent more often, but will do of course when next in the area.A fab place, excellent food, top service with a smile and personal touch.

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Thank Brendan69
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Service was a bit slow but friendly. We put this down to it being packed with lots of Christmas parties. Menu extensive and we liked the fact they used a lot of local produce. There is a lot of competition with good restaurants in Reigate, so not sure we would return.

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