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The Friendly Farmer

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A46, A17, A1 Roundabout, Winthorpe, Newark-on-Trent NG24 2NY, England
+44 1636 612461
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Read a walking book that recommended that the Friendly Farmer was dog friendly. Well it is true that you can sit outside on a wooden bench set under a veranda, but there is no protection from the weather, no clean water for the dog and the water bowl was covered in green algae. When we visited the counter staff were... More 

Thank RJandJBW
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really welcoming place to eat. Run by a Union of farmers and so marvellous produce.Can have a breakfast, brunch or gorgeous carvery or even just a snack and coffee. Sumptious! Also lots of produce and assorted things to buy, including their own butchery. Sooo worth a visit!

Thank roybennett
UK N.E. England
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is absolutely the last time we will stop here. I keep giving this place a second (third and fourth) chance but really, enough is enough. We stopped here this morning on our way home from Norfolk and as soon as I walked in I thought "why do I keep coming back - nothing's changed from the last time". The... More 

Thank CatieNE
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we decided to give it another chance, on our way too and from Norfolk last week, after been so disappointed on our last 2 visits, and found it much improved, the staff were on the ball and knew what they were doing, we were served quickly and the sausage baps were excellent, the gents loos are still very poor,

Thank frostyjack2015
Yarm, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Always stop here on way to Norfolk, food fantastic, friendly staff. Highly recommend the sausage bun, simply delicious.

1 Thank Tor f
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped off for a meal while on a day out, we just wanted a hot meal and a sit down, our expectations were low but even so this place failed to live up to them. If I was this hopeless I would sell up and try something else. There was a large queue so I assumed this was a... More 

1 Thank Karl T
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We called in here today to grab a few bits for lunch on the go and to use the toilet with our 2yo. We came here a few years ago when our daughter was a baby and had a lovely experience so expected similar but we were left very disappointed indeed. Toilets - dirty, shabby and unloved. I took my... More 

Thank Jalyge
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We almost always stop here when travelling between Norfolk and North Yorks to visit friends - well not any more! We arrived at about 2.20 on a Saturday to find virtually nothing available to eat. First I asked for two egg sandwiches and was told there were none. So I tried sausage rolls and was told the same. I decided... More 

Thank Scillygirl27
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Disappointed to say the least we have used this as a stop off for many years but sadly nowhere near what we would have expected from previous visits. Limited menu, dirty toilets, staff that look and seem so fed up and no atmosphere at all........... the demise of what was a brilliant family dining venue such a shame 😒

Thank Nick S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My good friend and I where going to the radio show at the Newark show ground and decided to stop for breakfast. In fact we where early by 15 minutes by opening time there was some twelve people waiting to get in. We had the full breakfast one of the best I have ever had well cooked and presented very... More 

Thank Keith A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A46, A17, A1 Roundabout, Winthorpe, Newark-on-Trent NG24 2NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 612461

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