The farmers

4.4
252 reviews
£25 and under
British
We are pleased to be recognised as a family run pub with attentive friendly staff, something that repeatedly comes up on our reviews. Our aim is to provide good quality freshly produced food and at reasonable prices.

We are delighted our customers love the warm welcoming ambience of the pub and enjoy the traditional and slightly quirky decor.

The Farmer’s Sunday lunch always offers a choice of three meats, fresh vegetables and goose fat roast potatoes. We also offer a homemade vegetarian option and can cater for gluten free and other requirements, just ask us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 252 People Are Saying
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Abbie
West Sussex
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service, quick arrival of food. Good quality food and catered well to partners birthday requests. One of our favourite places to eat.

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Staffy
Kent
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food generous portions and reasonably priced.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Eastbourne and Dorking. We picked a restaurant roughly in the middle. It was a great choice as very professional and kind staff together with a good menu. Enjoyed meal very much and hopefully will go back in the near future. We’re very pleased to see staff wearing face masks to protect customers and colleagues. Hope to see you again.

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LittleP
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday roast was of perfect size and of good quality. Even had dessert. The range of beers could be better. However, customer service was wonderful. All staff were very helpful and friendly. We will be back.

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JennieJ
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Boxing Day lunch. Great value, great service and really lovely food. Very impressed and we will definitely return soon.

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SueB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Friendly service. Perfect for us. Would highly recommend this place. It’s got easy parking and is easy to find.

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DanielV
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Considering the staff had to do deal with a couple of Christmas parties they did a very good job. Service was good will be happy to come back in the future

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TheresaC
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Mix up over our Christmas party order.
Table decorated. No tree, no Christmas atmosphere , very little decoration. Food came swamped in gravy and potatoes difficult to cut. Could have made another fuss but wanted to get on and enjoy the evening. Shame as usually very nice food. 😔

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HPet
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The roast was ok. The potatoes weren’t fresh and tasted like they hd been sitting around.
The burger was ok. However the staff were really friendly and attentive.

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ChloeB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a last minute table, was quick and easy to book. The service was brilliant, very friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was delicious. Will definitely be going back.

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Sandee
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite the restaurant being very busy we received good service and great food. Overall it was clean with a nice feel to it. Prices may be slightly high but all in all we had a lovely meal.

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ZoeF
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff and delicious food.
A great visit, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday

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wendyP
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

we had roast dinners: the beef was good though fairly small portion and the pork was a bit dry and had a lot of fat round it. the roast potatoes were only just about cooked. certainly not the best especially for the price .
the front main restaurant was super noisy - we had to move to another room which was fine. on another day it may have been perfectly ok in the main restaurant - perhaps we were unlucky to have such noisy fellow diners.
so probably don't go sunday lunchtime is you want to hold a conversation

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Ardy
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointed as food quality not as good as previous experience. Live locally and menu never changes so unlikely to want to visit too often. Pub closed at 9.30pm on Saturday night! Lack of customers so couldn’t stay open due to staff costs. Unfortunately lack of staff may be affecting food quality and therefore repeat business

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RowanA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Quick family lunch before attending a funeral. Service was very considerate and they made sure we were served in good time so we weren't hurried. Allowed us to leave our car in the car park which was a huge help.
Last time I was here was for a wedding and the next time will probably for a christening so a hattrick.

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CaroleL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food great love cation brilliant staff reasonable prices - sat outside which was lovely just couldn’t move the sunshade!!

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MatthewN
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great garden and really good food. Service a bit slow but it was busy

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WayneC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for Sunday roast, and glad we did. Big portions and very tasty (both the chicken and beef) Lots of kids playing but not too noisy. Guy turned up and started playing a keyboard as well which was quite good and unexpected (not loud). All the staff were very polite and welcoming. Overall a very good experience. They can expect us again 👍🏻

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LucyB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A really lovely Sunday lunch good value and the pianist in the garden playing was a lovely touch. Staff were lovely, at times a little too attentive ( offering if we would like anything else before evening finishing lunch ) but I would definitely go back absolutely lovely 😊

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Nice pub, friendly staff and great play area for children. Let down by what was very below average food. Dry burgers, off fish and generally not up to scratch.

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NanaV
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff and food were lovely but there was a large kids party at the tables next to us which was loud and active (but fun for them) and spoiled the sit down for lunch atmosphere a bit.

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vipjmortim
Hampshire
50 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together - great service great food thank you x

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely sunny outside space and delicious choices of food, something for everyone

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Brett
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food was excellent - locally sourced ingredients cooked with great creativity and skill.

A great size of outside space with plenty of tables plus an impressive play area for children, if that’s your thing. If it isn’t your thing, there were plenty of tables located well away from it.

The service was friendly and attentive. What more could you want?

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GeorgieA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch with grandparents, children and a newborn in tow, it was great for everyone. Food was delicious with generous portions and the staff were so lovely and helpful. We will definitely be going again soon.

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CarolineL
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best roast my husband & I have had , looking forward to returning

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JoanneL
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had booked a table outside, requesting terrace seating, but when we arrived were told they were very busy and we should go outside and find a table, they would find us. 20 minutes after we sat down our drinks order was taken. When our food arrived it was overcooked and dry, we played hunt the potato in the chips, they were just an overfried shell. Chicken dry and hard.
On the plus side, our waitress was super friendly but clearly run off her feet.
Why continue to let people come through the door if you're already overbooked or have had too many walk ins as it's a sunny evening?

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LlamaLlama
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great play area for the kids, but needs some shade as the slide got too hot to use.
The menu was great, had some starters and burgers for lunch followed by ice cream.
The service was great even though there was less staff.
Definitely recommend.

HB
HelenB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was lovely, loads of choice although shame the hog roast wasn’t available. Nice big garden

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NancyJ
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and welcome was good, although waitress had forgotten an ordered second round of drinks.
Main problem was the seating. I find sitting on a BBQ bench extremely uncomfortable and although there were two tables with seat backs available, they did not have an umbrella and so would have been too hot to sit at. Altogether I thought the setting outside was a little tatty, tired and not enough of.
But, on the positive, food was very good. Ham, eggs and chips and a scampi and chips were eaten, both very good!

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JeffRail
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Farmers was recommended by Neil our campsite manager and we were unsure what to expect , but when we arrived the food was excellent the bar man who served us was brilliant another couple asked a question which he found the answer too very quick, and when a chap at the next table got mouthy about COVID and masks he handled it very professionally. Altogether the meal and the dining experience was excellent, the only thing I did not like i though the big room was a bit impersonal but with COVID I can understand that things have to change.
An Excellent evening thank you very much

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PaulB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Excellent food. We would highly recommend the fish & chips.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The staff were brilliant , the food was brilliant too. The pub outside looks lockdown shabby , weeds growing in paving , half dead planter trough , the staff are let down as with a small investment the outside could look so much more inviting ..
sadly we won’t return anytime soon

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AmandaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow, 2 had a ploughmans garnish was very tired. I had chicken burger which was dry and tough.

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HelenH
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

School reunion 27 years on. We loved it here and wasn’t rushed at all. Had a nice leisurely lunch and natter.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is pretty good

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Chazza
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was not informed of automatic optional service charge.
Risotto stodgy.

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RachelJ
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Staff were friendly, food was delicious, lovely garden with great play area for the kids. Will certainly be returning.

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Joanne
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal at The Farmers. Staff really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend.

FAQs

The farmers is rated 4.4 stars by 252 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.