Meet the Trencherman’s Awards 2023 winners: The Farmers Arms

We meet The Farmers Arms, Woolsery, winner of the Best Bar List award at the prestigious Trencherman’s Awards 2023

Award won: Best Bar List

Grand finalists: New Coast Kitchen, Croyde; Robun, Bath; The Idle Rocks, St Mawes

The reaction

Food and beverage manager Harry Brooks says: ‘We’re so proud that The Farmers Arms has been acknowledged as having the best drinks list in the Trencherman’s Guide. Due to the food, building and service always getting such great feedback, the bar can sometimes feel like a bit of a hidden secret!

‘Our goal has always been to do something unique, but not to alienate guests. The next step is to use this award as motivation to keep pushing forward.’

The Farmers Arms, Harry bar manager, award-winning cocktails

The lowdown

This remarkable dining pub has cemented its reputation for casual but carefully crafted British pub food and a creative drinks experience.

Dine in one of three artfully rustic rooms or, in warm weather, bag a table in the courtyard. Wherever you sit, you’ll feast on talented head chef Ian Webber’s inventive reinterpretations of British classics.

Own grown, reared and foraged ingredients form the heart of the experience, with the house lamb and pork being particular highlights. In season, hogget is also available, while vegetables and herbs are picked daily year‑round.

On Sundays, an extraordinary family‑style lunch is served – simply tell the team if you’re choosing the meat or veggie option and watch them deliver a smorgasbord of incredible edibles. The pub is just one element of The Collective at Woolsery: a curation of villages enterprises from tech entrepreneurs Michael and Xochi Birch.

The Trencherman’s Award-winning bar works closely with a wide range of regional breweries and wine suppliers to come up with a bespoke offering at a reasonable price for customers. No bought-in juices and soft drinks here; Harry Brooks curates a creative collection of home-made seasonal cordials, often using plants and herbs grown on site.

Meet more Trencherman’s Awards 2023 winners here.


june, 2024


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