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Jimmy's Farm

Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AR

((((* British

Extremley GOOD !

Maureen Wise 30 March 2016
from Essex

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Set within a lovingly-restored 19th-century barn, Jimmy’s Farm in Ipswich offers prime, seasonal field-to-fork cuisine. The restaurant, run by renowned farmer Jimmy Doherty, specialises in classic British meals, and much of the produce is sourced on site.

Making the most of the bountiful ingredients to be found on the farm and in the surrounding countryside, the Jimmy’s Farm menu features a gourmet selection of pork and beef cuts, with plenty of fresh vegetables also available. Some of the highlights include Jimmy’s signature free range, rare breed sausages and mash with summer greens and gravy, or the restaurant’s famous Sunday roast, which features a huge Yorkshire pudding.

The timber-framed restaurant of Jimmy’s Farm in Ipswich makes for a warm, rustic dining setting, but the on-site butchers, cellar and farm shop also allow visitors to purchase the farm’s famous goods to enjoy at home.

An authentic British eatery located in the glorious Suffolk countryside, Jimmy’s Farm is a convenient 10-minute drive from the centre of Ipswich.

Jimmy's Farm

Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AR

Contact +44 1473604206

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Customer reviews for Jimmy's Farm

4.1 ((((* (based on 97 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (76)
  • child friendly (62)
  • dinner (35)
  • afternoon tea (28)
  • breakfast (28)
  • large parties (28)
  • value (28)
  • trendy (25)
  • views (14)
  • romantic (9)
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  • (**** by from Chelmsford

    Took my father in law for his 70th birthday celebration lunch and were very disappointed with the service received. We ordered some drinks and kids dinners first with ketchup. The kids dinners arrived but without the ketchup which we had to ask for and then it didn't turn up until they had finished. The drinks arrived without one drink which I had to ask for 3 times. We had ordered two extra sides of fries with our main meals which also did not arrive and we then had to ask for again. I had to have the third choice dessert as the other two choices had run out already. Then desserts took 15 minutes including the ice cream for the kids whom by this time we're getting very restless. Upon asking a member of staff if there was a problem we were advised there was only one person on desserts so there was quite a backlog. However to compound the issues, when they did arrive we had no cutlery to eat them with and we had to wait again for these. During the meal we had to ask a few times for an extra carafe of water too. Overall, it was a very frustrating experience with us having to chase the staff throughout the entire meal. Although the staff were friendly they were very disorganised and there was a distinct lack of management. The restaurant was not busy so I would have expected better service and it was a real shame that for a special occasion it was not enjoyable.

  • ((((* by from Ipswich

    Our food was really nice and the children's menu is also of a good variety.
    Although it was busy, We didn't have to wait for our food.

  • (((** by from Ipswich

    We visited the restaurant for breakfast. The restaurant itself is very attractive being in a converted barn. The breakfast was lovely and we particularly enjoyed the sausages. I was a little taken aback at a large white cat which sat immediately in front of the server right in the restaurant and was not moved on. Only when it had licked itself in nasty places and made a beeline for my daughter (who doesn't like cats) that I decided enough was enough and asked for it to be moved. Should a cat be allowed in a restaurant such as this?

  • ((*** by from Lowestoft

    food was good BUT it was very expensive

  • ((((( by from Essex

    Extremley GOOD !

  • ((((* by from Colchester

    great quality produce, well cooked food. sides and trimming lacking a little in speciality eg. tomato relish offered with burger rather than a standard ketchup / seasoned fries

  • (**** by from Felixstowe

    Disappointed in quality of food, we took friends and felt embarrassed as we all enjoy eating out. 2 of the party had goats cheese salad which was very tasty if a bit too wet, the men had black pudding, which was small and thet said was of little flavour. We had 2 plaice specials, again much too heavy on the oil orbutter they were cooked in. The beefburger was also disappointing served with 6 large overcooked chips, and finally the Rarebit very small for a main course. Extremely embarrassed as I had eaten there previously some time ago and was pleasedon that occasion.

  • ((((( by from Thetford

    We had a fantastic Sunday lunch here. The service is brilliant and we love the atmosphere. The food is great home made food done really well. In fact we like thye food so much here we ate here on East Friday and Easter Sunday.

  • (((** by from Essex

    Food terrific as usual but the service was quite erratic. Lots of staff but it needs organising- took ages for the order to be taken and then food and drinks arrived at the same time. Some empty glasses and plates were cleared and other just left. Real shame as it left our little (and some of the older) people in our party a bit grumpy.
    Recommend the burger and the fish finger rolls looked amazing.

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    Jimmy's farm restaurant is amazing. Beautifully done with a rustic and warm feel. The tables and chairs are the most gorgeous thick wood and there is ample space and it is not cramped at all. Some restaurants try to cram in more tables to get more custom/money but at Jimmy's they have kept people's comfort in mind. All the staff were smiling and friendly. Very helpful and knew the menu and taste of food which is always helpful. Service was fast and efficient. The food itself was absolutely fantastic. Very generous portions. Cooked to perfection. Compliments to the chefs. All in all this was definitely an experience I would recommend to others and do again myself.
    Well done Jimmy and all your staff. X

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