Farm @ Friday Street

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The Farm is a beautiful pub with open fires and log burning stoves serving traditional hearty British food using the best seasonal ingredients available to us. We also offer a selection of well kept cask ales and a carefully chosen wine list most of which are available by the glass.The atmosphere is informal and relaxed so whether you want to pop in for a quiet drink, a special celebration or a quick bite to eat you will always be welcome.
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HF
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The service was dreadful which was a shame because we have eaten here previously and it had been very good. We waited 40 minutes for bread! We asked for water several times without it ever coming and the general attitude of the staff was poor.

D
East Sussex
26 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good , great service, prompt , good food and great atmosphere.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Have eaten here several times over the years and have always enjoyed it. This time we waited for 45 minutes for our food and it didn/t look unusually busy . The food when it came was good but the prices have gone up quite a lot and they are in danger of getting too expensive for a regular visit. Our bill for 2 drinks and pie and mash came to over £40 and can eat a lot cheaper in several local eateries !

M
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this place. Couldn't fault it. Will definitely be returning again very soon.

H
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening , the food was delicious and good sized servings . The waitresses were very attentive but not overly.
Lovely place would definitely go again .

J
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really nice place, great atmosphere and really good food. Service could have been quicker, but the waitresses were friendly and helpful. Would recommend and would go back again.

JA
London
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was appalling slow. We had to wait about half an hour to get our drinks and another 35 minutes to get garlic bread and then main was served 5 minutes after.

The service is usually slow here even when not very busy.

Everything else is very good here

r
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked for a salad without the dressing and it was absolutely incredible, it looked and tasted amazing and the chef was kind enough to tell me that it would be deconstructed as there was no dressing to hold it together, however managed to do it anyway! Lovely staff and a stunning place. Will definitely be back.

MD
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was super nice but the service despite only being not overly busy. The waiting seemed to take a while. For example, it took 20 minutes just to order and a further 50 minutes for the food to arrive. We were then asked twice if we wanted pudding. And it then took 20 just to wait to pay.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice family place and food wasn't bad although a bit expensive. Some of the young staff had no commonsense. Had to keep attracting their attention every time we wanted something.

NB
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I’m really sad about the farm , it was always our no 1 go to place to eat , the staff are lovely & the surroundings just gorgeous , the open fire smells divine but the last couple times we’ve been have been so bad , yesterdays breakfast being the worst ever . I’d booked a table and stated veggies and vegan to forewarn them...when we arrived there were a couple of families eating , we were asked to choose quickly as breakfast stopped at 11 & it was 10.40 , fair enough ...but ... the menu is truly awful for vegans , actually nothing on there , and for veggies not much better , porridge or a full English , no pancakes , no smashed avocado on sourdough , no French toast and berries , I mean , come on , it’s not unusual to be veggie or vegan is it now . We should have gone elsewhere but we stuck with it and ordered as best we could Then we had to wait soooo long , with the poor waitress making excuses for the chef , I felt so sorry for her but really , if the chef can’t knock out a few fried eggs there’s something majorly wrong ...so , the poached eggs were overcooked ,the fried eggs undercooked , the vegan breakfast consisted of a tomato , a mushroom and two hash browns , no extras , but we were charged full price . We were given extra coffee and toast on the house but the toast was the really cheap white faffy bread , not good quality at all ...they’re missing a trick here , fab place , lovely staff , rubbish chef and poor quality food , it’s such a shame and I’m so disappointed because I really loved this place and the staff too , they’re being let down badly

RE
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow had to ask to be seated even though we had booked and checked in ... food was ok but very salty.. shame as we have been before and the meal and service was great

CW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in the Eastbourne area. Cosy in the winter with log fires and Christmas lights all around. Food is amazing, big portions. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Drinks are slightly expensive.

MB
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday the night of my visit and I was treated wonderfully, along with my partner and mum. The service was really good and very attentive. The food was of a high standard and the surroundings were warm and welcoming. I’ve visited this restaurant pub before and it still doesn’t disappoint.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went to ‘The Farm’ for our companies Christmas dinner to be seated at 6.45pm, so the first to be served ~ we were disappointed with the quality of the food: The toast was burnt & turned faced down with the patè starters, Yorkshire puddings were dry & almost verging in burnt, veg was probably the only good thing about it. The chocolate tart felt like it had a tough skin layer on it, so not enjoyable to eat! We then had to then ask for the deposit we paid to be taken off the bill! Mmmm...😂
Overall not a memorable experience, it really felt like ‘’it’s Christmas how can we make some money out of you....’’

OT
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always, live this place

JW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good reliable food. Staff lovely. Lady in charge (sorry don't know her name) long dark hair/glasses...... Is always on top of things, very welcoming and efficient. If she isn't the manager, she should be!!

