The Jolly Farmer delivers everything you could hope for from an independent pub. Sitting neatly along a residential street off Warsash Road, it’s held dear by the local community and also extends a warm welcome to those popping in from further afield. The historic building has a listed frontage; its facade reflects an appreciation of British pub tradition and the pub has won awards for its beautiful hanging baskets. Children are thoroughly spoiled by the outdoor play area that includes a fantastic bouncy castle throughout summer. A beautiful marquee in the garden hosts a gin lounge in the winter; expect table service and thirst-quenching gin cocktails on weekend evenings. Booking is essential for this popular addition. Inside, the decor has been refreshed and modernised, but the rustic features keep it cosy.
Food is fresh, ample in portion size and homemade. Start with the sticky duck pancakes, or tuck in to crispy potato skins for a more traditional dish. A choice of classic British dishes for the main course is sure to please. We recommend choosing the steak and ale pie or the fresh fish of the day, both of which are served with seasonal vegetables and a choice of potato. The homemade bread and butter pudding comes with plenty of ice cream or custard for a simple yet delicious old-fashioned treat.
Recently renovated, the adjoining guest accommodation is fully fitted with modern facilities, with homemade breakfast offered to guests upon waking. The pub also caters for functions, and organises live entertainment and barbecues throughout the warmer months.