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The Jolly Farmer

4.1
4.1
364 reviews
£25 and under
British
WE ARE OPEN FOR TAKEAWAY. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND CLICK THE LINK FOR OUR ONLINE SHOP.

The Jolly Farmer now had a state of the art exclusive dinning pod, it can fit up for 8 people and is the perfect place to spend your evening

The Jolly Farmer is a historic pub located in the beautiful countryside of Cookham Dean. The pub dates back to 1788 and many of its original features are still in place. Since 1987, The Jolly Farmer has been owned by the community.
We serve a selection of traditional pub dishes and wood fired pizzas.
If you're longing for a warm fireplace during the cold months, then come and keep warm next to one of our toasty log fires. We also have a stunning beer garden, offering the best spot in Cookham for a refreshing drink or an alfresco meal when the sun is shining.
And for the children, we have our popular play area, so the whole family are welcome to have a Jolly time, even the dog.
You can pre-order food online by visiting our website and follow the link.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

01628 482905

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Beer Garden, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01628 482905

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The Jolly Farmer can supply your function needs, we can offer funeral receptions, wedding receptions, birthday parties, christenings and Christmas parties. We have had very successful functions in the past years, we are happy to offer our services on your special request. Don't hesitate to call us to discuss your requirements.

  • Area

    Cookham

  • Cross Street

    St John the Baptist Church

  • Parking Details

    Off street parking in the pub car park & also free on street parking in front of the pub on Church Road.

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Popular dishes

What 364 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Berkshire

    Child Friendly

  • Berkshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Berkshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Berkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JN

    JamesN

    Berkshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We discovered this great country pub with a huge garden and play area for the kids. Food was very good value and clearly homemade. We had an Ultimate Jolly burger and sausage and mash. Both were delicious and the burger mince and sausages came from their local farmer. Best sausages I’ve had and the burger was generous and very tasty. Will definitely be coming back again!
  2. CF

    CherylF

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    From the reviews we thought this place would be good, unfortunately this wasn’t the case. Food was average at best and the gravy was what I would call “from a packet”. The fish wasn’t advertised as whole but came with head, eyes and full of bones which my husband just couldn’t eat at all. Cocktails were advertised but they came out of a “tap” and I’ve never been able to see through a pornstar martini before. Unfortunately we wouldn’t return.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was a bit slow. Food was tasty but a little salty Overall nice experience
  4. i

    ilovecheese

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was decent, nice atmosphere and lovely garden setting. Unfortunately we waited over 1 1/2 hours for our food, due to a technical error with the till and two other large tables coming in at the same time as us. The proprietors took the drinks off our order as a good will gesture. Just a shame about the error.
  5. G

    sarahG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Thes food was delicious ; really nice fries with chicken kebab and a halloumi/tomato and pesto dish. Had to wait quite a long while for food at lunchtime. The children played happily in the lovely garden / play area but they struggled to wait Wuxi a long time. Also kids were upset as they both put £1 in sweet machine which didn’t work & bar staff said nothing to do with them. Fair enough but as gesture of goodwill they should remove machine if not working (or put a note up) and/or given kids their £1 back each as they were quite upset when they left.
  6. RS

    RanjS

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service. Delicious food and thirst quenching drinks. Perfect meal and first time at The Jolly Farmer.
  7. AG

    AliG

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Went for a family lunch and initially sat in the garden but moved due to a children’s party. Both tables were not clean, with the one inside quite sticky. Staff were very attentive but food was very variable. My Spaghetti Genovese tasted of absolutely nothing but this was kindly removed from the bill. Lovely garden for a drink but I wont be rushing back for food.
  8. AG

    AlanG

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a pleasant evening at the Jolly Farmer on Friday Evening. Sat outside in the massive garden enjoying the last of the sunshine. It was busy plus there was a private function. As a result there was a bit of a queue at the small bar. However, once served at the bar the food came in good time and it was all very nice. The young lad who brought the food was very polite and willing. Overall, good beer, good food in a typical english pub. What more could you ask for.
  9. TT

    TomThorntonSmith

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely British pub. First time going there and will be going back. Due to the British sun, there was a BBQ which was delicious and will be back to try their menu food. Large outdoor seating with a children's play area, which is great for the toddler!
  10. P

