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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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

Neil Fitch avatarNeil Fitch
2 weeks 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
2 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
3 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.
Gary Milton avatarGary Milton
a week ago
A beautiful traditional Devon pub. The interior decor is fantastic, there is a good selection of beers/ales. The staff are on the ball and very attentive. The food is of a very good standard and this is reflected in the prices.
Matthew Sharp avatarMatthew Sharp
a year ago
Fifth or sixth visit here now and it’s always incredible. The staff are friendly and relaxed but also hugely attentive. The manager knows what he’s doing and how to make people feel welcome. It’s a lovely pub just to have a drink and a chat too – have the homemade crisps and dip to go with it. On this last occasion though it was for dinner, we were sat at a lovely table in the new barn section and the usual exceptional service was provided. The seasonal soup was delicious and well seasoned followed by the cottage pie whilst my partner had the pork belly. Awesome presentation of all of the dishes. This was true too for the custard tart which wasn’t overly sweet so you could taste the variety of strawberries on the dish. A great evening had by all and can’t recommend highly enough.
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