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Jolly Farmer, Hurst

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Came to this pub almost by mistake as the one down the road had stopped serving food.
Very friendly staff, food was very good, and though slightly high, still very reasonable. Nice atmosphere (Saturday about 230), will definately go back.
0zymandias - 2 Apr 2015 10:26
this pub is what pubs are all about,,,,friendly happy atmoshpere,,with a landlady trying her hardest in a rural community.
Jane goes out of her way to try and accomadate everyone whilst not suffering fools gladly, in these hard times,,,she runs a good pub. glad I visited.
delabodge - 2 Jul 2010 13:48
lovely new landlady, who knows her stuff!!! made myself and my kids welcome, altho we stayed for a drink and then left!! sorry but kids and pubs do not mix after 7!!!!
been out with a group of girls and had a fab night,
a pub on the UP!!! x
aidycaitlou - 24 Nov 2009 22:58
I'm not sure annoymous 12 was in the same pub during the fireworks although there were a couple of women drinking at the bar whilst they allowed there children to run riot through the pub completely unmanaged.It couldnt be the same people ? ( could it ? ).
My family had a thoroughly enjoyable night at the fireworks and my children also ate from the bbq and was served by a very nice man and I must admit not drunk at all.
I have visited the pub since and enjoyed the company within and the pleasant atmosphere generated from the new landlady.
Good luck to the landlady as the pub has improved cosidrably since she took over.
Avisitor - 18 Nov 2009 11:45
I have recently visited this pub with a group of friends, we found the landlady and staff very friendly and instantly felt very welcome. We also attended on the recent firework night and I haven't a clue what anonymous12 is going on about (I think they must have the wrong Jolly Farmer) The fireworks were out of this world and the cheers that went up after they were finished I think proves this. The food was great, just what you need on a cold night and all the staff worked very hard to make it a great evening. I will defiantly be returning to this pub and I pretty sure all my friends will be too
digit - 16 Nov 2009 21:09
New to the area I took a trip to the Jolly Farmer on fireworks night at by the sounds of barely literate anonymous 12 below we were in completely different pubs. I was very impressed by the warm and friendly atmosphere of the jolly farmer and was really surprised to hear that the landlady had only recently taken over the pub. She along with her 'sober' team organised the fireworks display, parking, barbecue etc extremely well which is no small undertaking. I've been in since and I think the Jolly Farmer is a little gem in the making. The landlady really knows her stuff, the beer is improving at a rate of knots, clientele has improved (even from just a week ago) which is appreciated by both newcomers and locals alike. She has listened to her 'valued' locals and has some exciting plans in place. I think she's what you might call a 'responsible' landlady who won't sacrifice the atmosphere and culture of the pub by allowing irresponsible drinking or indeed parenting in her pub.
deeneen - 15 Nov 2009 22:58
Don't know what the last comment was all about. We were there on the same night and had a fantastic time. The fireworks were all free of charge and the food was great. The only problem we had were the badly behaved kids charging round with no parental care. None of the staff appeared to have been drinking and they were all very cheerful and friendly. It is a great pub to drink in and I applaud the new management for staging this event even though they had only taken over the pub less than a week before. At the end of the day, children should not be in any pub after 9pm!! Wish the new management all the best and look forward to many happy evenings!!
sundayclub - 15 Nov 2009 18:26
Me and my family went to the fireworks night recently and i have got to say was very disappointed. The staff that were directing us where to park where quite obviusly half cut although it was not hard to find a car parking space as there was practically no-one there, very different to other years that we have gone (now i know why).
My partner then ordered a hot dog from the bbq, when he was given it he took one bite from the sausage and discovered it was completely raw, he was obviusly not happy but decided not to take it back as the man cooking the bbq was quite clearly drunk and he felt it would be to no avail. My friend then sent her son to get her hot dog with her ticket that she had pre-ordered, for the drunk chef to take it off her 9 year old son and rip up and chuck away. upon informing the land land of this discusting behaviour she preceeded to be very defensive and stroppy and then tell us to leave. I would not let my worst enermy step foot in this shambles of a pub and would seriusly tell you not to bother. i just hope new managment will be there soon and by my experience think that it wont be long!!
anonymous12 - 13 Nov 2009 14:03
Popped in for a quick lunchtime pint with my wife. Friendly welcome from rather bemused landlord in tracksuit and slippers! GK IPA very average - would not have a second. Old Speckled was vinegar and went back, Abbott accepted as felt a bit sorry for the guy - most of it watered the lawn! Pub smelt of stale chips. It has been 20 years since I last went to this pub: it could well be another 20 years till I return. What a shame- what a missed opportunity!
fatbob1968 - 13 Oct 2009 13:43
Pretty average Greedy King pub, saved from obscurity by the availability of live music, which brings a younger crowd in.

Ale is of the usual GK variety (*cough*) and was OK.

Outside of the music, not really worthwhile at present.
Quinno - 25 Aug 2008 18:26
A whole lot better than when I visited last May. The tall landlord and his gobby wife have moved and the whole place just seems 100% better. Food is good, beer is excellent the ambience and welcome make you feel at home.
mick7895 - 2 Apr 2008 17:38

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