Jolly Farmer

3.9
17 reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary Indian

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Casual
The Jolly Farmers Hurst is a Traditional English Food, Nepalese & Indian Restaurant and pub located in Davis Street, Hurst, Reading. The Jolly Farmer renovated the pub and expanded restaurant space to seat 70 diners.
Quality, style, refinement, presentation and preparation make our food more special. For The Jolly Farmers Hurst Recipes we take finest quality fresh ingredients, fresh meats and vegetables, aromatic herbs and spices. No artificial coloring or preservatives are added during the preparations of our finest food.
We bring your dreams to life.Now we are doing Corporate and Private Events including Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas Parties and more. Over 100 car park spaces.
What 17 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
3.4
ambience
4.1
value
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GordonS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food & service were great , it’s a shame it will be the last for a while but we will be back.Stay safe everyone 😊

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GordonS
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service ,lovely food ,cosy relaxed atmosphere we will return soon 😋

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CaitlinG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Small establishment. Food was excellent. Best onion bhajis!

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MrFoody
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Good selection of food and every dish we ordered was well cooked, very tasty and reasonably priced, especially the Nepalese choices. But the service was extremely slow, even though the restaurant was not full. We waited an hour and a half from finishing our starters to receiving the main course, as did several other tables, which is just unacceptable. They need to get more staff, otherwise people won't go back. a real shame as the quality of the food is very good.

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HarG
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of both worlds. Traditional pub fare but also an extensive Nepalese menu. Generous portions and very tasty. Chef was quite happy to amend dishes to suit dietary requirements. Very attentive service.

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JoCM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at a reasonable price. Very happy with our experience and would visit again.

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hungrychick
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had lunch which arrived in good time. Popadoms were crispy but did not feel fresh. My tandoori roti was not tandoori - just normal Tava roti but charged for tandoori roti. My lamb dish smelt lovely but taste was only ok. Portion of lamb meat not great - a lot more gravy than actual chunks of meat. Not really that impressed with the flavour. Maybe the English selection might be better? Alternatively maybe another Asian dish - could have just been a one off.

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RobertL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Decided to book a table for four adults for Sunday lunch, having been here a couple of years ago, interested to see how the pub was doing. The pub is split between a bar area and a more formal seating area. There was a steady stream of people coming in to eat and use the bar area. Maybe its the building and the bar/seating layout but it doesn't have a pub vibe. Saying that the food (we all had the roasts - good portions) was excellent and the puddings were very good. Good value just let down slightly by the atmosphere.

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CarolynH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely authentic Nepalese food, must recommend to all

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NimishaO
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience1

menu is very limited, flavours are not great on food that we had but good value for money and if you just want somebody else to cook a meal for you then worth popping in. No real ambience but has real potential.

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JaniceG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food and very friendly staff
Unfortunately there was a private party which slowed down service somewhat but the food was absolutely worth waiting for and we will definitely be back

MD
MatthewD
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice casual dining. Combination of regular relaxed pub with a small dining area. Choice of either pub standards or far more creative Indian Nepalese food. We went for lamb and salmon - both excellent, more than your regular Indian, and very reasonably priced for a weekday dinner.

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Helensammi
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is the first visit for some time and the pub had changed hands a couple of times. We were not disappointed and we had some of their Nepalese food which was very good and plenty of it. It was a pity that there were no diners other than our group. Hope word gets around.

JT
JoTastic
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal - choosing from the Nepalese menu. The waiter gave great recommendations. We enjoyed every thing we tried from the menu. Can’t wait to go back and try more!!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff very helpful could not do enough to make sure we were completely satisfied with our food (which we were) . We would revisit.

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wendywoo22
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Return visit here and once again the food was very good, full of flavour. Some imaginative options on the menu. The prawns (sizzling dish from the clay oven) were superb. Service was polite and helpful. This place deserves to be busier. A good range of choice and I believe they will accommodate requests re diets etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Food wad all frozen
Vegetables cold
The people were extremely friendly
The ambience like a canteen
All puddings frozen
They offered free desserts

FAQs

Jolly Farmer offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 934 1881.

Jolly Farmer is rated 3.9 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.