P
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Burger over cooked on outside and just about ok on inside, chips just about warm.
Loads of meals off the menu.
Expensive for what we received. Will not be returning.

D
East Sussex
26 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasure, I go at least once a month with friends , receive a warm welcome, excellent service , great choice of food. Particularly excellent service from Hannah.

OT
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd meal here, love this place, 4 generations had a meal there today and it's now a firm family favourite

GB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The farm has a lovely chilled environment, the food tastes and looks amazing and the staff are always friendly

RR
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved a table I'm glad I did as it was full the service was excellent food was really good it was my mums 96 birthday celebration and they did not let me down mum enjoyed her day

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sunday lunch. Extremely nice. Good service. Good value. Excellent ingredients.

NW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I appreciate it was a Friday night but the restaurant was not overly busy.
Very slow service. Live 'entertainment' was extremely loud and, in my opinion, not very good. we had trouble hearing what each other was saying.
Quite expensive and not value for money. £7.95 for 6 tiny bits of calamari.
Fish and chip main - I question whether the triple cooked chips were triple cooked. They were hard.
It averaged out at £28 per person. We did not have a bottle of wine or deserts! Expensive.

AG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We had the roasts dinners very disappointed, not enough meat, and definitely not enough veg for the two of us. We also waited an hour.

AS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The drink service was slow especially for a Tuesday night. For a big restaurant a hen party was seated next to us which wasnt great but food was lovely, we had a great time together and we will be back again.

BB
London
59 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Table of 8 for lunch on a Tuesday. Food was very good - lamb curry, ploughman’s, fish and chips etc. Very few people there but it took nearly an hour to get the food.

MJ
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We visit the farm on a regular basis because we love the atmosphere and the food, the only complaint I have about our visit on Sunday was the cold bruised roast potatoes with my roast pork and an extremely small portion of veg... I must say though it’s probably because they had a party of 16 just before us! But normally it’s amazing..

AM
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The FOFS is a lovely pub/restaurant. The menu is reasonable and staff friendly. However, for the third time in a row this year visiting, food was delayed (by an hour) and drinks orders forgotten. We were informed that this was due to a table for 12 being served. The restaurant was not full and the kitchen could not meet with a very average Saturday night demand. It’s again, very disappointing. Management clearly need to improve kitchen and waiting staff timeliness and attention to customers.

JE
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The meal was lovely, the staff were great but the band playing were too loud for us to be able to talk - we could not hear each other speaking and it ruined our evening sadly.

RH
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As was expected, a great restaurant/bar staffed by great people in fantastic surroundings. Emma is to be congratulated on how she runs the place. Food cooked and presented to perfection, I really cannot rate this place highly enough.

HS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Found the food lacking on this occasion and didnt eat my main course!

TD
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very well looked after by Rikki,thank you . All as ordered & an excellent breakfast for 4 of us.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

First visit with family was stuck in a corner so was looking at the wall so not so good. Food was a long time coming 2 of the group enjoyed there Mussels which was good. Prawn Cocktail poor prawns very small. Chinese spring rolls to big for a starters. Main course poor. Had roast ham so salty and roast potatoes still had skins on then. Service v slow. And poor cauliflower cheese tasteless.

AE
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definately return

D
East Sussex
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visit once a month as a group , we always get a lovely welcome from Hannah and excellent service . Food and atmosphere always right and never noisy.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not my first time. Has a lovely comfortable feel. Food was good. Had nice steaks but could have perhaps done with proper steak knives! Service was also very good. Will definitely be back.

TD
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We were unfortunate yet again to lunch whilst a wake was in progress. Insufficient staff led to delays in delivering main course..an hour after order. A platitudinous excuse of waiting 20 minutes between courses,one of us had a Scotch Egg as a starter,is irrelevant as the wait was 40 minutes. Again only 3 choices of ale,all prices of alcohol seem to increase on each visit. When mains arrived ,to be fair,they were very good & up to standard.There are many other good food outlets locally more reasonably priced,of equal quality & better service.
The lesson learned is never lunch when the pub is holding a wake.

EW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and very impressed with food a great choice and quality very good.
Only criticism would be the kids mac and cheese (which was really good) was served in a hot skillet on a hot plate - surely this is a health and safety issue.
My children are 4 and the waitress just said be careful it's hot...understatement i couldn't touch it it was that hot.
If my kids had touched it they would have burnt themselves. Kids meals should not be served on hot plates.

HT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From arrival to exit staff were warm and friendly and were very attentive. Coped with birthday song and 3 year old grandson with good humour. Final bill was good value for memorable birthday lunch