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The Jolly Farmer

) #20 of 47 Restaurants in Alton ££ - £££ , British,
Binsted Road | Blacknest, Alton GU34 4QD, England
+44 1420 222444
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“burger” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Binsted Road | Blacknest, Alton GU34 4QD, England
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just returned from a lovely evening at the jolly farmer to celebrate dad/grandads birthday. The food was amazing and the staff very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be back :)

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meal was very nice, the service was good Very clean and tidy a proper pub looking place The only thing is it was very expensive which really puts me off, I won't come back because of the price I appreciate that going out to...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us, two having a delicious burger, one with a quiche, and one with a beetroot salad. The only complaint was that the salad was really a mass of quinoa coloured with beetroot juice. Sadly, didn't cover the bland taste of quinoa. Good wine...More

Thank PestfromBuda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with 2 friends for a lunch in the garden, had a great time. All the food was very nice and the portions generous, service was good, prices reasonable to. Highly recommend the brownie sundae for dessert. Will definitely come back again soon.

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch in the sun here which was very pleasant. Staff were nice and the food good, fish a little fatty and not so keen on the salad that came with the steak but otherwise a great meal out.More

Thank NZSwanns
Anthony L, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your kind review, we are all pleased here that you found your lunchtime visit pleasant and that you had a great meal. Its what we always try to achieve in all our guests having a great time. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regulars at the Jolly Farmer. Just been for Sunday lunch and what a cracking roast it was. Husband and I had roast beef, fabulous ! Proper sunday roast with amazing yorkshire puds and plenty of lovely fresh veggies and gravy. Son had rib...More

Thank Pat L
Anthony L, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your very kind review, we are really happy you visit us regularly and that manage to satisfy you each time. Our roast dinners are very important to us and we as a team take a lot of time and effort preparing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in for Sunday lunch without booking and found a wonderful BBQ in the garden being served alongside their usual menu both of which were fantastic - food was excellent. Staff were great too and as an added bonus there was animals in the...More

Thank Jo W
Anthony L, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and the summer fete we had organised. A bit of a way off but we have a 3 day real ale festival with live music etc. organised for 18th - 20th...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Jolly Farmer to find that they were holding their Summer Fete and had an outside BBQ. We had only planned to have a drink but the BBQ smelled so good we decided to give it a go. We are very fussy...More

Thank christobel07
Anthony L, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for your great review. Myself and the whole team were very pleased to read you enjoyed your visit. Yes, it was a great day to pop in, the BBQ did indeed smell tempting. Glad you appreciated the quality of our meat, we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here and thoroughly enjoyed the hole experience. Great food and happy staff. Proper good English pub 10/10

Thank Alister L
Anthony L, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for your 5 star review, myself and the team were really happy you enjoyed your visit. We llok forward to welcoming you again, soon we hope. Kindest Regards Anthony Manager

Reviewed 4 June 2017

We had the misfortune to go out to Sunday lunch today at The Jolly Farmer - what a disaster. The Yorkshire Puddings were like rubber, the roast potatoes were hard and undercooked, the lamb was really chewy and even the vegetables weren't nice. Really disappointed....More

Thank Ingrid P
Anthony L, General Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Hello Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry you felt your experience was poor and that we did not reach our usual excellent standards. We prepare and cook all of our food to order and aim to produce consistently excellent food 100% of the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binsted Road | Blacknest, Alton GU34 4QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +44 1420 222444
  • E-mail
A countryside retreat for fans of the great outdoors, The Jolly Farmer in Hampshire is a wonderful country pub serving first class beer and home-cooked food. We have an award-winning garden with a fantastic enclosed children's play area, making us a safe bet for summer pints!
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