The Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms is a traditional pub located in the small village of Woolfardisworthy near Bideford in North Devon, England

Established in the 16th century, this guest inn has been continuously operated ever since, making it one of the oldest pubs in the UK

The pub features a traditional lounge bar and cozy dining rooms, which are regularly filled with locals and visitors alike enjoying great conversation over good British beer and delicious home-cooked pub grub

With views over the lush rolling hills of North Devon and its landscape dotted with wildlife, this pub offers a unique charm that’s difficult to find anywhere else

Whether you are looking for an authentic local experience or a chance to relax and get away from it all, The Farmers Arms has something for everyone


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The Farmers Arms Reviews

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Phone: 01237 439328
Address: Woolfardisworthy, Bideford EX39 5QS, UK

Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Reservable: Yes
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: No

Beatrice Pashley avatarBeatrice Pashley
4 months ago
What an exquisite place! The food was outstanding and so was the service. Well done to the kitchen team for using herbs and foraged ingredients to add depth of flavour in each of the dish, including desserts. This is a destination for foodies and it made our special celebration very special indeed. Thank you.
Debs Foley avatarDebs Foley
in the last week
What a fabulous restaurant. The building and decor were beautiful and tasteful. The service was faultless and excellent advice was given to us by the friendly waitress on the menu. Not too huge a choice which is perfect. Our meals were delicious and some of the best we’ve had in ages. The cocktails were great. The dishes we chose all had wonderful flavours and the seasonal local produce is served with care and imagination. The puddings were all utterly delicious. So glad we went there as it was a last minute decision. We will certainly return when next in the area.
Neil Fitch avatarNeil Fitch
5 months ago
The Farmers arms is well furnished with a lovely atmosphere. The food was first class, extremely tasty and rather exquisite. Toby the chef is only 25, from our understanding and has a bright future ahead of him with food at this standard and would give Rick Stein a run for his money. Our waiter jack was extremely friendly and made our night perfect. We sat in the extension area in the rear, which is stunningly nice, however a slight draw back was the opening/closing of the door straight into the eating area on a chilly evening.
A S avatarA S
7 months ago
We had a lovely experience here as a family on holiday in North Devon. The food was just perfect – bistro-style, with a relaxed atmosphere. This place offers locally sourced, fresh, non-pretentious, hearty food cooked with real care. All the portion sizes are excellent, and the flavours are so delicate. The waiters were so friendly, and no one seemed to be in a rush. It's also pretty reasonably priced for what it is.
Yukari avatarYukari
9 months ago
It was on our way to South Wales from Cornwall that we popped into this fantastic place. The staff were so friendly, and the service was impeccable. This place offers a great culinary journey. I especially enjoyed the vegetables and herbs from their garden. Every single bite was tasty.
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