    Prof

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Please do not eat here, an appalling place. A total waste of your time, and your hard earned money. Two thirds of the menu was ‘unavailable’, we waited an hour for two burgers and a sausage and mash…The burgers were disgusting and akin to shoe leather, the sausages burned to a crisp, and the peas out of a tin…but boy did they know how to charge…irrespective that the chef was on holiday and a young scruffy and dirty looking lad appeared to be ‘running’ the kitchen. The only positive I can mention is Zack, the charming young bartender
  11. EE

    ElizabethE

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the Jolly Farmer with my husband and our 7 and 5 year old kids. The play area was absolutely perfect for the kids, which meant that we could relax and enjoy our dinners and drinks. Very tasty food, perfect kids menu and excellent value for money - would definitely recommend!
  12. JN

    JamesN

    Berkshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for dinner yesterday with some friends. Nice relaxed atmosphere and a great garden. Also noticed they have a huge play area for children. We had an ultimate Jolly burger, fish & chips, pizza & squid (special) which were all excellent. Clearly homemade and all very tasty! Staff were very friendly & polite and the service was quick. A very enjoyable experience & would definitely recommend a visit.
  13. SJ

    SallyJ

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food very poor and prices a little high My friend and I both had the focaccia which was dry and also too much greenery! My other friend had the haddock which was dry too. My partner had the sausages & mash which he enjoyed! Definitely wouldn’t go back for the food but would go for a drink as they have a lovely garden.
  14. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed mains which were well presented and tasty. The beers on offer are good. Staff were friendly and welcoming. The choice of deserts was a little limited but proved perfectly acceptable. Recommend.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great pub and a very large beer garden! Perfect for a sunny afternoon. Food was good and a great price
  16. S

    Soma

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Very disappointed. Took my friend to treat her for her birthday. Went to Jolly Farmer to or three times last summer and the food was so good. That's why I took her there. The quality of food was very poor in comparison. My friend left most of her started and mains. I did not eat all my mains either. I felt do bad for taking her there
  17. S

    Susan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was great, large servings, very tasty. The service was absolutely fine. The only issue I have is that they automatically add 10% to your bill. I think this is fine if there are more than 6 of you for example, but not for less. I am sure that if I had made a fuss, they would have taken it off, but it doesn't say that this payment is optional. We usually leave a cash tip, but obviously didn't this time. I just think that customers should be given the option and not made to feel that you would have to make a fuss to get the 10% taken off.
  18. IT

    IzzyT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    A really beautiful setting and a great playground for children. However, The food was seriously overpriced for the size and quality. The service was the BIG let down. Woman on the bar was incredibly rude and dismissive. We arrived to be told that the kitchen was closed (despite a lunch booking at 2pm being made in advance) so we had to order there and then. No cutlery arrived prior to or with the food and the wait staff were just so miserable. The woman on the bar then said “I hope it rains all weekend so we aren’t busy.” The woman collecting glasses and serving food was wearing dirty tracksuits and just looked terribly disheveled. A strange experience! Had really high hopes and would love to return because it was a great setting but the food was average and the service absolutely awful. A real shame.

    The Jolly FarmerResponded on 7 June 2022Thanks for your review. You booked for 2pm, but didn't arrive until 2.30, at which point the kitchen was about to close for lunch service, we did inform the kitchen you were here and they happily accommodated you. We assumed you weren't coming as we hadn't heard from you that you were going to be 1/2 hour late. Our food prices reflect the ongoing increases we are all experiencing, all our food is fresh, home cooked and cooked to order. We apologize you thought our staff were rude and disheveled.

  19. KV

    KatrinaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    First visit. Lovely garden and the food was great. The service was not as great but perhaps just a bad day or low on staff numbers that day. We would definitely go back.
  20. JN

    JamesN

    Berkshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to return! Very busy & could see that, as with many other pubs/restaurants, they were trying to cope as best they could with the staff shortages that is affecting the whole country! However we enjoyed our meals as always…great portions & clearly homemade! Ok, we waited a while but we understood they were busy as it’s a very popular pub but well worth the wait! Just be prepared to wait a little longer than usual on busy days/weekends.
  21. N

    North

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Bar only had 1 person serving all afternoon and it was the only way to order food also - had to queue out of the door to both order and then pay - what was the point in me booking a table. Wouldn’t go again - was for my mum’s birthday, and there was zero service
  22. GS

