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The Farmer Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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300 Catherington Lane | Catherington, Horndean, Waterlooville PO8 0TD, England
+44 23 9259 3280
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Portsmouth
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read the reviews, it was pleasing to find a warm welcome and a log fire. The locals were friendly and dogs on leads were not discouraged. The menu was varied and our party of 9 including a vegetarian had a good choice from the menu. Everyone expressed satisfaction with their meals and the size of the portions. The food... More 

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Thank Nigel B
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and atmosphere was great and reasonable priced, but the decor inside is very dated which makes it feel a bit "grubby" Overall very happy with meal and drinks

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Thank Alice453
Devizes, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a drink while visiting friends. We had a friendly welcome from both the staff and the customers. They had a lovely fire going and it was very cosy. We enjoyed the banter and the drinks. I'm sure it is a great local.

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Thank Paula B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my family were regulars here last year and were always impressed with the food, staff and pub! There used to be a lovely bar team, including a girl called Beth who was always an absolute delight and was brilliant with customers! There were other team members like Mike and Vicki who were always friendly and helpful too! However,... More 

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Southsea
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194 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a lovely, typically English country pub, rather difficult to find these days in South England. We went on Sunday night for dinner with friends. The atmosphere was amazing, the food very good and the red wine, a Chilean Merlot, we chose very palatable, the price very reasonable. It is a very popular pub/restaurant and it is often very... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent Sunday roast dinner here yesterday with family and friends. Not the first time we have enjoyed the roast dinners here. Everything was cooked perfectly and there was plenty of it!! Service was excellent and the staff at the bar were polite, cheerful and hard working at a busy time. We arrived at 1pm and left at... More 

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Thank Gary W
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We visited this pub for the first time this weekend on the recommendation of a family member and we were not disappointed. A traditional country pub with no frills but friendly staff and an excellent menu of traditional pub food. The pub was full but we had booked a table. There were plenty of staff to cope with the throng... More 

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Thank c c
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Just moved into the area and thought we would try out the "local". Excellent food and beer. Staff were very helpful polite and friendly as were the locals. Loads of live music coming up in the next few weeks. Will definitely be going back there soon.

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Thank Rob H
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had a meal here one weekday evening and it was disappointing. I had sausage and mash but it was all much too salty. Salty mash, salty sausages, salty gravy. I don't mind some salt to bring out the flavour but this was too much. I'll not be in a rush to return particularly as the place has very little ambience.

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Thank Derrell L
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

After work we headed to The Farmer Inn for a drink and an evening meal, my wife enjoyed steak and ale pie with a selection of vegetables while I had hunters chicken with chips, salad and coleslaw. Both meals were well presented and good size, the pie was freshly prepared with tender steak and the most delicious ale gravy while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Catherington Lane | Catherington, Horndean, Waterlooville PO8 0TD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Waterlooville  >  Horndean
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9259 3280

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?