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The farmers

4.4
4.4
242 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.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Area

    Haywards Heath

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

Menu

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What 242 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Sussex

    Group Bookings

  • West Sussex

    Lunch

  • West Sussex

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. S

    Sandee

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  2. ZF

    ZoeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Husband’s birthday

  4. P

    wendyP

    1 review

    3.0

    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

  5. A

    Ardy

    Kent

    3 reviews

    3.0

    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

  6. RA

    RowanA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  7. CL

    CaroleL

    1 review

    5.0

    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!!

  8. MN

    MatthewN

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

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

  9. WC

    WayneC

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    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 👍🏻

  10. LB

    LucyB

    1 review

    5.0

    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 😊

  11. LB

    LaurenB

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  12. NV

    NanaV

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  13. j

    jmortim

    Hampshire

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family get together - great service great food thank you x

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  15. B

    Brett

    1 review

    5.0

    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?

  16. GA

    GeorgieA

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  17. CL

    CarolineL

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  18. JL

    JoanneL

    1 review

    2.0

    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?

  19. LL

    LlamaLlama

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  20. HB

    HelenB

    1 review

    4.0

    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

  21. NJ

    NancyJ

    1 review

    3.0

    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!

  22. JR

    JeffRail

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  23. PB

    PaulB

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

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

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    5 reviews

    3.0

    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

  25. AR

    AmandaR

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    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.

  26. HH

    HelenH

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food is pretty good

  28. C

    Chazza

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

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

  29. RJ

    RachelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  30. J

    Joanne

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. CL

    CarolineL

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal for Fathers Day , attentive staff …impressed

  32. P

    Pedro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food, friendly staff, clean toilets, great playground for the kids to round around.

  33. CS

    CharlotteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous lunch, the roast dinner was just glorious. Equally all the staff were so friendly. We’ll definitely be back ☺️

  34. BR

    BeckyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good menu options including some vegan choices. The vegan burger with chips and coleslaw was delicious.

  35. AD

    AmandaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Food wasn’t as good as usual. Risotto was very stodgy but tasty.

  36. AR

    AlexR

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal and such a wonderful garden to relax in the sunshine.

  37. BB

    BeckieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service, really friendly environment nothing was to much trouble, lovely play area for the children to play in and the food was amazing as always.

  38. G

    Goose

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The farmer is a great spot for food, especially on a Sunday with the music. Kids love the play area too and service is usually great.

  39. SK

    SarahK

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and great play area for the little ones.

  40. AB

    AlisonB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great burger and chips sat out in the sunshine with good service

FAQs

The farmers is rated 4.4 stars by 242 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.

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The farmers

Lewes Road Scaynes Hill, West Sussex RH17 7NE

  • Area

    Haywards Heath

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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