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The Jolly Farmer

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Jolly Farmer is a historic pub located in the beautiful countryside of Cookham Dean, just opposite Saint John the Baptist Church. It's a proper pub with great food, local beers & excellent wines. We also have a large playground and dogs are welcome.
US$5 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Pizza, British, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pizza fish and chips apple crumble spaghetti sunday roast pork steak the pub play area timothy taylor on tap beer garden adults and children beautiful village real ale lovely lunch great garden
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Reviewed 3 days ago

so where to begin! This is a charming country pub with open fires set in beautiful countryside, what a great place for lunch. Think again. We booked a table by telephone and on arrival were told we had no booking. Found us space on a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank andrew d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite living nearby this was our 1st visit to this pub owned by the locals. There were 8 of us and we chose it because it’s dog friendly. Most of our party chose fish & chips, excellent and generous. The specials choice was extensive, I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank rdv
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Great news the long awaited return of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord is back on draught after too long You get what you pay for Rumours are that Winter Royal is coming in December Great meal tonight tasty sausage spicy sausage staters Spaghetti Bolognese and a great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank 801neillf
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We booked a table for 10 (6 adults and 4 children (3-8)), for Sunday lunch, the pub was busy as usual, but the service was a bit slow and the food was not as good as previous visits.... the fish batter was soggy, not nice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cnb134
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I visited with my walking group on a Saturday lunchtime. About 12 of us were eating and we arrived without booking but the staff did not seem fazed by this. Luckily the weather was mild enough to eat outside. We were impressed by the range...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gillianswan2017
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I love this pub. I've been coming here for a long time and have seen it change over the years. It's got a great play area and is in a great location, ideal for walkers and cyclists. The beer selection isn't very extensive but they...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank timpM1387WL
Jolly F, Bar staff at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hi Tim, We’re sorry to hear that your latest visit was not as positive as normal. We work hard to keep our regulars happy and really appreciate your feedback! The day of your visit was the return of our Sunday roasts and we agree that...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Back from holiday and popped in for Friday supper Great homemade Spaghetti and Garlic Bread, tasty Chicken and Mushroom pie, Rebellion Red has replaced Zeberdee which has not gone down well with us, when is Timothy Taylor’s landlord coming back?More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 801neillf
Jolly F, Bar staff at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hi Neill, Thank you for another great review and your continued visits to the Jolly! Unfortunately we can’t say right now when we will have Timothy Taylor again, but as soon as we have it we’ll be sure to let you know! We look forward...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

On Thursday 4 October 24 members of the U3A Wokingham walking group visited The Jolly Farmer at Cookham Dean. We were very grateful that the pub opened extra early at 10.15am instead of 11am so that we could use the toilets and hand in our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cheshuk
Jolly F, Bar staff at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hi Cheshuk, We’re really glad you enjoyed good service during your visit, thank you very much for your review. We’re sorry that not all your food was up to stamdard and we will work hard to improve this for future groups. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Met with friends here halfway between Cotswolds and London, picked the pub for its play area and garden and weren’t disappointed. The food was good, the sun was out. The pizza and burgers were very good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jonners0910
Jolly F, Front Office Manager at The Jolly Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review, hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 26 August 2018

My brother in law and I ate here today and were delighted with our lunch. We chose from the specials menu. There was no printed menu for this but in a flash the waitress took a photo of the blackboard and then ran through all...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Eucalyptus44
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Yes i saw dogs in there - it looks very family-type pub so id definitely say yes to dogs :)
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