The farmers

4.4
212 Reviews
£25 and under
British
We are pleased to be recognised as a family run pub with attentive friendly staff, something that repeatedly comes up on our reviews. Our aim is to provide good quality freshly produced food and at reasonable prices.

We are delighted our customers love the warm welcoming ambience of the pub and enjoy the traditional and slightly quirky decor.

The Farmer’s Sunday lunch always offers a choice of three meats, fresh vegetables and goose fat roast potatoes. We also offer a homemade vegetarian option and can cater for gluten free and other requirements, just ask us. We strongly advise you book to avoid disappointment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 212 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Joanne
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal at The Farmers. Staff really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend.

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CarolineL
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal for Fathers Day , attentive staff …impressed

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Pedro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, clean toilets, great playground for the kids to round around.

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CharlotteS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous lunch, the roast dinner was just glorious. Equally all the staff were so friendly. We’ll definitely be back ☺️

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BeckyR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good menu options including some vegan choices. The vegan burger with chips and coleslaw was delicious.

AD
AmandaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food wasn’t as good as usual. Risotto was very stodgy but tasty.

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AlexR
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and such a wonderful garden to relax in the sunshine.

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BeckieB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, really friendly environment nothing was to much trouble, lovely play area for the children to play in and the food was amazing as always.

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Goose
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The farmer is a great spot for food, especially on a Sunday with the music. Kids love the play area too and service is usually great.

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AlisonB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great burger and chips sat out in the sunshine with good service

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Peanut
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not great service unfortunately took Forever and we didn’t even get to order desert it was so long a wait we had to go.

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly staff, lovely food and excellent play area - perfect for families.

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a lovely meal in beautiful gardens, very relaxed yummy food great place for kids to play.

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Notpretentious
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a table in the garden on Sunday 6th of June 2021. Clear signs when coming in to the pub to know where to go and the staff were polite when asking us to check in using the test and trace app.

All table service and they immediately took our drinks order (sounds simple but not all places seem to do this). My daughters played in the reasonable sized play area while we ordered food. Starters came within a reasonable timeframe and staff seemed keen to ensure we had everything we wanted. The starters were very good (one rabbit rilletts and one crab tart). Mains came shortly after and my family all enjoyed it (I’d have preferred my burger medium rare but didn’t ask for it so won’t knock them for that). We ordered ice creams for pudding which, unsurprisingly, went down well on a hot afternoon.

Requested the bill which came quickly but with no pressure to leave. Cost just over £100 with service which I thought was good value for money and would recommend. Staff were well organised and pleasant to deal with which really made a difference.

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KimC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside lovely comfy chairs luckily nice weather, great food, lots staff , quick service

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CharlotteA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor and slow service. Had to ask for drinks menu. Was given it and told that it was out of date and we would need to tell the waitress the “sort of drink” we wanted. Waitress knew no information about the drinks. Only one toilet. Then charged a service charge. Absolutely appalling. Won’t be returning!

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AlisonC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was lovely, will go there again!

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PaulS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We both had the delicious lasagne in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely welcome & were able to sit where we wanted (within reason as it was really busy!) but they looked after us & the dog so well! Got Isla a bowl of water & some fog biscuits!

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Anon
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Toilets weren’t working, staff just weren’t on it...it was a busy bank holiday weekend but they should have been on it. Great kids play area though! Food was average (sadly)

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Foodgloriosfood
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent area at the rear of pub with decking and comfortable chairs and table for eating.
Normal pub food but very tasty.

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HelenL
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

3 out of 4 meals were lovely but a bit disappointed with one of them. Lovely staff, great atmosphere-fab to be back enjoying a meal out!

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Barryjon
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food . Generous portions.
Chose steak pie with mash and veg. The Pie was excellent. The setting was really pleasant. We sat on the raised decking under the awning. Service outstanding during a busy time. A very enjoyable evening.

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CarolynW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My lasagne was heated up and the topping was so hard I was unable to eat it or even cut it up
I had high expectations of this pub so I was bitterly dissatisfied

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice and friendly greeting on entry. The food took 50 minutes to arrive at the table. It appeared that the whole restaurant was served at the same time. At least it was served in order of arrival. The food was a little on the expensive side but very nice. The cheesy chips could have been done with some more flavoursome cheese. If the portions were slightly smaller perhaps the price could be reduced? The only disappointing thing was that a tip was automatically included in the bill without being advised.

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Happy
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Farmers for lunch and booked a table for inside as the weather was going to bad.

Excellent meal and service. I enjoyed the food, we had a wrap and a ciabatta plus some sides. The price was reasonable. The only thing I would recommend to change is that the menu was not very extensive. Some more lighter choices and salads would have been nice.

This was our second visit and would definitely go again.

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ThereseT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Only problem the room was so cold.
For ok service excellent but room temperature COLD.

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KasiaN
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food as always
Great outdoor playground for kids to play

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davinaw
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the farmers for Sunday lunch which was really very good. Lots of lovely vegetables and very filling! Will definitely be back again!

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CarolineL
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal , food was lovely , service was excellent , will return

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RonP
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable evening - very friendly and efficient Staff - made to feel v welcome

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monkeydust
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was ok, we were excited to eat on the first day back inside but it was so cold we may as well have been outside - we all had to eat with our coats on which is not great. Our meals were ok, kids pasta was not nice and went entirely uneaten as did the other table's child's pasta I noticed - literally pasta with tomato paste. Also don't opt for the 'meal deal' of ice cream and main for £10 - it's a huge amount of icecream for children and again went uneaten so wasn't a 'deal' at all. Just felt it was all a bit too much money for standard pub food in a freezing room. Summer in the garden with the play area would probably be better.

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JaneA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service with a smile. The play garden is great for kids and luckily the weather held off long enough for us to eat. The marquee wasn't there when we went so if the weather had been worse may have been a bit wet. Overall was good and would come back!

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AdrianD
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, well set up for dining outside, great, no fantastic food. Superb service and what a lovely venue. Really enjoyed my wife’s birthday dinner there. Highly recommended

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Jojo
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Service was great garden was nice will come again

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Ross
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

brilliant great staff and kids love it there

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lordbyron
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food amazing. would have been better experience if the gazebo roofs were on as it rained a bit.

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vipPetraE
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable Sunday lunch in the garden with friends and our three year old twins. The garden and play area were lovely, the service friendly and the roast beef outstanding. There was quiet piano playing which was nice. The staff kindly found and kept safe our son’s triceratops which we lost.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Met for Birthday Drinks and Meal with friends. Saturday night was dry and not too cold so outside worked - could have done with table candles or something as it got dark though! Great service from staff, friendly and nothing too much to ask.

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Bonkybec
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice pub, big outdoor area, was chilly but there was some cover and heaters. We were there at 4pm so service was quick, will definitely go back

FAQs

The farmers is rated 4.4 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.