The Farm House

4.2
1006 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
An Elizabethan House situated in the heart of this beautiful old market town, with a warm friendly atmosphere and an extensive menu offering traditional English cuisine as well as continental specialties.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food as always but we do always find it too loud in there

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lacre
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. Waitress was impeccable and professional. Will be returning.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our Food was delicious

The Service was slow we waited ages to order despite trying on many occasions to attract the attention of waitress

Lovely Setting
Great Selection if drinks and Wine
Amazing Food

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EmmaF
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal and the staff were fabulous!

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Lisalou
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing our waitress was fantastic! Very friendly
And I left my phone on the table and she came to see if she could
Find me once we left the table.
Had a lovely evening with friends.

DB
DonnaB
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girly dinner with 3 friends, fantastic sea bass dish, great cocktails. 2nd visit and I will be back.

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Misterdishy
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite eating places. Good food, staff polite and courteous.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We felt that the shared starter could have been excellent

Great to have a proper "crumble" with custard

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StephanieW
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brilliant food and good size portions! Not the cheapest of meals but you are paying for good quality ingredients andbits worth it!
It was very quiet and we were the only ones there at one point but this was due to going at 6.30pm on a sunday when the sunday roast rush had died down and early for the dinner crowd. Perfect meal had by all and will definately return. TIP - have the sticky toffee pudding for dessert - its amazing!!

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Langers
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The venue has a lovely friendly and welcoming vibe. Great place for a night out.

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Sophie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service! Staff are always really lovely

GH
GraceH
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time had at the farmhouse this weekend, food was great and really good value. Nice wine ,great service I would definitely recommend.

JL
JackiL
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely birthday lunch brilliant service very welcoming

MY
MartinY
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Out of the 7 people dining, 4 had the only vegetarian option for the roast. None of them finished it as it was bland and tasteless. One was still frozen in the middle, and when we pointed this out to the waitress, she put her finger in it to see. She then took it away, and the same diner came back. Not a new plate of food, but the same one. Still, the roast Lamb was excellent.

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Arch
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch with friends. The food was great as was the service. The only thing that spoled it a little is that there was a table of very noisy kids next to ours and one child in particular (about 8 years old) kept banging my chair and me despite the fact that I asked very nicely for him not to do it. His parents took absolutely no notice. I will be asking for a table downstairs next time. I actually like children but not badly behaved ones!

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HannahS
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal here with my girlfriend's on Saturday. Lovely food and great value. Look forward to returning soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening with friends, good relaxed atmosphere. We have eaten here several times no problems

CL
CandyL
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a good meal after a hard day’s work, packing up a house. It was a Sunday evening and there were few restaurants open in the area - but that didn’t matter because The Farmhouse is one of our favourite restaurants and it WAS open!
We both started with garlic bread which was yummy then each had a perfectly cooked and served rib-eye steak with lovely chips and mushroom, tomatoes and watercress.
When we had eaten all that, there was regrettably, no room for dessert but we did manage coffee. The whole evening helped us to wake the following morning ready and willing for another hard day’s graft!

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

God was fantastic. I had the lamb shoulder and would highly recommend. My wife had the duck and I was fortunate to be offered a little taste. Again very nice. My only small suggestion would be that the game pie is not a pie but a pastry top. I have learned to always check before ordering now to avoid disappointment. Had it been a proper pie I would have ordered it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Food not bad and delivered to our table reasonably efficiently, but the overall standard of service and customer care was very disappointing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Steak was not rare as ordered and food took a while. Service was friendly as usual so we still had a good meal.

CJ
CJF12
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Range of main menu could be slightly improved but I had was great just other people struggled to find something they really liked. Overall great service great food and good atmosphere.

EB
EmmaB
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and atomosphere even on NYE! Had a fab time in the Cow Shed in the garden, definitely worth visiting!

QE
QE24
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I was disappointed with the service which was very slow. So would only recommend if you have a spare couple of hours and still not had desert or coffee. Food was good otherwise. We ended up getting the bill and going for coffee at Costa. We were a party of 10 including 4 children who do not wish to wait that long. The music was annoying which kept playing then stopping due to a fault. They should have just switched it off. Waitress was pleasant enough but didn't seem very efficient.

