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The Herb Farm

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Herb Farm Peppard Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NJ, England
+44 118 972 4220
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Arrived at 16:15 to be advised that they were closing at 16:30. Therefore tea and coffee provided... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BrabbenTE
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Reading, United Kingdom
'Vintage' cheese sandwich... really?

Coffee was ok, but paying the best part of £7 for a sandwich advertised as containing 'vintage... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
adent739
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Situated close to Sonning Common, The Herb Farm offers a large plant nursery, display gardens, The Herb Kitchen coffee shop and The Saxon Maze. The Barn Shop stocks many food items and gifts, with something for everyone.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (15 reviews)
“coffee shop” (21 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (4 reviews)
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Herb Farm Peppard Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NJ, England
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+44 118 972 4220
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"scones"
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"coffee shop"
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"welsh rarebit"
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"onion marmalade"
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"for sale"
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"garden centre"
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"great shop"
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"unusual gifts"
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"garden items"
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"delightful place"
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"waiting staff"
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"under new management"
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"light lunch"
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"lovely plants"
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"delicious soup"
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"home made cakes"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrived at 16:15 to be advised that they were closing at 16:30. Therefore tea and coffee provided in one-use cups. Somehow that doesn't give a very welcoming impression. As customers our requirements for tea and coffee were met but our expectations of afternoon tea in...More

Thank BrabbenTE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coffee was ok, but paying the best part of £7 for a sandwich advertised as containing 'vintage cheese' but which was actually made of insipid pre-grated mush is a bit of an insult.. very poor. The local co-op delivers better for £2.50

Thank adent739
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to go for a few hours, they have a large selection of herbs and plants. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Nice little restaurant with home made cakes etc and fresh coffee.

Thank PAUL B
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

They have a very well run coffee and lunch shop attached to the herb farm. We love to pop in at lunch time for a delicious and well presented lunch and then browse around the shop afterwards.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The food is OK here, nothing special. Small portions. Staff always seem more interested in showing off that looking after customers. My scone was frozen in the middle.

Thank MrsMaryLewis
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Herb garden is truly unique it always bring close to qualities and varieties of natural resources, I learned how to plant and all staffs were exceptional. Shop was very nice too , bought some teas, mint flavour handwash and few candles. Also enjoyed excellent food...More

Thank Zareenmino
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

When the Welsh Rarebit is good it is superb. Cakes are fab. Soup usually good with interesting flavours Service can be erratic Lovely location

Thank murray_towers
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Enjoyed our lunch, and browsing and buying from the great selection of goodies in the shop. Would have visited the maze but it is only open in the Summer.

Thank Audrey P
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

A group of friends decided on Christmas lunch here and although I now live 30 miles away, I love the food here and so joined them. The food here has always been good and their cheesy herb scones are to die for. Lunch was served...More

Thank Janet F
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I love the herb farm! Yummy lunch in a cute and relaxing country garden setting. Very generous portions and excellent value for money. Lots of lovely plants and gifts for sale. Perfect for a mooch about and lunch or just a coffee and delicious cake.

Thank jolene c
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Jenny S
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