The farmers

4.3
104 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 104 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RonD
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & greatfriendly service. Can thoroughly recommend

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mariond
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We’ve been a few times before and was good but the roast dinner we had was very poor

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PennyB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good choice of food, attentive staff and good social distancing. We will be back after lockdown 2.

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MichelleP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We waited an hour for a starter and around 20 minutes for a drink. Not very good when you’re trying to get back to work!

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LilyStow
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely pub, nice décor and a brilliant menu. It is refreshing to see some decent vegan options available! Thank you!
Portion sizes were good and there was a children's menu that was great.
I'd recommend this place for anyone in the area!
If booking, request to sit by the fire - it looked lovely!

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EleanorH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food in a really lovely environment. The staff were very friendly and the pub was really nice inside. Would definitely visit again!

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Allypally
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good adherence to Covid restrictions, social distancing and face coverings. Food was very good - had Mediterranean wrap. Staff friendly. It was a bit chilly in eating area

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SamT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the lockdown and part of my group required wheelchair access, very accessible and staff as always gave the best customer service and gave that personal welcome.
The food was freshly cooked, outstanding and delicious! Thank you again Farmers. Look forward to our next visit. 👍

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great for tge grandkids , roasts could have been warmet but appreciated tge hard work the staff to doing to keep thi gs smooth

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ZacT
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really warm welcome . Well organised and friendly.
My wife and I had lasagne which was home made , fresh and delicious.

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NicholasD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and nice garden with play area for our little one to play in.

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katies
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing would pay full price but we went on help out to eat our day.
Drinks I think are very pricey.
Very nice place overall

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leannem
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. Friendly service

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Rosie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This was a gamble as we had to pick a pub for lunch in an unfamiliar area. It was Friday and so not many diners and we were a bit lonely in a huge room. The waiter was charming, friendly and helpful. Food quite prompt and mostly good. Three of us were very happy with their lunch but my pork schnitzel was unfortunately overmarinated and overcooked and made me feel a bit queasy. Would go there again if in the area but order something reliable. We didn't enjoy the loop of Marvin Gaye songs playing from a speaker eight next to our table!

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ChaseN
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was exactly what I wanted for the evening. Good food, good service.

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JohannaA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Very friendly and accommodating for our group that included a baby and two dogs
The food was exceptional. We had Sunday roast and desserts.
Very easy to park and all covid regulations followed so felt very safe

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GillM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent with very good service, it was a shame there weren’t more people in the restaurant to give a better atmosphere but it didn’t spoil our evening.

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EmmaR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great value for money and attentive friendly service. Slightly chilly sitting outside and possibly would have been nice to have been forewarned but overall a lovely evening and would definitely visit again

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Joanne
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are really nice and helpful. Food was delicious again.

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DavidP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was good and enjoyable. There was not a problem with social distance.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had fun

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CherylG
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were welcomed into the pub and shown where to sit (offered the outside area too as it was a nice day),which we chose.The food was excellent,the service was very good (Charles was our server),very polite and friendly although at times he was very busy so we did have to wait a short time to get the rest of our order.
This wouldn’t put us off coming again as the pub has a lovely atmosphere and staff were very friendly and helpful when you could get their attention.

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BridgetC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding especially as they were very busy too. The food was delicious

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Blackbird
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The service and presentation of the food was good. The menu was not very imaginative and rather basic. There was no wine list, you just got a bottle of red or white.
There were quite a few tables crammed in to the dining area, the noise level at times was awful. My pork schnitzel was deep fried and was rather dark, the pork was tough.

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MelanieO
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Didn't really notice at time but none of the staff wore face coverings, bit unusual. Also rib eye steak was quite chewy. Peppercorn sauce was a bit strong for my liking. Good service generally although staff seemed unaware drinks already ordered. Husband ordered alcohol free beer which was room temperature. Was given a cold glass but would have been nice if it was chilled beer. Would not have been happy to pay £21 for a steak so it was just as well we got the eat out help out discount

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Farmers was so busy because of the “eat out to help out” scheme but the staff did so well under the pressure! Thank you :-)

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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family friendly, kids play area, excellent service

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AlexR
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. It was our first time back at the Farmers since lockdown and we had a lovely family meal which everyone enjoyed.

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DanniiE
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times and every time I come the food and service has been amazing. It’s a great all round pub whether you have kids, go for lunch with a friend or for a special occasion it works for everyone. The waiting staff go above and beyond to make sure you have all you need and everyone who works there are very approachable. Highly recommended.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hi, value was great as we received 50% discount ! Would have been pretty good anyway. Food excellent. Service great, had to wait a little longer than perhaps we should for drinks, but probably busy. Easy parking, garden. Great

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RachA
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always friendly staff & great food at a great prices.
The Farmers has a lovely large garden and lots of parking. 😀

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Hanc
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really friendly staff! We have had both Sunday roast and mid week meals and cannot fault either.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal, eating out in the lovely garden.

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ClareH
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was very slow, it took 20 mins for them to come back after ordering to tell us there was no butternut squash for the butternut squash salad !! Salad was then served in a scorching hot bowl. My son ordered ice cream, which never turned up.

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James
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was painfully slow. I appreciate that everyone is taking advantage of the 'Eat out to help out' scheme but the pub must have know how many bookings had been made. The bar was hardly manned and the kitchen was having a meltdown. Another typical British example of a business being a victim of its own success. After an hour's wait, the food was very average. If it was full price, I would have complained. A shame.

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Piprow
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food great, took a while to get it though.

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ShevaunE
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I had a table booked at 8 and arrived on time. We were seated then had to wait 30 minutes to get and drink. We then we looking at the menu. Then when the waiter came to see if we were okay as we went to order he told us the kitchen was closed. This was 9pm after being there an hour. Not happy. Then only saving grace was the manager gave us our drinks on the house.

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Izzard1211
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Waited 2 hours for food. There was that many people the poor staff couldn’t cope and spent their whole time apologising to the customers!
Food was standard with little presentation- won’t be rushing back anytime soon.

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Sarah
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for families.. plenty of room in the garden. Good ambience and friendly staff.

MB
MarB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The Farmers has such a lovely garden and ambiance, but the food and service were terrible.

FAQs

The farmers is rated 4.3 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

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