    GiovanniS

    Berkshire

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Large menu (only the crepes were not available this time) and yet delicious food. We’ve had three mains (one shared as a starter) very different each from the other (pizza, ravioli and sausage & mash) and each of them was very good. There is a large garden with even a playground and we could easily book a table on Saturday for Saturday evening which, given the awesome weather yesterday, was a true blessing. However, looking at other reviews, I suspect that this place was not packed with people due to slow service. Indeed for the whole evening there was just one man at the bar taking orders and serving drinks with two young people just washing dishes and serving food. They clearly have a staffing problem but they’re all friendly and we had no rush, so I’d suggest that everyone looks at this minor defect as an opportunity to find a table even at the last minute on a warm and sunny Saturday evening.
  23. E

    Emilia

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The meal was excellent. We ate in the garden as the children really enjoyed the play area.
  24. BF

    BenF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst meal I’ve had in years. Under staffed, rude staff, burnt food that took nearly hour and a half to come. Table booked for 2pm and only half the menu available. Customer service was terrible and it’s not cheap!

    The Jolly FarmerResponded on 16 May 2022Agreed, we were short staffed but still happy we were open for all customers that day. Apologies we didn’t meet your expectations. Re menu & food times the only items missing were roast beef & crepes. Otherwise our full menu was available. All tickets sent to kitchen are kept & can confirm your order was placed at 2.29pm & bill paid at 3.27pm..under 1 hr. Agreed, pizza was partly burnt. Offered that you could eat the pizza & cook you a replacement. Refunded the cost of the pizza as requested.

  25. KH

    KarinH

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I had a chicken kebab and it was delicious, very tender
  26. JN

    JamesN

    Berkshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely garden, great food & happy, friendly staff. All good. Would recommend a visit.
  27. HC

    HowardC

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cheery welcome on a quiet day. Good lunch. Happy to recommend.
  28. JN

    JamesN

    Berkshire

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely lunch at The Jolly yesterday. I had the pork chop from the Specials menu and my friend had a Napoli pizza. Both were excellent. Would definitely recommend a visit.
  29. P

    Pilsbury

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Went to the Jolly Farmer for Sunday lunch with family for a birthday, sat in new restaurant extension , nice table and food lovely, especially the Sunday roasts . Children friendly and high chair available, relaxed atmosphere. Great childrens play area in the garden
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I sympathise with places currently as they struggle for staff to cope with demand and Mother’s Day is the perfect storm… We waited 90 mins for our order to arrive, the quality of food was pretty below par. The staff were polite to be fair but clearly under the cosh. Amazing garden/outside space but in need of TLC and more staff
  31. AB

    ABH123456789123456781234

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good pub lunch. Sat outside in the sun. Very nice pint of Rebellion
  32. SE

    SalmaE

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Over priced. Food was very average. Beer garden is lovely.
  33. Y

    Yaffle

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, and heroic work by the team who were obviously caught by surprise on an unexpectedly hot day leading everyone to a nice pub.
  34. RA

    RedAngel

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really nice, friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend.
  35. HS

    HeatherS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely friendly local pub! Good beer and good quality , nice freshly prepared food .
  36. SP

    SalilP

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very welcoming. Quiet. Easy to have the business conversation I needed. Will definitely return
  37. LT

    LaurenT

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely pub, very friendly staff, service was excellent and food was really good. Recommend the Jolly Burger!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Everything was really good it was just a shame they had no pizzas as I picked the place for my wife specifically for the pizzas.
  39. G

    Gavlar

    Buckinghamshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My friend and I pre-ordered two locally-sourced sirloin steaks. They were cooked superbly and served with salad, fried courgettes, fried red peppers, a mushroom sauce and fries. Best steak I’ve had in several years! Service very good and Rebellion IPA excellent. (I had the panko king prawns to start which were excellent too!) Would thoroughly recommend a visit! Asked the staff and found out the steaks come from Castleman’s Farm in Wooburn Green (near Odds Farm).
  40. j

    julieg

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the jolly farmer . Food is always superb and service excellent x

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Jolly Farmer using the Order Online button. The Jolly Farmer also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01628 482905.

The Jolly Farmer is rated 4.1 stars by 364 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

01628 482905

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Jolly Farmer

Church Road, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9PD

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    St John the Baptist Church

  • Area

    Cookham

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Beer Garden, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Off street parking in the pub car park & also free on street parking in front of the pub on Church Road.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    01628 482905

  • Private party facilities

    The Jolly Farmer can supply your function needs, we can offer funeral receptions, wedding receptions, birthday parties, christenings and Christmas parties. We have had very successful functions in the past years, we are happy to offer our services on your special request. Don't hesitate to call us to discuss your requirements.

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