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Brighton Beer Blog review The Farm Tavern, Hove

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The Date – Saturday 13th July 2019
The Beers – Greene King Yardbird Pale Ale, Dark Star Hophead

There’s a tranquil air as we step into The Farm Tavern. Maybe it’s the pastel grey on the walls and the warm wood flooring, maybe it’s the locals quietly tackling their crosswords, or perhaps it’s just that it’s a beautifully sunny Saturday evening and most of the city folk are on the beach.

Whatever the reason, its subtle and elegant decor makes what is a fairly narrow space feel light and airy. The bar stretches down the left side while tables and long benches face it on the other. A booth sits at the front overlooking a few tables outside. Venture upstairs and you’ll find a large wood panelled space, which can be hired out for private shindigs.

This dog-friendly Greene King pub sits half-way up Farm Road, a quiet street just off the Hove end of Western Road. Here’s a place to while away a few hours with close friends or bury your nose in a newspaper. When the sun goes down, though, the Farm can pull a crowd – and we’ve spent some great nights in here soaking up the atmosphere, summer and winter.

The polite and bubbly bar staff serve us a couple of Greene King’s Yardbird Pale Ale on keg. This is a crisp, golden ale with a nutty finish and not a hint of fruit. If you like a ‘brown’ cask ale, we reckon you’ll like this kegged option. We also go for Dark Star Brewing Co‘s flagship Hophead and here it’s as good as it gets – cool, hoppy and refreshing.

Sitting on the remaining taps are Amstel, Guinness, Budvar and a cider, with Olde Trip and our Hophead on cask. It’s a no-nonsense selection, which at least allows for quick service without ‘connoisseurs’ analysing every taster!

On our table we find a simple sharing menu with some tasty-looking morsels that are all gluten free. Choose from falafel, cheese or charcuterie boards, or some nice-sounding nibbles.

If you want a friendly, local pub with instant charm and a relaxed atmosphere, get yourself down The Farm!

We resisted many farm puns in the writing of this, you are very welcome…
so whether local or an occasional visitor, what do you think of The Farm Tavern? And have you tried the roasts here? What’s your verdict?

 

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The Date – Saturday 13th July 2019
The Beers – Greene King Yardbird Pale Ale, Dark Star Hophead

There’s a tranquil air as we step into The Farm Tavern. Maybe it’s the pastel grey on the walls and the warm wood flooring, maybe it’s the locals quietly tackling their crosswords, or perhaps it’s just that it’s a beautifully sunny Saturday evening and most of the city folk are on the beach.

Whatever the reason, its subtle and elegant decor makes what is a fairly narrow space feel light and airy. The bar stretches down the left side while tables and long benches face it on the other. A booth sits at the front overlooking a few tables outside. Venture upstairs and you’ll find a large wood panelled space, which can be hired out for private shindigs.

This dog-friendly Greene King pub sits half-way up Farm Road, a quiet street just off the Hove end of Western Road. Here’s a place to while away a few hours with close friends or bury your nose in a newspaper. When the sun goes down, though, the Farm can pull a crowd – and we’ve spent some great nights in here soaking up the atmosphere, summer and winter.

The polite and bubbly bar staff serve us a couple of Greene King’s Yardbird Pale Ale on keg. This is a crisp, golden ale with a nutty finish and not a hint of fruit. If you like a ‘brown’ cask ale, we reckon you’ll like this kegged option. We also go for Dark Star Brewing Co‘s flagship Hophead and here it’s as good as it gets – cool, hoppy and refreshing.

Sitting on the remaining taps are Amstel, Guinness, Budvar and a cider, with Olde Trip and our Hophead on cask. It’s a no-nonsense selection, which at least allows for quick service without ‘connoisseurs’ analysing every taster!

On our table we find a simple sharing menu with some tasty-looking morsels that are all gluten free. Choose from falafel, cheese or charcuterie boards, or some nice-sounding nibbles.

If you want a friendly, local pub with instant charm and a relaxed atmosphere, get yourself down The Farm!

We resisted many farm puns in the writing of this, you are very welcome…
so whether local or an occasional visitor, what do you think of The Farm Tavern? And have you tried the roasts here? What’s your verdict?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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