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Jonty Farmer, Derby

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user reviews of Jonty Farmer, Derby

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As it is over 7 years since I last reviewed the Jonty, it is long overdue for an update.

Originally built by Wolverhampton & Dudley in 1984, it is now a Marston's pub. Pedigree is normally always available, plus a rotating selection of two other hand pulled real ales from the Marston group's breweries. The beer quality is normally excellent and is always served by welcoming and efficient staff.

Food is served all day everyday until 10pm (9pm Sunday). There is a comprehensive menu to suit most tastes at reasonable prices, but the quality can sometimes be a bit variable according to which chef is in the kitchen. That said, it is usually pretty good and the Jonty is very popular and gets very busy at lunchtimes. There is a large beer garden and a children's play area and numerous Sky Sports screens.

All in all, this is a popular community pub which deserves to have a much better BITE rating than the current 4.8. 8/10 is more in in line with what it deserves.
steve2905 - 5 Apr 2014 07:00
Built in the 1980's. Pub quiz on tuesdays. Food cheap but not great.
Seafarer1966 - 17 Sep 2009 14:38
good food standard pub - 7
grahammm - 10 Sep 2009 23:29
A "plastic chain pub" which does however have a great heated smoking area where you can sit down.
fairy_morgane - 12 Sep 2008 09:16
The loss of the juke box and particularly the pool tables when the Jonty was refurbished are a definite plus point. The pool tables were much to close to the seating area for comfort and for safety. The pub is clean and comfortable, the staff are friendly, and the bar meals are good vfm, but it only serves Banks Bitter and Pedigree on draught.
steve2905 - 21 Mar 2007 19:16
used to be the most amazing place to go about 5 years ago then it all changed - they took away the bar and lounge area - the jukebox, the pool tables...
used to have the best nights out there - change it back to how it used to be....
anonymous - 12 Jul 2006 17:37
reminds me of butlins, but food is ok and cheap, beer is good and you can watch the cricket on the big telly.
Good disabled access.
paul j - 5 Feb 2006 18:27

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