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Botley Hill Farmhouse is a historic country inn which has been lovingly refurbished to enhance its 16th century charm. Book today to enjoy imaginative menus, prepared using locally-sourced ingredients, and a hand-picked selection of fine wines and real ales from breweries in Surrey and Kent. Come and discover the farmhouse's unrivalled rural setting, surrounded by rolling hills, lush woodland and grazing sheep. Kickstart your weekend with a leisurely breakfast, gather friends and family for Sunday lunch or join us for supper beside our roaring fire - we're looking forward to meeting you. THE INN IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS BUT THE TEA SHOP IS OPEN.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Sunday lunch. Abundant portions with good choice of roast. My wife was most impressed with the healthy vegetable selection on the plate - 6 different ones if you count the parsnip puree. Good service and friendly staff ( not to mention the ales!) added...to the experience. Have been before and will go again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

Been to his pub a few times, and it never disappoints. It’s a beautiful place to come in the summer and it’s got great outdoor seating overlooking pretty much on the sport view with no smoking signs everywhere (fab!). Inside is really nice and quite...cool in the summer. However, in the winter it’s absolutely freezing and the piddly little heaters they have do not keep you warm at all so beware and wrap up well. It’s quite cosy and oldie woldy feeling and therefore the wheelchair access is not that good but there is a ramp access on the right hand side to get into the actual pub. You’re quite limited to where you can sit if you are wheelchair user. As for the food, it’s generally very good and I’ve not had a bad meal here and the desserts are always spot-on with plenty of GF options. The teas and coffees are very good here too. Prices aren’t cheap, but they’re not overly expensive either lunch for two of us including dessert (no drinks) £80 including service. You need to book here as it’s always pretty much fully booked and there’s plenty of parking outside.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Great find for a fab Saturday dinner. Delicious food and a good range of dishes. Sea Bream fish of the day was perfectly cooked and very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend and hope to return soon.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Cold mid January dinner for two. Easy to find and great parking. Food was excellent, with the chorizo and prawn starter superb to share. Mains very good. Sticky toffee pudding was also excellent. Service was very friendly and attentive - kudos to the Romanian that...apparently everyone thinks is Italian (we did!!!). This place is a real find and we’ll be back soon.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

Excellent light lunch. Great range of locally brewed beers as well as some impressive lunch options. Our waiter Oli was really bright and friendly! Great service and great food. Will be back again!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

We came here on Christmas Eve for a family lunch. Let me get the positives out there first. The food, the ambience and the service were all good. But there's a but. For me the quality of beer and how it is served it important...to the pub experience and I'm afraid to report that all the beer we had was terrible and four of us, out of six, drank some. To many people this is not important, I admit, but to me the quality of a pub's beer is paramount We should have sent it back. It was flat and in poor condition. To make things worse, all you can get are the brews that they brew on-site (I believe) so getting an alternative to the Titsey beers they sell was not possible. What pub doesn't sell Guinness?! This one. Maybe this isn't a beer drinkers' pub, it's more 'gastro' than that but, based on my experience, I think this establishment really needs to up its game in this respect. I can accept a pint that it well served but is not to my taste, but not one that has clearly not been properly looked after and served in poor condition.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

We have been coming here for several years so I thought it worth mentioning that the good standard of food and service has been maintained. And yet again, my 2023 award for the best chips within 20 miles of Belvedere goes to Botley. Crispness maintained...even when cooling, fluffy inside. A small “but”. Waiting staff, please stop uttering the inane “perfect,” for my choice of dish. And don’t question my decision not to pay service charge. (It was the first time it has happened here, I should add.) It’s out of principle I don’t pay. And it’s not mentioned on the menu.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

