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The Jolly Farmer

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, European, Gastropub
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Farleigh Road | Cliddesden, Basingstoke RG25 2JL, England
+44 1256 473073
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Showing 109: English reviews
Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

6 girls stopped for light lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the choice of home made light bites, starters and mains. I had the home made fishcakes which were really yummy with home made tartare sauce, very good! The rare roast beef on ciabatta looked good too. The staff were really friendly and all in all we had a jolly... More 

Thank HIATJ1188
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have been running an unofficial local pub 'ham, egg and chips' comparison table with some friends and Jolly Farmer Clidessden is hands down the winner. We recommend you try them! Enjoy!

Thank jayyjayym
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Our son wanted to go to the Giraffe in B-stoke after shopping, but we found it was closed for refurb. We couldn't find anything we could all agree on in Festival Place, so after looking at the TA review, decided to get in the car and drive to the Jolly Farmer. Rang to check until when they were serving Sunday... More 

Thank Ann S
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times and I've always enjoyed it. Food has always been brilliant but it's reasonably priced and a nice area to just have a couple of drinks. Scenic area and friendly staff. Hopefully will visit soon.

Thank Simone S
Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a small quaint pub, and the food is delicious (I usually have mussels, fish & chips or a burger). The beer gardens are lovely, the service is brilliant and the staff are really friendly. Can't fault it! Would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank OliviaSimoneRussell
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Went out for a bite to eat and drink. Food was delicious. I had the calfs liver and my partner had the veal from the special menu. It is a lovely village pub with real ales and lots of character and love eating here. Only wish I could eat here more often. Well worth a visit.

Thank openplan1
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Just returned from from another lovely meal. Despite the power cut, which just enhanced our evening, food, service, atmosphere was great.. never had a bad meal here, thanku for a great evening!

Thank Sara B
Hook, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Very friendly staff, with excellent food. Would have preferred less Fish on the menu, but otherwise can't fault it. Highly recommend.

Thank debsdick
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Booked at last minute after internet search for place to eat near Hotel (Audley Wood) we were staying in where both restaurant’s were fully booked. Very pleasant "local" pub - with a good menu with specials, helpful and friendly staff, not hurried. Plenty of parking.

Thank StephenBull
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The menu isn't vast but there is a good choice with several fish dishes. It was very busy but we managed to get a table as there had been a cancellation. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the service was good. We had the burgers which were very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Farleigh Road | Cliddesden, Basingstoke RG25 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke
  • Phone Number: +44 1256 473073

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?