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alancapita
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great apart from warmish white wine. The food was excellent.

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Shaz
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great night, the food was excellent, it was a pre Christmas treat and was very atmospheric with Christmas parties, a great place to enjoy good company, food and wine

CA
ChristineA
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice pre Christmas catch up with friends,service prompt,value for money.attentive staff big party next to us a little festive but did not trouble us too much

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gastronome
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was very lucky to get a table at peak lunchtime just before Christmas and feared that theyd be so busy that food and service may suffer, but it was excellent. Parking was the most difficult problem to resolve in the area! It was a great menu, it was politely and effectively served and the food was wonderful.

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simonw
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, we just love it here. Great food, lovely atmosphere and exceptional service. My wife and I had a fantastic evening. Highly recommended.

JM
JuliaM
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work Christmas lunch. Pre booked menu choices were well presented and served in a timely manner . Service was friendly and welcoming and we were not rushed. Lovely surroundings and although restaurant was full it was not crowded and not too loud. We all enjoyed our meal

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WendyHH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time I have been but would recommend the food and the ambience. We had a very friendly waitress but waiter less so

PB
PeterB
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We explained on arrival that we were short of time, and the staff obviously did all they could to speed up service. They took extra trouble, and this was appreciated.

DS
vipDavidS
Kent
33 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had the 3-course Christmas lunch. The first course (game terrine) was really nice. I tried the nut roast for my main course but didn’t enjoy it as much; it was a bit bland. The dessert (amaretto creme brûlée) was nice. The atmosphere was up to The Farm House’s usual standard and the service is always attentive.

CC
ChrisC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy to book; nice setting for Company Christmas dinner. Good range of food, well cooked. Staff attentive without being claustrophobic. Good value for money although wine list could be improved.

LH
LisaH
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had our team Christmas meal at the Farmhouse - they never disappoint. Food was great, service was very good and excellent value for money.

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NickyC
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Christmas get together with my friends from work for evening dinner. We choose the Christmas Menu, which was excellent and value for money at £27 for three courses. The staff were very polite and gave excellent service.
Only thing that spoilt it was a noisy table of 12 next to us who had no consideration for other diners! This was not the restaurants fault just guests who do no know how to behave!
Thank you, we will definately return in the New Year!

DS
DeborahS
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly, helpful staff. Food OK. Seating area could be larger or perhaps less tables.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Xmas dinner group. We all finished all three courses!! Can not fault food fabulous. We will definitely go back.

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Exp48
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - cooked to perfection. Great ambience and can't wait to return. Best meal I have had in a long while (and I do eat out frequently).

HS
HibouSage
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were a party of 10 people, our annual get-together, friends, old work mates, etc. Was quite difficult finding a restaurant at the beginning of December that could accommodate a group of 10 at a reasonable time (8.15pm) on a Saturday night, other than for a Christmas party!. But this restaurant came up trumps and as it was easy for us all to get to, was the ideal choice.
Parking in West Malling is the only draw-back and we did have to drive around for 20 or so minutes until we found space. The restaurant/pub is centrally located on the high street, easy to find. Towards the back of the main building there's a large outdoor seating patio area, which would be great in Summer. Lively pub downstairs. We sat upstairs, noise wasn't an issue and we all managed to chat to each other without shouting. Quiet background music.
Service was prompt and very friendly with a smile, the menu is large and has multiple options for whatever your fads and dislikes. I'm Vegetarian, I found a limited choice of dishes but the food was excellent. As like many restaurants, I would suggest a few more choices of Vegetarian options, and not to solely focus on Vegan options, as many Vegetarians find Vegan food rather bland!
Overall, everyone enjoyed the evening, great food, (however, a touch pricey in parts) and a good wine list. Good ambience and attentive, friendly, polite service. We recommend and will certainly return at a future date. Thanks to all for an enjoyable evening.
Recommendations - Game pie/ Wild Mushroom Arancini/ Blood Orange Sorbet!

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The Farm House is rated 4.2 stars by 1006 OpenTable diners.