If you have a mix heritage family do not attend this place!! This is the second time I have experience what can only be the describe as blatent racism which seems to a very common theme at the Botley Hill Farmhouse. My 6 year daughter...was verbally abused and repeatedly shouted at on xmas day by a customer and her husband for watching a santa video on my phone whilst waiting for our Christmas Dinner!! My daughter was in floods of tears on Christmas day because of these ignorant, disgraceful,uneducated racist people. Grown adults have no right to shout, make racist comments nor make any physical contact with other peoples children but it seems like the Botley think this behaviour from their customers is acceptable. We are absolutely disgraced at the way this matter was dealt with and how despite seeing what was going on staff appeared to think this was acceptable. Racism has no place in society and your pub is not exempt. The attitudes in this place toward mixed heritage families is like something out of the 1800s. To top it off food was tasteless normally the food is okay here but not today. It was not worth anywhere near the price of £120 a head. Unless you want your family to be discriminated against by the local drunks and for staff to stand by and think this is okay avoid this place.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Management Team, Agency / Consultant at Botley Hill Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2023

It has taken us a few days to respond to your “review” as we are still shocked, not only by the altercation between you and a couple at an adjoining table, but at the contents of your post. Our first priority is - and always...More

Reviewed 14 December 2023

Best fish and chips I have eaten. Battered in locally brewed beer. Well-kept real ales. A little pricey which would prevent me going regularly but faultless food, beer and service.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

I've stopped at the Tea shop for a quick break to warm myself up. This was a second attempt, as previously thecage was not offering any cakes catering to special dietary requirements. The staff was somehow abrupt and asked me what I would like to...order as soon as I've stepped in, so I had to ask what is on the offer and then again for some time to look at pastries. The staff was practically blocking my way to the seating area, which felt awkward. The shed itself is a small, but quite lovely space, with a couple of tables and nice decor. Unfortunately the coffee turned out to be truly awful. It is a lovely place in a very picturesque spot in the countryside - it's a pity the customer service and the food are not better, as it could be a go-to break spot all year round.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

The food here has always been good but the have a new chef, been here about 8 months and wow !!! The food is amazing, flavour combinations spot on, cooked to perfection and presentation very good Had an incredible lunch for my dad’s 74 th...birthday. Staff as always friendly helpful and knowledgeable Can’t recommend this farmhouse pub highly enoughMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

It is not a pub. We could not go to the bar and get a drink. You need to be seated at a table and be eating a meal. This is a restaurant. Another Pub bites the dust!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Upon entering, I immediately felt at ease. The interior is warm and cozy with original oak beams that transport you to a time gone by. The stone floors covered by rustic rugs, heavy wooden tables and hearty open fires immediately create a comforting and relaxed...ambiance. Soft murmur of conversation is the only sound to be heard which adds to the calmness of the natural setting.   A traditional, gastronomic menu left me spoilt for choice. The lamb shank was a masterpiece of flavours. Succulent, soft meat that literally fell off the bone was served with a rich, velvety gravy which left me feeling content. A medley of Moroccan spiced vegetables and chickpeas was the perfect accompaniment to the tender lamb. Alongside this, a generous portion of creamy mashed potatoes completed the plate. The textures and flavours worked together perfectly.  The pudding was truly the star of the show. A generous square of freshly baked brownie, a perfect balance of a crisp exterior and the soft, fudgy centre was a masterpeice in itself. The crinkled surface glistened with a thick fudge sauce, cascading over the brownie as if it were liquid silk.    Within the first bite, my tastebuds were transported to euphoria. The warm brownie melted in my mouth, the rich sauce adding a level of extra warmth. Then, the handmade vanilla ice cream. A cool, fresh pale contrast to the warm, dark gooey brownie, with visible specs of vanilla.  
  The overall experience exceeded my expectations as The Botley Hill is not just a pub but a delightful culinary experience. This pub is ideal for families, couples or even single diners and is dog friendly. The Inn is perfect for every season, with indoor and outdoor dining where you are surrounded by panoramic views across the North Downs. I will definetly return to try other dishes on the menu and relive this experience again.  More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

Great food choices, great food. Great service. Great location. Too many uses of the word ‘great’. Second visit - probably of many. Visit on a dark, clear, night and you also get an amazing view of the night sky.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

We had a family Sunday lunch at this lovely place. All 4 of us had the roast lamb, it is definitely the best Sunday lunch we had away from home cooking. All of us cleared our plates and commented on how good it was. We...would highly recommend trying it!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Thursday 12–11pm Friday 12–11pm Saturday 12–11pm Sunday 9:30am–10pm Monday 12–11pm Tuesday 12–11pm Wednesday 12–11pm
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5